or


[09/04/12 - 05:06 AM]
Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners Agree to Purchase Dick Clark Productions from RedZone Capital Management
The company's programming includes the Golden Globe Awards; the American Music Awards; the Academy of Country Music Awards; New Year's Rockin' Eve; and "So You Think You Can Dance."

[via press release from Guggenheim Partners]

Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners Agree to Purchase Dick Clark Productions from RedZone Capital Management

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2012 -- Guggenheim Partners together with Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners ("the investor group") today announced a definitive agreement to purchase Dick Clark Productions ("dcp" or "the Company") from RedZone Capital Management. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dick Clark Productions is the leading independent producer of television programming for broadcast networks, cable networks and other distributors. The Company's world-renowned television programming includes the Golden Globe Awards; the American Music Awards; the Academy of Country Music Awards; New Year's Rockin' Eve; and So You Think You Can Dance.

The investor group is comprised of experienced, long-term investors with a deep understanding of the media and entertainment industry and a history of collaboration with each other. Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners plan to continue dcp's tradition of providing its network partners with devoted and growing audiences across dcp's premier programming.

Todd Boehly, President of Guggenheim Partners, said, "We look forward to continuing dcp's production of branded entertainment that has become a part of the American lexicon. We plan to work closely with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Academy of Country Music and all of the network partners and sponsors to ensure dcp's long-term growth and success."

Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, said, "This is an exciting opportunity to use our resources to build upon dcp's delivery of premiere programming and events that address the surging demand for high-quality, branded event entertainment."

Allen Shapiro, Managing Partner of Mosaic Media Investment Partners, said, "In this evolving world of content and distribution, dcp's 'tent-pole programming' of well-known television events is increasingly sought after. We are committed to providing dcp with the resources to continue growing its business in a way that creates value for sponsors, networks and audiences, and we look forward to energizing fans in new and innovative ways."

The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. It is anticipated that the transaction will be completed expeditiously.

Guggenheim Securities acted as exclusive financial advisor to the investor group on the transaction. The Raine Group acted as exclusive financial advisor to RedZone Capital Management and dcp. Legal advice was provided to Guggenheim Partners by Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

About Dick Clark Productions

Established in 1957, Dick Clark Productions is one of the world's premier production companies, providing quality entertainment through a wide range of television shows and other assets. The Company produces some of the most widely viewed and recognizable television programming, including the Golden Globe Awards; the American Music Awards; the Academy of Country Music Awards; New Year's Rockin' Eve; and So You Think You Can Dance. Dick Clark Productions owns a valuable library of over 50 years of shows totaling more than 7,500 musical performances and 2,500 hours of television programming.

About the Investor Group

Guggenheim Partners, LLC is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $160 billion in assets under management. For more information about Guggenheim Partners, visit guggenheimpartners.com.

Mandalay Entertainment Group is a multimedia entertainment vehicle in motion pictures, television, professional sports teams and new media formed in 1995 and led by Peter Guber. For more information about Mandalay, visit www.mandalay.com.

Mosaic Media Investment Partners LLC is a consortium of prominent investment partners who target media and entertainment assets to which the partners can add significant value, and is spearheaded by Allen Shapiro, the former Chief Executive Officer of Dick Clark Productions, Inc. and current Chairman of TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com.





  [september 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)





[02/17/17 - 11:09 AM]
TNT's "Animal Kingdom" Returns for Season 2 Tuesday, May 30
The second season has been expanded to 13 episodes, up from its 10-episode freshman run.

[02/17/17 - 10:31 AM]
The Top 20 Junior Home Cooks Are Revealed on "MasterChef Junior"
Throughout this season, the juniors will face a wide array of exciting new challenges, including one served up by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

[02/17/17 - 09:21 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Mid-Season Premiere Delivers 15.9 Million Total Viewers
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 12.

[02/17/17 - 09:01 AM]
TBS's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Is #1 in Late Night Among Young Adults in 2017
TBS spins the numbers for the year to date.

[02/17/17 - 08:37 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Stream First Ever Live Boxing Event on Twitter with Broner vs. Grandos, Live on Saturday, Feb. 18
The unique collaboration with Twitter is an extension of the Showtime Free Preview Weekend during which the premium network will be available to more than 73 million television households nationwide from Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20.

[02/17/17 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Demo Win Streak
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fourth consecutive week.

[02/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 16
Updates include: Kevin Smith brings "Sam & Twitch" to BBC America; Retta tapped for "Good Girls" at NBC; and Jonathan Krisel to helm "Ghosted" at FOX.

[02/16/17 - 05:24 PM]
The CW Expands "The Vampire Diaires" Series Finale to Two-Hour Event
Look for the one-hour retrospective "Forever Yours" to lead off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by the show's final installment at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/16/17 - 03:03 PM]
Bravo Media Is Living the Highlife in the Low Country as "Southern Charm" Season Four Premieres Monday, April 3 at 9PM ET/PT
Get the bourbon flowing for the new season as Southern socialites Landon Clements, Craig Conover, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Shep Rose, Thomas Ravenel, and newcomer Austen Kroll balance business and pleasure in the Holy City.

[02/16/17 - 02:35 PM]
IFC Greenlights Scripted Comedy Series "Living With Yourself"
"I'm doubly thrilled to be working with IFC on this show," said Tim Greenberg. "Normally I'd make a joke out of a quote like this, but I'm too sincerely excited."

[02/16/17 - 01:11 PM]
Cosplayers Put Their Skills to the Test in Syfy's Newest Competition Series, "Cosplay Melee"
Premiering on Tuesday, March 21, the hour-long battle is hosted by actress and self-described "super fan girl" Yvette Nicole Brown and executive produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content.

[02/16/17 - 12:36 PM]
Adam Carolla's Live Interactive Talk Show Premieres Tuesday, March 14 at 10:00 PM, ET on Spike
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be the special guest on the series premiere of "Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live."

[02/16/17 - 12:17 PM]
Chelsea Handler Announces Season Two Premiere Date of "Chelsea" on Netflix
"Chelsea" will now stream as an hour-long episode each week, giving her audience exactly what they want: more Chelsea on Friday nights.

[02/16/17 - 11:34 AM]
Santiago Cabrera to Star in "Salvation," A New Suspense Drama Series to Be Broadcast in Summer 2017 on CBS
Academy Award nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("Esposados") will direct and serve as executive producer.

[02/16/17 - 10:22 AM]
"NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell," Premieres April 23, Starring Golden Globe Nominee Penelope Ann Miller
The movie tells the story of a prison staffer who helped two convicts escape, leading to a fatal manhunt.