Handmade Films


Handmade Films

HandMade Films is a British film production and distribution company. Through a series of sales, and acquisitions, the company now known as Handmade Plc owns all the rights and assets of the original HandMade Films Ltd. Notable films from the studio include; "Monty Python's Life of Brian", "Time Bandits", "Mona Lisa " & Guy Ritchie's "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels".

Infobox_Company
company_name = Handmade Plc
company_
company_type = Public
owner =
foundation = Partnership, public offering, Merger & Purchase
location = United Kingdom, London
key_people = Patrick Meehan (Chairman of the Board)
David Ravden (CEO)
David Winters (Major Stockholder)
George Harrison & Denis O'Brien (studio founders)
products = Handmade Films
Handmade Films international
Alpha Beta Films International (affiliated through common ownership)
services = Distribution
homepage = [http://www.handmadeplc.com/ www.handmadeplc.com]
area_served = Worldwide
industry = Filmmaking, Distribution
divisions = HandMade Films International
subsid = Sequence, Equator
slogan =

tudio History

HandMade Films was formed by former Beatle, George Harrison, and business partner Denis O'Brien in 1979 to finance the Monty Python film "Life of Brian" (Bryan).

When the original financiers of "Bryan", pulled out (EMI Films), the creators had to find other financing. The first film started under the company was 1981's Time Bandits. The Studio continued to produce films through the 1980s. In 1994, the company was acquired by the Canadian company Paragon Entertainment, which restarted production under the HandMade name. [ [http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=13047 newswire] ] The company's most notable release of that era was "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998).

:Meanwhile in 1999 David Winters and Patrick Meehan took public, their partnership Equator Films. However, they would both remain the major shareholders in the new public entity, which was named Equator Group Plc. [cite news
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] In June 2006, the Equator Group plc acquired Handmade Holdings Limited. In November 2006, Sequence Film Limited, a film sales, marketing and financial packaging company, was also required. It was subsequently renamed "Handmade Films International".cite web |url=http://markets.ft.com/ft/tearsheets/businessProfile.asp?s=UK:HMF
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] The parent company, now known as Handmade, plc is currently publically traded under the symbol HMF:LSF

Film Library

*"Monty Python's Life of Brian" (1979)
*"The Long Good Friday" (1980)
*"Time Bandits" (1981)
*"Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl" (1982)
*"The Missionary" (1982)
*"Privates on Parade" (1982)
*"Bullshot" (1983)
*"A Private Function" (1984)
*"Water" (1985)
*"Mona Lisa" (1986)
*"Shanghai Surprise" (1986)
*"Track 29" (1987)
*"Withnail and I" (1987)
*"Five Corners" (1987)
*"How to Get Ahead in Advertising" (1989)
*"Nuns on the Run" (1990)
*""Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998)
*"Welcome 2 Ibiza" (2002 Spain) (tba elsewhere) :(Alpha Beta Films International)
*" Always Crashing in the Same Car" (2007)
*"Fifty Dead Men Walking" (2008) (UK) "AKA" Man on the Run (USA)

*"Planet 51 (2009}
*"The Mason's Hammer" (2009)

External links

* [http://www.handmadeplc.com HandMade Films' website]
*imdb company|0103514
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References


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