|Subsidiary of Nelson Holdings International, Ltd.|
|Fate||Renamed Sultan Entertainment and acquired by New Line Cinema, later by Crédit Lyonnais, assets currently owned by MGM|
|Predecessor||Embassy Home Entertainment|
|Successor||New Line Cinema (1992-1994)|
Epic Productions (1994-1997)
Orion Pictures (1997-present)
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Parent||Nelson Holdings International, Ltd. (1986-1991)|
(New Line Cinema) (1991)
Nelson Entertainment was a Los Angeles-based film production and home video distribution company, a subsidiary of Nelson Holdings International Ltd., a Vancouver, Canada, holding company formed in 1985 by British film producer Barry Spikings and Richard Northcott, a British financier who amassed his fortune from a chain of hardware and furniture stores. Nelson later acquired distribution rights to a majority of Embassy titles after purchasing its home video division. Nelson then financed a deal with Castle Rock Entertainment to co-produce their films, and in addition handle the international distribution rights. In 1988, Nelson sold its home video rights to Orion Home Video, in addition Orion would later theatrically distribute a few of Nelson's titles.
In 1991, Nelson Entertainment sold its home video division to New Line Cinema and it was rebranded as New Line Home Video. The company was later renamed Sultan Entertainment and was acquired by New Line, who then later took over the rights to the library. By 1994, Nelson had been acquired by Crédit Lyonnais' Consortium de réalisation and merged into Epic Productions. CDR sold the Epic film library to PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in 1997, then Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquired PolyGram's pre-April 1996 library in June 1997. Therefore, MGM now owns most of the Nelson Entertainment library with the copyrights being held by Orion Pictures. Due to a previous agreement with Viacom Enterprises, Paramount Pictures via Trifecta Entertainment and Media holds the television rights to the Nelson library.
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