Starz To Sell Film Roman And Starz Animation
Variety reports John Malone’s Starz wants out of the movie financing business. Starz is trying to sell it’s Starz Media division that houses Overture, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Film Roman and Starz Animation. There’s a possibility that the companies would be sold off individually if they can’t get much traction with the sale as a group. Malone’s Liberty Media holding company is believed to be focused on streamlining Starz’s operations to focus on the 16 Starz-Encore pay TV channels. Insiders said there have been several offers made for Starz Media.
Film Roman has produced the animation for numerous Fox shows, such as The Simpsons, Family Guy and King of the Hill, as well as Hellboy Animated and the Peanuts specials.