Entertainment Studios Acquires Rights To Life Story Of Sammy Davis, Jr. LEGENDARY ENTERTAINER'S FAMILY GRANTS LIFE RIGHTS FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION, AND BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour HD television networks, proudly announces its acquisition of the life rights of legendary entertainer, Sammy Davis, Jr. The company plans to bring the Davis story to both the Broadway stage and to the silver screen.
"Sammy Davis, Jr. was a phenomenal entertainer, icon, and American treasure whose inspirational story has to be told," said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. "We are excited to bring his life story to both the stage and the big screen."
Entertainment Studios is working with Davis's daughter, Tracey Davis, whose mother is actress May Britt. "On his deathbed, one of the last things my father told me as he put my face in his hands was: 'Tracy, tell my story. Warts and all'," said Tracey Davis. "Byron Allen, who knew and worked with my father, is the perfect producer to help my family and I achieve my father's dying wish."
Today (December 8th) would have been Sammy Davis, Jr.'s 86th birthday.
About Entertainment Studios
Entertainment Studios, Inc. owns seven 24-hour HD television networks: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and LEGACY.TV The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 28 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Our home entertainment division, Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE), is becoming one of the premier independent suppliers of DVD, CD and umd (TM) products. With a library of over 4,000 hours of owned content and a growing array of licensed titles, ESHE markets and distributes a collection of films, television programs, concerts, fitness, and children's direct-to-video programming. Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, and Raleigh. For more information, visit: www.es.tv
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