RARA-AVIS: Re: Casino Royale

From: jimdohertyjr ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 10 Dec 2006

Sorry about inadvertently sending the incomplete message.

Should have added: the way that EON (the successors to Saltzman/Broccoli) finally got the rights to CASINO ROYALE was, as near as I can tell, through the back door.

In one of those incredibly confusing mergers, or as the result of a series of related mergers and separations and temporary agreements and what-not, thavt have become epidemic in the film industry recently, Sony, MGM, UA, and Columbia were all (and may still be) spokes on the same wheel. EON has a distribution agreement with MGM/UA, and Columbia owned the rights to CASINO ROYALE. When Sony managed to get them all operating under the same umbrella, the rights to CASINO ROYALE became available to EON.


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