Regency Enterprises

Regency Enterprises (commonly referred to as Regency onscreen and credited as Monarchy Enterprises S.á.r.l.) is an American entertainment company formed by Arnon Milchan. It was founded in 1991 as the successor to Regency International Pictures formerly known as Embassy International Pictures N.V..

Regency Enterprises
Arnon Milchan Enterprises
Monarchy Enterprises S.á.r.l.
IndustryFilm and television production
PredecessorEmbassy International Pictures N.V.
Alcor Films
FoundedAugust 8, 1991 (1991-08-08)
FounderArnon Milchan
HeadquartersWest Hollywood, California, U.S.
Key people
Arnon Milchan
Brad Weston
  • New Regency Productions (80%)[1]
  • Regency Television (50%)


Origins (1982–1991)

Arnon Milchan founded his company as Embassy International Pictures N.V. which held the name for 7 years until the named changed to Regency International Pictures. This company originally had no distribution deal producing films with various studios such as The Ladd Company, Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Warner Bros., Touchstone Pictures, Vestron Pictures, Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox. This company produced films such as Once Upon a Time in America and Q&A. This company was shut down in 1991.

Regency Enterprises and New Regency Branding (1991–present)

Arnon Milchan rebranded Regency International Pictures and renamed it to Regency Enterprises. In addition to signing a distribution deal with Warner Bros., a subsidiary company New Regency Productions was also created.[2] Formerly with offices on the Warner Bros. lot, New Regency is currently located on the 20th Century Fox lot. New Regency primarily produces movies, and has at least 100 movies to its credit. New Regency produced 2013's 12 Years a Slave, 2014's Birdman, and 2015's The Revenant, which earned the company two Academy Awards for Best Picture in a row, and three nominations.

Founder Arnon Milchan's daughter Alexandra Milchan headed their offshoot "Regency Vision," originally intended as a competitor to companies like New Line Cinema's Fine Line Features, a "specialty features" division. [3]

In 1999, New Regency executive David Matalon joined the supervisory board of Puma AG, an international sports company. At the time, Regency was the largest single shareholder in Puma, with more than a 25% stake. [4] Arnon Milchan also owned Puma stock, which he later sold for $676 million in May 2003. [5]

In September 1997, Milchan signed a 15-year distribution pact with 20th Century Fox worldwide in all media outside of foreign TV rights, ending a previous association with Warner Bros. (1991–1999) Fox's parent company News Corporation (now Walt Disney Studios) funneled $200 million in New Regency, in exchange for a 20 percent stake in the company.[6] In 2011, Fox and New Regency extended the pact, to expire in 2022.[7]

Regency Television

Regency Television is a joint venture between Regency Enterprises and Fox Television Studios founded in 1998. Regency's best-known television shows include The WB/UPN sci-fi drama Roswell, and the Fox sitcoms Malcolm in the Middle and The Bernie Mac Show.

On July 17, 2008, Regency Television shut down all production and closed its business after nearly ten years in operation.[8] On January 17, 2011, New Regency announced a return to the television business after 20th Century Fox extended its distribution business with Regency until 2022.[7]




As Embassy International Pictures N.V.:

As Regency International Pictures:






  1. Eller, Claudia (September 9, 1997). "Milchan Leaving Warner for 20th Century Fox". Los Angeles Times.
  2. Billboard (September 3, 2005), page 85.
  3. "Alexandra Milchan Exits New Regency Post, Signs First-Look Deal with Company (Exclusive)". 2013-11-06.
  4. "Puma picks pic pair". 1999-03-24.
  5. Los Angeles Magazine, May 2003
  6. Eller, Claudia (September 9, 1997). "Milchan Leaving Warner for 20th Century Fox". Los Angeles Times.
  7. Finke, Nikki (January 17, 2011). "Fox To Distribute New Regency Thru 2022". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. Andree, Nellie; Nordyke, Kimberly (July 17, 2008). "Regency TV shuts down". The Hollywood Reporter.
  9. Fleming Jr, Mike (October 16, 2013). "New Regency, RatPac Step Up To Co-Finance Cameron Crowe's Sony Film". Deadline Hollywood.
  10. Lussier, Germain (June 11, 2013). "Fox Dates 'Frankenstein,' 'Alvin and the Chipmunks 4' and Animated Films Through 2018". /Film. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  11. "Bohemian Rhapsody". British Council. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  12. Fleming Jr, Mike (February 7, 2018). "Willem Dafoe Alights For Robert Eggers-Directed 'The Lighthouse'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  13. Wiseman, Andreas (June 14, 2019). "New Regency, Warp & Film4 Team On Musical Adaptation 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'; Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan Among Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  14. New Regency Bringing Adrian Lyne Back To Directing With ‘Deep Water;’ Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas In Talks For Patricia Highsmith Adaptation
  15. "Phil Lord & Chris Miller Ink Mega Deal with Sony Pictures TV, Will Develop Spider-Man Universe TV Series". 2019-04-29.
  16. Hermanns, Grant (October 15, 2018). "Wrong Turn Remake in the Works at Constantin Film". Coming Soon. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
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