Ron Howard and Brian Grazer Want to Be the Center of the Streaming Era Image [NY Times]

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer Want to Be the Center of the Streaming Era Image [NY Times]

by Brooks Barnes

August 1, 2019 |When the TV industry tilted toward a renaissance in the late 1990s, Imagine was among the first movie companies to seize the moment, resulting in shows like “Felicity,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Arrested Development” and “24.”

Now Mr. Howard and Mr. Grazer have recalibrated yet again. Imagine has quietly placed itself at the center of the streaming revolution by splitting with Universal, raising its own funding and aggressively building new content assembly lines: documentaries, preschool television shows, multicultural low-budget films, podcasts, branded entertainment, animation.

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