Robert Halmi Sr. Exits RHI Entertainment

RHI Names David Coke SVP-Controller

RHI Entertainment has named David Coke senior vice president & controller. Coke will be responsible for the production of monthly financial and management accounts, budgets and forecasts. He will also help to ensure strong financial controls and processes throughout the business. Coke comes to RHI after serving as SVP, finance and administration, for Crunch LLC, […]

RHI Says 3 Execs Will Replace Robert Halmi Jr.

Robert Halmi Jr. Out At RHI; Robert Sr. Stays

The made-for-TV movie and miniseries production business that Robert Halmi Jr. ran at RHI Entertainment became a Perils of Pauline story as reality TV filled much of the time that used to be devoted to family shows. Halmi sold RHI to Hallmark in 1994 and bought it back in 2006. But he took on too much debt. RHI filed for bankruptcy protection late last year, and emerged from that process in March.

RHI Entertainment Names Andrew Hines EVP-CFO

RHI Entertainment today named Andrew P. Hines executive vice president and chief financial officer. The announcement was made by Robert Halmi Jr., RHI president-CEO, to whom he will report. In his new position, Hines will be responsible for directing all aspects of RHI’s financial management and accounting, including general ledger accounting, budgeting, forecasting and financial […]

RHI Entertainment Emerging From Chapter 11

RHI Entertainment Inc. announced Tuesday that its pre-packaged reorganization plan — which was designed to reduce the company’s debt by more than $400 million — had won the approval of a bankruptcy judge in New York. RHI also said the company soon would be emerging from the Chapter 11 proceedings it initiated in December.

Syfy Lands Big Names For ‘Treasure Island’

Treasure Island, a special two-part movie event from RHI Entertainment, will premiere on Syfy in early 2012. The production stars Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland. This new adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic is currently shooting in Puerto Rico and Ireland. Toby Regbo, who is set to appear in the […]

Halmi’s RHI Entertainment Files For Ch. 11

In a move that underscores the dramatically changing of tastes of television viewers and the overleveraged finances of some media companies, the once-vibrant Robert Halmi Inc. production company has filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization in New York Bankruptcy Court.