The Companies & People Behind The Series
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Trilogy Entertainment Group...
Richard Barton Lewis, Pen Densham and John Watson
Trilogy is creative group responsible for creating and producing
"Poltergeist: The Legacy" as well as other series: "The
Outer Limits", "Magnificent Seven", "Fame LA"
and movies such as "Backdraft," "Blown Away,"
"Moll Flanders," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"
and "Tank Girl."
Trilogy is one of Hollywood's most successful independent production
companies to appear in the last ten years with several major productions
and projects in development.
Richard Barton Lewis,
Creator and Executive Producer of P:TL
This Trilogy Executive Producer is the driving creative force behind
"Poltergeist: The Legacy"
Mark Stern, Production Executive for P:TL
Also Executive Producer of "Fame LA," Stern has worked
his way up through Trilogy Entertainment Group from assistant to the
partners, working closely with John Watson at first on the film "The
Adventures of a Gnome Named Gnorm," then as Director of Development,
was involved with the movie "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."
Stern was promoted to Vice President of Development in 1991...produced
Trilogy's first tv movie, "Lifepod"...and worked with Densham
in the development of "Gulliver" for Disney and "The
Hunting Ground" for Fox.
Promoted to Senior Vice President of Production at
Trilogy in 1994 and supervised the development and production of "The
Outer Limits" for Showtime in the first season and was promoted
to Executive Vice President of Production in 1995 when he began development
of 44 episodes of "Poltergeist: The Legacy" for Showtime.
Stern was promoted to President of Production in September 1996 and
is now responsible for three television series, "The Outer Limits,"
"Poltergeist: The Legacy," and "Fame L.A.," the
CBS pilot "The Magnificent 7," and a 4-hour mini-series
for ABC based on Peter Benchley's "White Shark."
PMP Legacy Productions...
in New Westminster BC, Canada
C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
C.O.R.E has put their touches on other series such as "The Outer
Limits", "TekWar", "Shock Treatment" and
movies such as "Flubber", "Doctor Dolittle" ('98),
"Johnny Mnemonic" and "Spawn".
Distribution & Airing
MGM Worldwide Television Group
This division handles television production and domestic television
distribution for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. The Group also manages MGM
Animation in addition to all international pay and free television
operations, including distribution, channel ownership and management,
television program co-production, and MGM Gold, the studio's first
satellite-delivered, branded Hollywood entertainment channel. Through
MGM Worldwide Television Group, more than 4,000 feature films and
2,800 hours of television programming are available to the global
Its programming lineup includes "Stargate SG-1," "FAME
L.A.," "The Outer Limits," " Poltergeist: The
Legacy," " LAPD: Life on the Beat," and "All Dogs
Go To Heaven: The Series" as well as mini-series and made-for-television
movies. The Group operates its own barter company, MGM Advertiser
Sales, and distributes its syndicated programming through MGM Domestic
This US pay cable channel had with MGM to air the first-run "Poltergeist:
The Legacy" episodes that Trilogy Entertainment Group created.
This deal was in effect for 1996, 1997 and 1998. After the episodes
aired on Showtime, they were released into world-wide syndication.
Showtime did not pickup P:TL after Season Three (1998) and the deal
was made between MGM and SCI-FI to produce the all-new Fourth Season
episodes for airing on the SciFi Channel first before going into syndication
and to air past episodes. http://www.scifi.com/