Cabinet Entertainment

Cabinet Entertainment previously known as Paradox Entertainment is a company dealing in intellectual properties and making motion pictures thereof. All business is conducted from the main office in Los Angeles, USA.

The company owns rights to many IPs, the most famous of which is Conan the Barbarian as created by pulp author Robert E. Howard and expanded upon by many other authors over the years. Other properties include Bran Mak Morn, Kull, Solomon Kane, Mutant, Mutant Chronicles, Warzone, Kult, and Chronopia. Former licences include Heavy Gear.

History

Paradox Entertainment started out in 1999,[1] created from the bankrupted Target Games (known at that time as Target Games Interactive), the major Swedish role-playing games company.[2]

In 2004, the company moved its business to Los Angeles. At this time, the Stockholm operation was spun off into Paradox Interactive.[3]

Paradox Entertainment claims that the company own the rights to all of Robert E. Howard's stories and characters.

On August 21, 2011 the day the 2011 Conan film opened, SLMI (Stan Lee Media Inc) sued (unsuccessfully)[4] Paradox Entertainment, Conan Sales Co., Arthur Lieberman and others over the rights to Conan as they claim Conan was improperly transferred to Conan Sales Co. and sold to Paradox.[5]

Fredrik Malmberg's new company Cabinet Entertainment has (thru Cabinet Holdings) acquired Paradox Entertainment Inc. and all subsidiaries and their properties, including the Robert E. Howard properties Conan, Kull, and Solomon Kane, as well as the original Target/Paradox properties Mutant Chronicles/Warzone, Kult, Chronopia, and Mutant. Purchase price for all shares in PEINC amounts to $7 million in cash.[6][7][8]

Other company connections

Cabinet Entertainment used to be publicly listed in Stockholm, Sweden. The company called Paradox Entertainment listed on OMX Nasdaq is now called Sensori AB and is dealing in medical supplies.[9] Specifically, Paradox Entertainment AB (the Swedish, listed, company) sold off all its operations to Paradox Entertainment Inc (its American subsidiary). The Aktiebolag (AB) acquired its new medical operations by buying Akloma Tinnitus AB and changing its name, while the Inc was purchased by its previous CEO Fredrik Malmberg through Cabinet.[10]

Paradox Interactive, based in Stockholm, is a completely separate entity, no longer a part of Paradox Entertainment.

RPG Licenses

Conan is licensed to Modiphius.[11] Kult is licensed to Helmgast.[12] Mutant is licensed to Free League.[13]

Filmography[14]

Includes producer and executive producer credits for Cabinet CEO, Fredrik Malmberg.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2001-05-15. Retrieved 2017-01-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) (in Swedish)
  2. ^ https://www.paradoxinteractive.com/en/our-history/
  3. ^ https://www.paradoxinteractive.com/en/our-history/
  4. ^ "9th Circ. Nixes Appeal Over 'Conan The Barbarian' Rights". Law360. 22 Oct 2013.
  5. ^ Eriq, Eriq (2011-08-22). "'Conan the Barbarian' Lawsuit Seeks Character Rights". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  6. ^ http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/conan-property-of-cabinet-holdings-now/
  7. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/idUSL5N0XK2M220150423
  8. ^ http://movieweb.com/legend-conan-barbarian-movie-cinematic-universe/
  9. ^ https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/01/08/800418/0/en/The-observation-status-of-Sensori-AB-previously-Paradox-Entertainment-AB-is-updated-6-16.html
  10. ^ http://www.sensori.se/paradox-entertainment-ab/
  11. ^ https://www.modiphius.com/conan.html
  12. ^ https://helmgast.se/meta/helmgast-ger-ut-kult
  13. ^ http://frialigan.se/en/games/mutant-year-zero/
  14. ^ http://cabinetentertainment.com/entertainment_comp.html

External links

Kull of Atlantis

Kull of Atlantis or Kull the Conqueror is a fictional character created by writer Robert E. Howard. The character was more introspective than Howard's subsequent creation, Conan the Barbarian, whose first appearance was in a re-write of a rejected Kull story.

His first published appearance was "The Shadow Kingdom" in Weird Tales (August, 1929). Kull was portrayed in the 1997 movie Kull the Conqueror by actor Kevin Sorbo.

Kult (role-playing game)

Kult is a contemporary horror role-playing game originally designed by Gunilla Jonsson and Michael Petersén, first published in Sweden by Äventyrsspel (later Target Games) in 1991. Kult is notable for its philosophical and religious depth as well as for its mature and controversial content.

The first English edition was published in 1993 by Metropolis Ltd.. In 1995, 7ème Cercle translated the second Swedish edition into French. In 2018 current licensor Helmgast released KULT: Divinity Lost, an edition not based on previous rulesets, bringing forward the "now" of the setting from the 1990s to the present.

Mutant (role-playing game)

Mutant is a series of Swedish role-playing games that were developed and published by Target Games. The current version is developed by Fria Ligan under license by Cabinet Entertainment and published in Swedish and English by Fria Ligan and Modiphius respectively.

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