OverviewOrion Pictures was founded in 1978 by five disgruntled United Artists employees who left UA over disagreements with the company about lack of control.
In the early 90s, the video game division, Orion Interactive, was founded and run by Jed Weintrob, an accomplished feature film producer, interactive media creator and theatre director.
In 1992, Orion filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and although Orion emerged successfully from its reorganization four years later, it never again retained the momentum of its earlier years.
In July of 1997, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) bought Orion Pictures, including its gaming division, in a $573 million deal along with Orion's two sister film companies: Goldwyn Entertainment and Motion Picture Corp. of America.
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