Regent Entertainment Partnership LP was founded in 1995 by Paul Colichman, Mark Harris, Peter Dekom and Stephen P. Jarchow. Its general partner is Regent Entertainment Inc.
The company has offices in Los Angeles and Dallas. The company produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures and television series. While many independent film companies have shuttered or crashed and burned in spectacular fashion, Regent Entertainment has survived and prospered irrespective of the inevitable vagaries of the business.
Regent Entertainment began financing, producing and distributing motion pictures in 1996. In 2000 the company commenced theatrical releasing of motion pictures including ownership of theaters in Los Angles and Dallas. The company sold the theaters when the real estate became more valuable than the theaters.
The company has produced a large number of television movies for Lifetime, Sci-Fi, Fox, Disney and others. It has released over 50 titles theatrically. It has licensed film rights to virtually all parts of the world.
Regent Entertainment has utilized a variety of production financing techniques including bank loans, pre-sales and institutional equity. The company is familiar with virtually all of the international and state subsidies and rebates. It has executed financing strategies with insurance companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, investment banks and tax incentivized investors. Since 2012 Regent Entertainment has focused on re-acquiring its film rights and acquiring new rights in the form of individual titles and libraries. The company has re-acquired rights from Octagon Investment Management Ltd., Christopher GmbH, Merrill Lynch Mortgage Capital Inc. and many others.
Regent Entertainment is debt free and owns virtually all of its work over the last two decades. The company has adapted to changes in social media and technology, including streaming and over-the-top services.
Mr. Colichman is a legendary figure in independent film having been there at the confluence of a number of seminal events: the rise of the LGBTQ movement, the era of new wave music and film and the founding of a fourth television network. He has produced and/or distributed over 300 films and 22 television series, including the award winning “One False Move”, “Tom and Viv”, “Gods and Monsters”, “Shelter”, “Departures” and “The Advocate’s 50th: The Long Road to Freedom”. He is an important figure in the human rights movement and a recognized expert on over-the-top television services. He is also a turnaround expert having saved The Advocate, Out, and HIV-Plus magazines from failure by right sizing the businesses and expanding to digital while maintaining print publishing.
Mark Harris is an independent film producer, having been responsible for pre-sales and financing of two Academy Award® winners, “Gods and Monsters” and “Crash”. He is highly regarded for his taste and extensive network of relationships around the world.
Peter Dekom is an entertainment attorney, consultant and author. Recognized for his quick wit, he is an interesting addition to any meeting or conference. He has pioneered a number of structural and financial concepts which are used by major studios and independent film makers. He is an advisor both to talent and to studio heads.
Stephen P. Jarchow is a media and real estate investor. He has been involved in the production and/or distribution of over 250 motion pictures and 22 television series. He has been a partner in over 200 real estate ventures.
Mr. Jarchow received a BBA, MS and JD all with Honors from the University of Wisconsin. He practiced tax and real estate law and subsequently was a partner with an international real estate development company. He also served as a senior managing director with an investment banking firm. He is a CPA and a member of the Wisconsin and Texas Bar Associations.
Mr. Jarchow co-founded Newport Mortgage Company which was sold to Key Bank. He has advised clients and/or made investments in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and China. Mr. Jarchow has handled complex negotiations with a variety of cultures and organizations.
Mr. Jarchow acts as Chairman of Here Media Inc. and Chairman and CEO of Regent Entertainment Inc. These companies own cable and streaming networks as well as a film library of over 3,300 titles. Together with his business partner, Paul Colichman, he has invested in a variety of businesses including digital and print publishing, on demand and linear television, social media and motion pictures.
Mr. Jarchow taught Entertainment Law and Finance at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He taught Business Law at SMU Cox School of Business. He taught Income Taxation and Real Estate Equity Investment at University Of Wisconsin Grainger School Of Business.
Mr. Jarchow is the author of four books on real estate taxation and finance published by John Wiley & Co. He co-wrote the Tax Management Portfolio on Taxation of Foreign Governments (IRC Section 892) as well as numerous articles on business taxation. He compiled and edited “Graaskamp on Real Estate” which summarized the ground breaking real estate investment work of the late Professor James A. Graaskamp. This book is considered one of the best books ever written on real estate.
Mr. Jarchow served on the Board of Visitors of the UW Business School and the UW Law School as well as the Communications Arts Board. He served on the Board of the UW Alumni Association. He is a member of the Dean’s Circle of the UW School of Business and the Bascom Hill Society. He served for over a decade as a Trustee of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
Mr. Jarchow’s motion picture, “Departures” received the Academy Award ® for Best Foreign Language Film. Mr. Jarchow and Mr. Colichman produced “Gods and Monsters” directed by Bill Condon and starring Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser and Lynn Redgrave, which received three Academy Award ® nominations (winning for Best Adapted Screenplay), four Golden Globe nominations (winning for Best Supporting Actress), three Independent Spirit Awards, and numerous other international accolades including Best Picture from the National Board of Review. Mr. Jarchow and Mr. Colichman produced the award winning social media for the 2014 Daytime Emmys ®. Mr. Jarchow is a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards ®.
Mary Garcia acts as Mr. Jarchow’s executive assistant and manages the day to day business of Regent Entertainment. She has worked in the United States and Europe in a variety of entertainment positions. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.
Ms. Garcia is the contact person for Regent Entertainment, email: tele: (214) 373-3434.