Starmaker Entertainment

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In 1989, Starmaker Entertainment was formed by Ken Palmer to release budget home video titles. The company's first acquisition was The Little Mermaid from G.G. Communications. The company begin growing by acquiring the New World Video library through R&G Video, as well as NBC Enterprises, most notably Saturday Night Live, as well as budget rereleases of the Vidmark Entertainment and Prism Entertainment releases, as the world's third-largest budget distributor, behind GoodTimes Entertainment and Video Treasures.

In 1994, it was sold to The Handleman Company, who merged it with Video Treasures to form Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1995. The brand was phased out in 1998. In 2004, Palmer formed Starmaker II to acquire the company's trademarks.