Entertainment One Acquires Round Room Entertainment

Stephen Shaw, Chris Taylor and Jonathan Linden
Entertainment One
– Stephen Shaw, Chris Taylor and Jonathan Linden
(From Left to Right) Stephen Shaw, Co-President, Round Room; Chris Taylor, eOne’s Global President, Music; Jonathan Linden, Co-President, Round Room

Entertainment One is expanding into the live entertainment business with the acquisition of Round Room Entertainment.

The announcement was made by Round Room co-presidents Stephen Shaw and Jonathon Linden and eOne’s Global President of Music Chris Taylor. 
Shaw and Linden bring years of promotion experience to eOne, having worked on tours for The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey as well as Broadway productions such as “Rock of Ages” and “Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark.” The pair previously worked at Live Nation, Concert Productions International and S2BN Entertainment, where they served as president and CEO respectively. 
As the newest member of eOne’s global family of companies, Round Rooms will focus on the development of new IPs for live shows, in addition to working with eOne’s management team to extend artists’ reach to fans.  
“We are very excited to join eOne and become part of their global family, while continuing to grow our core roster,” Shaw said in a statement. “This is a very strategic move for both sides, as we look forward to working closely with Chris and his team to connect his extensive roster with fans around the world.”
Added Taylor: “Across all areas of music we work with so many spokes on the wheel and live entertainment is such an important one. Adding Round Room to our team, with Stephen and Jonathan at the helm, is going to provide the capacity to expand the reach of our brands, touch more fans on a global scale, and further elevate our management roster.”
eOne’s global network also includes Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios and Reliance Entertainment.