In 2015, the Edmonton Oilers owner and man behind the city’s new Rogers Place arena announced he was going into the movie business. His newest company, Silver Pictures Entertainment, is a partnership with veteran producer Joel Silver to produce and finance feature films, and television and digital content. Katz had freed up this past year to focus on his new foray into show business, along with hockey and real estate, after selling the 470-outlet Rexall chain (which he built into one of the country’s largest drugstore networks after inheriting his father’s Edmonton pharmacy) to San Francisco–based McKesson Corp. for $3 billion. Now, some of that time and money is helping fight a lawsuit brought against him by actress Greice Santo who alleges Katz offered her movie roles and money in exchange for sex—something Katz denies.
Updated Thursday, November 9, 2017