Alcon Entertainment

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Alcon Entertainment
Type Private
Industry Film
Founded 1997
Founder(s) Broderick Johnson (president)
Andrew Kosove (president)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people Steven Wegner (VP of development)
Scott Parish (CFO)
Kira Davis (former VP of production & marketing)
Website www.alconent.com

Alcon Entertainment, LLC is an American film production company, founded in 1997 by film producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Since its establishment, Alcon Entertainment has developed and financed films that are ultimately distributed by Warner Bros., following a ten-year motion picture production agreement.

Company[edit]

Alcon Entertainment was established on January 1997,[1] and founded by film producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, who are the co-presidents of the company. The company is headquartered on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.[2] Both Johnson and Kosove presented FedEx founder and chairman Frederick W. Smith with a proposal suggesting that an independent film company, backed by a capitalized individual or company, and aligned with a major studio for an exclusive distribution arrangement would reap profits on copyrighted assets over a set period of time.[3]

Alcon's first major feature film was the 1999 comedy Lost & Found. In March 2000, following the success of its second film My Dog Skip, Alcon entered into an exclusive, long-term worldwide distribution agreement with Warner Bros. The agreement had Warner Bros. in charge of worldwide distribution of a minimum of 10 films produced and financed by Alcon over the next five years. The agreement also allowed Warner Bros. to co-finance certain pictures with Alcon.[4] Alcon and Warner Bros. signed a new agreement in February 2006, continuing their eight-year relationship, under which Warner Bros. would continue to distribute feature films developed and financed by Alcon.[5]

Filmography[edit]

With Warner Bros.[edit]

Year Film Notes Budget Gross
1999 Lost & Found $30 million $6,552,255
2000 My Dog Skip $6 million $35,512,760
2001 The Affair of the Necklace $471,210
2002 Insomnia Co-produced with Section Eight Productions $46 million $113,714,830
2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing $21,924,226
2004 Chasing Liberty $23 million $12,313,323
2005 Racing Stripes Co-produced with Summit Entertainment $30 million $90,754,475
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants $25 million $42,000,000
2006 16 Blocks Co-produced with Millennium Films, Equity Pictures, Nu Image, Emmett/Furla Films, Cheyenne Enterprises, and The Donners' Company $55 million $65,664,721
The Wicker Man Co-produced with Millennium Films, Saturn Films, Equity Pictures, Emmett/Furla Films and Nu Image $40 million $38,755,073
2007 P.S. I Love You Co-produced with Grosvenor Park Productions $30 million $156,835,339
2008 One Missed Call Co-produced with Kadokawa Pictures, Equity Pictures and Intermedia $20 million $45,847,751
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 $27 million $44,352,417
2009 The Blind Side 2009 Academy Award for Best Actress Sandra Bullock $29 million $309,208,309
2010 The Book of Eli Co-produced with Silver Pictures $80 million $157,091,718
Lottery Ticket Co-produced with Cube Vision $17 million $24,719,879
2011 Something Borrowed Co-produced with 2S Films $35 million $60,183,821
Dolphin Tale $37 million $95,404,397
2012 Joyful Noise $25 million $30,932,113
What to Expect When You're Expecting co-financed and released by Lionsgate, first Alcon film outside of Warner Bros. $40 million $84,384,002
2013 Beautiful Creatures $60 million $60,052,138
2013 Prisoners $46 million $122,126,687
2014 Transcendence
Dolphin Tale 2
The Good Lie
2015 Point Break

In production[edit]

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