|Founded||2005 (original company; defunct 2008)
2013 (current company)
|Headquarters||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Key people||Bob Berney (CEO)
Jeanne Berney (President)
The company was formed from New Line and HBO's acquisition of the distribution arm of Newmarket Films, which was run by Bob Berney, who would remain the head of this new company. New Line's specialty division Fine Line Features was folded into Picturehouse. Its DVD releases were split between HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video.
After Time Warner's 2008 consolidation of New Line into Warner Bros., the Hollywood press believed that Picturehouse and Warner Independent Pictures would retire and merge. On May 8, 2008, however, it was announced that both of the specialty divisions would be shut down, costing 70 employees their jobs.
On January 15, 2013, it was announced that Picturehouse would be relaunched, after its founder Bob Berney acquired the logo and trademark from Warner Bros. The first movie released under the revived Picturehouse label was Metallica: Through the Never.
The company was started in 2005 by New Line Cinema, a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and HBO. It was influenced by Warner Independent Pictures, another division of Warner Bros. Their first few films bombed at the box office. This fate changed when one of their movies won 3 Ocsars. From then on, they became known to the general public and started releasing films such as La Vie En Rose, which won 2 Oscars, and The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, which bombed but has been known ever since as a hidden gem among the public. In May 2008, they were closed down. After that, they were forgotten again, though there was a small group remaining of Picturehouse fans. Soon, though, many people discovered them, their movies, and their story. In 2013, Bob Berney revived the company and signed a deal with Netflix.
|July 22, 2005||Last Days|
|September 16, 2005||The Thing About My Folks|
|October 19, 2005||Ushpizin|
|January 27, 2006||Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story|
|April 14, 2006||The Notorious Bettie Page|
|June 9, 2006||A Prairie Home Companion|
|November 9, 2006||Who the *$&% Is Jackson Pollock?|
|November 10, 2006||Fur: An Imaginary Portrait Of Diane Arbus|
|January 19, 2007||Pan's Labyrinth|
|March 9, 2007||Starter for 10|
|June 1, 2007||Gracie|
|June 8, 2007||La Vie en rose|
|August 3, 2007||El Cantante|
|August 10, 2007||Rocket Science|
|August 17, 2007||The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters|
|September 14, 2007||Silk|
|January 11, 2008||The Orphanage|
|February 8, 2008||Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland|
|February 29, 2008||The Fox and the Child|
|March 28, 2008||Run, Fatboy, Run|
|June 6, 2008||Mongol|
|July 2, 2008||Kit Kittredge: An American Girl|
|September 12, 2008||The Women|
|January 20, 2009||Amusement|
|October 4, 2013||Metallica: Through the Never|
- The Guest (2014)
- Thompson, Anne (March 4, 2008). "Warner Bros. shape shifts". Variety. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
- Hayes, Dade; McNary, Dave (May 8, 2008). "Picturehouse, WIP close shop". Variety. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
- Fleming, Mike (January 15, 2013). "The Berneys are Back with Picturehouse, and Now They've got Metallica". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
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