Rogue (company)

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Rogue
Type Subsidiary
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 1997 (original)
March 2004 (relaunch)
Headquarters Universal City, California, United States
Parent PolyGram Pictures (1997-1999)
Universal Pictures (1999-2004)
Focus Features (2004-2009)
Relativity Media (2009-present)
Website http://www.iamrogue.com

Rogue (formerly Rogue Pictures) is a subsidiary of Relativity Media. The company has about 25 titles in its library.

History[edit]

In 1997, Rogue Pictures was formed as a division of PolyGram Pictures but the name was dropped in 2000 after Universal Pictures bought PolyGram. In 2004, the name was revived as part of Universal-owned Focus Features, with a goal of "high-quality suspense, action, thriller and urban features with mainstream appeal and franchise potential".[1]'

In 2005, Universal expanded the company's operations to become a stand-alone division with a new goal of releasing ten films annually.[2] Later that year, Universal and Rogue signed a deal with newly formed Intrepid Pictures to produce, co-finance, and distribute films for five years.[3] In 2007, distribution and marketing of Rogue Pictures films were moved to Universal in company-wide shifts to accommodate Focus Features, putting Rogue Pictures under greater control of the parent company.[4]

Rogue Pictures logo, used from 2004-2010

In 2008, Relativity Media approached Universal about buying the company, a move described in the entertainment media as "bold."[5] The following year, Relativity completed acquisition of the company. At the time of purchase, Rogue Pictures had more than two dozen titles in its library, four upcoming films, and more than thirty projects in development.[6] Today, with Relativity's establishment as a self-distribution unit, Rogue handles their product through its parent company.

Films[edit]

Title Release Date Notes
division of PolyGram Pictures
Orgazmo October 23, 1998
Thick as Thieves January 28, 1999
Trippin' March 12, 1999
Boricua's Bond June 21, 2000
Cherry Falls October 20, 2000
subsidiary of Universal Studios
Shaun of the Dead September 24, 2004 US rights remain with Focus Features/Universal Studios
Seed of Chucky November 12, 2004
Assault on Precinct 13 January 19, 2005
Unleashed May 13, 2005
Cry Wolf September 16, 2005
Dave Chappelle's Block Party March 3, 2006
Waist Deep June 23, 2006
Fearless September 22, 2006
The Return November 10, 2006
The Hitcher January 19, 2007
Hot Fuzz April 20, 2007 US rights remain with Focus Features/Universal Studios
Balls of Fury August 29, 2007
Doomsday March 14, 2008
The Strangers May 30, 2008
subsidiary of Relativity Media
The Unborn January 9, 2009
The Last House on the Left March 13, 2009
Fighting April 24, 2009
A Perfect Getaway August 7, 2009
MacGruber May 21, 2010
Catfish September 17, 2010
My Soul to Take October 8, 2010
Skyline November 12, 2010
The Warrior's Way December 3, 2010
Season of the Witch January 7, 2011
Take Me Home Tonight March 4, 2011
Limitless March 18, 2011
Cost of a Soul May 20, 2011
Shark Night 3D September 2, 2011
Movie 43 January 25, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohr, Ian (March 25, 2004). "Uni's Focus reveals Rogue plan". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ Kilday, Gregg (May 19, 2005). "Uni's Rogue given solo spot". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  3. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (December 16, 2005). "Intrepid makes Rogue films". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  4. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (October 16, 2007). "New Focus has Rogue Pictures under Universal". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  5. ^ Zeitchik, Steven (October 23, 2008). "Bold gambit by Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (January 4, 2009). "Relativity completes Rogue acquisition". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 4, 2009. 

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