21 Laps Entertainment

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21 Laps Entertainment
Industry Film
Founded 2005[1]
Founder Shawn Levy
Area served
Products Motion pictures, television programs

21 Laps Entertainment is an American film and television production company run by director-producer Shawn Levy.[2] 21 Laps produces content in multiple genres and along with Levy, the company’s leadership includes Dan Levine (President) and Dan Cohen (Senior Vice President).

Past theatrical releases for the company include the blockbuster Night at the Museum franchise,[3] the Sundance drama The Spectacular Now,[4] comedies Date Night and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the futuristic drama Real Steel, and the philosophical sci-fi drama Arrival.[5]

21 Laps’ latest films include Fox’s Why Him? starring James Franco, which was released theatrically on Dec. 23, 2016, and Warner Bros.’s Fist Fight starring Ice Cube, which was released theatrically on Feb. 17, 2017.[5]

The company’s most recent television project, Stranger Things, premiered on Netflix in July 2016 and achieved tremendous critical acclaim, earning a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes with 55 out of 58 reviews being positive.[6] The show's first season was also one of Netflix's most watched series, averaging 14.07 million adults 18-49 in its first 35 days.[7] Along with producing the series, Levy directed two of the premiere season’s episodes;[8] a second season has recently been announced.[9]

As of 2016, there were about 40 movies in development at the company, which included Fox Searchlight’s Table 19 starring Anna Kendrick.[5] The company also produced several films, including: Kodachrome (starring Ed Harris, Elizabeth Olsen, and Jason Sudeikis) and Kin (starring James Franco, Jack Reynor, Zoe Kravitz and Dennis Quaid). Their current television projects include the sixth season of the ABC television sitcom Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen.


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