21 Laps Entertainment

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21 Laps Entertainment
FounderShawn Levy
Area served
ProductsMotion 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).

One of the company's most recent television projects, 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.[3] 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.[4] Along with producing the series, Levy directed two of the premiere season's episodes;[5] a third season has recently been announced.[6]



Year Title Director Notes
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Adam Shankman
2006 Night at the Museum Shawn Levy
2008 What Happens in Vegas Tom Vaughan
The Rocker Peter Cattaneo
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Shawn Levy
2010 Date Night
2011 Real Steel
2012 The Watch Akiva Schaffer
2013 The Internship Shawn Levy
The Spectacular Now James Ponsoldt
2014 This Is Where I Leave You Shawn Levy
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Miguel Arteta
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Shawn Levy
2016 Arrival[7] Denis Villeneuve Nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture
Why Him? John Hamburg
2017 Fist Fight[7] Richie Keen
Table 19 Jeffrey Blitz
2018 Kodachrome Mark Raso
The Darkest Minds Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Kin Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker [8][9]
2020 The Violent Heart Kerem Sanga


Year Title Network Notes
Last Man Standing ABC
2016–present Stranger Things Netflix
2017 Imaginary Mary ABC
TBA Night at the Museum: The Animated Series TBA
Unsolved Mysteries Netflix

In development[edit]

Film Director Notes
There's Someone Inside Your House N/A [10]
Untitled Tinker Bell Project N/A
Untitled third Sesame Street film Jonathan Krisel [11][12][13]
Untitled Mr Men & Little Miss film TBA [14]


  1. ^ "Fox Animation Acquires Film Rights to Sanrio's Mr. Men Little Miss Properties". Business Wire.
  2. ^ Breznican, Anthony. "Shawn Levy to produce 'Man Made' book about toughened-up dad". EW.com.
  3. ^ "Stranger Things - Season 1 Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes.
  4. ^ Holloway, Daniel. "'Stranger Things' Ratings: Where Series Ranks Among Netflix's Most Watched". Variety.com.
  5. ^ Guerrasio, Jason. "How the man behind Netflix hit 'Stranger Things' is taking over Hollywood". Business Insider.
  6. ^ "Netflix US on Twitter". Twitter.
  7. ^ a b Barnes, Brooks (25 November 2016). "A Filmmaker's Belief in Himself Pays Off". New York Times. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (August 30, 2016). "James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor to Star in Sci-Fi Film 'Kin'". Variety Magazine. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  9. ^ Busch, Jenna (November 30, 2017). "Lionsgate Announces Release Dates for Hellboy and Kin". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (March 15, 2018). "Netflix Boards Coming-Of-Age Slasher Movie With 'Stranger Things' Outfit 21 Laps And James Wan's Atomic Monster". Deadline. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "Anne Hathaway to Star in Robert Zemeckis' 'The Witches' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  12. ^ "Anne Hathaway Eyes Starring Role in 'Sesame Street' Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  13. ^ "'Sesame Street' Movie's Writer-Director Reveals Plot Details". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 6, 2019. Exactly how big, he can't say — sources say it will be in the $50 million range — but Krisel confirms that Anne Hathaway will star and that shooting could begin in late summer.
  14. ^ Amidi, Amid (2015-01-28). "Mr. Men and Little Miss Headed To Big Screen". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 2019-03-03.

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