3 Arts Entertainment

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3 Arts Entertainment
Founded1991; 30 years ago (1991)
Key people
  • Erwin Stoff
  • Michael Rotenberg
  • Howard Klein
OwnerLionsgate (majority stake)

3 Arts Entertainment is an American talent management and television/film production company founded by Erwin Stoff, Michael Rotenberg and Howard Klein in 1991.[1]

The company has gone on to produce TV shows such as King of the Hill, The Office, Everybody Hates Chris, Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Vandal as well as produce films Edge of Tomorrow, Unbroken and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.[2] The first movie the company produced was the National Lampoon movie Loaded Weapon 1, which was released on February 5, 1993.

Erwin Stoff founded the company with Michael Rotenberg and Howard Klein, who are all producers and talent managers. Managers Dave Becky, David Miner, Molly Madden and Nick Frenkel work at 3 Arts.[2][3] In May 2018, Lionsgate acquired a majority stake in the company.[1][2]

Films produced[edit]

TV shows produced[edit]


Title Creator Network Original running Notes
Down the Shore Alan Kirschenbaum Fox 1992–1993 with Caravan Entertainment and HBO Independent Productions
Daddy Dearest Billy Van Zandt
Jane Milmore
1993 with Van Zandt/Milmore Productions and HBO Independent Productions
King of the Hill Mike Judge
Greg Daniels
1997–2010 with Judgemental Films, Film Roman, Deedle-Dee Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television


Title Creator Network Original running Notes
Carnivàle Daniel Knauf HBO 2003–2005
The Office Greg Daniels
Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
NBC 2005–2013 with Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television and Universal Television
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Rob McElhenney FX
2005–present with RCG Productions, FX Productions
Everybody Hates Chris Chris Rock
Ali LeRoi
The CW
2005–2009 with CR Enterprises, Inc., Paramount Network Television, CBS Paramount Network Television
The Chelsea Handler Show E! 2006
Lucky Louie Louis C.K. HBO with Circus King, Snowpants Productions, and HBO Entertainment
Human Giant Aziz Ansari
Rob Huebel
Paul Scheer
Jason Woliner
MTV 2007–2008
The Starter Wife Gigi Levangie USA Network 2007 with Haypop Productions, and McGibbon-Parriott Productions
Carpoolers Bruce McCulloch ABC 2007–2008 with T.R.O.N.T., DreamWorks Television, and ABC Studios
The Starter Wife Josann McGibbon
Sara Parriott
USA Network 2008 with Haypop Productions, and McGibbon-Parriott Productions
D. L. Hughley Breaks the News CNN 2008–2009
Parks and Recreation Greg Daniels
Michael Schur
NBC 2009–2015 with Open 4 Business Productions, Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, and Universal Television
The Goode Family Mike Judge
John Altschuler
Dave Krinsky
ABC 2009 with Ternion Pictures, and Media Rights Capital
Maneater Lifetime with Sony Pictures Television
Kings Michael Green NBC with J.A. Green Construction Corp., and Universal Media Studios
Bored to Death Jonathan Ames HBO 2009–2011 with Dakota Pictures, Fair Harbor Productions, and HBO Entertainment


Title Network Original running Notes
Louie FX 2010–2015 with Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Living Loaded 2012 Never picked up to series
The Mindy Project Fox 2012–2017 with Universal Television, Kaling International and Open 4 Business Productions
Real Husbands of Hollywood BET 2013–2016
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous MTV 2013
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox
2013–present with Universal Television, Fremulon and Dr. Goor Productions
Witches of East End Lifetime 2013–2014 with Curly Girly Productions and Fox 21
Broad City Comedy Central 2014–2019 with Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media and Comedy Partners
Saint George FX 2014 with Lionsgate Television, Wind Dancer Films and Travieso Productions
Difficult People Hulu 2015–2017
Silicon Valley HBO 2014–2019 with HBO Entertainment, Judgmental Films, Altschuler Krinsky Works and Alec Berg Inc.
Mulaney Fox 2014–2015 with Universal Television, Broadway Video and Jurny Mulurny Television
Those Who Can't TruTV 2015–2019
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix 2015–2019, 2020 with Universal Television, Little Stranger, Inc. and Bevel Gears
Idiotsitter Comedy Central 2015–2017
Why? with Hannibal Buress 2015
Mr. Robinson NBC with Cullen Bros. Television and Universal Television
Master of None Netflix 2015–2017
Baskets FX 2016–2019 Produced on Season 1–2 with FXP, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Pig Newton, Inc. (seasons 1–2) and Billios
Comedy Knockout TruTV 2016–present
Lopez TV Land 2016–2017 with Dakota Pictures, Travieso Productions and Altschuler Krinsky Works
Better Things FX 2016–present Produced on Season 1–2 with FXP, Pig Newton, Inc. (seasons 1–2) and Slam Book, Inc.
Insecure HBO with HBO Entertainment, Issa Rae Productions and Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment
The Good Place NBC 2016–2020 with Fremulon and Universal Television
Man with a Plan CBS with Double Double Bonus Entertainment and CBS Television Studios
The Mick Fox 2017–2018 with BingBangBoom Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
Great News NBC with Universal Television, Little Stranger, Inc., Bevel Gears and Big Wig Productions
Marlon with Universal Television, Bicycle Path Productions and Baby Way Productions
Ghosted Fox with 20th Century Fox Television, Crowley Etten Productions, Afternoonnap, Additional Dialogue, TYPO Inc. and Gettin' Rad Productions
American Vandal Netflix with CBS Television Studios, Woodhead Entertainment, One Man Canoe and Funny or Die
The Comedy Get Down BET 2017
The Resident Fox 2018–present with Fuqua Films, Nickels Productions, Up Island Films and 20th Century Fox Television
Champions NBC 2018 with Universal Television, Kaling International, Inc. and Charlie Grandy Productions
Happy Together CBS 2018–2019 with CBS Television Studios, Fulwell 73, The Gary Breakfast Corporation and Page Entertainment
The Cool Kids Fox with 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions, RCG Productions, Enrico Pallazzo and Nest Egg Productions
Making It NBC 2018–present with Universal Television, Alternative Studio and Paper Kite Productions
Forever Amazon Video 2018
Russian Doll Netflix 2019–present with Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media, Avenue A and Shoot to Midnight
Tacoma FD TruTV
Abby's NBC 2019 with Universal Television, Fremulon and Waila Inc. Productions
Four Weddings and a Funeral Hulu with MGM Television, Universal Television, Kaling International Inc., Working Title Films and Philoment Media
Sunnyside NBC/NBC app/NBC.com with Universal Television, Fremulon and Panther Co.


Title Network Original running Notes
Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet Apple TV+ 2020–present with Ubisoft Motion Pictures and RCG Productions
Duncanville Fox with Paper Kite Productions, Bento Box Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television, FOX Entertainment, and Universal Television
Upload Amazon Prime Video with Amazon Studios, Baral Waley Productions and Reunion Pacific Entertainment
Never Have I Ever Netflix with Universal Television
Space Force with Deedle-Dee Productions and Film Flam
The Fugitive Quibi 2020 with Thunder Road Films and Warner Bros. Television
The Duchess Netflix 2020–present with Clerkenwell Films
Mr. Mayor NBC 2021–present with Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, and Universal Television
Girls5eva Peacock TBA
Mulligan Netflix
Q-Force with Fremulon, Hazy Mills Productions, Universal Animation Studios, and Universal Television[4]
Rutherford Falls Peacock with Fremulon, Pacific Electric Picture Company, and Universal Television[5]
Ways & Means CBS with CBS Studios and PatMa Productions[6]
Expecting Peacock with Kaling International Inc. and Warner Bros. Television[7]
Blue Eye Samurai Netflix with Netflix Animation[8]
Velma HBO Max with Warner Bros. Animation, Kaling International and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons[9]


  1. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (May 30, 2018). "Lionsgate Completes Majority Stake Purchase In Management/Production Company 3 Arts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Littleton, Cynthia (May 30, 2018). "Lionsgate Buys Majority Stake in 3 Arts Entertainment". Vulture. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Wright, Megh (January 22, 2019). "Dave Becky Will Not Have an EP Credit on Broad City's Final Season". Vulture. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 4, 2019). "Netflix Orders 'Q-Force' LGBTQ Animated Series From Gabe Liedman, Mike Schur, Sean Hayes & Todd Milliner's Hazy Mills". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (September 17, 2019). "Ed Helms Comedy From Mike Schur, 'Punky Brewster' Among Scripted Slate at NBCU Streamer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 4, 2020). "Patrick Dempsey To Star In CBS Political Drama Pilot 'Ways & Means' From Ed Redlich, Mike Murphy & PatMa". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2020-01-16). "'MacGruber' Starring Will Forte, 'Clean Slate' Starring Laverne Cox, Series From Amy Poehler & Mindy Kaling On Peacock's Development Slate". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  8. ^ https://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/blue-eye-samurai-slashes-to-netflix-with-top-notch-voice-cast/
  9. ^ https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/velma-dinkley-series-mindy-kaling-clone-high-reboot-hbo-max-1234904722/

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