Atlas Entertainment

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Atlas Entertainment
PredecessorsRoven/Cavallo Entertainment
Steel Pictures
FoundersCharles Roven
Bob Cavallo
Dawn Steel
ProductsMotion Pictures Production and Financing
SubsidiariesAtlas Artist
Mosaic Media Group

Atlas Entertainment is an American film financing and production company, started by Charles Roven, Bob Cavallo and Dawn Steel in 1995.[1]


In 1990, Charles Roven and partner Bob Cavallo formed Roven/Cavallo Entertainment.[2] At the same time, wife Dawn Steel, who was formerly employee of Columbia Pictures formed Steel Pictures, and signed a deal with Walt Disney Studios to produce feature films.[3]

In 1995, they merged Roven/Cavallo Entertainment with Steel Pictures to create a new entity Atlas Entertainment, and it signed an exclusive feature film deal with Turner Pictures.[4]

In 1998, Bob Cavallo left Atlas Entertainment to join Walt Disney Studios.[5] Later that year, Dawn Steel, a manager in the company died.[6]

On July 29, 1999, Atlas Entertainment was merged with Gold/Miller Management to create Mosaic Media Group.[7]

In 2008, Charles Roven split off their ties from Mosaic Media Group, and relaunched Atlas Entertainment with a first-look deal at Sony Pictures.[8]

On May 6, 2014, Atlas promoted Curt Kanemoto from production executive to VP of production, joining Andy Horwitz and Jake Kurily, Topher Rhys-Lawrence from first assistant to creative executive, joining Rebecca Roven and Dan Wiedenhaupt, and promoted Patrick Blood from Atlas executive to VP of legal and business affairs.[9] In December 2014, Atlas started its subsidiary, a management company called Atlas Artists, headed by Dave Fleming.[10]

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle produced 2013 film American Hustle, for which both producers were nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture.[11] 12 Monkeys' episode “Mentally Divergent” was also nominated for Cinematography Awards.[12][13] Atlas also produced the films The Whole Truth with Suckle, while Warcraft (release date June 10, 2016) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (release date March 25, 2016) with Roven.[10][14][15] Uncharted will also be produced by Atlas along with Arad Productions.[16]


Theatrical films[edit]


Year Title Distributor Notes Budget Gross (worldwide)
1995 Angus New Line Cinema co-production with Turner Pictures and the BBC $1.5 million $4.8 million
12 Monkeys Universal Pictures co-production with Classico $29.5 million $168.8 million
1998 Fallen Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Turner Pictures $46 million $25.2 million
City of Angels co-production with TaurusFilm and Regency Enterprises $55 million $198.7 million
1999 Three Kings co-production with Village Roadshow Pictures, Village-A.M. Film Partnership and Coast Ridge Films $48 million $107.7 million


Year Title Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2009 The International Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Relativity Media $50 million $60.2 million


Year Title Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2011 Season of the Witch Relativity Media co-production with Rogue $40 million $91.6 million
2013 American Hustle Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures $251.2 million
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with DC Entertainment, RatPac Entertainment and Cruel and Unusual Films $250–300 million $873.6 million
Warcraft Universal Pictures co-production with Legendary Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment $160 million $439 million
Suicide Squad Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with DC Films and RatPac Entertainment $175 million $746.8 million
The Whole Truth Lionsgate Premiere co-production with FilmNation Entertainment, PalmStar Entertainment, Likely Story and Merced Media N/A $1,772,492
2017 The Great Wall Universal Pictures co-production with Legendary East, China Film Group and Le Vision Pictures $150 million $334.9 million
Wonder Woman Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with DC Films, RatPac Entertainment, Cruel and Unusual Films, Tencent Pictures and Wanda Pictures $120–150 million $821.8 million
Justice League co-production with DC Films, RatPac Entertainment and Cruel and Unusual Films $300 million $657 million


Year Title Distributor Notes
2020 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with DC Films, The Stone Quarry and Mad Ghost Productions
2021 Uncharted Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures, Arad Productions and PlayStation Productions
The Suicide Squad Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with DC Films, The Safran Company, and Troll Court Entertainment

Direct-to-video/streaming films[edit]


Year Title Distributor Notes
2019 Triple Frontier Netflix

Upcoming Films[edit]

Year Title Distributor Notes
2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League HBO Max co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures, WarnerMax, DC Films, and The Stone Quarry

Television series[edit]

Years Title Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2015-2018 12 Monkeys Syfy co-production with Division Street (seasons 3-4) and Universal Cable Productions 4 47
2018–present Dirty John Bravo (season 1)
USA Network (season 2-)
co-production with Universal Cable Productions (season 1), Universal Content Productions (season 2- ), Los Angeles Times Studios and Nutmegger 2 8
2019 What/If Netflix co-production with Page Fright, Compari Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television 1 10

Made for television films[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2010 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Cartoon Network co-production with Warner Premiere, Telvan Productions and Nine/8 Entertainment


  1. ^ "Dawn Steel". Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  2. ^ Billboard. 2006-11-11.
  3. ^ "Dawn Steel Lands Deal With Disney Co". Los Angeles Times. 1990-04-06. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  4. ^ Frook, John Evan; Frook, John Evan (1994-03-02). "Turner boosts distrib plans with Steel deal". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  5. ^ Sandler, Adam (1997-10-28). "Disney, Cavallo reunite". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  6. ^ Madigan, Richard Natale,Nick; Madigan, Nick (1997-12-21). "Dawn Steel dead at 51". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-07. Missing |author2= (help)
  7. ^ Fleming, Michael (1999-07-29). "Gold/Miller joins hands with Atlas". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  8. ^ "Roven carries Atlas to Sony Pictures in first-look deal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  9. ^ Sneider, Jeff (May 6, 2014). "'Batman vs. Superman' Producer Atlas Entertainment Promotes Curt Kanemoto". Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  10. ^ a b McNary, Dave (December 8, 2014). "Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment Expands Into Management". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Lisa Raya, Anna (November 18, 2013). "OSCARS Q&A: Producers Charles Roven, Richard Suckle & Megan Ellison On Character-Driven 'American Hustle'". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  12. ^ "Gotham, 12 Monkeys, Game of Thrones Nominated for Cinematography Awards". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  13. ^ "CSC Awards - TV Series". Archived from the original on 2017-10-25. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (March 6, 2014). "Renee Zellweger Joining Daniel Craig in 'The Whole Truth'". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  15. ^ Lesnick, Silas (November 8, 2014). "The Cast and Characters of the Warcraft Movie Revealed!". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  16. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 24, 2020). "'Uncharted' Pushed Back On Sony Release Schedule". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on January 31, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2020.

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