Black Bear Pictures

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Black Bear Pictures is a media company that develops, produces and finances original content for film and television.

Since its 2011 launch, Black Bear's slate has grossed over $300,000,000 worldwide, been nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, nine Golden Globes, ten BAFTAs, and premiered at such prestigious festivals at Cannes, Sundance, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York, and London.

In addition, Black Bear helped to create and now owns Elevation Pictures, the leading independent film and TV distribution company in Canada.

Black Bear is based in Santa Monica, California.


The founder is Teddy Schwarzman, a film producer and former corporate lawyer who left Cinetic Media to found his own production company.