Dakota Pictures

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Dakota Pictures
Founded 1985 (as Dakota North Entertainment)
2006 (as Dakota Pictures)
Founder Troy Miller
Headquarters North Hollywood, California, U.S.
Website Official Site

Dakota Pictures is an American film/television production company and development company created by Director/Writer/Producer Troy Miller in 1985. Early on, Miller established Dakota as a creative destination for talented writers, directors and producers. It originally known as Dakota North Entertainment until 2006, when it changed to Dakota Pictures. Dakota actively produces scripted and reality-based series and specials, with of a strong history of being a destination for alternative comedy and mainstream entertainment.

Dakota Pictures has produced many hit comedy series including Bored to Death. Flight of the Conchords, Tenacious D, and Mr. Show for HBO, Viva La Bam for MTV, and Behind The Lines for ABC. Dakota has received over a dozen Emmy nominations for various projects.[1]

Years ago, Dakota Pictures began collaborating with Comedy Central to produce stand-up comedy specials for the likes of Brian Regan,[2] Martin Short. David Alan Grier, John Oliver. and Jim Gaffigan. The two companies also worked together on behind the scenes specials of blockbuster comedy films such as, Old School, 40 Year Old Virgin. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Borat, Knocked Up, and I Love You, Man.

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  1. ^ "Nominations: Official 2009 Primetime Emmy Award Nominees". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  2. ^ Schneider, Michael (2008-03-12). "Comedy Central reveals slate". Variety. Retrieved 2010-06-13.

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