Davis Entertainment is an American film and television production company, founded by John Davis in 1984.
Davis's three divisions–feature film, independent film, and television–develop and produce film and television projects for the major studios, independent distributors, networks and cable broadcasters. The company itself has enjoyed a long-standing first-look production deal at
20th Century Studios, although it also produces projects for all studios and mini-majors.
History [ edit ] Davis Entertainment Company was founded in 1984 by filmmaker John Davis and it was incorporated in Nevada on December 2, 1985.
In 1994, it launched its first foray onto interactive games, and launched
Catapult Entertainment, Inc. to produce its interactive video games.
On the same year, Davis Entertainment Company signed a production deal with
20th Century Fox to develop feature films. 
In 1995, Davis Entertainment launched its art-house division
Davis Entertainment Classics. It was subsequently renamed to  Davis Entertainment Filmworks in 2002.
In 1998, Davis Entertainment struck a deal with
20th Century Fox Television to produce its television shows for its networks, broadcast and cable.
In 2007, Michael Dorman joined its television division. At the same time, they signed a development pact with Fox Television Studios to produce series for television.
In 2011, John Fox, formerly employee of 20th Century Fox, joined the company.
In 2013, it signed a deal with
Sony Pictures Television to develop its television shows for platforms, broadcast, cable and streaming.
Filmography [ edit ]
Theatrical films [ edit ]
Upcoming [ edit ]
Direct-to-video films [ edit ]
Television movies [ edit ]
Television series [ edit ]
co-production with Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television
based on the 1967 series by: Collier Young developed by: Michael Caleo
co-production with Post 109, Yellow Brick Road Productions and Universal Television
John Rogers John Fox
co-production with Kung Fu Monkey Productions, Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television
Dr. Ken Jared Stern
Ken Jeong John Fox
co-production with Old Charlie Productions, ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television
Eric Kripke Shawn Ryan
co-production with Kripke Enterprises, MiddKid Productions, Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television
The Blacklist: Redemption
Jon Bokenkamp John Eisendrath Lukas Reiter J. R. Orci
co-production with The Jo[H]ns, Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television
Alex, Inc. Matt Tarses
based on : StartUp podcast by Gimlet Media, Inc.
co-production with Two Soups Productions, ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television
based on the 1980 TV series by: Donald P. Bellisario Glen A. Larson developed by: Peter M. Lenkov Eric Guggenheim
co-production with 101st Street Entertainment, Perfect Storm Entertainment, Universal Television and CBS Studios
Highest-grossing films [ edit ]
co-produced by Overbrook Entertainment
co-produced by Friendly Films
Dr. Dolittle 2
Daddy Day Care
co-produced by Revolution Studios
co-produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Tollin/Robbins Productions
co-produced by Gordon Company and Licht/Mueller Film Corporation
co-produced by Blue Sky Studios
Alien vs. Predator
co-produced by Brandywine Productions
Garfield: The Movie
co-produced by Paws, Inc.
References [ edit ]
"Company Town : In the Name of the Son : John Davis Is Working to Make His Own Mark". Los Angeles Times. 1994-06-07 . Retrieved . 2020-05-04
McNary, Dave (2005-09-23). "Davis reups deal at Fox". Variety . Retrieved . 2020-05-04
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Abrams, Rachel (2011-04-12). "Fox ankles Fox for Davis Entertainment". Variety . Retrieved . 2020-05-04
"Davis cranks up Classics arm". Variety. 1995-05-22 . Retrieved . 2020-05-04
Harris, Dana (2002-01-15). "Davis redubs indie banner". Variety . Retrieved . 2020-05-04
Hontz, Jenny (1998-10-20). "Davis, Fox ink TV pact". Variety . Retrieved . 2020-05-04
Schneider, Michael (2007-10-24). "John Davis takes Fox TV deal". Variety . Retrieved . 2020-05-04
". 'The Blacklist' Producers Ink First Look Deal at Sony TV (Exclusive)" The Hollywood Reporter. 29 July 2013 . Retrieved . 2020-05-04
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Kinsey, Michelle (June 5, 2004). "Hometown cat Garfield's movie opens next week". The Star Press. 105 (362). Muncie, Indiana. pp. 1, 6 – via Newspapers.com. Note - the link provided is to part two of the article; part one is located here.
"Predator 5 in the works from 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg". 20 November 2020.
Borys Kit (September 11, 2012). ". 'All of Me' Remake in the Works at DreamWorks" The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved . 7 December 2015
Justin Kroll (October 30, 2013). "Universal Turning 1970s Series 'It Takes a Thief' into Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety . Retrieved . 7 December 2015
Siegel, Tatiana (November 17, 2016). ". The Hollywood Reporter. 'The Crow' Remake Leaves Relativity and Heads to Group Led by Davis Films (Exclusive)"
at The Crow IMDb
Reich, Kenneth (March 3, 1997). "Mammoth Area Avoids Fallout From 'Volcano. '" The Los Angeles Times. CXVI (90) (Valley ed.). Times Mirror Company. pp. F9, F15 – via Newspapers.com. Note - Link to second part of the article.
Andreeva, Nellie (15 September 2015). ". 'Behind Enemy Lines' Series Adaptation Of Movie Thriller Set At Fox As Put Pilot" Deadline.com . Retrieved . 7 December 2015
Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (January 22, 2020). "NBC Picks Up Drama Pilots 'At That Age' & 'Echo. '" Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved . February 9, 2020
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