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Imagine Entertainment
PredecessorImagine Films Entertainment
Major H Productions
Brian Grazer Productions
FoundedNovember 1985; 36 years ago (1985-11)
FounderBrian Grazer
Ron Howard
Headquarters150 South El Camino Drive, ,
Area served
Key people
Brian Grazer (Chairman)
Ron Howard (Chairman)
Michael Rosenberg (Co-Chairman)
ProductsFeature films[1]
Television series[2]
Branded content[4]
OwnersBrian Grazer
Ron Howard
DivisionsImagine Features
Imagine Television Studios
Imagine Documentaries
Imagine Branded Entertainment[4]
Imagine Kids+Family
SubsidiariesJax Media
Jigsaw Productions[5]
Marginal Mediaworks[6]

Imagine Entertainment (formerly Imagine Films Entertainment), also known simply as Imagine, is an American film and television production company founded in November 1985 by producer Brian Grazer and director Ron Howard.


Brian Grazer and Ron Howard met in 1982 on Night Shift, with Howard directing and Grazer co-producing. They followed it up by working on 1984's Splash.[7]


Imagine Films Entertainment[edit]

Logo from 1985 until 2020.

The company was originally founded in November 1985, following the success of the motion picture Splash. It was originated from a merger of two production companies, Ron Howard's Major H Productions and Brian Grazer's self-titled production company Brian Grazer Productions.[8] The company went public the following year. At first, the company set a deal with Tri-Star Pictures to produce feature films and television shows. Imagine granted Tri-Star the right of first refusal to syndicate their off-network shows produced by Imagine. Its offering was sold to Allen & Co. for 1,667,000 units for common stock and warrant it to purchase additional one-third of its stock. The net proceeds were used for development and production of theatrical films, television series, mini-series and made for television movies, although "the company does not presently intend to develop game shows or daytime soap operas." Imagine however has its prospectus having negotiations with Paramount Television for a commitment with ABC for a half-hour pilot and five episodes based on the comedy film Gung Ho.[9]

Later the same year, Imagine had a five-year deal with Showtime/The Movie Channel, Inc. and it was able to develop projects for the channels Showtime and The Movie Channel. The agreement would kick-off with 1989 pay television availabilities and include pay-per view exhibition rights to all Imagine-produced films and about 30 motion pictures and "an unspecified number of original products" are also covered by the agreement. "There was the option of developing "long-form dramas" or series as part of the original material to be developed and aired exclusively on Showtime, adding that it could also acquire the syndication rights to these films and original products.[10][11]

On July 29, 1987, Tri-Star Pictures and Imagine Films Entertainment announced the termination of obligations by Imagine to offer Tri-Star distribution rights for all of its television programming and feature films. Imagine, which received more than $1.7 million from Tri-Star, made a $1.3 million payment to Tri-Star, the companies said and advances from Tri-Star were eliminated. The companies said they "intend[ed] to work together on a project-by-project basis" and that projects already in development were not affected. Imagine said the modified agreement "provide[d] it with the flexibility to pursue certain financing and distribution opportunities which were not anticipated when the companies entered the original agreement."[12]

On December 1, 1987, the company sealed a production and distribution deal with Universal Pictures via a "long-term multiple picture agreement" that they distributed Imagine's films for three to five films a year and the agreement "contemplates the possibility" that Universal acquired a 20% share in Imagine[13][7] and it will conclude through November 1992 for financing 50% of 30 films. Imagine had an IPO in 1986 at $8 for a package of one share and one warrant. Shares rose to $19.25 before falling in the stock market crash in 1987 to $2.25. In the summer of next year, Imagine struck a deal with MCA TV to handle distribution of its television material. MCA and Imagine will have a joint television venture which MCA has the exclusive network and home video distribution rights. Imagine retains domestic distribution rights for now and is banking on those rights becoming more valuable in the future as its theatrical and television programs gain exposure. Imagine's television division will focus on half-hour comedies, whereas MCA will focus one-hour programs for the networks.[14][15]

In September 1988, Robert Harris who was employee of MCA, and president of Universal Television Group joined the company as president of motion pictures and television. Harris said the studio is also taking original feature cable projects with Showtime, HBO, TNT, USA and MTV Network (which includes Nickelodeon and VH-1, in addition to projects with on-air networks)[15]

On May 29, 1989, Imagine and Central Independent Television signed a deal to make TV movies for the worldwide business. Under the deal, the new joint venture would produce between four and six TV movies and mini-series a year. MCA who owned about 20% of Imagine and had worldwide distribution rights to its TV series as well as to its long-form programs on a project-by-project basis would also have first consideration on international distribution rights to the joint venture's programs. Imagine and Central retained rights in the U.S. and UK, respectively. The Imagine-Central joint venture was separate from MCA's own ongoing exploration of a joint venture with a European company for Europe-based long-form co-production. The company was in discussions with two or three potential partners, but a deal was not expected soon. Its projects required U.S. and UK presales to go forward, although the venture intended to seek U.S. buyers going beyond the three big commercial networks to include Fox, as well as cable networks TNT, USA Network, Showtime and HBO. The deal also allowed for theatrical distribution, although such co-productions were not in the planning.[16]

Imagine and Second City signed a joint venture deal in May 1989. In September 1989, Imagine is entering syndication production business and signed a long-term co-production deal with Second City Entertainment, for a late night talk/comedy strip that was distributed by MCA TV. It will use the ready talent pool of Second City comedians. The result is My Talk Show, which aired in the 1990–91 season.[15] As HA!: The Comedy Network is ready to air in 1990, they stuck deals with Imagine Films Entertainment, for series featuring the Second City Repertory Company, as well as MTM Enterprises.[17]

In 1990, Imagine Films Entertainment launched a brand new family film label Imagine Family Films, designed to compete with Disney for a family film audience, in order to produce G-rated and PG-rated feature films, and has plans to produce three family films per year, with an eye on the holiday release schedule. The first film planned to be developed for the branding was a remake of the 1963 family feature film Flipper, and an adaptation of the book series Curious George. Both MCA/Universal and Imagine agreed to an extension that Universal would handle theatrical distribution, network, foreign and home video rights, while Universal Studios Florida handled the theme park rights to the properties that were proposed by Imagine Family Films. The new Imagine Family Films banner was intended to model on the success of Disney, and decided to extend on the natural extension of the wholesome wide appeal fare the company has been using since its founding.[18]

In 1991, Imagine Films Entertainment shut down its original Imagine Television division, and terminating its exclusive production partnership with MCA, Inc., and it will lay off 30 of its 80 employees of its company. It came when the series My Talk Show, and Parenthood flopped. Andrew Suskind, Joyce Brotman, Todd Bergesen, Richard Pierson, Judy Ranam and Lisa Bloom left the company.[19]

By May 1992, 48% of the stock was public traded and worth $9.375. The duo agreed to a new six-picture deal with Universal while concurrently offering $9 a share to buy the company's public outstanding share to start a new company with its assets. If not, they planned to leave the company at their contract expiration in November to start the new company anyway. Universal was providing the cash for a buyout of an equity stake in the new company.[11] By January 21, 1993, it approved a $9 share offer made by its founders and co-chief executives, and IFE Acquisition Co. could render the offer for the deal.[20]

Imagine Entertainment[edit]

In early 1997, Imagine Entertainment reopened its television division and signed a deal with Walt Disney Television for the development of TV series, which would expire at the end of 2000. Its movie contract remained with Universal. It boosted up their access to Disney's TV production slate. Imagine was exclusive for development and production of TV projects, including half-hour comedy series, one-hour dramas, motion pictures for TV and miniseries.[21][22] They hired Tony Krantz to be co-chairman of its television division, and it will share a stake in the television division with its founders Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, while overseeing the TV division's day-to-day operations.[23]

In 2000, the partnership teamed up with 20th Century Fox for development of TV series, an agreement set to expire at the end of 2016.[7] In 2011, the company had three weak box office performers with The Dilemma, Cowboys & Aliens and Tower Heist. Because of their weak financial pact renewal with Universal in January 2012, Imagine laid off 5 employees, including production executive Jeremy Steckler.[24] This also moves Imagine from exclusive to a first-look deal. By 2013, Imagine was considering other funding methods for the company's films including crowdfunding for a Friday Night Lights movie.[25]

In November 2013, Michael Rosenberg was promoted to co-chairman followed in December 2013, with Erica Huggins being promoted to his previous position as president.[26] Industry insiders indicated in late January 2016 that a deal with Raine Group was in the works that would have Raine become a partner of the production company while contributing $100 million.[7] The deal was then confirmed on February 8, 2016.[27]

On April 5, 2017, Imagine signeda six-picture deal with Warner Bros. and Australian visual effects/animation studio Animal Logic to develop, finance, and produce six animated/live-action films.[28][29] At the end of July 2017, the company struck a four-year first look co-financing and television production deal with CBS Corporation, which saw the former producing content for the company's CBS and Showtime television networks and CBS All Access SVOD streaming service. The agreement was reached by Grazer and CBS Corporation then-Chairman and then-CEO Les Moonves.[30]

In February 2018, Imagine acquired a controlling stake in Jax Media.[31] In November that same year, the company also acquired a stake in content studio Marginal Mediaworks founded by CEO Sanjay Sharma.[6]

In June 2020, Imagine Entertainment made a substantial investment in Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions. Gibney formed the New York-based Jigsaw in 2012, and directed and produced Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and Citizen K.[5] More recently, the studio signed a first-look deal with Apple Originals.[32]


Feature-film division[edit]

The feature-film division has participated in over sixty productions and is associated with Universal Pictures,[33] which has distributed many of Imagine's productions, some with other studios. Erica Huggins was hired as senior vice president of motion picture production and was elevated to executive vice president in 2006, and later to co-president of production in 2010.[26]

Theatrical films[edit]

Year Title Distributor Notes References
1987 Like Father Like Son
TriStar Pictures
first film
1988 Willow
with Lucasfilm
Columbia Pictures
Clean and Sober
Warner Bros. Pictures
1989 The 'Burbs Universal Pictures first film under a production pact with Universal Pictures [11]
The Dream Team
Parenthood [7]
Year Title Distributor Notes References
1990 Cry-Baby Universal Pictures
Opportunity Knocks with Brad Grey Productions and Meledandri-Gordon Company
Kindergarten Cop [11]
Problem Child with Robert Simonds Productions [11]
1991 The Doors
Tri-Star Pictures
with Carolco Pictures
Closet Land Universal Pictures
Backdraft with Trilogy Entertainment Group
Problem Child 2 with Robert Simonds Productions
My Girl
Columbia Pictures
1992 Far and Away Universal Pictures [11]
Paramount Pictures
with Eddie Murphy Productions
1993 CB4 Universal Pictures
Cop and a Half
For Love or Money
1994 My Girl 2
Columbia Pictures
Greedy Universal Pictures
The Paper
The Cowboy Way
1995 Apollo 13
1996 Sgt. Bilko
The Nutty Professor with Eddie Murphy Productions [24]
Buena Vista Pictures
with Touchstone Pictures
The Chamber Universal Pictures with Davis Entertainment
1997 Liar Liar
Inventing the Abbotts
20th Century Fox
1998 Mercury Rising Universal Pictures
1999 EDtv
Beyond the Mat
Lions Gate Films
Year Title Distributor Notes References
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Universal Pictures with Eddie Murphy Productions
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
2001 A Beautiful Mind with DreamWorks Pictures [7]
2002 Undercover Brother
Blue Crush
Stealing Harvard
Sony Pictures Releasing
with Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios
8 Mile Universal Pictures with Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG [24]
2003 Intolerable Cruelty with Mike Zoss Productions
The Missing
Sony Pictures Releasing
with Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios
The Cat in the Hat
Universal Pictures
with DreamWorks Pictures
2004 The Alamo
Buena Vista Pictures
with Touchstone Pictures
Friday Night Lights Universal Pictures [7]
2005 Inside Deep Throat with HBO Documentary Films and World of Wonder
Cinderella Man with Buena Vista International, Touchstone Pictures, Miramax Films and Parkway Productions
Buena Vista Pictures
with Touchstone Pictures
Fun with Dick and Jane
Sony Pictures Releasing
with Columbia Pictures and JC 23 Entertainment
2006 Curious George Universal Pictures with Universal Animation Studios
Inside Man with 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks [7]
The Da Vinci Code
Sony Pictures Releasing
with Columbia Pictures and Skylark Productions
2007 American Gangster Universal Pictures with Relativity Media and Scott Free Productions
2008 Changeling with Relativity Media and Malpaso Productions
Frost/Nixon with StudioCanal, Relativity Media and Working Title Films
2009 Angels & Demons
Sony Pictures Releasing
with Columbia Pictures and Skylark Productions
Year Title Distributor Notes References
2010 Robin Hood Universal Pictures with Relativity Media and Scott Free Productions
2011 The Dilemma with Spyglass Entertainment and Wild West Picture Show Productions [24]
Take Me Home Tonight
Relativity Media
with Rogue
Cowboys & Aliens
Universal Pictures
with DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, K/O Paper Products, Fairview Entertainment and Platinum Studios; international distribution by Paramount Pictures [24]
Sony Pictures Classics
with Columbia Pictures
Tower Heist
Universal Pictures
with Relativity Media and Eddie Murphy Productions [24]
J. Edgar
Warner Bros. Pictures
with Malpaso Productions and Wintergreen Productions
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me
Paramount Pictures
with AEG Live, EMI Music, Perry Productions, Pulse Films, Magical Elves Productions, Splinter Films, MTV Films and Insurge Pictures
2013 Rush
Universal Pictures
independently financed; with Exclusive Media, Cross Creek Pictures, Working Title Films and Revolution Films
Made in America
Phase 4 Films
with Participant Media, RadicalMedia and Jay-Z [35]
2014 Get on Up
Universal Pictures
with Jagged Films and Wyolah Films
The Good Lie
Warner Bros. Pictures
with Alcon Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment and Black Label Media
2015 In the Heart of the Sea
Warner Bros. Pictures
with Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, COTT Productions, Enelmar Productions A.I.E., Roth Films, Spring Creek Pictures and Kia Jam [7]
Prophet's Prey
with Artemis Rising Foundation and Disarming Films [37]
Love the Coopers
CBS Films (via Lionsgate)
with Groundswell Productions [38]
2016 Pelé: Birth of a Legend
IFC Films
with Seine Pictures
Sony Pictures Releasing
with Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, LSG Productions and Mid Atlantic Films
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
with Apple Corps and White Horse Pictures [39]
2017 Lowriders
Universal Pictures
with BH Tilt and Telemundo
The Dark Tower
Sony Pictures Releasing
with Columbia Pictures, Weed Road Pictures and MRC
American Made
Universal Pictures
with Cross Creek Pictures, Hercules Film Fund, Quadrant Pictures and Vendian Entertainment
2018 The Spy Who Dumped Me
with Bron Studios [40]
2019 Pavarotti
CBS Films
with PolyGram Entertainment, Decca Records and White Horse Pictures
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band
Magnolia Pictures
with Bell Media Studios and White Horse Pictures [41][42]
Year Title Distributor Notes References
2020 Rebuilding Paradise
National Geographic Documentary Films
Breakthrough: Virus Fighters with National Geographic Studios, Lincoln Square Productions, DDCD & Partners, Inc., Asylum Entertainment and General Electric [44]
D. Wade: Life Unexpected
ESPN Films
2021 The Day Sports Stood Still
HBO Documentary Films
Julia Sony Pictures Classics with CNN Films and Storyville Films [48]
Paper & Glue Abromarama and MSNBC Films with Impact Partners, TIME Studios and Shark Island Productions [49]
Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker Short documentary [50]
2023 The Shrinking of Treehorn
Paramount Pictures
with Paramount Animation and Animal Logic [51]
TBA Zero
Warner Bros. Pictures
with Warner Animation Group and Animal Logic [51]
new Friday Night Lights film Universal Pictures [52]
Fear [53]
Thirteen Lives
United Artists Releasing
with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Bron [54]

Direct-to-video/Streaming films[edit]

Year Title Distributor Notes References
2009 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
with Universal Animation Studios
Year Title Distributor Notes References
2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Universal Pictures Home Entertainment with Universal 1440 Entertainment and Universal Animation Studios
2016 Kindergarten Cop 2 with Universal 1440 Entertainment and Where's Arnold Productions [7]
2017 Cop and a Half: New Recruit with Universal 1440 Entertainment, Everywhere Studios and 50 Degrees North Productions
2019 Backdraft 2 with Universal 1440 Entertainment, Rafaella Productions, Nexus Factory, uMedia and Title Media
Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10
Apple TV
with DHX Media and Tremolo Productions [55]
Undercover Brother 2
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
with Universal 1440 Entertainment and Hal Lieberman Company
Year Title Distributor Notes References
2020 Dads
Apple TV+
with Dove Men + Care and Nine Muses Entertainment [56]
Hillbilly Elegy
John Bronco
2021 Who Are You, Charlie Brown?
Apple TV+
with WildBrain Studios, Peanuts Worldwide and Schulz Studio [58]
Tick, Tick... Boom!
with 5000 Broadway Productions [59]


Year Title Distributor Notes References
2022 Wedding Season
with Jax Media and Samosa Stories

Television division[edit]

Its television division, Imagine Television Studios has participated in at least twenty productions and is associated with 20th Century Fox Television.

Television productions[edit]

Year(s) Title Network/Channel Notes
1986–1987 Gung Ho
with Paramount Television and Four Way Productions
1987–1988 Ohara with Warner Bros. Television and M'ass Production
1987 Take Five
with TriStar Television and Empire City Presentations
1989 Knight & Daye NBC
1990–1991 Parenthood
My Talk Show
with Second City Entertainment and MCA TV
1997–1998 Hiller and Diller
with Touchstone Television
1998 From the Earth to the Moon
1998–2000 Sports Night
with Touchstone Television
1998–2002 Felicity
The WB
1999–2001 The PJs
with The Murphy Company, Will Vinton Studios, and Touchstone Television
2000 Wonderland
ABC/The 101 Network
with Touchstone Television
Rat Bastard
Pilot; with Epoch Ink
2001 The Beast
with Touchstone Television
2001–10 24[7]
with Real Time Productions, Teakwood Lane Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television
2003 Miss Match
with Darren Star Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
Arrested Development[25]
with The Hurwitz Company and 20th Century Fox Television
2004 The Big House
with 20th Century Fox Television
2004–05 Quintuplets
with Mark Reisman Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
2005 The Inside with Reamworks and 20th Century Fox Television
2006 Saved
with Sarabande Productions and Fox 21
Curious George
PBS Kids/Peacock
with WGBH-TV and Universal Animation Studios
2006 Treasure Hunters
with Magical Elves, Inc. and Madison Road Entertainment
2006–08 Shark
with Deforestation Services and 20th Century Fox Television
2006–11 Friday Night Lights[25]
with Film 44 and Universal Media Studios
2008 24: Redemption
with Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
2009–11 Lie to Me with Pagoda Pictures, Samuel Baum Productions, MiddKid Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television
2010–15 Parenthood NBC with True Jack Productions, Universal Media Studios, and Universal Television
2011 Friends with Benefits with Big Kid Pictures, Pickle Films, and 20th Century Fox Television
The Playboy Club with Alta Loma Entertainment, Storyland Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox Television
2012 The 84th Academy Awards[60]
with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Great Escape
with Profiles Television Productions, The Hochberg Ebersol Company, and Fox Television Studios
2013 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)
with Hot Lava Girl Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
2014 Those Who Kill
A&E/Lifetime Movie Network
with One Two One Three Pictures, Miso Film, and Fox 21
24: Live Another Day
with Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
Gang Related with Chris Morgan Productions, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television
2015–2020 Empire[7] with Lee Daniels Entertainment, Danny Strong Productions, Little Chicken Inc., and 20th Century Fox Television
2015 The Bastard Executioner
with Sutter Ink, FX Productions, and Fox 21 Television Studios
2015–present Breakthrough National Geographic Channel [44]
2016−18 Mars with RadicalMedia[61]
2017 24: Legacy
with Coto/Katz Productions, Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox Television[62]
Shots Fired with Undisputed Cinema and 20th Century Fox Television
2017–present Genius
National Geographic Channel
with Paperboy Productions, OddLot Entertainment, EUE/Sokolow and 20th Television[63]
2019–present Why Women Kill
CBS All Access/Paramount+
with CBS Television Studios
2020 68 Whiskey
Paramount Network
with CBS Television Studios, yes Studio and Little City
Filthy Rich
with Wyolah Films and Fox Entertainment
2020–21 The Astronauts[64][65]
with UnMovies and Nickelodeon Productions
2020 On Pointe
2021–present We Are: The Brooklyn Saints[66]
with Disarming Films
Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine[67]
with Rolling Stone and Lightbox[68]
2021 Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel[67]
with RadicalMedia and Third Eye Motion Picture Company
2021–present Swagger
Apple TV+
with CBS Studios and Thirty Five Ventures
The Lost Symbol
with CBS Studios and Universal Television
2022 Willow[69]
with Lucasfilm and MGM Television
TBA The Tiny Chef Show[70]
with Nickelodeon Productions and Tiny Chef Productions
Untitled Music Comedy[71]
Amazon Prime Video
with Amazon Studios


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