Playtone Entertainment is an American film and television production company and record label established in 1998 by actor Tom Hanks and producer Gary Goetzman.
It was named after the fictional record company "
Playtone" in , written and directed by Hanks; it also uses the same company logo. The success of the film served as a spring-board to launch an actual That Thing You Do! Playtone Records label. Playtone has had an exclusive television development deal with HBO since the company was formed. Over the course of that time, Playtone's projects for HBO have won 52 Emmy Awards, while garnering 107 Emmy Award Nominations.
Selected productions [ edit ]
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Released films [ edit ]
December 22, 2000
Robert Zemeckis distributed by
20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Pictures, co-production with ImageMovers.
April 19, 2002
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Joel Zwick distributed by
IFC Films, co-production with HBO Films, Gold Circle Films and MPH Entertainment.
November 22, 2004
The Polar Express Robert Zemeckis
Warner Bros., co-production with Castle Rock Entertainment, Shangri-La Entertainment, ImageMovers and Golden Mean
September 23, 2005
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Mark Cowen
February 10, 2006
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Jonathan Demme distributed by
Paramount Classics, co-production with Shangri-La Entertainment and Reprise Records.
July 26, 2006
The Ant Bully
John A. Davis distributed by Warner Bros., co-production with
Legendary Pictures, DNA Productions and Warner Bros. Animation.
November 10, 2006
Starter for 10
Tom Vaughan distributed by
Picturehouse and Icon Film Distribution, co-production with HBO Films, BBC Films and Neal Street Productions.
December 21, 2007
Charlie Wilson's War
Mike Nichols distributed by
Universal Studios, co-production with Relativity Media and Participant Productions.
January 18, 2008
The Great Buck Howard
Sean McGinly distributed by
Magnolia Pictures, co-production with Walden Media and Bristol Bay Productions.
July 18, 2008
Phyllida Lloyd distributed by Universal Studios, co-production with Littlestar.
October 10, 2008
City of Ember
Gil Kenan distributed by 20th Century Fox, co-production with
June 5, 2009
My Life in Ruins
Donald Petrie distributed by
Fox Searchlight Pictures.
October 16, 2009
Where the Wild Things Are
Spike Jonze distributed by Warner Bros., co-production with Legendary Pictures,
Village Roadshow Pictures and Wild Things Productions.
July 1, 2011
Tom Hanks distributed by Universal Studios.
October 23, 2012
Peter Landesman distributed by
Exclusive Media Group, co-production with American Film Company and Playtone.
Upcoming films [ edit ]
Television series [ edit ]
Playtone Records releases [ edit ]
Web Series [ edit ]
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