|Founded||2000 (film studio)
2001 (television studio)
|Defunct||2007 (film studio)
2014 (television studio)
|Parent||Fortress Investment Group|
Revolution Studios was an American motion picture studio founded in 2000 by Joe Roth, a former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox. Revolution was formerly a strategic partner of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which distributed and marketed Revolution's films. The company's film division shut down in October 2007, coinciding with the end of the six-year deal with Sony. Revolution Studios' first film was Tomcats and the last film was The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep.
Roth owned the controlling interest in Revolution. Other shareholders included Hollywood executives Todd Garner, Rob Moore, Tom Sherak and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, as well as Sony Pictures, Starz Entertainment (which owns pay cable rights to its films), and 20th Century Fox. In June 2014, Roth announced that he had sold Revolution Studios to Fortress Investment Group for roughly $250 million.
In October 2014, Revolution Studios acquired the foreign rights and copyrights to the Morgan Creek Productions library. In 2015, Revolution acquired Cross Creek Pictures' 50% interests in Black Swan and The Ides of March. That year, Revolution began a partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to produce "non-feature" productions based on the former's properties. This deal does not, however, include Morgan Creek's library.
Revolution Studios had strategic partnerships with Sony Pictures, Fox Entertainment Group (FEG) and Starz Entertainment. Sony released Revolution's output into movie theaters domestically and internationally and facilitates distribution (via Sony/Columbia Pictures) for Revolution content to DVD/home video.
Starz Entertainment has the rights to Revolution's library for their pay-television channels (Starz and Encore) through Sony Pictures Television (SPT). FEG retains the broadcast television rights (Revolution content airs on the Fox Broadcasting Company) and basic cable rights (FX Networks) through SPT and Debmar-Mercury (broadcast syndication of Revolution Studios films will go through Debmar-Mercury and 20th Television).
In October 2014, Revolution Studios forged a global licensing pact with Miramax, wherein the latter company would sell the worldwide TV and digital distribution rights to the former's library. Miramax has been handling US sales of the Revolution library since June 2012.
Here is a list of films independently produced by Revolution:
|March 30, 2001||Tomcats||co-production with Eagle Cove Entertainment|
|June 1, 2001||The Animal||co-production with Happy Madison Productions|
|July 20, 2001||America's Sweethearts|
|November 2, 2001||The One|
|December 28, 2001||Black Hawk Down||co-production with Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Scott Free Productions|
|May 10, 2002||The New Guy|
|August 2, 2002||The Master of Disguise||co-production with Happy Madison Productions|
|August 9, 2002||xXx||co-production with Original Film|
|September 13, 2002||Stealing Harvard||co-production with Imagine Entertainment|
|November 1, 2002||Punch-Drunk Love||co-production with New Line Cinema|
|December 13, 2002||Maid in Manhattan||co-production with Red OM Films|
|January 24, 2003||Darkness Falls|
|March 7, 2003||Tears of the Sun||co-production with Cheyenne Enterprises|
|April 11, 2003||Anger Management||co-production with Happy Madison Productions|
|May 10, 2003||Daddy Day Care||co-production with Davis Entertainment|
|June 13, 2003||Hollywood Homicide|
|August 1, 2003||Gigli||co-production with City Light Films and Casey Silver Productions|
|October 24, 2003||Radio||co-production with Tollin/Robbins Productions|
|November 26, 2003||The Missing||co-production with Imagine Entertainment|
|December 19, 2003||Mona Lisa Smile||co-production with Red OM Films|
|December 25, 2003||Peter Pan||co-production with Universal Pictures (USA) and Columbia Pictures (International)|
|April 2, 2004||Hellboy||co-production with Lawrence Gordon Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment|
|April 23, 2004||13 Going on 30|
|June 23, 2004||White Chicks||co-production with Wayans Bros. Entertainment|
|August 6, 2004||Little Black Book|
|September 24, 2004||The Forgotten||co-production with The Jinks Cohen Company|
|November 24, 2004||Christmas with the Kranks||co-production with 1492 Pictures, Team Todd Films and Boxing Cat Films|
|January 21, 2005||Are We There Yet?||co-production with Cube Vision|
|January 28, 2005||An Unfinished Life||co-production Miramax Films and The Ladd Company|
|February 25, 2005||Man of the House|
|April 29, 2005||XXX: State of the Union||co-production with Original Film|
|October 14, 2005||The Fog|
|October 21, 2005||The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio||co-production with DreamWorks|
|November 23, 2005||Rent||co-production with 1492 Pictures|
|February 17, 2006||Freedomland||co-production with Scott Rudin Productions|
|April 7, 2006||The Benchwarmers||co-production with Happy Madison Productions|
|June 23, 2006||Click||co-production with Happy Madison Productions and Original Film|
|July 14, 2006||Little Man||co-production with Wayans Bros. Entertainment|
|August 11, 2006||Zoom||co-production with Team Todd Films and Boxing Cat Films|
|December 20, 2006||Rocky Balboa||co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer|
|April 6, 2007||Are We Done Yet?||co-production with RKO Pictures and Cube Vision|
|April 13, 2007||Perfect Stranger|
|April 27, 2007||Next||co-production with Saturn Films and Virtual Studios, distributed by Paramount Pictures|
|August 8, 2007||Daddy Day Camp||co-production with TriStar Pictures and Davis Entertainment|
|September 7, 2007||The Brothers Solomon||co-production with TriStar Pictures|
|October 12, 2007||Across the Universe|
|December 25, 2007||The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep||co-production with Walden Media, Beacon Pictures and Ecosse Pictures|
- Queens Supreme (2003)
- Are We There Yet? (2010-2012)
- Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza (2011)
- Anger Management (2012–2014)
- Revolution Studios Shutting Down Film Development
- Angelo, Megan (2010-05-30). "At TBS, Diversity Pays Its Own Way". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- "Charlie Sheen eyes TV return in "Anger Management"". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- "Twitter / @RyanLeger2 @UniversalPics @Morgan_Creek no, it does not.". Twitter.com. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-10-08.