Scott Free Productions

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Scott Free Productions
  • 1970 (as Scott Free Enterprises)[citation needed]
  • 1980 (as Percy Main Productions)
  • 1995 (as Scott Free Productions)
FoundersRidley Scott
Tony Scott
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, United States
Key people
Kevin J. Walsh
Mike Pruss
(Senior VP)
Jack Arbuthnott
(Head of Film)
Kate Crowe
(Head of Television)
Carlo Dusi
(Head of Business)
ProductsMotion pictures, television programs
ParentRSA Films

Scott Free Productions is a British-American independent film and television production company founded in 1970 by filmmakers and brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. They formed the feature film development company Percy Main Productions in 1980,[1] naming the company after the English village Percy Main, where their father grew up.[2] The company was renamed to Scott Free Productions in 1995.[2] Scott Free has produced films ranging from the 2000 Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator (2000) to "smaller pictures" like Cracks (2009).[2] Between productions of White Squall (1996) and G.I. Jane (1997), Ridley Scott reorganised the company.[3]

Scott Free Productions has offices in London and Los Angeles. It works with Ridley Scott's larger company RSA Films by assisting directors in film and television.[4]


In 1992, Percy Main Productions signed a production deal with Paramount Pictures to produce its feature films.[5]

In 1993, two separate production companies Tony Scott Productions and Percy Main Productions was merged into a single roof and it signed an agreement with 20th Century Fox, and Italy's RCS Video, with UK's Majestic Films International to distribute its films and made its new banner Scott Free Productions.[6]

In 1995, the Scotts moved to Disney, and Largo Entertainment took over international distribution of its product.[7] In 1996, the Scotts signed a secondary agreement with Intermedia to finance some of its films.[8]

In November 1997, the Scotts moved full-time to PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, where they produced feature films for the studio, terminating its contracts with Disney and Intermedia.[9]

In 1999, Scott Free Productions entered a two-year production deal with The Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, after its original deal with Universal, which was inherited from PolyGram Filmed Entertainment ended.[10] There, the company produced Black Hawk Down for Bruckheimer.

In 2001, Scott Free was moved to 20th Century Fox, and Fox produced its feature films, after its previous agreement with producer Jerry Bruckheimer ended.[11]

In 2002, Scott Free signed a television contract with CBS to produce its television shows, airing on the network.[12]

In 2005, Numbers became Scott Free's first hit series for television.[13] The strategy repeated in 2009 when Scott Free produced its second hit series The Good Wife.[14]

In 2012, Tony Scott, who was one of the co-founders of the company in 1993, died.[15]



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Year Title Director Notes
1970 Loving Memory Tony Scott as Scott Free Enterprises
1971 The Great Escape[16] Barry Tomblin as Scott Free Enterprises
1976 Owen Wingrave[17] Paul Seban as Scott Free Enterprises
L' Auteur de Beltraffio[18] Tony Scott as Scott Free Enterprises
1977 The Duellists Ridley Scott as Scott Free Enterprises
1991 Thelma & Louise Ridley Scott as Percy Main Productions
1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise''[19] Ridley Scott as Percy Main Productions
1994 The Browning Version Mike Figgis as Percy Main Productions
Monkey Trouble Franco Amurri as Percy Main Productions
1996 White Squall Ridley Scott
The Fan Tony Scott
1997 G.I. Jane Ridley Scott
1998 Clay Pigeons David Dobkin
Enemy of the State Tony Scott (produced in association with)
1999 RKO 281 Benjamin Ross TV Movie
2000 Where the Money Is Marek Kanievska
The Last Debate John Badham TV Movie
Gladiator Ridley Scott (produced in association with)
2001 Hannibal Ridley Scott
Black Hawk Down Ridley Scott (produced in association with)
2002 The Gathering Storm Richard Loncraine TV Movie
Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey Charles de Lauzirika Documentary
Red Dragon Brett Ratner Uncredited
2003 Matchstick Men Ridley Scott
Fog A Scare Popstarx Ridley Scott
2004 Tricks of the Trade: Making 'Matchstick Men' Charles de Lauzirika Documentary
Man on Fire Tony Scott
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Ridley Scott
In Her Shoes Curtis Hanson
Domino Tony Scott
2006 Orpheus Bruce Beresford TV Movie
Tristan & Isolde Kevin Reynolds
The Path to Redemption Charles de Lauzirika Documentary
A Good Year Ridley Scott
Déjà Vu Tony Scott
2007 Law Dogs Adam Bernstein TV Movie
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Andrew Dominik
American Gangster Ridley Scott
2008 Body of Lies Ridley Scott
2009 For In Life Ridley Scott
Tell-Tale Michael Cuesta
Into the Storm Thaddeus O'Sullivan TV Movie
The Taking of Pelham 123 Tony Scott
Cracks Jordan Scott
2010 Welcome to the Rileys Jake Scott
Cyrus Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Robin Hood Ridley Scott
The A-Team Joe Carnahan
Unstoppable Tony Scott
2011 Life in a Day Kevin Macdonald Documentary
The Grey Joe Carnahan
2012 Britain in a Day Morgan Matthews Documentary
Japan in a Day Philip Martin, Gaku Narita Documentary
The Polar Bears John Stevenson, David Scott Animated short film
Prometheus Ridley Scott
2013 The East Zal Batmanglij
Stoker Chan-wook Park
Welcome to the Punch Eran Creevy
I/Nation Timothy Gibbs TV Movie
Killing Lincoln Adrian Moat TV Movie
Killing Kennedy Nelson McCormick TV Movie
Springsteen & I Baillie Walsh Documentary
The Counselor Ridley Scott
Out of the Furnace Scott Cooper
Christmas in a Day Kevin Macdonald Documentary
2014 Galyntine Greg Nicotero TV Movie
Before I Go to Sleep Rowan Joffé
Italy in a Day Gabriele Salvatores Documentary
Exodus: Gods and Kings Ridley Scott
Get Santa Christopher Smith
2015 American Express Toby Dye Documentary
Killing Jesus Christopher Menaul Documentary
Child 44 Daniel Espinosa
I Am Dying Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin Documentary
Swedish House Mafia – Leave the World Behind Christian Larson Documentary
Annabel's Greg Fay Documentary
Equals Drake Doremus
The Martian Ridley Scott
Concussion Peter Landesman
2016 India in a Day Richie Mehta Documentary
Morgan Luke Scott
2017 Phoenix Forgotten Justin Barber
Alien: Covenant Ridley Scott
2036: Nexus Dawn Luke Scott Short film
2048: Nowhere to Run Luke Scott Short film
Blade Runner 2049 Denis Villeneuve
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Peter Landesman Co-production with Playtone
Murder on the Orient Express Kenneth Branagh
All the Money in the World Ridley Scott
Mindhorn Sean Foley
2018 American Woman Jake Scott
2019 The Aftermath James Kent
For Santa and Fairies Peter Landesman
Our Friend Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Jungleland Max Winkler
Earthquake Bird Wash Westmoreland
2021 The Last Duel Ridley Scott Post-production
House of Gucci Ridley Scott Pre-production
2022 Death on the Nile Kenneth Branagh Post-production
TBA Naked Singularity Chase Palmer Post-production
Untitled Alien: Covenant sequel[citation needed] Ridley Scott TBA


Year Title Format Notes
1997–2000 The Hunger TV series 48 episodes
2005–2010 Numbers TV series 118 episodes
2007 The Company TV mini-series 6 episodes
2008 The Andromeda Strain TV mini-series 4 episodes
2009–2016 The Good Wife TV series 156 episodes
2010 The Pillars of the Earth TV mini-series 8 episodes
2012 Coma TV mini-series 2 episodes
2012 World Without End TV mini-series 8 episodes
2012 Labyrinth TV mini-series 2 episodes
2014 Klondike TV mini-series 3 episodes
2014 Halo: Nightfall[20] TV mini-series 5 episodes (co-produced with 343 Industries)
2015–2019 The Man in the High Castle TV series 20 episodes
2016–2017 Mercy Street TV series 12 episodes
2016 BrainDead TV series 13 episodes
2017–present Taboo TV series 8 episodes
2017–present The Good Fight TV series 10 episodes
2017 Jean-Claude Van Johnson TV series 6 episodes
2018–present The Terror TV series 10 episodes
2018 Strange Angel TV series 10 episodes
2019 The Passage TV series 10 episodes
2019 A Christmas Carol Miniseries 3 episodes
2020 Raised by Wolves TV series


Year Title Directed by Format Notes
2006 Especial Mic Graves CG-feature animation film Scott Free Vision


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  17. ^ "OWEN WINGRAVE (1976)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  18. ^ "L' AUTEUR DE BELTRAFFIO (1976)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  19. ^ "1492 Conquest of Paradise (1992)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
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