Scott Free Productions
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
Los Angeles, United States
|Kevin J. Walsh|
(Head of Film)
(Head of Television)
(Head of Business)
|Products||Motion pictures, television programs|
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, naming the company after the English village Percy Main, where their father grew up. The company was renamed to Scott Free Productions in 1995. Scott Free has produced films ranging from the 2000 Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator (2000) to "smaller pictures" like Cracks (2009). Between productions of White Squall (1996) and G.I. Jane (1997), Ridley Scott reorganised the company.
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.
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.
In 1995, the Scotts moved to Disney, and Largo Entertainment took over international distribution of its product. In 1996, the Scotts signed a secondary agreement with Intermedia to finance some of its films.
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. There, the company produced Black Hawk Down for Bruckheimer.
|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||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|
|2006||Especial||Mic Graves||CG-feature animation film||Scott Free Vision|
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