Village Roadshow Pictures

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Village Roadshow Pictures
Industry Motion picture
Founded 1986
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people
Bruce Berman
Parent Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

Village Roadshow Pictures is an Australian co-producer and co-financier of major Hollywood motion pictures, having released over 85 films since its establishment in 1986 including, as co-productions with Warner Bros., The Great Gatsby, The Matrix trilogy, the Sherlock Holmes franchise, I Am Legend, the Cats & Dogs film series, the Ocean’s series, the Happy Feet franchise, Mystic River, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Get Smart, Sex and the City 2, Gran Torino, The Lego Movie and American Sniper. The films in the Village Roadshow library have achieved 24 number one U.S. box office openings and received 37 Academy Award nominations, 17 Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.[1][2]

Village Roadshow Pictures self-distributes its filmed entertainment through affiliates in several territories around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Greece and Singapore.[3] J.P. Morgan Chase and Rabobank International provides some funding for Village Roadshow's film slate with Warner Bros.[4] Village Roadshow has a secondary finance slate with Sony Pictures.[5]


Village Roadshow Pictures was formed in 1985.[5]

In 2012, Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures had extended their co-financing first look deal through 2017. In May 2014, VRPG established a supplementary co-financing production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment which commenced with the release of ”The Equalizer” and “Annie” part of the four movies to start off the deal. A second agreement was made due to the large amount of available capital.[5]


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Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
Industry Motion picture
Founded 1 July 2007
Key people
  • Jim Moore (chir)
  • Greg Basser (CEO)
Subsidiaries Village Roadshow Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures Asia
Village Roadshow Productions

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group was founded by Village Roadshow Limited and owns Village Roadshow Picture Entertainment which owns Village Roadshow Pictures.[4]

In 2015, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group recapitalized with a $480 million investment that included funds from Falcon Investment Advisors and Vine Alternative Investments. Falcon Investment Advisors and Vine Alternative Investments added additional capital in April 2017 to take a controlling stake in the corporation. This was to fund a new strategic plan for an expanded film slate and add TV and other content form production. For the expanded films slate, which would add one to two films per year to its already planned six to ten films, the group planned to move beyond equity investments to project development with some direct adaptation rights purchases. Vine CEO Jim Moore took over as the group's board chair.[4]

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  1. ^ Groves, Don (February 26, 2015). "Village Roadshow Pictures Bets On Three Potential Hollywood Franchises". Forbes. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Ellingson, Annlee (September 14, 2015). "Village Roadshow closes $480 million in capital for 'Ghostbusters,' Spielberg flick". Los Angeles Business. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Eller, Claudia (March 5, 2009). "For Warner and Roadshow Studios, No Need to Analyze Joint Ventures". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Lang, Brent (April 19, 2017). "Village Roadshow Sells Controlling Stake". Variety. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Cheney, Alexandra (May 5, 2014). "Village Roadshow Inks Co-Finance Deal with Sony Pictures". Variety. Variety Media. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Feature Film Releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ Busch, Anita (September 30, 2015). "‘Concussion’ To Get World Premiere At AFI Fest". Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ Rooney, David (July 10, 2016). "'Ghostbusters': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 

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