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A24 is an American independent entertainment company founded on August 20, 2012,[3] by Daniel Katz, David Fenkel, and John Hodges and based in New York City. It specializes in film production, television production and distribution.

A24 Films LLC
Formerly called
A24 Films (2012–16)
Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded August 20, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-08-20)[1]
Founders
  • Daniel Katz
  • David Fenkel
  • John Hodges
Headquarters 31 West 27th Street, New York, New York, United States
Number of locations
2 (2016)
Key people
  • Daniel Katz
  • David Fenkel
Services
Number of employees
11–50[2] (2016)
Divisions A24 Television
Website a24films.com

Katz, Fenkel and Hodges prior to A24 worked in film and production, before leaving to pursue and eventually co-found the company, which was originally A24 Films. Moderately starting out in 2013 with A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, the company's growth started with the release of Spring Breakers later that year. Their existence became well-known with Ex Machina, Room, and The Witch, and has grown substantially since then. They entered into deals with DirecTV Cinema and Amazon Prime later in 2013, with some films distributed through them, and the name was shortened to A24 in 2016.

As of 2018, A24 has received a total of twenty-four Academy Award nominations. In 2016, A24's films won Academy Awards for Best Actress (Brie Larson in Room), Best Documentary Feature (Amy), and Best Visual Effects (Ex Machina). In 2017, their production Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture (the first such award for the company), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali). A24's television division released The Carmichael Show.

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HistoryEdit

2012–2013: Founding and early yearsEdit

A24 was founded on August 20, 2012, by film veterans Daniel Katz, David Fenkel, and John Hodges. The name is a reference to Highway 24, a road usually traveled by founders.[4] Katz formerly led the film finance group at Guggenheim Partners, Fenkel was the president, co-founder and partner at Oscilloscope, and Hodges served as Head of Production and Development at Big Beach.[3]

Guggenheim Partners provided the seed money for A24. The company was started for the founders to experience the company's "movies from a distinctive point of view".[5] In October 2012, Nicolette Aizenberg joined A24 as head of publicity, carrying over from 42West where she was senior publicity executive.[6]

The company began in 2013.[7] The company marked its first theatrical release with Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, which had a limited release. Other 2013 theatrical releases included Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, and James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now.[8][9]

In September 2013, A24 entered a $40 million deal with DirecTV Cinema, where DirecTV Cinema would offer day-and-date releases 30 days prior to a theatrical release by A24; Enemy was the first to be distributed effectively.[10] That same year, A24 entered a deal with Amazon Prime, where A24-distributed films would be available on Amazon Instant Video after becoming available on DVD and Blu-ray.[11]

2014–2017: Television and later productionsEdit

In May 2015, A24 announced that it would start a television division and began producing the USA Network series Playing House, as well as working to develop a television series that would later become Comrade Detective, produced by Channing Tatum. The company also announced that they would also finance and develop pilots.[12]

In January 2016, Sasha Lloyd joined the company to handle all film, television distribution and business development in the international marketplace.[13] The company, with cooperation from Bank of America, J.P. Morgan & Co. and SunTrust Banks, also raised its line of credit from $50 million to $125 million a month later to build upon its operations.[14] In April, the company acquired all foreign rights to Swiss Army Man, distributing the film in all territories, and partnering with distributors who previously acquired rights to the film, a first for the company.[15] In June, the company, along with Oscilloscope and distributor Honora, joined BitTorrent Now to distribute the work of their portfolio across the ad-supported service.[16]

In January 2017, the company acquired the United States and Chinese distribution rights for their first foreign language film, Menashe.[17]

2018–present: Management changesEdit

On March 26, 2018, co-founder John Hodges announced that he was exiting the company.[18]

FilmographyEdit

A24 distributes and produces around 18–20 films a year.[5][19]

Motion pictures from A24, listed by release date
Year Film Director Release date Gross box office (USD)
2013 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Roman Coppola February 8, 2013 $210,565[20]
Ginger & Rosa Sally Potter March 15, 2013 $1.4 million[21]
Spring Breakers Harmony Korine March 15, 2013 $31.2 million[22]
The Bling Ring Sofia Coppola June 14, 2013 $19.1 million[23]
The Spectacular Now James Ponsoldt August 2, 2013 $7 million[24]
2014 Enemy Denis Villeneuve March 14, 2014 $3.4 million[25]
Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer April 4, 2014 $5.4 million[26]
Locke Steven Knight April 25, 2014 $5.1 million[27]
Obvious Child Gillian Robespierre June 6, 2014 $3.3 million[28]
The Rover David Michod June 13, 2014 $3.2 million[29]
Life After Beth Jeff Baena August 15, 2014 $334,491[30]
The Captive Atom Egoyan September 5, 2014 $1.7 million[31]
Tusk Kevin Smith September 19, 2014 $1.9 million[32]
Son of a Gun Julius Avery October 16, 2014 $121,904[33]
Revenge of the Green Dragons Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo October 24, 2014 $107,412[34]
Laggies Lynn Shelton October 24, 2014 $2.4 million[35]
A Most Violent Year J.C. Chandor December 31, 2014 $12 million[36]
2015 While We're Young Noah Baumbach March 27, 2015 $17.3 million[37]
Cut Bank Matt Shakman April 3, 2015 $137,642[38]
Ex Machina Alex Garland April 10, 2015 $36.9 million[39]
Barely Lethal Kyle Newman April 30, 2015 $214,826[40]
Slow West John Maclean May 20, 2015 $1.3 million[41]
Amy Asif Kapadia July 3, 2015 $23.7 million[42]
The End of the Tour James Ponsoldt July 31, 2015 $3.1 million[43]
Dark Places Gilles Paquet-Brenner August 7, 2015 $5.1 million[44]
Mississippi Grind Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck September 25, 2015 $448,641[45]
Room Lenny Abrahamson October 16, 2015 $36.3 million[46]
2016 Mojave William Monahan January 22, 2016 $8,602[47]
The Witch Robert Eggers February 19, 2016 $40.4 million[48]
Remember Atom Egoyan March 11, 2016 $3.7 million[49]
Krisha Trey Edward Shults March 18, 2016 $144,822[50]
Green Room Jeremy Saulnier April 15, 2016 $3.8 million[51]
The Adderall Diaries Pamela Romanowsky April 15, 2016 $15,364[52]
The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos May 13, 2016 $15.7 million[53]
De Palma Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow June 10, 2016 $168,045[54]
Swiss Army Man Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert June 24, 2016 $5.8 million[55]
Equals Drake Doremus July 15, 2016 $1.3 million[56]
Into the Forest Patricia Rozema July 29, 2016 $92,166[57]
Morris from America Chad Hartigan August 19, 2016 $91,151[58]
The Sea of Trees Gus Van Sant August 26, 2016 $671,842[59]
American Honey Andrea Arnold September 30, 2016 $1.8 million[60]
Moonlight Barry Jenkins October 21, 2016 $65 million[61]
Oasis: Supersonic Mat Whitecross October 26, 2016 $1.4 million[62]
The Monster Bryan Bertino November 11, 2016 $74,700[63]
20th Century Women Mike Mills December 28, 2016 $6.9 million[64]
2017 Trespass Against Us Adam Smith January 20, 2017 $488,277[65]
The Blackcoat's Daughter Oz Perkins March 31, 2017 $20,435[66]
Free Fire Ben Wheatley April 21, 2017 $3.8 million[67]
The Lovers Azazel Jacobs May 5, 2017 $2.2 million[68]
The Exception David Leveaux June 2, 2017 $719,523[69]
It Comes at Night Trey Edward Shults June 9, 2017 $19.3 million[70]
A Ghost Story David Lowery July 7, 2017 $1.9 million[71]
Menashe Joshua Z. Weinstein July 28, 2017 $1.7 million[72]
Good Time Safdie Brothers August 11, 2017 $3.2 million[73]
Woodshock Kate and Laura Mulleavy September 22, 2017 $43,158[74]
The Florida Project Sean Baker October 6, 2017 $8.9 million[75]
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Yorgos Lanthimos October 20, 2017 $4.7 million[76]
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig November 3, 2017 $76. 9 million[77]
The Disaster Artist James Franco December 1, 2017 $29.8 million[78]
The Ballad of Lefty Brown Jared Moshe December 15, 2017 $7,856[79]
2018 The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Shawn Christensen March 2, 2018
The Last Movie Star Adam Rifkin March 30, 2018 $14,410[80]
Lean on Pete Andrew Haigh April 6, 2018 $1.7 million[81]
Backstabbing for Beginners Per Fly April 27, 2018
First Reformed Paul Schrader May 18, 2018 $1.8 million[82]
How to Talk to Girls at Parties John Cameron Mitchell May 25, 2018 $158,518[83]
Hereditary Ari Aster June 8, 2018 $13.3 million[84]
Woman Walks Ahead Susanna White June 29, 2018
Eighth Grade Bo Burnham July 13, 2018
Hot Summer Nights Elijah Bynum July 27, 2018
Never Goin' Back[85] Augustine Frizzell August 3, 2018
A Prayer Before Dawn Jean-Stephane Sauvaire August 10, 2018
The Children Act Richard Eyre September 14, 2018
Under the Silver Lake David Robert Mitchell December 7, 2018
TBA Slice Austin Vesely
Mid-90s Jonah Hill
1% Stephen McCallum
Untitled Pippa Bianco project Pippa Bianco [86][87]
The Lighthouse Robert Eggers [88]
Bodies, Bodies, Bodies [89]
Native Son Rashid Johnson [90]
Uncut Gems Safdie Brothers [91]
The Last Black Man in San Francisco Joe Talbot [92]
Midsommar Ari Aster [93][94]
Climax Gaspar Noé [95]
Zola Janicza Bravo [96]
Television series by A24, listed by initial air date
Year Name Air date Number of seasons Number of episodes Distributor
2014 Playing House April 29, 2014 – July 14, 2017 3 26 NBCUniversal Television Distribution
2015 The Carmichael Show August 26, 2015 – August 9, 2017 3 32 NBCUniversal Television Distribution
20th Television
2017 Comrade Detective August 4, 2017 1 6 Amazon Video
TBA Euphoria[97] TBA 1 TBA HBO
TBA Moonbase 8[98] TBA 1 6 TBA
TBA Ramy[99] TBA 1 TBA Hulu
TBA Briggs Land[100] TBA 1 TBA AMC, Dark Horse Entertainment

See alsoEdit

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