Alcon Entertainment

Alcon Entertainment, LLC is an American film production company, founded in 1997 by film producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Since its establishment, Alcon Entertainment has developed and financed films that are ultimately distributed (in US mostly and internationally on optional occasions) by Warner Bros. Pictures, following a ten-year motion picture production agreement.

Alcon Entertainment, LLC
Private
IndustryFilm
Founded1997[1]
FoundersBroderick Johnson
Andrew Kosove
Headquarters
Key people
Broderick Johnson (CEO)
Andrew Kosove (CEO)
Steven Wegner (VP of development)
Scott Parish (CFO)
Kira Davis (former VP of production & marketing)
Websitewww.alconent.com

CompanyEdit

Alcon Entertainment was established in January 1997,[1] and founded by film producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, who are the co-CEOs of the company. The company is headquartered on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.[2] Both Johnson and Kosove presented FedEx founder and chairman Frederick W. Smith with a proposal suggesting that an independent film company, backed by a capitalized individual or company, and aligned with a major studio for an exclusive distribution arrangement would reap profits on copyrighted assets over a set period of time.[3]

Alcon's first major feature film was the 1999 comedy Lost & Found. In March 2000, following the success of its second film My Dog Skip, Alcon entered into an exclusive, long-term worldwide distribution agreement with Warner Bros. The agreement had Warner Bros. in charge of worldwide distribution of a minimum of 10 films produced and financed by Alcon over the next five years. The agreement also allowed Warner Bros. to co-finance certain pictures with Alcon.[4] Alcon and Warner Bros. signed a new agreement in February 2006, continuing their eight-year relationship, under which Warner Bros. would continue to distribute feature films developed and financed by Alcon.[5] WB and Alcon extended the deal in 2015 which ended in 2019.[6]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Title Distributor Notes Budget Box office
1999 Lost & Found Warner Bros. First film $30 million $6,552,255
2000 My Dog Skip $6 million $35,512,760
Dude, Where's My Car? 20th Century Fox $13 million $73,180,723
2001 The Affair of the Necklace Warner Bros. $30 million $471,210
2002 Insomnia Co-produced with Section Eight Productions $46 million $113,714,830
2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing $21 Million $21,924,226
2004 Chasing Liberty $23 million $12,313,323
2005 Racing Stripes Co-produced with Summit Entertainment $30 million $90,754,475
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants $25 million $42,000,000
2006 16 Blocks Co-produced with Millennium Films, Equity Pictures, Nu Image, Emmett/Furla Films, Cheyenne Enterprises and The Donners' Company $55 million $65,664,721
The Wicker Man Co-produced with Millennium Films, Saturn Films, Equity Pictures, Emmett/Furla Films and Nu Image $40 million $38,755,073
2007 P.S. I Love You Co-produced with Grosvenor Park Productions $30 million $156,835,339
2008 One Missed Call Co-produced with Kadokawa Pictures, Equity Pictures and Intermedia $20 million $45,847,751
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 $27 million $44,352,417
2009 The Blind Side 2009 Academy Award for Best Actress Sandra Bullock $29 million $309,208,309
2010 The Book of Eli Co-produced with Silver Pictures $80 million $157,091,718
Lottery Ticket Co-produced with Cube Vision $17 million $24,719,879
2011 Something Borrowed Co-produced with 2S Films $35 million $60,183,821
Dolphin Tale Co-produced with Arc Productions $37 million $95,404,397
2012 Joyful Noise $25 million $31,158,113
What to Expect When You're Expecting Lionsgate Co-produced with Phoenix Pictures $40 million $41.102.171
Chernobyl Diaries Warner Bros. Co-produced with FilmNation Entertainment and Oren Peli/Brian Witten Productions $1 million $37,157,648
2013 Beautiful Creatures $60 million $60,052,138
Prisoners $46 million $122,126,687
2014 Transcendence Co-produced with DMG Entertainment and Straight Up Films $100 million $103,039,258
Dolphin Tale 2 Co-produced with Boxing Cat Films $36 million $57,824,533
The Good Lie Co-produced with Imagine Entertainment, Black Label Media and Reliance Entertainment $20 million $2,722,209
2015 The 33 Co-produced with Phoenix Pictures $26 million $24,902,723
Point Break Co-produced with DMG Entertainment, Taylor/Baldecchi/Wimmer Productions and Babelsberg Studio[7] $100 million $131,338,490
2016 No Manches Frida Pantelion Films Co-produced with Constantin Film N/A $12,421,716
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Warner Bros.
Sony Pictures Releasing
Production with Columbia Pictures, co-produced with Thunderbird Films and Scott Free Productions $150–185 million $259,239,658
Father Figures Warner Bros. Co-produced with The Montecito Picture Company and DMG Entertainment $25 million $25,601,244
2018 12 Strong Co-produced with Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films $35 million $62,928,960
2019 No Manches Frida 2 Pantelion Films Co-produced with Constantin Film N/A $26.4 million[8]

TelevisionEdit

Year TV Show Title Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2015–present The Expanse Syfy (2015–18)
Prime Video (2019–present)
Co-production with Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo (2015–18), Just So (2019–present), Hivemind (2019–present) and Amazon Studios (2019–present); distributed by Legendary Television Distribution 4 46
2016–18 Ice Audience Co-production with Fuqua Films (2016), Entertainment One, IM Global Television (2016) and Bernero Productions (2018) 2 20
2017–present Pete the Cat Prime Video Co-production with Appian Way Productions and Surfer Jack Productions 14
2021 Blade Runner: Black Lotus Adult Swim Co-production with Sola Digital Arts 1 13
TBA Untitled Clearwater Marine Aquarium TV Series TBA N/A N/A

MusicEdit

In 2014, Alcon partnered with Sleeping Giant Media to form ASG Music Group. ASG is a full service music company and record label. In 2017, ASG released the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack, produced by Grammy nominated producer Michael Hodges, Kayla Morrison and Ashley Culp, with Epic Records. The Album reached #1 on the Billboard Soundtrack Sales Charts.[9][10][11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lost and Found". wb-lostandfound.com. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  2. ^ Alcon Entertainment - Los Angeles, California (CA) | Company Profile
  3. ^ "Class Notes - June 7, 2000". www.princeton.edu.
  4. ^ "Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment HaveEntered Into an Exclusive Multipicture Worldwide DistributionDeal. - Media & Telecommunications > Movies & Sound Recording from AllBusiness.com".
  5. ^ "Warner Bros and Alcon Entertainment sign new agreement".
  6. ^ "Alcon Extends Warner Bros. Deal Through 2019, Gets $200 Million in Financing". Variety.
  7. ^ Marsh, James (December 3, 2015). "'Point Break': Review". Screen Daily. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "No Manches Frida 2 (2019) -Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Alcon, Sleeping Giant Launch ASG Group to Drive Down Music Cue Costs".
  10. ^ Team, The Deadline (15 April 2014). "Alcon Partners With Sleeping Giant Media To Form Movie & TV Music Services Company".
  11. ^ Morfoot, Addie (15 April 2014). "Alcon Entertainment Launches Music Division".
  12. ^ "Soundtrack Album Sales : Oct 28, 2017 - Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.

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