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 only) by Warner Bros. Pictures, following a ten-year motion picture production agreement.
|Founder||Broderick Johnson (president)|
Andrew Kosove (president)
|Steven Wegner (VP of development)|
Scott Parish (CFO)
Kira Davis (former VP of production & marketing)
Alcon Entertainment was established in January 1997, and founded by film producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, who are the co-presidents of the company. The company is headquartered on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. 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.
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. 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.
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|Year||Film Title||Distributor||Notes||Budget||Box office|
|1999||Lost & Found||Warner Bros.||First film||$30 million||$6,552,255|
|2000||My Dog Skip||Warner Bros.||$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||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Section Eight Productions||$46 million||$113,714,830|
|2003||Love Don't Cost a Thing||Warner Bros.||$21 Million||$21,924,226|
|2004||Chasing Liberty||Warner Bros.||$23 million||$12,313,323|
|2005||Racing Stripes||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Summit Entertainment||$30 million||$90,754,475|
|The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants||Warner Bros.||$25 million||$42,000,000|
|2006||16 Blocks||Warner Bros.||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||Warner Bros.||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||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Grosvenor Park Productions||$30 million||$156,835,339|
|2008||One Missed Call||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Kadokawa Pictures, Equity Pictures and Intermedia||$20 million||$45,847,751|
|The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2||Warner Bros.||$27 million||$44,352,417|
|2009||The Blind Side||Warner Bros.||2009 Academy Award for Best Actress Sandra Bullock||$29 million||$309,208,309|
|2010||The Book of Eli||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Silver Pictures||$80 million||$157,091,718|
|Lottery Ticket||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Cube Vision||$17 million||$24,719,879|
|2011||Something Borrowed||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with 2S Films||$35 million||$60,183,821|
|Dolphin Tale||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Arc Productions||$37 million||$95,404,397|
|2012||Joyful Noise||Warner Bros.||$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||Warner Bros.||$60 million||$60,052,138|
|Prisoners||Warner Bros.||$46 million||$122,126,687|
|2014||Transcendence||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with DMG Entertainment and Straight Up Films||$100 million||$103,039,258|
|Dolphin Tale 2||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Boxing Cat Films||$36 million||$57,824,533|
|The Good Lie||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Imagine Entertainment, Black Label Media and Reliance Entertainment||$20 million||$2,722,209|
|2015||The 33||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with Phoenix Pictures||$26 million||$24,902,723|
|Point Break||Warner Bros.||Co-produced with DMG Entertainment, Taylor/Baldecchi/Wimmer Productions, and Babelsberg Studio||$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||Co-production with Columbia Pictures, Thunderbird Films, and Scott Free Productions||$150–185 million||$259,239,658|
|Father Figures||Warner Bros.||Co-production with The Montecito Picture Company and DMG Entertainment||$25 million||$25,601,244|
|2018||12 Strong||Warner Bros.||Co-production with Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films||$35 million||$62,928,960|
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.
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- "Soundtrack Album Sales : Oct 28, 2017 - Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.