Cube Vision

Cube Vision (sometimes stylized as CubeVision or Cubevision) is an American film and television production company founded by Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez.

Cube Vision
IndustryEntertainment
FoundersIce Cube
Matt Alvarez
Headquarters,
Key people
  • Ice Cube
  • Matt Alvarez
ProductsMotion pictures, television programs
WebsiteOfficial YouTube channel

HistoryEdit

Ice Cube started his movie producing career in 1995 with his then manager Patricia Charbonnet. Together, they produced Friday (1995), Dangerous Ground (1997) and The Players Club (1998). In an interview, when asked, "So when did you decide you wanted to start your own production company...?" Ice Cube responded, "...I just wanted to do it on my own. Put my own team together." Cube, along with new producing partner Matt Alvarez, founded CubeVision (later credited in films as Cube Vision) in 1998.[1] The company's first film would be the 2000s Next Friday, a sequel to Ice Cube's 1995 film Friday. Cube Vision went on to produce All About The Benjamins, Barbershop and Friday After Next, the third film in the Friday film series, in 2002.

In February 2003, Ice Cube signed a deal to star and produce three pictures with Revolution Studios. In an interview, Cube said of the deal, "I believe that a lot of good things are going to happen out of this relationship for both (Revolution and Cube Vision)."[2] The films to come from the Revolution Studios partnership would be April 2005's XXX: State of the Union, which Cube only starred in, and Are We There Yet? in January 2005 and Are We Done Yet? in April 2007, which Cube starred in and produced for Cube Vision.

In 2016, CubeVision signed a deal with 20th Century Fox, and it will cover development of shows for all outlets, and gained access to Cube's music library.[3]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

2000sEdit

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2000 Next Friday Steve Carr New Line Cinema
2002 All About the Benjamins Kevin Bray
Barbershop Tim Story MGM Distribution Co. co-production with State Street Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Friday After Next Marcus Raboy New Line Cinema
2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Kevin Rodney Sullivan MGM Distribution Co. executive producer; co-production with State Street Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
2005 Are We There Yet? Brian Levant Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios
Beauty Shop Bille Woodruff MGM Distribution Co. executive producer; co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, State Street Pictures and Mandeville Films
2007 Are We Done Yet? Steve Carr Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios and RKO Pictures
2008 First Sunday David E. Talbert co-production with Screen Gems, Firm Film and The Story Company
The Longshots Fred Durst MGM Distribution Co. co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Dimension Films
2009 Janky Promoters Marcus Raboy Third Rail Releasing co-production with Dimension Films

2010sEdit

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2010 Lottery Ticket Erik White Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Alcon Entertainment, Burg/Koules Productions and Sweepstake Productions
2014 Ride Along Tim Story Universal Pictures co-production with Relativity Media and Rainforest Films
2015 Straight Outta Compton F. Gary Gray co-production with Legendary Pictures, New Line Cinema, Crucial Films and Broken Chair Flickz
2016 Ride Along 2 Tim Story co-production with Will Packer Productions
Barbershop: The Next Cut Malcolm D. Lee Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and State Street Pictures

UpcomingEdit

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
TBA Dock[4] TBA TBA co-production with AID Partners
Last Friday Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with New Line Cinema
Oliver Twist Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with The Firm and Walt Disney Pictures

TelevisionEdit

2000sEdit

Year Title Creator Network Notes
2005 BarberShop: The Series based on characters created by:
Mark Brown
developed by:
John Ridley
Showtime executive producer; co-production with State Street Pictures, International Famous Players Radio Corporation and MGM Television
2006 Black. White. Ice Cube
R.J. Cutler
FX executive producer; co-production with Actual Reality Pictures
2007 Friday: The Animated Series Ice Cube
developed by:
Jay Dyer
MTV2 executive producer; co-production with New Line Television and MTV Animation

2010sEdit

Year Title Creator Network Notes
2010-2013 Are We There Yet? Ice Cube
Ali LeRoi
based on characters created by:
Steven Gary Banks
Claudia Graziolo
developed by:
Ali LeRoi
TBS executive producer; co-production with Revolution Studios, 5914 Productions Ltd. and Debmar-Mercury
2017-present Hip Hop Squares based on Hollywood Squares by:
Merrill Heatter
Bob Quigley
VH1 revival of 2012 series on MTV2; executive producer; co-production with Jesse Collins Entertainment, Entertain the Brutes, The Firm and CBS Television Distribution

Television moviesEdit

Year Title Director Network Notes
2010 Straight Outta L.A. Ice Cube ESPN executive producer; part of ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series, co-production with ESPN Films

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ice Cube Interview". Contactmusic.com. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 2015-08-17.
  2. ^ "Ice Cube Cool With Multi-Pic Revolution Studios Deal". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-17.
  3. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (2016-12-02). "Ice Cube's Cube Vision Inks First-Look Deal With 20th Century Fox TV, Fox 21 TV Studios". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  4. ^ Jackson Jr. Just Landed The Role Of A Lifetime GlobalGrind. Retrieved 2020-06-28.

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