Fox 2000 Pictures
Fox 2000 Pictures is an American production company owned by The Walt Disney Studios. It is a sister studio of the larger 20th Century Fox, specializing in producing independent films in mid-range releases that largely targeted underserved groups. It will be dissolved sometime in 2020 after releasing its final film The Woman in the Window, following the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company on March 20, 2019. Films from Fox 2000 are released under the 20th Century Fox banner.
|Founded||1994Los Angeles, California, US|
|Headquarters||Century City, Los Angeles, United States|
|Elizabeth Gabler (president)|
Jessica Goodman (Executive vice president)
|Parent||The Walt Disney Studios|
Fox 2000 Pictures was formed as a division of 20th Century Fox in 1994 with Laura Ziskin as president. In May 1997, producer Art Linson moved his Knickerbocker Films banner from 20th Century Fox to Fox 2000 with a three-year, exclusive production agreement.
Fox 2000 signed Karen Rosenfelt's Sunswept Entertainment to a first-look production deal. In July 2014, the division agreed to a three-year first-look production deal with Color Force, a production partnership of Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. The Jackal Group, a Fox Networks Group and Gail Berman partnership, signed a first-look feature film production deal with Fox 2000 for Berman in February 2015.
Fox 2000 Pictures was one of the Fox film studios that was acquired by The Walt Disney Company on March 20, 2019. The division was originally announced to continue operating after the acquisition, which gave Disney 11 film units. However, on March 21, it was reported that Disney would shut down the studio on October 4, 2019, following the release of The Woman in the Window. Deadline Hollywood was surprised as Fox 2000 was considered to be ideal for streaming films, which was the reason for the 21st Century Fox acquisition. However, Fox Searchlight Pictures is also an indie division leaving little room for Fox 2000. The division is currently set to shut down in an unspecified date in 2020 due to The Woman in the Window getting delayed to that year.
List of releasesEdit
|Release Date||Film Title||Co-production with||Notes|
|July 12, 1996||Courage Under Fire||First Fox 2000 Pictures film|
|December 20, 1996||One Fine Day|
|April 4, 1997||Inventing the Abbotts|
|April 25, 1997||Volcano|
|September 26, 1997||Soul Food||State Street Pictures|
|November 6, 1998||A Cool, Dry Place|
|December 25, 1998||The Thin Red Line||Geisler-Roberdeau and Phoenix Pictures||Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.|
|March 19, 1999||Ravenous|
|April 9, 1999||Never Been Kissed||Flower Films and Bushwood Pictures|
|April 23, 1999||Pushing Tin||Regency Enterprises|
|July 16, 1999||Lake Placid|
|August 13, 1999||Brokedown Palace|
|October 15, 1999||Fight Club||Regency Enterprises|
|November 10, 1999||Light It Up|
|November 12, 1999||Anywhere but Here|
|December 17, 1999||Anna and the King|
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