Gary Sanchez Productions

Gary Sanchez Productions is a production company founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, named after a fictional "Paraguayan entrepreneur and financier", Gary Sanchez.[1] McKay and Ferrell also founded the video site Funny or Die, under the ownership of the production company.

Gary Sanchez Productions
Founded2006; 14 years ago (2006)
FoundersWill Ferrell
Adam McKay
Area served
SubsidiariesGloria Sanchez Productions
Website (Archive)

On April 8, 2019, it was announced that Ferrell and McKay would be leaving the company.[2]

Production creditsEdit

Film (2006–present)Edit

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross (worldwide)
2006 The Foot Fist Way Jody Hill Paramount Vantage distribution in 2008; co-production with MTV Films; first film $79,000 $245,292
2008 Step Brothers Adam McKay Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions and Mosaic Media Group $65 million $128.1 million
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Neal Brennan Paramount Vantage co-production with Kevin Messick Productions $10 million $15.3 million
2010 The Other Guys Adam McKay Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures and Mosaic Media Group $85-100 million $170.9 million
The Virginity Hit Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland co-production with Columbia Pictures and Principato Young Management $2 million $636,706
2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim Magnet Releasing co-production with 2929 Productions, Abso Lutely Films and Funny or Die Films N/A $201,436
Casa de mi padre Matt Piedmont Lionsgate co-production with NALA Films and Pantelion Films $6 million $8.41 million
The Campaign Jay Roach Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Everyman Pictures $95 million $104.9 million
Bachelorette Leslye Headland RADiUS-TWC co-production with BCDF Pictures $3 million $11.9 million
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Tommy Wirkola Paramount Pictures co-production with MTV Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Flynn Picture Co. and Studio Babelsberg $50 million $226.3 million
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Adam McKay co-production with Apatow Productions $50 million $173.6 million
2014 Tammy Ben Falcone Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with New Line Cinema, RatPac-Dune Entertainment and On the Day Productions $20 million (gross)/$16.4 million (net) $100.5 million
Welcome to Me Shira Piven Alchemy co-production with Bron Studios N/A $625,727
2015 Get Hard Etan Cohen Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with RatPac-Dune Entertainment $40-44 million $111.8 million
A Deadly Adoption[3] Rachel Lee Goldenberg Lifetime co-production with MarVista Entertainment and National Picture Show Entertainment N/A
Daddy's Home[4] Sean Anders Paramount Pictures co-production with Red Granite Pictures $69 million $242.8 million
2016 The Boss Ben Falcone Universal Pictures co-production with On the Day Productions $29 million $78.8 million
2017 The House Andrew Jay Cohen Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures and Good Universe $40 million $34.2 million
Daddy's Home 2 Sean Anders Paramount Pictures $70 million $180.6 million
2018 Ibiza Alex Richanbach Netflix co-production with Good Universe N/A
Vice Adam McKay Annapurna Pictures co-production with Plan B Entertainment $60 million $76.1 million
Holmes & Watson Etan Cohen Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures, Mosaic Media Group and Mimran Schur Pictures $42 million $41.9 million
2020 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga[5] David Dobkin Netflix co-production with Gloria Sanchez Productions and EBU
TBA Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2[6][7] Bruno Aveillan Paramount Pictures TBA
Manimal[8] TBA Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Mosaic Media Group, Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures
Irredeemable[9] 20th Century Studios co-production with Boom! Studios
Untitled FBI comedy film[10] Paramount Pictures
Bad Blood[11][12][13] Universal Pictures co-production with Legendary Pictures

Television series (2009–present)Edit

Year Title Creator Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2009–2013 Eastbound & Down Ben Best
Jody Hill
Danny McBride
HBO co-production with Rough House Pictures and Enemy MIGs Productions 4 29
2010–2011 Funny or Die Presents Will Ferrell
Adam McKay
Andrew Steele
Judd Apatow
co-production with and Apatow Productions 2 22
2010 Big Lake Lew Morton Comedy Central co-production with Debmar-Mercury 1 10
2013–present Drunk History Derek Waters co-production with Konner Productions, 34 and Funny or Die 6 70
2014 Bad Judge Chad Kultgen
Anne Heche
NBC co-production with Two Out Rally Productions and Universal Television 1 13
2015 The Chris Gethard Show Chris Gethard Fusion executive producer; produced by Funny or Die 10
2017–present No Activity based on No Activity by:
Trent O'Donnell
developed by:
Trent O'Donnell
Patrick Brammall
CBS All Access co-production with Funny or Die, Jungle Entertainment and CBS Television Studios 3 24
2018 LA to Vegas Lon Zimmet Fox co-production with Briskets Big Yellow House, Steven Levitan Productions and 20th Century Fox Television 1 15
2018–present Succession Jesse Armstrong HBO co-production with Hyperobject Industries and Project Zeus 2 20
2020–present Motherland: Fort Salem Eliot Laurence Freeform co-production with Hyperobject Industries, Well Underway and Freeform Studios 1 8
2020–present Robbie Rory Scovel
Stuart Jenkins
Scott Moran
Anthony King
Comedy Central 1 7


  1. ^ According to McKay, on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, the name came from a fake name Ferrell put on his BlackBerry; they decided this was a random enough name to give their company.
  2. ^ Shepherd, Jack (April 8, 2019). "Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to part ways as production team". The Independent. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 2, 2015). "Secret Will Ferrell-Kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie Confirmed Via Hollywood Billboard (Photo)". TheHollywoodReporter. com. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  4. ^ McCue, Michelle (November 5, 2014). "Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Set To Star in DADDY'S HOME". We Are Movie Geeks. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (June 18, 2018). "Will Ferrell To Star In Netflix Music Pic 'Eurovision' As Another A-List Comedy Star Tries A Streaming Vehicle". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (August 7, 2015). "Paramount Sets Bruno Aveillan To Direct 'Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters' Sequel". Deadline. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  7. ^ Kemp, Stuart (June 18, 2014). "CineEurope: Paramount Screens 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' One Day Before World Premiere". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  8. ^ Yamato, Jen (July 22, 2014). "'Manimal' To Roar With Will Ferrell, Adam McKay & Jimmy Miller". Deadline. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  9. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (May 6, 2016). "20th Century Fox Taps BOOM! Superhero Tale 'Irredeemable'; Adam McKay Helms, Tommy Wirkola Scripting". Deadline. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Gary Sanchez Productions and Paramount Team up for Untitled FBI Comedy". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  11. ^ Jr, Ali Jaafar,Mike Fleming (June 21, 2016). "'Bad Blood' Bids Mobilize for Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay Package: 9 Offers". Deadline. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "Elizabeth Holmes Movie to Star Jennifer Lawrence". June 9, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  13. ^ Jr, Ali Jaafar,Mike Fleming (June 23, 2016). "Legendary Wins Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay 'Bad Blood' Auction". Deadline. Retrieved June 25, 2016.

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