In March 2010, it was announced that Paramount Pictures would launch a new division named Insurge Pictures, which would produce micro-budget films based on Paramount's success with the micro-budget Paranormal Activity. The first film produced by Paramount Insurge was Never Say Never (2010), a documentary film featuring Justin Bieber. Prior to the release of the film, Insurge released "Grease: The Sing-A-Long," which had a limited release.
In 2011, it was announced that Insurge wrapped at an at the time untitled project about a destination wedding. The film, which was released on May 22, 2015 was eventually titled Drunk Wedding and was shelved for years prior to the release. In January 2011, it was announced Insurge was releasing The Devil Inside.
In 2012, Insurge released The Loved Ones, and Katy Perry: Part of Me. Insurge also produced a mockumentary reality series, Burning Love, which was re-adapted in 2013 into a regular series for E!. In 2015, it was announced that Insurge would be releasing Area 51 and Drunk Wedding on May 15, and May 22, 2015 in a limited release exclusively at Drafthouse Theaters and through video on demand providers. Both projects where shelved prior to their releases.
In May 2015, President Amy Powell was stripped of responsibility for the division, with Insurge being transferred as a label within Paramount and its staff absorbed into its feature film team, reporting to recently appointed Paramount Motion Pictures Group President Marc Evans.
|Release Date||Title||Co-produced with||Distributor||Budget||Box-office Gross|
|July 8, 2010||Grease Sing-A-Long||RSO Records||Paramount Pictures||$6 million||$395 million|
|February 11, 2011||Justin Bieber: Never Say Never||MTV Films, Scooter Braun Films, L.A. Reid Media, AEG Live, and Island Def Jam Music Group||$13 million||$99 million|
|January 6, 2012||The Devil Inside||Prototype||$1 million||$101.8 million|
|June 1, 2012||The Loved Ones||Omnilab Media, Ambience Entertainment, and Film Victoria||$4 million||$254,170|
|July 5, 2012||Katy Perry: Part of Me||MTV Films, Imagine Entertainment, AEG Live, EMI Music, Perry Productions, Pulse Films, Magical Elves Productions, and Splinter Films||$13 million||$32.7 million|
|January 30, 2015||Project Almanac||MTV Films and Platinum Dunes||$12 million||$33.2 million|
|May 15, 2015||Area 51||Aramid Entertainment Fund, Blumhouse Productions, IM Global, Incentive Filmed Entertainment, and Room 101||$5 million||$7,556|
|May 22, 2015||Drunk Wedding||Weston Pictures||$600,000||$3,301|
|July 31, 2015||Staten Island Summer||Michaels-Goldwyn||N/A|
|September 9, 2016||Brother Nature||Broadway Video||Samuel Goldwyn Films||N/A|
- Pamela McClintock. "Paramount's Insurge refines its gameplan". Variety.
- Jeff Sneider. "Paramount Insurge wraps untitled project". Variety.
- David Bloom. "Alamo Drafthouse Gets 'Area 51,' 'Drunk Wedding'; Ricki Lake-Backed Docu Goes To Bond/360 – Film Roundup - Deadline". Deadline.
- The Devil Inside- Official Trailer. YouTube. 28 October 2011.
- "'Burning Love' Renewed by E! for Two More Seasons - Ratings - TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com". TVbytheNumbers.
- Sneider, Jeff (March 23, 2015). "Paramount to Absorb Insurge Label; Amy Powell Stripped Of Film Duties". The Wrap. Retrieved June 4, 2015.