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A Complete Look at all the Production Companies With First Look Deals


Let’s say you just directed a film that won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, or you’re an actor attached to a film that did gangbusters in the box office, or you’re the creator of a nationally syndicated TV show. You are what we call a PROVEN TALENT. The studios and TV networks need people like you to create content for them and hedge their risk in this volatile business. To do this, they will offer you a first-look deal where they will pay you a massive annual fee and cover all your overhead expenses to run your company. Click here to learn more.

 Here is a complete list of all the First-Look Deals at all the major Studios


Walt Disney


Boxing Cat Films (Tim Allen)
Known for The Santa Clause 3, The Shaggy Dog, and Dolphin Tale 2

Infinitum Nihil (Johnny Depp)
Known for Hugo, The Lone Ranger, and Black Mass (2015)

Junction Ent. (Jon Turteltaub)
Known for National Treasure and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Lucamar Prods. (John DeLuca, Rob Marshall)
Known for Into the Woods and Nine

Mandeville Films (David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman)
Known for The Proposal, Insurgent, and The Fighter

Secret Machine (Justin Springer)
Known for TRON: Legacy and Oblivion

Taylor Made Films (Brigham Taylor)
Known for Tomorrowland (2015) and The Jungle Book (2016)

 Whitaker Ent. (Jim Whitaker)
Known for Friday Night Lights, 8 Mile, and American Gangster


20th Century Fox


Bad Hat Harry Prods. (Bryan Singer)
Known for the X-Men Franchise and The Usual Suspects

Boom! Studios (Ross Richie, Stephen Christy)
Known for 2 Guns

Chernin Ent. (Peter Chernin)
Known for The Planet of the Apes Franchise, The Drop, and The Heat

Davis Ent. (John Davis)
Known for Chronicle, Joy, and I, Robot

Epic Magazine (Josh Bearman, Josh Davis)
Known for Spare Parts

Feigco Ent. (Paul Feig)
Known for Spy (2015)

Film Rites (Steve Zallian)
Known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball, and American Gangster

Genre Films (Simon Kinberg)
Known for Fantastic Four, The Martian, Cinderella, Elysium, and Chappie

Hutch Parker Ent. (Hutch Parker)
Known for The Wolverine and Fantastic Four

The Imaginarium Studios (Andy Serkis, Jonathan Cavendish)
Known for Jungle Book: Origins (2017)

 Lightstorm Entertainment (James Cameron)
Known for Avatar, Titanic, and The Abyss

New Regency (Arnon Milchan)
Known for The Revenant (2015), Birdman, Gone Girl, and 12 Years a Slave

 Red Hour Films (Ben Stiller)
Known for Tropic Thunder, Dodgeball, and Zoolander

Carlos Saldanha
Principal is known for the Ice Age franchise and Rio

Scott Free Productions (Ridley Scott)
Known for Man on Fire, Gladiator, and Prometheus

 6th and Idaho Productions (Matt Reeves)
Principal is known for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield

Temple Hill Entertainment (Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen)
Known for The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Twilight, and The Maze Runner

21 Laps (Shawn Levy)
Known for This is Where I Leave You, The Spectacular Now, Night at the Museum and Real Steel

Walden Media
Known for Holes, The Giver, and Chronicles of Narnia


Fox 2000

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Color Force (Nina Jacobson)
Known for The Hunger Games franchise and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise

The Jackal Group (Gail Berman)
Principal is known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

State Street Pictures (George L. Tillman Jr., Robert Teitel)
Known for the Barbershop franchise, Roll Bounce, Faster, and Notorious

Sunswept Entertainment (Karen Rosenfelt)
Known for Marley & Me, Twilight franchise, and Percy Jackson franchise




Court 13 (Benh Zeitlin)
Principal is known for Beasts of the Southern Wild

Decibel Films (Danny Boyle)
Known for 127 Hours, Trance, and Steve Jobs (2015)




Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk)
Known for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Trek, Super 8 and Morning Glory

 Broadway Video (Lorne Michaels)
Known for Mean Girls

Jerry Bruckheimer Films (Jerry Bruckheimer)
Known for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and National Treasure

Ian Bryce Prods (Ian Bryce)
Known for Transformers: Age of Extinction

Di Bonaventura Pictures (Lorenzo di Bonaventura)
Known for the Transformers franchise and the G.I. Joe franchise

Disruption Entertainment (Mary Parent)
Known for Noah and Godzilla

Robert Evans Co. (Robert Evans)
Known for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Four By Two Films (Sacha Baron Cohen, Todd Schulman)
Known for Bruno, Borat, and The Dictator

Hello Junior (Johnny Knoxville)
Principal known for Jackass 3D

Henceforth Pictures (William Monahan)
Known for London Boulevard and Mojave (2015)

Platinum Dunes (Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form)
Known for The Purge, the Transformers franchise, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Sikelia Prods (Martin Scorsese)
Known for Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Silence (2016)

Skydance (David Ellison, Dana Goldberg)
Known for Terminator Genisys, World War Z, Mission Impossible, True Grit, and Jack Reacher


Sony / Columbia Pictures


Arad Prods (Avi Arad)
Known for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Broken Road Prods. (Todd Garner)
Known for Into the Storm, Jack and Jill, and Scouts vs. Zombies (2015)

Elizabeth Cantillion Productions
Principal known for Goosebumps (2015), Concussion (2015), and Galaxy Quest

Free Assocation (Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin)
Known for Gambit (2016)

Happy Madison (Adam Sandler)
Known for Grown Ups, Hotel Transylvania 2, and Pixels

Immersive Pictures (Josh Bratman)
Principal known for The Sitter, Fright Night, and Drive Angry

T.D. Jakes
Principal known for Jumping the Broom, Sparkle, and Heaven is for Real

Hey Eddie (Kevin James)
Known for Here Comes the Boom and Zoo Keeper

Josephson Entertainment (Barry Josephson)
Known for Enchanted, Dirty Grandpa, Like Mike, and Life as We Know It

Laurence Mark Productions (Laurence Mark)
Known for I, Robot, The Lookout, Jerry Mcguire, Dreamgirls, and Last Vegas

Mosaic (Management Company, Jimmy Miller)
Principal known for Step Brothers, Bad Teacher, and The Other Guys

Olive Bridge Entertainment (Will Gluck)
Known for Annie, Easy A, Friends with Benefits, and About Last Night

Original Film (Neal Moritz)
Known for Fast and Furious franchise and 21 Jump Street franchise

Overbrook Ent. (Will Smith, James Lassiter)
Known for Annie, This Means War, Hancock, and Karate Kid

Pascal Pictures (Amy Pascal)
Known for Ghostbusters (2016)

Scott Rudin Prods. (Scott Rudin)
Known for No Country for Old Men and Steve Jobs (2015)

Russo Brothers (Anthony and Joe Russo)
Known for Captain America: Winter Soldier

Safehouse (Joby Harold, Tony Tunnell)
Known for Holy Rollers, My Blind Brother (2015)

Smoke House (George Clooney, Grant Heslov)
Known for The Ides of March, Argo, and Monuments Men

Studio 8 (Jeff Robinov)
Known for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Syco(Simon Cowell)
Principal known for American Idol and X-Factor

Matthew Tolmach Productions (Matthew Tolmach)
Known for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Trigger Street Productions (Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti)
Known for Fifty Shades of Grey, The Social Network, Captain Phillips




Aggregate Films (Jason Bateman)
Known for Identity Thief and Bad Words

Apatow Productions (Judd Apatow)
Known for Superbad, Trainwreck (’15), and Bridesmaids

Bluegrass Films (Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark)
Known for Ted, Battleship, and Safe House

Blumhouse Productions (Jason Blum)
Known for Whiplash, Insidious, Paranormal Activity The Purge, and Oculus

Brownstone Productions (Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman)
Known for Pitch Perfect

Captivate Ent. (Ben Smith, Jeffery Weiner)
Known for The Bourne Franchise

Cross Creek Pictures (Brian Oliver)
Known for Everest (’15), Ides of March, Black Swan, and Rush

de Passe Jones Ent (Suzanne de Passe, Madison Jones)
Principal known for Sister, Sister and Smart Guy

Fake Empire (Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage)
Known for Endless Love, Fun Size, Chuck, Gossip Girl

Global Produce (Marc Shmuger)
Known for The Spectacular Now

Gold Circle Films (Paul Brooks)
Known for Pitch Perfect franchise and My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Illumination Ent. (Chris Meledandri)
Known for Despicable Me franchise and The Lorax

ImageMovers (Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkley)
Known for Real Steel, Cast Away, Flight, and The Walk (’15)

Imagine Ent. (Ron Howard, Brian Grazer)
Known for A Beautiful Mind, Inside Man, Rush, and 8 Mile

Legendary (Thomas Tull)
Known for The Dark Knight, Godzilla, and Intersellar

Chris Morgan Prods. (Chris Morgan)
Principal known for Fast & Furious franchise and Wanted

One Race Films (Vin Diesel, Samantha Vincent)
Known for Furious Seven

Will Packer Prods. (Will Packer)
Known for Ride Along 2, The Wedding Ringer, and No Good Deed

Marc Platt Prods. (Marc Platt)
Known for Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods, Drive, Wanted, 2 Guns

Secret Hideout (Alex Kurtzman, Bobby Cohen, Jeb Brody)
Principal known for Cowboys & Aliens, Eagle Eye, People Like Us

Silver Pictures Ent. (Joel Silver)
Known for The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Non-Stop

The Tornante Co. (Michael Eisner)
Known for BoJack Horseman and Judge Faith

Working Title Films (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner)
Known for Theory of Everything, The Big Lebowski, About Time, and Rush


Warner Bros


Alcon Ent (Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson)
Known for Prisoners, The Blind Side, and The Book of Eli

Appian Way (Leonardo DiCaprio)
Known for The Wolf of Wall Street, Shutter Island, and Out of the Furnace

Berlanti Prods. (Greg Berlanti)
Known for Arrow, The Flash, and Pan

Carousel Prods. (Steve Carell)
Known for Crazy, Stupid Love and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Cruel and Unusual (Zach and Deborah Snyder)
Known for Sucker Punch, 300: Rise of an Empire

De Line Pictures (Donald De Line)
Known for Pain & Gain, Green Lantern, and Body of Lies

DiNovi Pictures (Denise Di Novi)
Known for If I Stay, The Best of Me, The Lucky One

Executive Options (Tom Hardy)
No upcoming or past projects

Gerber Pictures (Bill Gerber)
Known for Gran Torino, What A Girl Wants, and The Dukes of Hazzard

Gulfstream (Mike Karz, Bill Bindley)
Known for Blended and The Nut Job

Heyday (David Heyman)
Known for Paddington, Gravity, and Harry Potter franchise

JW Prods. (Jerry Weintraub)
Known for The Avengers, Ocean’s franchise, and Tarzan (’16)

Langley Park (Kevin McCormick)
Known for Gangster Squad and The Lucky One

Life’s Too Short (Chuck Lorre)
Known for 2 Broke Girls and Big Bang Theory

Lin Pictures (Dan Lin)
Known for Suicide Squad (’16), The Lego Movie, and Sherlock Holmes franchise

Mad Chance (Andrew Lazar)
Known for Mortdecai and American Sniper

Malpaso (Clint Eastwood)
Known for Million Dollar Baby, American Sniper, and Mystic River

Untitled Chris McKay Production Company
Known for Robot Chicken and The Lego Batman Movie

Pearl Street Films (Ben Affleck, Matt Damon)
Known for Promised Land

Phantom Four (David Goyer)
Known for The Unborn Untitled Todd Phillips – Bradley Cooper Production Company (Phillips, Cooper)
Known for American Sniper, Arms and the Dudes (’15), and The Hangover franchise

Polymorphic (Polly Johnsen)
Known for Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Rat-Pac Ent (Brett Ratner)
Known for Aloha, Entourage, and The Revenant

Revelations (Morgan Freeman)
Known for

Riche Prods. (Alan Riche, Peter Riche)
Known for Southpaw (’15) and Tarzan (’16)

Untitled Guy Richie, Lionel Wigram Production Company
Known for the Sherlock Holmes franchise

Roserock Films (Hunt Lowry)
Principal known for A Cinderella Story and A Walk to Remember

Team Downey (Robert Downey, Susan Downey)
Known for The Judge

Vertigo (Roy Lee)
Known for The Lego Movie, The Departed, and Run All Night

Weed Road (Akiva Goldsman)
Known for Winter’s Tale, I Am Legend, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Wychwood (David Yates)
Known for the Harry Potter franchise and Tarzan


New Line Cinema


Benderspink (Chris Bender, JC Spink)
Known for We’re the Millers and The Ring

Flynn Picture Co. (Beau Flynn)
Known for Hercules, Two Night Stand, and San Andreas

Rickard Pictures (John Rickard)
Principal known for Hall Pass and Horrible Bosses franchise

Untitled James Wan Prod. Company
Known for Annabelle, The Conjuring and the Saw franchise




Kennedy/Marshall (Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall)
Known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Bourne franchise, and Lincoln

Mark Sourian
Principal known for Need for Speed and Ghost in the Shell (’17)




OddLot Entertainment (Gigi Pritzker)
Known for Ender’s Game, Drive, and The Way Way Back

Allison Shearmur Prods (Allison Shearmur)
Known for Cinderella (’15)


New Regency


Blind Wink Prods. (Gore Verbinksi)
Known for The Lone Ranger and Rango

RESET Content (David Fincher)
Principal known for The Social Network and Gone Girl

Plan B Ent. (Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner)
Known for 12 Years a Slave, The Departed, and World War Z

Protozoa Pictures (Darren Aronofsky)
Known for Noah, Black Swan, and The Fountain




 MediaWeaver Ent. (Matt Weaver)
Principal known for We’re the Millers and Rock of Ages

Panay Films (Andrew Panay)
Known for Earth to Echo and Hit and Run






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