The Info List - Cruise/Wagner Productions

Cruise/Wagner Productions
Cruise/Wagner Productions
is an American independent film production company. The company was founded by actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
and former casting agent Paula Wagner. Cruise/Wagner was formed to give Cruise more control over the projects that he acts in and retain more of the profits. The company has grossed more than $2.9 billion in box office proceeds since it was founded in September 1993.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Cruise/Wagner previously had an exclusive deal with Paramount Pictures, but in August 2006 Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom (parent company of Paramount Pictures) terminated that relationship citing Cruise's comments in the media about psychiatry, anti-depressants and Brooke Shields' handling of postpartum depression, and his taking up Scientology.[2][3][4][5][6][7] However, the termination may have been more about money than anything else.[6][8][9] Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
and two hedge funds immediately stepped in, and in less than a week, secured financial backing.[4][7][10][11] In November 2006, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
came to Cruise/Wagner with a deal that gave them a percentage of the ownership in United Artists
United Artists
in an effort to revive the floundering production company.[1][6] This deal unspooled less than two years later in August 2008, when Wagner left the studio.[12][13] Films[edit]

Mission: Impossible (1996) Without Limits
Without Limits
(1998) Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) The Others (2001) Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky
(2001) Narc (2002) Minority Report (2002) Shattered Glass (2003) The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
(2003) Suspect Zero
Suspect Zero
(2004) War of the Worlds (2005) Elizabethtown (2005) Ask the Dust (2006) Mission: Impossible III (2006) Lions for Lambs
Lions for Lambs
(2007) The Eye (2008/I) Death Race (2008) Valkyrie (2008) Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher
(2012) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Top Gun: Maverick (2019)


^ a b "MGM Partners With Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
and Paula Wagner
Paula Wagner
to Form New United Artists". Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios. PR Newswire. 2 November 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2008.  ^ a b CNN: Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
cuts ties with Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
- CNN-Money Magazine with Reuters
(c/o CNNMoney.com) - 23 August 2006 ^ a b Atkins, Jill. " Sumner Redstone Rebuke of Tom Cruise: Now What? - National Ledger - 24 August 2006 ^ a b c Lieberman, David and Laura Petrecca. "Cruise seeks financial backing from hedge funds" - USA Today
USA Today
- 24 August 2006 ^ a b Epstein, Edward Jay. The Financial Times: Paramount vs. Cruise: all down the killer cut - Financial Times
Financial Times
- 24 August 2006 ^ a b c d Clark, John. "The business of Cruise control" - New York Daily News - 23 August 2007 ^ a b Gardner, Chris. "It's a war of the words" - Variety - August 22, 2006 ^ Kimball, Trevor. "Paramount Gives Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
the Boot" Archived 2008-01-10 at the Wayback Machine. - AnActorsJourney.com - 23 August 2006 ^ Sperling, Nicole. "Biz eyeing economics of Cruise-Par breakup: DVD slowdown forcing restraint" - The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
- 24 August 2006 ^ Olson, Parmy. "Redskins' Snyder Gambles On Tom Cruise" - Forbes magazine - 29 August 2006 ^ Fischer, Martha. "Cruise, Wagner Fight Back" - Cinematical - 23 August 2006 ^ Finke, Nikki. "Tom Cruise's Movie Studio Imploding: Paula Wagner
Paula Wagner
Is DOA At United Artists; But Was It Suicide or Murder By MGM? - Deadline.com - 13 August 2008 ^ Flemming, Michael. " Paula Wagner
Paula Wagner
leaves UA - Variety (magazine)
Variety (magazine)
- 13 August 2008

External links[edit]

United Artists
United Artists