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Imagine Entertainment
Imagine Entertainment
(formerly Imagine Films Entertainment and also known simply as Imagine) is an American film and television production company founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard
Ron Howard
and producer Brian Grazer.

Co-founders Ron Howard
Ron Howard
and Brian Grazer
Brian Grazer
at a Tribeca Film
Film
Festival panel on A Beautiful Mind

Contents

1 Background 2 History

2.1 Imagine Films Entertainment 2.2 Imagine Entertainment

3 Feature-film division

3.1 1980s 3.2 1990s 3.3 2000s 3.4 2010s

4 Television
Television
division

4.1 Television
Television
productions

5 References 6 External links

Background[edit] Brian Grazer
Brian Grazer
and Ron Howard
Ron Howard
met in 1982 on Night Shift, with Howard directing and Grazer co-producing. They followed it up by working on 1984's Splash.[2] History[edit] Imagine Films Entertainment[edit] Early on, the company sealed a production and distribution deal with Universal Pictures,[2] which was set to expire in November 1992. The deal was to fund 50% of 30 films. Imagine an IPO in 1986 at $8 for a package of one share and one warrant. Shares rose to $19.25 before falling in the stock market crash in 1987 to $2.25. A pay television broadcast agreement was made with Showtime.[3] By May 1992, 48% of the stock was public traded and worth $9.375. The duo agreed to a new six deal with Universal while concurrently offering $9 a share to buy the company's public outstanding share to start a new company with its assets. If not, they planned to leave the company at their contract expiration in November to start the new company anyway. Universal was providing the cash for a buyout of an equity stake in the new company.[3] Imagine Entertainment[edit] In 2000, the partnership teamed up with 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
for development of TV series, an agreement set to expire at the end of 2016.[2] In 2011, the company had three weak box office performers with The Dilemma, Cowboys & Aliens and Tower Heist. Because of their weak financial pact renewal with Universal in January 2012, Imagine laid off 5 employees, including production executive Jeremy Steckler.[4] This also moves Imagine from exclusive to a first look deal. By 2013, Imagine was considering other funding methods for the company's films including crowdfunding for a Friday Night Lights movie.[5] In November 2013, Michael Rosenberg was promoted to co-chairman followed in December 2013, with Erica Huggins being promoted to his previous position as president.[1] Industry insiders indicated in late January 2016 that a deal with Raine Group was in the works that would have Raine become a partner of the production company while contributing $100 million.[2] In 2017, Imagine had made a six-picture deal with Australian visual effects/animation studio Animal Logic
Animal Logic
to develop, finance, and produce six animated/live-action films.[6] Feature-film division[edit] The feature-film division has participated in over sixty productions and is associated with Universal Pictures,[7] which has distributed many of Imagine's productions, some with other studios. Erica Huggins was hired as senior vice president of motion picture production and was elevated to executive vice president in 2006, and later to co-president of production in 2010.[1] 1980s[edit] 1987

Like Father Like Son (With Tri-Star Pictures)

1988

Willow (With Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd.
& Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Vibes (With Columbia Pictures) Clean and Sober
Clean and Sober
(With Warner Bros.)

1989

The 'Burbs[3] (With Universal Pictures) The Dream Team (With Universal Pictures) Parenthood[2] (With Universal Pictures)

1990s[edit] 1990

Cry-Baby
Cry-Baby
(With Universal Pictures) Opportunity Knocks (With Universal Pictures) Kindergarten Cop[3] (With Universal Pictures) Problem Child[3] (With Universal Pictures)

1991

Backdraft (With Universal Pictures) Closet Land
Closet Land
(With Universal Pictures) The Doors (With TriStar Pictures) My Girl (With Columbia Pictures) Problem Child 2
Problem Child 2
(With Universal Pictures)

1992

Boomerang (With Paramount Pictures) Far and Away[3] (With Universal Pictures) HouseSitter (With Universal Pictures)

1993

CB4 (With Universal Pictures) Cop and a Half
Cop and a Half
(With Universal Pictures) For Love or Money (With Universal Pictures)

1994

Greedy (With Universal Pictures) The Cowboy Way (With Universal Pictures) My Girl 2
My Girl 2
(With Columbia Pictures) The Paper (With Universal Pictures)

1995

Apollo 13 (With Universal Pictures)

1996

The Chamber (With Universal Pictures) Fear (With Universal Pictures) The Nutty Professor[4] (With Universal Pictures) Ransom (With Touchstone Pictures) Sgt. Bilko (With Universal Pictures)

1997

Inventing the Abbotts
Inventing the Abbotts
(With 20th Century Fox) Liar Liar
Liar Liar
(With Universal Pictures)

1998

Mercury Rising
Mercury Rising
(With Universal Pictures) Psycho (With Universal Pictures)

1999

Bowfinger
Bowfinger
(With Universal Pictures) EDtv
EDtv
(With Universal Pictures) Life (With Universal Pictures)

2000s[edit] 2000

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (With Universal Pictures) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (With Universal Pictures)

2001

A Beautiful Mind[2] (With Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and DreamWorks)

2002

8 Mile[4] (With Universal Pictures) Blue Crush
Blue Crush
(With Universal Pictures) Stealing Harvard
Stealing Harvard
(With Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
and Revolution Studios) Undercover Brother
Undercover Brother
(With Universal Pictures)

2003

The Cat in the Hat (With Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and DreamWorks) Intolerable Cruelty
Intolerable Cruelty
(With Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and Mike Zoss Productions) The Missing (With Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
and Revolution Studios)

2004

Friday Night Lights[2] (With Universal Pictures) The Alamo (With Touchstone Pictures)

2005

Cinderella Man
Cinderella Man
(With Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and Miramax
Miramax
Films) Flightplan
Flightplan
(With Touchstone Pictures) Fun with Dick and Jane (With Columbia Pictures) Inside Deep Throat
Inside Deep Throat
(With Universal Pictures)

2006

Curious George (With Universal Pictures) The Da Vinci Code[2] (With Columbia Pictures) Inside Man
Inside Man
(With Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks)

2007

American Gangster (With Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and Scott Free Productions)

2008

Changeling (With Universal Pictures) Frost/Nixon (With Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Relativity Media)

2009

Angels & Demons (With Columbia Pictures) Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (With Universal Pictures)

2010s[edit] 2010

Robin Hood (With Universal Pictures)

2011

Take Me Home Tonight (With Relativity Media
Relativity Media
and Rogue Pictures) The Dilemma[4] (with Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and Spyglass Entertainment) Cowboys & Aliens[4] (with Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Pictures and Platinum Studios) Restless (with Sony Pictures Classics
Sony Pictures Classics
and Columbia Pictures) Tower Heist[4] (with Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and Relativity Media) J. Edgar
J. Edgar
(with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Pictures, Malpaso Productions and Wintergreen Productions)

2012

Katy Perry: Part of Me (with Paramount Pictures, Insurge Pictures and MTV Films)

2013

Rush - independently financed[2] (with Universal Pictures, Exclusive Media, Cross Creek Pictures, Revolution Films and Working Title Films)

2014

Get on Up (with Universal Pictures) The Good Lie
The Good Lie
(with Warner Bros, Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Reliance Entertainment)

2015

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (with Universal 1440 Entertainment) In the Heart of the Sea[2] (with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Roth Films)

2016

Inferno[2] (with Columbia Pictures) Lowriders[2] (with Universal Pictures) Kindergarten Cop
Kindergarten Cop
2[2] (with Universal Pictures, Universal 1440 Entertainment and Where's Arnold Productions) Pelé: Birth of a Legend[2]

2017

The Dark Tower[2] (with Columbia Pictures, Media Rights Capital
Media Rights Capital
and Weed Road Pictures) American Made[2] (with Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and Cross Creek Pictures)

2018

The Spy Who Dumped Me (with Lionsgate
Lionsgate
Films)[8]

Television
Television
division[edit] Its television division, Imagine Television
Television
has participated in at least twenty productions and is associated with 20th Century Fox Television. Television
Television
productions[edit]

Year(s) Title Network/Channel Notes

1986-1987 Gung Ho

ABC

with Paramount Television
Television
and Four Way Productions

1987-1988 Ohara with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Television
Television
and M'ass Production

1987 Take Five

CBS

with TriStar Television
Television
and Empire City Presentations

1989 Knight & Daye

NBC

1990-1991 Parenthood

My Talk
Talk
Show

Syndication

with Second City Entertainment and MCA TV

1997–1998 Hiller and Diller

ABC

1998 From the Earth to the Moon

HBO

1998–2000 Sports Night

ABC

with Touchstone Television

1998–2002 Felicity

The WB

1999–2001 The PJs

FOX/The WB

with The Murphy Company, Will Vinton Studios, and Touchstone Television

2000 Wonderland

ABC/The 101 Network

with Touchstone Television

Rat Bastard

UPN

Pilot

2001 The Beast

ABC

2001–10 24[2]

FOX

with Real Time Productions, Teakwood Lane Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television

2003 Miss Match

NBC

with Darren Star Productions and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2003–06 2013–present Arrested Development[5]

FOX/Netflix

The Hurwitz Company and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2004 The Big House

ABC

2004–05 Quintuplets

FOX

with Mark Reisman Productions and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2005 The Inside with Reamworks and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2006 Saved

TNT

2006–2015 Curious George

PBS Kids

with WGBH-TV
WGBH-TV
and Universal Animation Studios

2006 Treasure Hunters

NBC

2006–08 Shark

CBS

with Deforestation Services and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2006–11 Friday Night Lights[5]

NBC

with Film
Film
44 and Universal Media Studios

2008 24: Redemption

FOX

with Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2009–11 Lie to Me with Pagoda Pictures, Samuel Baum Productions, MiddKid Productions, and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2010–15 Parenthood

NBC

with True Jack Productions, Universal Media Studios, and Universal Television

2011 Friends with Benefits with Big Kid Pictures, Pickle Films, and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

The Playboy Club with Alta Loma Entertainment, Storyland Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox Television

2012 The Great Escape

TNT

with Profiles Television
Television
Productions, The Hochberg Ebersol Company, and Fox Television
Television
Studios

2013 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)

ABC

with Hot Lava Girl Productions and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2014 Those Who Kill

A&E/Lifetime Movie Network

with One Two One Three Pictures, Miso Film, and Fox 21

24: Live Another Day

FOX

with Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

Gang Related with Chris Morgan Productions, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television

2015–present Empire[2] with Lee Daniels Entertainment, Danny Strong Productions, Little Chicken Inc., and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2015 The Bastard Executioner

FX

with Sutter Ink, FX Productions, and Fox 21 Television
Television
Studios

2017 24: Legacy

FOX

with Coto/Katz Productions, Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox Television[9]

Shots Fired with Undisputed Cinema and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Television

2017–present Genius

National Geographic Channel

with Paperboy Productions, OddLot Entertainment, EUE/Sokolow and Fox 21 Television
Television
Studios

TBA Untitled Music Comedy[10]

Amazon Instant Video

with Amazon Studios

Problem Child[11]

NBC

with STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment
and NBCUniversal

References[edit]

^ a b c McNary, Dave (December 9, 2013). "Ron Howard, Brian Grazer Promote Erica Huggins to President of Imagine". Variety. Retrieved January 29, 2016.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Rainey, James (January 28, 2016). "Raine Group to Invest $100 Million-Plus in Imagine, Partners Eye Expansion". Variety. Retrieved January 29, 2016.  ^ a b c d e f Fabrikant, Geraldine (May 19, 1992). "COMPANY NEWS; Chiefs of Imagine Films Seek to Take It Private". New York Times. Retrieved January 29, 2016.  ^ a b c d e f THR Staff (January 12, 2012). "Imagine Entertainment Lays Off Staff". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 29, 2016.  ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (May 16, 2013). "Cannes: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Introduce Imagine 2.0; A Pele Pic On The Croisette, A Crowd-Funded 'Friday Night Lights', 'Dark Tower', Jay-Z And One Angry White Whale". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved January 29, 2016.  ^ Amid Amidi (April 5, 2017). "Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment Teams Up With Animal Logic
Animal Logic
for 6 Animated Features". Retrieved April 17, 2017.  ^ " Imagine Entertainment
Imagine Entertainment
Company Profile – Yahoo! Finance". Biz.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2011-05-17.  ^ Rebecca Ford; Borys Kit. "Kate McKinnon, Mila Kunis in Talks to Star in Action-Comedy 'The Spy Who Dumped Me'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.  ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2016-02-23). "'24: Legacy': Teddy Sears Cast As Head Of CTU In Fox Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2017-02-13.  ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2017-05-03). "Danny DeVito & Jeff Goldblum To Star In Amazon Comedy Series From Imagine TV". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-05-03.  ^ Nellie Andreeva (January 29, 2015). "Problem Child Comedy Based On Movie Gets NBC
NBC
Pilot Order". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018. 

External links[edit]

Official website Imagine Entertainment
Imagine Entertainment
on IMDbPro (subscription required) Imagine Films Entertainment on IMDbPro (subscription required) Imagine Television
Television
on IMDbPro (subscription required)

v t e

Cinema of the United States

Films

Films by year

Awards and events

National Board of Review Awards (1929) Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(1929) New York Film
Film
Critics Circle (1935) Golden Globe Awards (1944) National Society of Film
Film
Critics Awards (1966) Los Angeles Film
Film
Critics Awards (1975) Golden Raspberry Awards
Golden Raspberry Awards
(1981) Independent Spirit Awards (1985) American Society of Cinematographers Awards (1986) Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Critics' Choice Movie Awards
(1996) Hollywood Film
Film
Awards (1997)

Guild Awards

Directors Guild of America Awards (1936) Writers Guild of America Awards (1951) Producers Guild of America Awards (1962) Cinema Audio Society Awards (1964) Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) Art Directors Guild Awards (1996) Costume Designers Guild Awards (1998) Location Managers Guild Awards
Location Managers Guild Awards
(2014)

Theaters

Movie theater chains

Industry by state

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Industry by city

Atlanta Baltimore Chicago Cleveland Jacksonville Kansas City Las Vegas Lone Pine Long Island Los Angeles (Hollywood) Monument Valley New York City

Harlem

Palm Springs Pittsburgh Riverside San Diego Seattle Sonora Stamford Vasquez Rocks

Organizations

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alliance of Motion Picture and Television
Television
Producers American Society of Cinematographers Hollywood Foreign Press Association Motion Picture Association of America

Miscellaneous

Box office AFI 100 Years... series National Film
Film
Registry Pre-Code Hollywood Classical Hollywood cinema New Hollywood List of living actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood List of surviving silent film actors

v t e

Film
Film
studios in the United States
United States
and Canada

Majors

20th Century Fox Columbia Pictures Paramount Pictures Universal Pictures Walt Disney Studios Warner Bros.

Mini-majors

Amblin Partners CBS
CBS
Films Lionsgate Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Open Road Films STX Entertainment The Weinstein Company

Independent studios

3D Entertainment A24 Alcon Entertainment Amazon Studios Beacon Pictures Broad Green Pictures Dark Horse Entertainment Drafthouse Films Entertainment One Entertainment Studios Hasbro Studios Icon Productions IFC Films Image Entertainment Imagine Entertainment IMAX Pictures Lakeshore Entertainment Magnolia Pictures Mandalay Pictures MarVista Entertainment Miramax Montecito Picture Company Morgan Creek Entertainment Group Picturehouse Regency Enterprises RKO Pictures Roadside Attractions Samuel Goldwyn Films Village Roadshow Pictures Walden Media

Independent financers

Annapurna Pictures Cross Creek Pictures Legendary Entertainment LStar Capital New Regency Productions Participant Media RatPac Entertainment Revolution Studios Skydance Media Temple Hill Entertainment TSG Entertainment Worldview Entertainment

Producer-owned independents

1492 Pictures American Zoetrope Apatow Productions Appian Way Productions Bad Hat Harry Productions Bad Robot Productions Blinding Edge Pictures Blumhouse Productions Bryanston Pictures Centropolis Entertainment Cheyenne Enterprises Davis Entertainment Di Bonaventura Pictures Fuzzy Door Productions Gary Sanchez Productions Ghost House Pictures GK Films ImageMovers Jim Henson Pictures Kennedy/Marshall Company Lightstorm Entertainment Plan B Entertainment Platinum Dunes Silver Pictures/Dark Castle

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