Alcon Entertainment, LLC
Company typePrivate
IndustryFilm
FoundedJanuary 23, 1997
26 years ago[1]
FoundersBroderick Johnson
Andrew Kosove
Headquarters
Key people
Broderick Johnson (CEO)
Andrew Kosove (CEO)
Steven Wegner (VP of development)
Scott Parish (CFO)
Kira Davis (former VP of production & marketing)
Divisions
  • Alcon Interactive Group
  • Alcon Television Group
Websitewww.alconent.com

Alcon Entertainment, LLC is an American independent film and television production company, founded in 1997 by film producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Since its establishment, Alcon Entertainment has developed and financed films that are ultimately distributed – in the United States mostly, and internationally on occasion – by Warner Bros. Pictures, following a ten-year motion picture production agreement.

Company

Alcon Entertainment was established on January 23, 1997,[1] and founded by film producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, who are the co-CEOs of the company. The company is headquartered on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.[2]

Both Johnson and Kosove presented FedEx founder and chairman Frederick W. Smith with a proposal suggesting that an independent film company, backed by a capitalized individual or company, and aligned with a major studio for an exclusive distribution arrangement would reap profits on copyrighted assets over a set period of time.[3]

On February 18, 1998, Alcon Entertainment set up two greenlight projects, with Warner Bros. distributing a single project.[4] On May 15, 1998, Alcon inked a second deal with Warner in which WB was allowed to distribute the film Lost & Found.[5]

Alcon's first major feature film was the 1999 comedy Lost & Found. In March 2000, following the success of its second film My Dog Skip, Alcon entered into a long-term distribution agreement with Warner Bros. The agreement had WB in charge of worldwide distribution of a minimum of 10 films produced and financed by Alcon over the next five years. The agreement also allowed Warner to co-finance certain pictures with Alcon.[6]

Alcon and Warner signed a new agreement in February 2006, continuing their eight-year relationship, under which Warner Bros. would continue to distribute feature films developed and financed by Alcon.[7] WB and Alcon extended the deal in 2015 which ended in 2019.[8]

On September 28, 2003, Alcon Entertainment had launched its television arm, with an exclusive co-production agreement at television studio Warner Bros. Television.[9]

In 2011, Alcon Entertainment acquired the entire brand and rights to the Blade Runner franchise, which encompasses movies, series, games and other franchise media such as books.[10][11] On March 8, 2012, Alcon had inked an affiliate production company headed by 2S Films executive Molly Smith, Belle Pictures, to develop film projects.[12]

On October 6, 2016, Alcon opens up a new division titled Alcon Interactive Group which continues Alcon’s diversification beyond its core business of financing and producing feature films, having also established in the past years.[13]

Filmography

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Year Film Title Distributor Notes Budget Box office
1999 Lost & Found Warner Bros. First film $30 million $6,552,255
2000 My Dog Skip $6 million $35,512,760
Dude, Where's My Car? 20th Century Fox $13 million $73,180,723
2001 The Affair of the Necklace Warner Bros. $30 million $471,210
2002 Insomnia Co-produced with Section Eight Productions, international distribution by Summit Entertainment $46 million $113,714,830
2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing $21 million $21,924,226
2004 Chasing Liberty $23 million $12,313,323
2005 Racing Stripes international distribution by Summit Entertainment $30 million $90,754,475
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Co-produced with Alloy Entertainment, Di Novi Pictures and Martin Chase Productions $25 million $42,000,000
2006 16 Blocks Co-produced with Millennium Films, Equity Pictures, Nu Image, Emmett/Furla Films, Cheyenne Enterprises, ContentFilm International and The Donners' Company $55 million $65,664,721
The Wicker Man Co-produced with Millennium Films, Saturn Films, Equity Pictures, Emmett/Furla Films and Nu Image $40 million $38,755,073
2007 P.S. I Love You Co-produced with Grosvenor Park Productions, international distribution by Summit Entertainment $30 million $156,835,339
2008 One Missed Call Co-produced with Kadokawa Pictures, Equity Pictures and Intermedia $20 million $45,847,751
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Co-produced with Alloy Entertainment, Di Novi Pictures and Martin Chase Productions $27 million $44,352,417
2009 The Blind Side 2009 Academy Award for Best Actress Sandra Bullock $29 million $309,208,309
2010 The Book of Eli Co-produced with Silver Pictures, international distribution by Summit Entertainment $80 million $157,091,718
Lottery Ticket Co-produced with Cube Vision $17 million $24,819,879
2011 Something Borrowed Co-produced with 2S Films, international distribution by Summit Entertainment $35 million $60,183,821
Dolphin Tale $37 million $95,404,397
2012 Joyful Noise $25 million $31,158,113
What to Expect When You're Expecting Lionsgate Co-produced with Phoenix Pictures $40 million $41.102.171
Chernobyl Diaries Warner Bros. Co-produced with FilmNation Entertainment and Oren Peli/Brian Witten Productions $1 million $37,157,648
2013 Beautiful Creatures Co-produced with 3 Arts Entertainment, Belle Pictures, international distribution by Lionsgate through Summit Entertainment $60 million $60,052,138
Prisoners Co-produced with 8:38 Productions, Madhouse Entertainment, international distribution by Lionsgate through Summit Entertainment $46 million $122,126,687
2014 Transcendence Co-produced with DMG Entertainment and Straight Up Films, international distribution by Lionsgate through Summit Entertainment $100 million $103,039,258
Dolphin Tale 2 $36 million $57,824,533
The Good Lie Co-produced with Imagine Entertainment, Black Label Media and Reliance Entertainment, international distribution by Lionsgate through Summit Entertainment $20 million $2,722,209
2015 The 33 Co-produced with Phoenix Pictures, international distribution by Good Universe $26 million $24,902,723
Point Break Co-produced with DMG Entertainment, Ehrman Productions and Babelsberg Studios, international distribution by Lionsgate through Summit Entertainment[14] $100 million $131,338,490
2016 No Manches Frida Pantelion Films Co-produced with Constantin Film $12,421,716
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Warner Bros. / Sony Pictures Releasing Co-produced with Columbia Pictures, Thunderbird Films and Scott Free Productions $150–185 million $259,239,658
Father Figures Warner Bros. Co-produced with The Montecito Picture Company and DMG Entertainment $25 million $25,601,244
2018 12 Strong Co-produced with Black Label Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Torridon Films, international distribution by Lionsgate $35 million $62,928,960
2019 No Manches Frida 2 Pantelion Films Co-produced with Constantin Film $26.4 million[15]
2024 No Manches Frida 3
The Garfield Movie[16] Sony Pictures Releasing[17] First animated film. Co-produced with Columbia Pictures and Paws, Inc.

Alcon Television Group

Year Title Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2015–22 The Expanse Syfy (2015–18)
Amazon Prime Video (2019–22)
Co-produced with Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo (2015–18), Just So (2019–22), Hivemind (2019–22) and Amazon Studios (2019–22); distributed by Legendary Television Distribution 6 62
2016–18 Ice Audience Co-produced with Fuqua Films (2016), Entertainment One, IM Global Television (2016) and Bernero Productions (2018) 2 20
2017–22 Pete the Cat Amazon Prime Video Co-produced with Appian Way Productions and Surfer Jack Productions; distributed by Cake Entertainment 14
2021–22 Blade Runner: Black Lotus Adult Swim
Crunchyroll
Co-produced with Williams Street 1 13
2024 Hey A.J! Disney Junior Co-produced with Disney Junior and Surfing Giant Studios TBA[18]
TBA Blade Runner 2099 Amazon Prime Video Co-produced with Scott Free Productions, Amazon MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Television TBA TBA

Alcon Interactive Group

Year Title Developer(s) Platform(s)
2017 Blade Runner 2049 VR - Memory Lab Magnopus Oculus[19]
2018 Blade Runner: Revelations Seismic Games Google Daydream[20]
2021 In My Shadow Playbae Windows[21]
Blade Runner: Rogue Next Games iOS[22][23]
2022 Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Nightdive Studios Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One[24][25]
2023 The Expanse: A Telltale Series Telltale Games
Deck Nine Games
Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S[26]
TBA Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth Annapurna Interactive Windows, TBA[27]

Music

In 2014, Alcon partnered with Sleeping Giant Media to form ASG Music Group. ASG is a full service music company and record label. In 2017, ASG released the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack, produced by Grammy nominated producer Michael Hodges, Kayla Morrison and Ashley Culp, with Epic Records. The Album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Soundtrack Sales Charts.[28][29][30][31]

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