Anonymous Content LLP
TypePrivate
IndustryEntertainment
PredecessorPropaganda Films
Founded1999; 23 years ago (1999)
FounderSteve Golin
Headquarters
Number of locations
3 (until 2019)
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Services
ParentPropaganda Films (1999-2002)
Websiteanonymouscontent.com

Anonymous Content (AC) is an American entertainment company founded in 1999 by CEO Steve Golin.[1] It is based in Los Angeles with offices in Culver City, New York City and London.

History

Anonymous Content was founded in 1999 by CEO Steve Golin. In 2001, negotiations occurred for it to merge with Ridley Scott Associates, but no deal was reached.[2] In 2002, AC made its first foray into television with Crime & Punishment, a reality show that ran for three seasons on NBC.[3]

In May 2011, it was announced that AC's talent management division had added managers Tony Lipp, Sandra Chang and Doug Wald, who brought several major talents with them.[4]

In March 2014, AC appointed David Fierson as Head of Business Operations.[5] In May, it signed a three-year first look production deal with Paramount Television, where Paramount would produce and distribute scripted programming developed by AC.[6][7] Michael Sugar became a partner of the company.[8]

In September 2015, Alix Madigan left AC and joined Broad Green Pictures, previously working staff producer.[9]

In January 2016, AC signed a deal with MBC Group's 03 Productions to advise them on developing and producing Arabic and English-language content.[6] In February, Kevin Cotter was hired as Director of Literary Affairs at the company's New York office, where he would oversee researching books, articles and other intellectual property for development and production.[10] More recently, Dawn Olmsead was invited to join the company after leaving Universal Content Productions.[11]

In-development projects

Television projects

In October 2021, AC announced it would adapt Lillian Hellman's play The Children's Hour into a television series, with Bess Wohl writing the screenplay.[12] It also announced that it would adapt Ursula Le Guin's 1974 novel The Dispossessed as a series.[13]

Catalog

Films

Catalog of films produced by Anonymous Content
Year Title Release date Distributor Box office (USD) Reception
Budget Gross Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
2000 The Upgrade October 12, 2000
2001 BigLove January 19, 2001 Apollo Cinema
Ambush April 26, 2001 BMW Films
Chosen May 10, 2001
The Follow May 24, 2001
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind March 19, 2004 Focus Features $20M $72.3M 93% 89
2006 Lake of Fire October 3, 2006 TH!NKFILM $6M 94% 83
Babel October 27, 2006 Paramount Vantage
Mars Distribution
$25M $135.5M 69% 69
2009 44 Inch Chest October 19, 2009 Momentum Pictures $247.6K 41% 47
2010 Winter's Bone June 11, 2010 Roadside Attractions $2M $16.1M 94% 90
2011 The Beaver May 6, 2011 Summit Entertainment $21M $6M 61% 60
2012 Big Miracle February 3, 2012 Universal Pictures $40M $24.7M 75% 61
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World February 22, 2012 Focus Features $10M $9.6M 55% 59
Girl Most Likely July 19, 2012 Lionsgate
Roadside Attractions
$1.38M 22% 38
Fun Size October 26, 2012 Paramount Pictures $14M $11.4M 25% 37
2013 The Fifth Estate October 18, 2013 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $26M $8.6M 36% 49
2014 Laggies May 9, 2014 A24 $1.8M 64% 63
2015 The End of the Tour January 23, 2015 $3M 91% 82
Spotlight November 6, 2015 Open Road Films $20M $88M 97% 93
The Revenant December 25, 2015 20th Century Fox $135M $533M 78% 76
2016 Triple 9 February 26, 2016 Open Road Films $20M $23.4M 53% 52
The Meddler April 22, 2016 Sony Pictures Classics $3.9M 85% 68
Bastille Day StudioCanal
Focus Features
$9.8M 48% 48
The Good Neighbor September 16, 2016 Vertical Entertainment 29% 32
Collateral Beauty December 16, 2016 Warner Bros. Pictures $36M $88.2M 14% 23
2018 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot July 13, 2018 Amazon Studios $3.5M $4.2M 76% 67
Boy Erased November 2, 2018 Focus Features $11M $11.9M 81% 69
Outlaw King[14] November 23, 2018 Netflix $120M 63% 59
2019 The Beach Bum March 29, 2019 Neon $4.6M 56% 55
The Laundromat September 27, 2019 Netflix 41% 57
2020 The Midnight Sky December 23, 2020 Netflix $100M $62.6K 51% 58
Worth September 3, 2021 Netflix 78% 66
2021 Stillwater July 30, 2021 Focus Features $20M $16.9M 75% 60
Star-Crossed: The Film September 10, 2021 Paramount+
2022 The Independent TBA Relativity Media and Rogue Pictures
TBA Carnival[15] TBA Voltage Pictures
The Underwater Welder[16] Waypoint Production
In the Garden of the King[17] Made In Africa Films
Princeless[18] Sony Pictures
Time After Time[19] Lionsgate
The Marsh King's Daughter[20][21] ErosSTX/Black Bear Pictures
Imagine Agents[22] 20th Century Studios
Score![23][24] Warner Bros.
Burn[25]
What If It's Us[26]

Television

Catalog of television shows produced by Anonymous Content
Year Title Air date Number of Distributor
Seasons Episodes
2002 Crime & Punishment June 16, 2002 - July 17, 2004 3 26 NBC
2014 True Detective January 12, 2014 – present 24 HBO
The Knick August 8, 2014 – December 18, 2015 2 20 Cinemax
2015 Mr. Robot June 24, 2015 – December 22, 2019 4 45 USA Network
2016 Quarry September 9, 2016 – October 28, 2016 1 8 Cinemax
Berlin Station October 16, 2016 – February 17, 2019 3 29 Epix
The OA December 16, 2016 – March 22, 2019 2 16 Netflix
2017 13 Reasons Why March 31, 2017 – June 5, 2020 4 49 Netflix
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams September 17, 2017 – March 19, 2018 1 10 Channel 4
2018 Counterpart January 21, 2018 – February 17, 2019 2 20 Starz
The Alienist January 22, 2018 – present 18 TNT
Flint Town March 2, 2018 1 8 Netflix
One Dollar[27] August 30, 2018 - November 1, 2018 10 Paramount+
Maniac[28] September 21, 2018 10 Netflix
Homecoming[29] November 2, 2018 – present 2 17 Amazon Video
2019 I Am the Night January 27, 2019 - March 4, 2019 1 6 TNT
Bonding April 24, 2019 – January 27, 2021 2 15 Netflix
Catch-22[30] May 17, 2019 1 6 Hulu
Wild Bill June 12, 2019 – present 6 ITV
Dickinson[31] November 1, 2019 – December 24, 2021 3 30 Apple TV+
2020 Briarpatch February 6, 2020 - April 13, 2020 1 10 USA Network
Home Before Dark April 3, 2020 – present 2 20 Apple TV+
When the Streetlights Go On April 3, 2020 - April 15, 2020 1 10 Quibi
Paradise Lost April 13, 2020 – present 10 Spectrum Originals
Defending Jacob April 24, 2020 - May 29, 2020 8 Apple TV+
Love in the Time of Corona August 22, 2020 - August 23, 2020 4 Freeform
TBD Disclaimer TBD Apple TV+

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