Brownstone Productions
Company typePrivate
IndustryProduction company
FoundedOctober 16, 2002; 21 years ago (2002-10-16) in Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
Founder
HeadquartersUniversal City, California, U.S.
Key people
  • Elizabeth Banks (CEO & CFO)
  • Max Handelman

Brownstone Productions is an American film and television production company founded by actress, director and producer Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman. It is known for producing films in the Pitch Perfect franchise, Charlie's Angels (2019) and Cocaine Bear (2023).

History

Brownstone Productions was founded in October 2002 in Santa Clarita, California, U.S. by actress, director and producer Elizabeth Banks and her husband, sportswriter and producer Max Handelman.[citation needed] As of 2019, the company is headquartered inside the Universal Studios Lot in Universal City, California.[1]

In January 2015, the company signed a two-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures from 2015 to 2017.[2] In June 2015, the company signed a multi year production deal with Warner Bros. Television.[3]

In 2019, the company re-signed its first-look deal with Universal Pictures, and production deal with Warner Bros. Television.[1]

In June 2021, the company signed a first-look and multi-project development podcasting deal with Amazon, Inc.'s Audible.[4]

Filmography

Films

Year Title Director Gross (worldwide) Notes Ref.
2009 Surrogates Jonathan Mostow $122.4 million co-production with Mandeville Films, Top Shelf Productions and Touchstone Pictures [5]
2012 Pitch Perfect Jason Moore $115.4 million co-production with Gold Circle Films and Universal Pictures [6]
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Elizabeth Banks $287.5 million [7]
2017 The Most Hated Woman in America Tommy O'Haver co-production with Untitled Entertainment [8]
Pitch Perfect 3 Trish Sie $185.4 million co-production with Gold Circle Films and Universal Pictures [9]
Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber Svetlana Cvetko Short documentary
co-production with Double Take Pictures and Metabook Films
[10]
2019 Charlie's Angels Elizabeth Banks $73.3 million co-production with 2.0 Entertainment, The Cantillon Company, Flower Films, Perfect World Pictures and Columbia Pictures [11]
2023 Cocaine Bear $85.3 million co-production with Lord Miller Productions, Jurassic Party Productions and Universal Pictures [12]
Bottoms Emma Seligman $12.3 million co-production with Orion Pictures [13]

Television

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2015 Resident Advisors Hulu co-production with 301 Productions, Relief Productions and Paramount Digital Entertainment
2019–2021 Shrill co-production with Broadway Video and Warner Bros. Television [14]
2019–present Press Your Luck ABC co-production with The Carruthers Company and Fremantle
2022 Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin Peacock co-production with Mme. Anagram, Gold Circle Films and Universal Television [15]

In production

Films

Television

Podcasts

Year Title Host(s) Provider Genre Notes Ref.
2021–present My Body, My Podcast Elizabeth Banks Audible Wellness, sex, motherhood with Audible Originals [4]
Fugly Comedy

References

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  3. ^ Ford, Rebecca (June 16, 2015). "Elizabeth Banks' Brownstone Productions Inks Deal With Warner Bros. TV". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Spangler, Todd (June 17, 2021). "Elizabeth Banks Signs Audible First-Look Podcast Deal, Starting With Her Show About Sexuality". Variety. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
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