Cinelou Films
Founded2014 (2014)
FounderCourtney Solomon
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Key people
ProductsMotion pictures
DivisionsCinelou Releasing

Cinelou Films is an American film production and distribution company founded by Courtney Solomon in 2014. The company's first release was Cake (2014), starring Jennifer Aniston.


In 2014, Courtney Solomon launched a production company titled Cinelou Films.[1] In October 2014, it was announced that the company would be launching a distribution division titled Cinelou Releasing, and its first film would be the drama film Cake, directed by Daniel Barnz and starring Jennifer Aniston.[2] Cinelou's sophomore film was the Eddie Murphy-starring drama film Mr. Church, directed by Bruce Beresford.[3] In 2016, the company produced the adventure comedy-drama film Burn Your Maps (2016), directed by Jordan Roberts and starring Vera Farmiga.[4] and The Comedian, in development for a number of years, directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Robert De Niro.[5]

Cinelou signed a deal with Warner Bros. to distribute their next six films internationally.[6]

Cinelou also produced the film adaptation of the war drama novel The Yellow Birds, directed by Alexandre Moors and starring Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston.[7] The film premiered at Sundance in January 2017.[citation needed]


Year Title Director Box Office Notes
December 31, 2014 Cake Daniel Barnz $2.9 million[8]
September 16, 2016 Mr. Church Bruce Beresford $685,780[9] co-distribution with Eddie Murphy Productions
February 3, 2017 The Comedian Taylor Hackford $1.7 million[10] co-distribution with Sony Pictures Classics
April 21, 2017 Phoenix Forgotten Justin Barber $3.7 million[11]
June 15, 2018 The Yellow Birds Alexandre Moors distributed by Saban Films and DirecTV Cinema[12][13]
June 21, 2019 Burn Your Maps Jordan Roberts distributed by Vertical Entertainment[14]


  1. ^ "Cinelou Films: Company". Cinelou Films. Archived from the original on August 27, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (October 27, 2014). "Jennifer Aniston's 'Cake' Set for Oscar-Qualifying Release via Cinelou's New Label". Variety.
  3. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (October 22, 2014). "Eddie Murphy Teams Up With 'Driving Miss Daisy' Director". Indiewire. Archived from the original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (July 23, 2015). "Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madsen Starring in Comedy-Drama 'Burn Your Maps'". Variety.
  5. ^ Fletcher, Harry (October 1, 2015). "Jennifer Aniston and Robert De Niro are together at last for Taylor Hackford's The Comedian". Digital Spy.
  6. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (December 16, 2015). "First Look At Quirky Comedy 'Burn Your Maps' Starring Jacob Tremblay". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  7. ^ Busch, Anita (October 6, 2015). "Jack Huston & Jennifer Aniston Join War Pic 'The Yellow Birds'". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ Cake at Box Office Mojo
  9. ^ Mr. Church at Box Office Mojo
  10. ^ The Comedian at Box Office Mojo
  11. ^ Phoenix Forgotten at Box Office Mojo
  12. ^ Busch, Anita (December 19, 2017). "Cinelou's 'The Yellow Birds' Flies To Saban Films For Distribution". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  13. ^ Lang, Brent (January 26, 2018). "DirecTV Partners With Saban Films on 'The Yellow Birds' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "Virtually every movie coming out this summer". Los Angeles Times. April 25, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.