Gary Sanchez Productions
Company typePrivate
IndustryProduction company
Founded2006; 18 years ago (2006)
FoundersWill Ferrell
Adam McKay
DefunctApril 8, 2019; 5 years ago (2019-04-08)
FateFerrell-McKay partnership dissolve
SuccessorsGloria Sanchez Productions
Hyperobject Industries
United States

Gary Sanchez Productions was an American film and television production company founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.


Gary Sanchez Productions was founded in 2006 by comedians and filmmakers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The company is named after a fictional "Paraguayan entrepreneur and financier", Gary Sanchez.[1] In 2007, McKay and Ferrell also founded the video site Funny or Die, under the ownership of the production company. The logo is depicted as a hand pouring a cup of coffee and placing a gun (later a whip) on the table, while a raspy voice in Spanish says, "¿Esta bien, duro, a'ight?" (meaning "Okay, tough, a'ight?")

In August 2018, the company entered a three-year first look feature deal with Paramount Pictures.[2]

On April 8, 2019, it was announced that Ferrell and McKay would be dissolving their partnership, and that all developed projects at that time would continue to be completed.[3] It was later revealed the reason for the split was due to the fact that McKay cast John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss on the show Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, a role that Ferrell wanted, without letting Ferrell know.[4]

In October 2019, McKay founded Hyperobject Industries.[5] In January 2020, it was announced that Ferrell had become a partner at the company's former sister label and now successor Gloria Sanchez Productions, taking on new projects with a reorganized company with Gloria Sanchez partner, Jessica Elbaum.[6]

The company will continue to exist by name to release further remaining films that are in development for an undisclosed period.



Year Title Director Budget Gross
Notes Ref.
2006 The Foot Fist Way Jody Hill $79,000 $245,292 with You Know I Can't Kiss You, Inc. and MTV Films
2008 Step Brothers Adam McKay $65 million $128.1 million with Apatow Productions, Mosaic Media Group, Relativity Media, and Columbia Pictures
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Neal Brennan $10 million $15.3 million with Kevin Messick Productions and Paramount Vantage
2010 The Other Guys Adam McKay $85–100 million $170.9 million with Columbia Pictures
The Virginity Hit Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland $2 million $636,706 with Principato Young Management and Columbia Pictures
2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim $3 million $201,436 with Abso Lutely Films, Funny or Die Films, and 2929 Productions
Casa de mi padre Matt Piedmont $6 million $8.41 million with NALA Films
The Campaign Jay Roach $95 million $104.9 million with Everyman Pictures
Bachelorette Leslye Headland $3 million $12.1 million with BCDF Pictures
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Tommy Wirkola $50 million $226.3 million with Flynn Picture Company, MTV Films, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Adam McKay $50 million $173.6 million with Apatow Productions
2014 Tammy Ben Falcone $20 million (gross)
$16.4 million (net)
$100.3 million with On the Day Productions, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, and New Line Cinema
Welcome to Me Shira Piven N/A $625,727 with Bron Studios
2015 Get Hard Etan Cohen $40–44 million $111.8 million with RatPac-Dune Entertainment
A Deadly Adoption Rachel Lee Goldenberg N/A N/A with National Picture Show Entertainment and MarVista Entertainment [7]
Daddy's Home Sean Anders $50 million $242.8 million with Red Granite Pictures [8]
2016 The Boss Ben Falcone $29 million $78.8 million with On the Day Productions
2017 The House Andrew Jay Cohen $40 million $34.2 million with Good Universe, Village Roadshow Pictures, and New Line Cinema
Daddy's Home 2 Sean Anders $69 million $180.6 million
2018 Ibiza Alex Richanbach N/A N/A with Good Universe
Vice Adam McKay $60 million $76.1 million with Plan B Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures
Holmes & Watson Etan Cohen $42 million $41.9 million with Mimran Schur Pictures, Mosaic Media Group, and Columbia Pictures
2020 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga David Dobkin $35 million N/A with Gloria Sanchez Productions and European Broadcasting Union [9]
2022 The Menu Mark Mylod $30 million $79.6 million with Hyperobject Industries and TSG Entertainment
TBA Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 Bruno Aveillan TBA TBA with MTV Entertainment Studios and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [10][11]
Untitled FBI comedy film TBA TBA TBA [12]
Bad Blood TBA TBA TBA with Hyperobject Industries, Excellent Cadaver, Apple Studios, and Legendary Entertainment [13][14]


Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2009–2013 Eastbound & Down HBO with Rough House Pictures and Enemy MIGs Productions
2010–2011 Funny or Die Presents HBO with Apatow Productions and
2010 Big Lake Comedy Central with Motron Productions and Lionsgate Television
2011 Jon Benjamin Has a Van Comedy Central with The Little Guy, Abso Lutely Productions, and Funny or Die
2013–2019 Drunk History Comedy Central with Konner Productions, Funny or Die, and Comedy Partners
2014 Bad Judge NBC with Two Out Rally Productions and Universal Television
2015 The Chris Gethard Show Fusion with No Cool Kids, AGI Entertainment, and Funny or Die
2017–2021 No Activity CBS All Access/Paramount+ with Jungle Entertainment, Flight School Studio, Funny or Die, and CBS Studios
2018 LA to Vegas Fox with Briskets Big Yellow House, Steven Levitan Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television
2018–2023 Succession HBO with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, and HBO Entertainment
2020–2022 Motherland: Fort Salem Freeform with Well Underway and Hyperobject Industries
2020 Robbie Comedy Central


  1. ^ According to McKay, on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, the name came from a fake name Ferrell put on his BlackBerry; they decided this was a random enough name to give their company.
  2. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr (August 15, 2018). "Paramount Sets First Look Deal With Adam McKay & Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez & Gloria Sanchez Labels". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 7, 2022.
  3. ^ Shepherd, Jack (April 8, 2019). "Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to part ways as production team". The Independent. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Hagan, Joe (November 29, 2021). "'Who the Fuck Cares About Adam McKay?' (We Do, and With Good Reason)". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on November 29, 2022. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 30, 2019). "Adam McKay Sets Jeffrey Epstein Limited Series Under First-Look Deal With HBO, Launches New Company". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  6. ^ Porter, Rick (January 24, 2020). "Will Ferrell's Gloria Sanchez Productions Signs First-Look Deal at Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 2, 2015). "Secret Will Ferrell-Kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie Confirmed Via Hollywood Billboard (Photo)". TheHollywoodReporter. com. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  8. ^ McCue, Michelle (November 5, 2014). "Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Set To Star in DADDY'S HOME". We Are Movie Geeks. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  9. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (June 18, 2018). "Will Ferrell To Star In Netflix Music Pic 'Eurovision' As Another A-List Comedy Star Tries A Streaming Vehicle". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (August 7, 2015). "Paramount Sets Bruno Aveillan To Direct 'Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters' Sequel". Deadline. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  11. ^ Kemp, Stuart (June 18, 2014). "CineEurope: Paramount Screens 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' One Day Before World Premiere". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  12. ^ "Gary Sanchez Productions and Paramount Team up for Untitled FBI Comedy". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  13. ^ Jaafar, Ali; Fleming, Mike Jr. (June 21, 2016). "'Bad Blood' Bids Mobilize for Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay Package: 9 Offers". Deadline. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  14. ^ Jaafar, Ali; Fleming, Mike Jr. (June 23, 2016). "Legendary Wins Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay 'Bad Blood' Auction". Deadline. Retrieved June 25, 2016.