KatzSmith Productions
Company typeProduction company
IndustryMotion pictures
Television show
United States
Key people
Seth Grahame-Smith
David Katzenberg

KatzSmith Productions is an American film and television production company, founded by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.[1] The company is known for producing the 2017 horror film It.[2]


In 2011, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg launched KatzSmith Productions, with the company's first film being the 2017 film It.

On July 3, 2018 it was announced that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Orion Pictures and KatzSmith Productions were producing Child's Play, a remake of the 1988 film of the same name.[3][4] The film will star Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry.[5]



Year Film Director Release date Production partners Distributors
2017 It Andy Muschietti September 8, 2017 New Line Cinema
Lin Pictures
Vertigo Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures
2019 Child's Play Lars Klevberg June 21, 2019 Orion Pictures
BRON Creative
United Artists Releasing
Elevation Pictures
It Chapter Two (Uncredited) Andy Muschietti September 6, 2019 New Line Cinema
Double Dream
Vertigo Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures
2023 Five Nights at Freddy's (Uncredited)[6] Emma Tammi October 27, 2023 Blumhouse Productions
Vertigo Entertainment
Scott Cawthon Productions
Universal Pictures
TBA Kung Fury 2 David Sandberg TBA B-Reel
Laser Unicorns
Argent Pictures


Title First aired Last aired Co-production Network Note(s)
Just Beyond October 13, 2021 Disney Branded Television / 20th Television / Boom! Studios Disney+


Box office

Title Co-production Distributor Release date
(United States)
Box office gross
It Lin Pictures
New Line Cinema
RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Vertigo Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures September 8, 2017 $35 million $700.4 million
Child's Play Orion Pictures
Bron Creative
United Artists Releasing June 21, 2019 $10 million $42.3 million
It Chapter Two New Line Cinema
Double Dream
Mehra Entertainment
Vertigo Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures September 6, 2019 $79 million $473.1 million

Critical reception

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
It (2017) 86%[7] 69[8] B+
Child's Play (2019) 64%[9] 48[10] C+
It Chapter Two (2019) 63%[9] 58[10] B+


  1. ^ "David Katzenberg with Seth Grahame-Smith talk KatzSmith Productions". Entertainment Weekly. October 27, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Woerner, Meredith (October 13, 2017). "The making of a monster hit: How 'It' could change the way Hollywood makes movies". LA Times. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Miska, Brad (July 3, 2018). "MGM Fast-tracks 'Child's Play' Remake With a "Technologically Advanced" Killer Doll". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Sneider, Jeff (July 3, 2018). "'Child's Play' Reboot In the Works at MGM From 'It' Producers". collider.com. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (September 20, 2018). "Gabriel Bateman To Star As Andy In MGM's 'Child's Play' Remake, Joining Aubrey Plaza & Brian Tyree Henry". deadline.com. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "EIDR Record: Five Nights At Freddy's (2023-10-27, Movie)". Entertainment Identifier Registry. doi:10.5240/05f0-758a-942d-7633-6f30-p. Retrieved 25 October 2023.
  7. ^ "It". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  8. ^ "It". Metacritic. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Child's Play". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Child's Play". Metacritic. Retrieved 18 September 2019.