MarVista Entertainment, LLC
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded2003; 21 years ago (2003)
HeadquartersWestwood, Los Angeles, California,
United States
Key people
  • Fernando Szew (CEO)
  • Michael Jacobs (partner)[1]
ProductsMotion pictures
ParentFox Entertainment

MarVista Entertainment, LLC is an American production company, based in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. The company mainly provides financing and some original content, mainly made-for-TV films and direct-to-SVOD titles, many of which are carried by networks such as Lifetime (such as the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie trope parody film A Deadly Adoption), along with Netflix, Ion Television, Hulu, Crackle, Disney Channel, and Hallmark Channel.


MarVista was founded in 2003 by Fernando Joseph Szew and Michael Jacobs as a commission-based distributor of third party programming. As of 2015, MarVista had expanded its library of 250 hours of licensed programming to over 2,500 hours of programming to television broadcasters and other global distribution channels in its 125 territories, including video on demand (VOD), subscription video on demand (SVOD), and broadband platforms through MarVista Digital Entertainment (MVDE).[2][3]

MVDE was launched in 2014 to handle distribution and licensing of the company's digital content in North America.[4]

Beginning after acquiring capital investments in 2011, the company also began creating its own television and feature film content.[3]

In 2016, MarVista and Elijah Wood's SpectreVision announced an agreement to co-produce four horror and thriller films over the following two years.[5]

In December 2021, Fox Corporation announced that it had acquired MarVista Entertainment. The studio will develop original content for Fox's ad-supported streaming service Tubi, while continuing to produce and distribute content for third-party broadcasters and platforms.[6]

In January 2024, Fox and MarVista announced the launch of specialty label Tideline Entertainment to focus on diverse content for multiple platforms. The thriller film Ponyboi was announced as Tideline's first project.[7]


Feature films

Television films

Television shows


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  4. ^ Johns, Nikara (June 30, 2014). "MarVista Entertainment Launches New Digital Division". Variety. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  5. ^ Busch, Anita (10 March 2016). "SpectreVision And MarVista Seal Deal For Four Films". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2021-12-13). "Fox Entertainment Acquires Top TV Movie Producer & Distributor MarVista Entertainment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2021-12-14.
  7. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2024-01-19). "MarVista Launches Production Label Tideline Entertainment; First Project For Sale Is Dylan O'Brien & River Gallo Sex-Worker Mob Tale 'Ponyboi' – Sundance". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2024-02-24.