|Founded||January 13, 2017|
|Kim Kalyka (Vice president)|
Number of employees
|Parent||The Friedkin Group|
Neon (stylized as NEON) is an American film production and distribution company founded in 2017 by CEO Tom Quinn and Tim League, who also was the co-founder of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain. The company is best known for releasing films, such as Ingrid Goes West, I, Tonya, Three Identical Strangers, and Parasite. As of 2019[update], Tim League is no longer involved with daily operations for the company.
During the 4th Annual Zurich Summit, Tom Quinn commented on Neon's intent to release titles that appeal to audiences who "skew under 45, that have no aversion to violence, no aversion to foreign language and to non-fiction." In September 2017, the company partnered with Blumhouse Productions to manage BH Tilt.
In 2019, a majority stake of NEON was sold to 30West, the media venture arm of The Friedken Group.
In 2021, Bleecker Street partnered with Neon to launch the joint home entertainment distribution company DECAL. DECAL is a standalone full-service operation that handles distribution deals on the home entertainment rights to both Neon and Bleecker Street’s curated slates of features. The first film to be distributed through DECAL is the Bleecker Street release Supernova in winter 2021. In addition, DECAL acquired North American distribution rights to the South African horror film Gaia for a summer theatrical release, marking their first ever acquisition.
As of February 2020[update], Neon has received a total of 12 Academy Award nominations. In 2018, I, Tonya received three nominations, winning Best Supporting Actress for Allison Janney. In 2019, Border was nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. In 2020, Neon experienced its most successful Oscar season yet with Parasite and Honeyland accruing eight nominations in total, with the former winning four awards including Best Picture, becoming the first non-English language film to receive that honor.
Main article: List of Neon films