The District
Company typePrivately held company
IndustryMotion pictures
FoundedJune 24, 2014; 9 years ago (2014-06-24)
FounderRuben Fleischer
David Bernad
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, United States

The District is a film and television company started in 2014 by film director Ruben Fleischer and former Rip Cord Productions employee David Bernad.


The District was started on June 24, 2014 by film director Ruben Fleischer and Rip Cord Productions employee David Bernard, and it will kick off with a two-year overall deal at Universal Television, allowing it to produce comedies and dramas.[1]

The studio's first production, Superstore, was picked up to series by NBC on May 7, 2015.[2] It eventually become a hit series.[3] Its next project was The Bold Type, which was picked up by Freeform on January 10, 2017.[4]



Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2017 Unicorn Store Brie Larson Netflix co-production with Rip Cord Productions, Rhea Films, Sycamore Pictures, Hercules Film Fund and 51 Entertainment
2021 Bad Trip Kitao Sakurai Netflix co-production with Bron Creative, Orion Pictures, Gorilla Flicks and Helo


Years Title Creator Network Notes
2015–2021 Superstore Justin Spitzer NBC co-production with Miller Green Broadcasting (season 5), Spitzer Holding Company, and Universal Television
2017–2021 The Bold Type Sarah Watson Freeform co-production with Sarah Watson Productions and Universal Television
2019–2020 Stumptown Jason Richman
based on Stumptown by: Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, Justin Greenwood
ABC co-production with Don't Tell Mom and ABC Studios
2021–present The White Lotus Mike White HBO co-production with Pallogram and Rip Cord Productions
2023 Jury Duty Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky Amazon Freevee co-production with Picrow, Piece of Work Entertainment and Amazon Studios
2023 White House Plumbers Alex Gregory and Peter Hyuck HBO co-production with wiip and Crash&Salvage


  1. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (June 24, 2014). "'Gangster Squad' Director Signs Overall with Universal Television". Variety. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 7, 2015). "Suzanne Martin Comedy 'Crowded', Justin Spitzer's 'Superstore' Get NBC Pickups". Deadline. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "How 'Superstore' created a legion of superfans". Los Angeles Times. July 19, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  4. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (January 10, 2017). "Freeform Greenlights Cosmopolitan Magazine-Inspired Series 'The Bold Type'". Variety. Retrieved May 4, 2020.