The Montecito Picture Company
Company typePublic
IndustryMotion pictures
PredecessorNorthern Lights Entertainment[1]
Founded1998; 26 years ago (1998)
FoundersTom Pollock
Ivan Reitman
Key people
Amie Karp (president)

The Montecito Picture Company is a film production company that was founded by Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman.[2] It is located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, California, United States. Montecito is a city in California in Santa Barbara County.


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The company's predecessor was an entertainment production studio Northern Lights Entertainment, owned by Reitman.[1] It originally started off with a deal at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.[3] Ultimately, the deal was in a dispute after Universal took control of the PolyGram assets[2] and signed a first look deal with DreamWorks Pictures instead.[4] On March 9, 2000, it extended its pact with writer/director Todd Phillips, after the success of the hit movie Road Trip.[5]

After several years at DreamWorks, on February 18, 2009, the company signed a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures.[6] The deal was ended on March 16, 2013;[7] and in 2015 the company moved into offices on the Sony lot. Tom Pollock died in August 2020, and Ivan Reitman died in February 2022.


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Year Title Director Co-produced by Distributed by
2000 Road Trip Todd Phillips DreamWorks Pictures
2001 Evolution Ivan Reitman DreamWorks Pictures
Columbia Pictures
2002 Killing Me Softly Chen Kaige Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
2003 Old School Todd Phillips DreamWorks Pictures
2004 EuroTrip Jeff Schaffer
2006 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie Mike Clattenburg Trailer Park Productions Alliance Atlantis
Screen Media Films
2007 Disturbia D. J. Caruso Cold Spring Pictures[8] DreamWorks Pictures
2009 Hotel for Dogs Thor Freudenthal Nickelodeon Movies/Cold Spring Pictures/The Donners Company
The Uninvited The Guard Brothers Cold Spring Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment
I Love You, Man John Hamburg De Line Pictures
Post Grad Vicky Jenson Fox Atomic/Cold Spring Pictures 20th Century Fox
Up in the Air Jason Reitman Cold Spring Pictures Paramount Pictures
Chloe Atom Egoyan Sony Pictures Classics
2011 No Strings Attached Ivan Reitman Cold Spring Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment Paramount Pictures
2012 Hitchcock Sacha Gervasi Cold Spring Pictures Fox Searchlight Pictures
2014 Draft Day Ivan Reitman OddLot Entertainment Summit Entertainment
2016 Ghostbusters Paul Feig Village Roadshow Pictures/LStar Capital/Pascal Pictures/Feigco Entertainment Columbia Pictures
2017 Baywatch Seth Gordon Uncharted/Contrafilm/Vinson Pictures/Flynn Picture Company/Seven Bucks Productions[9] Paramount Pictures
Father Figures Lawrence Sher Alcon Entertainment[9] Warner Bros. Pictures
2020 A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Rachel Talalay Walden Media Netflix
Godmothered Sharon Maguire Walt Disney Pictures Disney+
2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife Jason Reitman Ghost Corps/Bron Creative Columbia Pictures

Television series

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  1. ^ a b Britton, Bonnie. "Director of 'Junior' has delivered plenty of hits." The Indianapolis Star (November 25, 1994).
  2. ^ a b Carver, Benedict (1999-03-09). "Reitman, Pollock settle U dispute". Variety. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  3. ^ Madigan, Nick (1998-02-17). "PFE adds to stable". Variety. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  4. ^ Hindes, Andrew (1999-06-16). "Montecito gets new home at Dreamworks". Variety. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  5. ^ Duke, Paul F. (2000-03-10). "Montecito signs Phillips to 2-year deal". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  6. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (2009-02-18). "Paramount, Montecito extend pact". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (2013-03-16). "Studios Re-Rack Production Pacts". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  8. ^ "Executive Suite: Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  9. ^ a b "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  10. ^ "Alienators: Evolution Continues" Year of the Genus (TV Episode 2002) - Company credits - IMDb, retrieved 2023-07-24