Revolution’s production activities are focused on developing theatrical sequels, television series and plays based on properties in its expanding library, as well as creating original content. The studio has developed and produced multiple syndicated television series including “Are We There Yet?” for TBS; “Anger Management,” starring Charlie Sheen, with Lionsgate for FX; and “Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza” for GSN.
The studio is led by CEO Vince Totino and COO Scott Hemming, seasoned entertainment executives who have each been with Revolution for more than a decade. In June 2014, the company was purchased through funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, which has committed to financing significant growth through acquisitions and production.
The first strategic acquisition under the new ownership came in October 2014, when Revolution purchased the Morgan Creek International film library, consisting of 64 film titles including the box office hits Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and the Ace Ventura and Major League franchises, which are available for distribution in international territories. Other critically and commercially successful features in the library include The Last of the Mohicans, The Good Shepherd, True Romance and Young Guns II. Revolution is actively pursuing additional library acquisitions.
Revolution named Miramax as its worldwide television and digital sales agent in 2014. Miramax handles sales of the Morgan Creek International titles as well as the domestic and future international television windows for Revolution titles, rights to which begin reverting back to the studio in 2016.
Founded by Joe Roth in 2000, Revolution Studios has produced 46 films, including the Academy Award®-winning Black Hawk Down, Maid in Manhattan, Anger Management, Daddy Day Care, America’s Sweethearts, XXX and White Chicks, which collectively earned more than $3.7 billion in box office receipts. Roth serves as a strategic advisor to Revolution and maintains a long-term first-look television deal with the studio.
Vince Totino is the chief executive officer of Revolution Studios. Since he joined the company in 2001, Revolution has released 46 films garnering a total of $3.7 billion in worldwide box office.
In 2014, Totino and Chief Operating Officer Scott Hemming led the sale of Revolution to Fortress Investment Group, working closely with advisory firm Evolution Media Capital. The pair also spearheaded Revolution’s refinancing through a group of banks led by Sun Trust. Previously, Totino negotiated and managed Revolution’s $750 million credit facility with JP Morgan.
Totino was instrumental in structuring and developing Revolution’s successful television productions Are We There Yet? and Anger Management, serving as executive producer on both series.
Totino is a close business adviser to Leeding Media, a Los Angeles and Beijing-based firm which structures Chinese-US co-productions with leading talent from both countries. He has served on the boards of Creative Circle, a marketing and advertising staffing agency, and Zdonk.com, a pioneering crowd-funding website.
Before joining Revolution, Totino was the director of finance for Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, producer of such hit TV series as The Sopranos, Just Shoot Me and The Larry Sanders Show. Prior to Brillstein-Grey, he worked at Universal Studios in the corporate finance department. Totino began his career as an auditor at KPMG where he received his CPA certification. He graduated from the University of Southern California’s Leventhal School of Accounting.
Scott Hemming is the Chief Operating Officer of Revolution Studios, responsible for the management of the company’s day-to-day operations, acquisitions and worldwide distribution strategy.
In 2014, Hemming and Chief Executive Officer Vince Totino led the sale of Revolution to funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group. The pair also spearheaded the company’s current financing facility through a syndicate of lenders led by Sun Trust Bank.
Since joining the company in 2003 he has been instrumental in the financing, production, marketing and distribution of over 30 motion pictures and 200 episodes of television.
Hemming was integral to the development of the company's television production strategy, which included Revolution’s early adoption of the “10/90” model and led to the successful series Are We There Yet? and Anger Management, starring Charlie Sheen. He also served as an executive producer on the animated series Hellboy: Blood and Iron and Hellboy: Sword of Storms, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award®.
Hemming serves as an advisor to the Santa Monica based venture capital firm Canyon Creek Capital. Prior to joining Revolution, he was a creative executive at Artisan Entertainment, the independent film studio best known for The Blair Witch Project. Hemming has a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Marla Levine is General Counsel and Head of Business and Legal Affairs for Revolution Studios. She oversees all business and legal aspects of the company's activities, which include the distribution and exploitation of its extensive film and television library and the development and production of new films, TV shows and plays.
Among the productions with which she has been integrally involved at Revolution are the feature films Across the Universe, The Water Horse and Are We Done Yet?, as well as the television series Are We Done Yet?, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza and Anger Management.
Prior to joining the company in 2006, Levine spent 12 years at MGM Pictures as Senior Vice President of Theatrical Business Affairs. Her responsibilities included negotiating deals with writers, producers, directors and actors, and supervising all legal matters pertaining to motion picture production. At MGM she handled business affairs and production legal work for a number of hit films, including Get Shorty, Species, The Thomas Crown Affair, Legally Blonde, Ronin, Agent Cody Banks and Red Corner.
Before MGM, Levine held in-house legal positions at Morgan Creek, Sovereign Pictures and Paramount Pictures. She began her career as a litigation associate at the law firm of Tyre Kamins Katz & Granof.
Levine, an avid animal lover, is on the Board of Directors of Friends of L.A. Animal Shelters, a non-profit that operates L.A. Love & Leashes, the only “shelter shop” dedicated solely to increasing pet adoptions and raising the live save rate at L.A’s six animal shelters.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Levine received her B.A. in communication studies, cum laude, from UCLA, and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
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