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.
Revolution Studios has produced 46 films, including seven Academy Award winners, which collectively earned more than $3.7 billion in box office receipts.
The studio is led by CEO Vince Totino and President 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.