Revolution Studios is a diversified entertainment company that owns, acquires and exploits film, television and stage productions.
Revolution boasts one of the largest independent libraries of premium content, including 126 motion pictures which collectively earned more than $7.1 billion in box office receipts as well as 240 television episodes.
The company 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 January 2017, the company was purchased by Los Angeles-based investment firm, Content Partners, LLC and its affiliate, CP Enterprises from funds managed by Fortress Investment Group. Originally founded by Joe Roth in 2000, the company was acquired by funds managed by Fortress investments in 2014.
The first strategic acquisition 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. In October 2015, Revolution Studios purchased the Cold Spring Pictures motion picture library, including all eight films produced by the studio from 2007 to 2012. Titles include the 2009 multiple-Oscar®-nominee and Golden Globe® winner, Up in the Air, starring George Clooney. Then in June 2016, the studio acquired from Dallas-based Tango Films the worldwide rights to five titles produced by GK Films. They are the Academy Award®-winning film, Hugo, The Tourist, Edge of Darkness, The Rum Diary and The Young Victoria. Revolution is actively pursuing additional library acquisitions.
Revolution Studios has produced 47 films, including the Academy Award®-winning Black Hawk Down, Maid in Manhattan, Anger Management, Daddy Day Care, America’s Sweethearts, White Chicks and xXx: Return of Xander Cage in 2017 which collectively earned more than $4 billion in box office receipts. Additionally, Revolution 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. Since 2014, Miramax serves as the sales agent for worldwide television and digital sales of the Revolution Studios library.