Village Roadshow Pictures

Village Roadshow Pictures is an American co-producer and co-financier of major Hollywood motion pictures, established in 1986. It has produced over 85 films since its establishment in 1986 including, as co-productions with Warner Bros., The Matrix trilogy, the Sherlock Holmes series, the Happy Feet series, the Ocean’s series, and The Lego Movie. The films in the Village Roadshow library have achieved 24 number one U.S. box office openings and received 37 Academy Award nominations, 17 Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.[1][2]

Village Roadshow Pictures
IndustryMotion picture
Founded1986 (1986)
FounderVillage Roadshow
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Key people
Bruce Berman (Chairman & CEO)
ProductsFilm Production
ParentVillage Roadshow Entertainment Group

Village Roadshow Pictures self-distributes its film entertainment through affiliates in several territories around the world, including Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.[3] J.P. Morgan Chase and Rabobank International provides some funding for Village Roadshow's film slate with Warner Bros.[4] Village Roadshow had a secondary finance slate with Sony Pictures which ended in 2016.[5]


Village Roadshow Pictures was formed in 1986.[5]

In 2012, Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures had extended their co-financing first look deal through 2017. In May 2014, VRPG established a supplementary co-financing production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment which commenced with the release of The Equalizer and Annie. A second agreement was made due to the large amount of available capital.[5]


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Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
IndustryMotion picture
FoundedJuly 1, 2007 (2007-07-01)
FounderBruce Berman 
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Key people
  • Jim Moore (chairman)
  • Greg Basser (CEO)
SubsidiariesVillage Roadshow Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures Asia
Village Roadshow Productions
Reel Corporation 

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group was founded by Village Roadshow Limited and owns Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment, which controls Village Roadshow Pictures.[4]

In 2015, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group was recapitalized with a $480 million investment that included funds from Falcon Investment Advisors and Vine Alternative Investments. Falcon Investment Advisors and Vine Alternative Investments added additional capital in April 2017 to take a controlling stake in the corporation. This was to fund a new strategic plan for an expanded film slate and add production of TV programs and other content forms. For the expanded film slate, which would add one to two films per year to its already planned six to ten films, the group planned to move beyond equity investments to project development with some direct adaptation rights purchases. Vine CEO Jim Moore took over as the group's board chairman.[4]

See also


  1. Groves, Don (26 February 2015). "Village Roadshow Pictures Bets On Three Potential Hollywood Franchises". Forbes. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  2. Ellingson, Annlee (14 September 2015). "Village Roadshow closes $480 million in capital for 'Ghostbusters,' Spielberg flick". Los Angeles Business. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  3. Eller, Claudia (5 March 2009). "For Warner and Roadshow Studios, No Need to Analyze Joint Ventures". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  4. Lang, Brent (19 April 2017). "Village Roadshow Sells Controlling Stake". Variety. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  5. Cheney, Alexandra (5 May 2014). "Village Roadshow Inks Co-Finance Deal with Sony Pictures". Variety. Variety Media. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  6. "Film releases". Variety Insight. Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. "Film releases". Variety Insight. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  8. "Film releases". Variety Insight. Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  9. Busch, Anita (30 September 2015). "'Concussion' To Get World Premiere At AFI Fest". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  10. Davidson, Mike (20 May 2013). "Keanu Reeves makes director debut with Kung Fu film". Reuters. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  11. "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
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