Plan B Entertainment

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Plan B Entertainment, Inc.
Company typeDivision
IndustryMotion pictures, Entertainment
PredecessorBrad Grey Pictures
FoundedNovember 2, 2001; 22 years ago (2001-11-02)
Founders
Headquarters9150 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Key people
Products
ParentMediawan (60%)

Plan B Entertainment, Inc.,[1] more commonly known as Plan B, is an American production company founded in November in 2001 by Brad Pitt, Brad Grey, Kristin Hahn and Jennifer Aniston.[2] The company first signed with Warner Bros. as a replacement for Brad Grey Pictures, a company operated by Brad Grey.[3] In 2005, after Pitt and Aniston divorced, Grey became the CEO of Paramount Pictures and Pitt became the sole owner of the company. The president of the company was for many years Dede Gardner, but she and Pitt named Jeremy Kleiner co-president with Gardner in 2013.[4] Three of the production company's movies, The Departed, 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Pitt, Gardner and Kleiner received the Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures in 2020.[5]

This name was previously used for an unrelated production company that was headed by Bruce Berman from 1996 to 1997.[6]

In December 2022, it was reported that Mediawan has acquired a significant stake in the studio, while Plan B has also taken a stake in Mediawan.[7][8]

Production deals[edit]

Active[edit]

Former[edit]

Films[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Title Director Oscar Best Picture
2004 Troy Wolfgang Petersen
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tim Burton
2006 The Departed Martin Scorsese Won
Running with Scissors Ryan Murphy
2007 Year of the Dog Mike White
A Mighty Heart Michael Winterbottom
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Andrew Dominik
2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Rebecca Miller
The Time Traveler's Wife Robert Schwentke

2010s[edit]

Year Title Director Oscar Best Picture
2010 Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn
Eat, Pray, Love Ryan Murphy
2011 The Tree of Life Terrence Malick Nominated
Moneyball Bennett Miller Nominated
2012 Killing Them Softly Andrew Dominik
2013 Kick Ass 2 Jeff Wadlow
World War Z Marc Forster
12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen Won
2014 Selma Ava DuVernay Nominated
2015 True Story Rupert Goold
The Big Short Adam McKay Nominated
2016 Moonlight Barry Jenkins Won
The Lost City of Z James Gray
Voyage of Time Terrence Malick
2017 War Machine David Michod
Okja Bong Joon-ho
Brad's Status Mike White
2018 Beautiful Boy Felix Van Groeningen
If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins
Vice Adam McKay Nominated
2019 The Last Black Man in San Francisco Joe Talbot
Ad Astra James Gray
The King David Michôd

2020s[edit]

Year Title Director Oscar Best Picture
2020 Irresistible Jon Stewart
Kajillionaire Miranda July
Minari Lee Isaac Chung Nominated
2022 Father of the Bride Gary Alazraki
Blonde Andrew Dominik
She Said Maria Schrader
Women Talking Sarah Polley Nominated
2023 Landscape with Invisible Hand Cory Finley
The Killer David Fincher
2024 Bob Marley: One Love Reinaldo Marcus Green

Upcoming[edit]

Television[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2008 Pretty/Handsome FX Pilot not picked up for series.

2010s[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2014–2015 Resurrection ABC Cancelled after two seasons.
2014–2016 Deadbeat Hulu Cancelled after three seasons.
2014 Nightingale HBO Television film
The Normal Heart
2016–2019 The OA Netflix Cancelled after two seasons.
2017–present Feud FX Series ongoing
2018–2019 Sweetbitter Starz Cancelled after two seasons.

2020s[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2020–present Lego Masters Fox Series ongoing
2020 The Third Day Sky Atlantic, HBO Miniseries
2021 The Underground Railroad Amazon Prime Video
2022–present Outer Range Renewed
2022 Paper Girls Cancelled after one season
High School Amazon Freevee
2024–present 3 Body Problem Netflix Renewed for seasons 2 & 3

Upcoming[edit]

  • Naked By The Window (TBA) for Amazon Prime Video [30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plan B Entertainment, Inc". Manta.
  2. ^ Bennett, Jessica (2019-09-10). "It's a New Morning for Jennifer Aniston". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-12-13.
  3. ^ Harris, Michael Fleming,Dana; Fleming, Michael; Harris, Dana (2002-06-03). "Brads mad for WB pact". Variety. Retrieved 2023-11-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 22, 2013). "Jeremy Kleiner Tapped as Co-President of Plan B Entertainment". Variety.
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 12, 2019). "Plan B Trio To Receive PGA's David O. Selznick Award". Deadline. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  6. ^ Fleming, Michael (1997-02-11). "Plan B cleans up with 'Dust' option". Variety. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  7. ^ Alex Sherman (9 December 2022). "Brad Pitt sells 60% of his Plan B production company to French media conglomerate Mediawan, sources say". CNBC. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  8. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (2022-12-14). "Plan B Boasts Oscars and Brad Pitt, But Can New Owner Mediawan Get Audiences Back for Prestige Movies?". Variety. Retrieved 2023-06-05.
  9. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (18 December 2020). "Plan B Signs Second-Look Deal With MGM; Sets Untitled Pic From Lee Isaac Chung And Cory Finley's 'Landscape With Invisible Hand' Adaptation". Deadline. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  10. ^ Fleming, Michael (January 3, 2005). "Plan C for Plan B?". Variety. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  11. ^ Donelly, Matt (April 8, 2020). "Brad Pitt's Plan B Sets First-Look Film Deal With Warner Bros. Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  12. ^ White, Peter (January 14, 2020). "Amazon Inks Exclusive Overall TV Deal With Brad Pitt's Plan B, Sets Mystery Drama 'Outer Range'". Deadline. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  13. ^ Ford, Rebecca (May 4, 2017). "Brad Pitt's Plan B Inks Three-Year Deal With Annapurna". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  14. ^ a b Fleming, Mike (December 10, 2013). "Brad Pitt's Plan B Move Unveiled: Moving To Deal With New Regency And RatPac Partners James Packer And Brett Ratner". Deadline. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  15. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (April 6, 2017). "Plan B On The Move; Is Annapurna New Home For Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner?". Deadline. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  16. ^ Masters, Kim (December 10, 2013). "Brad Pitt and Brad Grey Break Up: Plan B to Exit Paramount (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  17. ^ Grobar, Matt (February 28, 2022). "'Beetlejuice 2': Brad Pitt's Plan B Boards Sequel In Early Development At Warner Bros". Deadline. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  18. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (29 September 2021). "Apple Studios Lands Coveted Jon Watts-Directed Thriller To Star George Clooney & Brad Pitt". Deadline. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  19. ^ Grobar, Matt t (October 27, 2022). "Aunjanue Ellis & Four Others Set For RaMell Ross' Colson Whitehead Adaptation 'The Nickel Boys' For MGM's Orion; Plan B, Anonymous Producing". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 1, 2023. Retrieved January 1, 2023.
  20. ^ https://deadline.com/2024/04/amazon-mgm-studios-nickel-boys-release-date-1235899202/
  21. ^ Kroll, Justin (19 January 2022). "Bong Joon Ho Eyes Next Film At Warner Bros With Robert Pattinson In Talks To Star, Plan B Producing". Deadline. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  22. ^ Kroll, Justin (3 January 2022). "Apple In Homestretch On Brad Pitt Formula One Racing Film With 'Top Gun: Maverick's Joseph Kosinski, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ehren Kruger". Deadline. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  23. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 16, 2021). "MGM Lands Rights To Lisa Taddeo's 'Animal' With Plan B Producing". Deadline.
  24. ^ McNary, Dave (28 February 2018). "'Dope' Director Rick Famuyiwa Partners With Plan B, New Regency on 'Black Hole'". Variety. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  25. ^ Kroll, Justin (15 June 2021). "Kristen Wiig To Star In 'The Husbands', MGM And Plan B's Adaptation Of Chandler Baker Novel". Deadline. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  26. ^ Tapley, Kristopher; Halperin, Shirley (14 February 2019). "Chris Cornell Documentary in the Works From Brad Pitt and Peter Berg (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  27. ^ Sneider, Jeff (24 August 2020). "Exclusive: Wu-Tang Clan's 'Shaolin' Album Netflix Movie Lands 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' Director". Collider. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  28. ^ Hipes, Patrick (10 November 2020). "MGM Lands Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'The Water Dancer' Film Adaptation From Plan B, Harpo Films And Kamilah Forbes". Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  29. ^ Jackson, Angelique (July 7, 2022). "Nia DaCosta to Write, Direct Feature Adaptation of Hedda Gabler for MGM's Orion Pictures, Plan B (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  30. ^ Grobar, Matt (February 23, 2024). "America Ferrera Set For Series 'Naked By The Window' In Development At Amazon MGM Studios". Deadline. Retrieved March 13, 2024.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hayes, Dade (December 15, 2006). "Golden Boy Shines Behind the Scenes". Daily Variety.

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