Big Beach (company)
|Formerly||Big Beach Films|
|Headquarters||648 Broadway (7th Floor), |
New York City, New York, 10012,
Number of locations
Big Beach is an American independent production company founded in 2004 by Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf, based in New York City. It is best known for their lower-budget comedy-drama films, including the 2006 film Little Miss Sunshine.
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The company began when Turtletaub and Saraf co-produced the 2005 film Everything Is Illuminated. The new company then took over production duties on two films that had been developed by Turtletaub's previous production company, Deep River Studios: Duane Hopwood and Sherrybaby in 2005 and 2006.
In 2014, Big Beach launched a television division of the company that is headed by Robin Schwartz. In 2015, the company opened a Los Angeles-based office that is headquartered next to their subsidiary, Beachside.
In June of 2022, Big Beach announced a number of new projects including the upcoming films Tropical Gothic and Out of My Mind. In February, 2022, Big Beach moved its headquarters to their Los Angeles-based offices and laid off a number of New York-based staff. This came after Saraf had already "quietly" left Big Beach in 2021.
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Big Beach has produced or co-produced the following films:
|Year||Film||Co-producer||Distributor||Release date||Budget (USD)||Box Office (USD)|
|2005||Everything Is Illuminated||None.||Warner Independent Pictures||16 September 2005||$7 million||$3.6 million|
|Duane Hopwood||IFC Films||11 November 2005||$1 million||—|
|2006||Little Miss Sunshine||Bona Fide Productions
Deep River Productions
Third Gear Productions
|Fox Searchlight Pictures||26 July 2006||$8 million||$100.5 million|
Red Envelope Entertainment
|IFC Films||8 September 2006||$2 million||$600K|
|2007||Chop Shop||None.||Entertainment One Films||27 February 2007||—||$200K|
|2008||Is Anybody There?||Heyday Films
|Optimum Releasing||7 September 2008||—||$3.3 million|
|Sunshine Cleaning||HanWay Films||Overture Films||13 March 2009||$5 million||$16.6 million|
|2009||Away We Go||Neal Street Productions||Focus Features||5 June 2009||$17 million||$14.9 million|
|2010||Lucky||None.||N/A||24 January 2010||—||—|
|Jack Goes Boating||Overture Films
|17 September 2010||—||$620K|
|2011||Our Idiot Brother||Likely Story||The Weinstein Company
|26 August 2011||$5 million||$25.9 million|
|2012||Safety Not Guaranteed||Duplass Brothers Productions||FilmDistrict||8 June 2012||$750K||$4.4 million|
|2013||The Kings of Summer||Low Spark Films||CBS Films||31 May 2013||—||$1.3 million|
|2015||3 Generations||InFilm Productions||The Weinstein Company||12 September 2015||$5 Million||$680,351|
|2016||Me Him Her||None.||Filmbuff||4 March 2016||—||—|
|Focus Features||4 November 2016||$9 Million||$12.9 Million|
|2018||Puzzle||Olive Productions||Sony Pictures Classics||27 July 2018||—||—|
|2019||The Farewell||Ray Productions
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|A24||12 July 2019||—||—|
|A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood||Tencent Pictures||TriStar Pictures||22 November 2019||—||—|
|2021||Land||Focus Features||12 February 2021||—||—|
|2022||Don't Make Me Go||De Line Pictures||Amazon Studios||15 July 2022||—||—|
|2015||New Timers||2 seasons, 9 episodes||Matt Porter
|2018||Vida||3 seasons, 22 episodes||Tanya Saracho||Starz|
|Sorry for Your Loss||2 seasons, 20 episodes||Kit Steinkellner||Facebook Watch|
|2021||Nuclear Family||1 season, 3 episodes||Ry Russo-Young||HBO|
|2005||Of Mice and Men||Anna D. Shapiro||John Steinbeck||No|
|2008||Sleepwalk with Me||Seth Barrish||Mike Birbiglia||No|
|2015||Sylvia||Daniel J. Sullivan||A. R. Gurney||No|
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Source: "Big Beach (company)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 23rd), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Beach_(company).
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- ^ a b Fleming, Michael (September 21, 2004). "Turtletaub surfs Big Beach with Saraf". Variety.
- ^ Hipes, Patrick (30 November 2015). "Indie Producer Big Beach Opens L.A. Outpost". Deadline. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- ^ Grobar, Matt (2022-06-14). "Big Beach to Produce Period Allegory 'Tropical Gothic' from 'Lingua Franca' Director Isabel Sandoval". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-09-08.
- ^ Donnelly, Matt (2022-02-17). "Big Beach Hit With Layoffs, Shutters New York Headquarters (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2022-05-18.
- ^ Big Beach: Movies
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