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Key people
  • Ice Cube
  • Matt Alvarez
Products
  • Motion pictures
  • television programs
WebsiteOfficial YouTube channel

Cube Vision (sometimes stylized as CubeVision or Cubevision) is an American film and television production company founded by Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez.

History

Ice Cube started his movie producing career in 1995 with his then manager Patricia Charbonet. Together, they produced Friday (1995), Dangerous Ground (1997) and The Players Club (1998). Cube, along with new producing partner Matt Alvarez, founded CubeVision (later credited in films as Cube Vision) in 1998.[1] The company's first film would be the 2000s Next Friday, a sequel to Ice Cube's 1995 film Friday. Cube Vision went on to produce All About The Benjamins, Barbershop and Friday After Next, the third film in the Friday film series, in 2002.

In February 2003, Ice Cube signed a deal to star and produce three pictures with Revolution Studios. In an interview, Cube said of the deal, "I believe that a lot of good things are going to happen out of this relationship for both (Revolution and Cube Vision)."[2] The films to come from the Revolution Studios partnership would be April 2005's XXX: State of the Union, which Cube only starred in, and Are We There Yet? in January 2005 and Are We Done Yet? in April 2007, which Cube starred in and produced for Cube Vision.

In 2016, CubeVision signed a deal with 20th Century Fox, covering development of shows for all outlets, and giving access to Cube's music library.[3]

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Ice Cube

Ice Cube

O'Shea Jackson Sr., known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, and filmmaker. His lyrics on N.W.A's 1988 album Straight Outta Compton contributed to gangsta rap's widespread popularity, and his political rap solo albums AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990), Death Certificate (1991), and The Predator (1992) were all critically and commercially successful. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of N.W.A in 2016.

Friday (1995 film)

Friday (1995 film)

Friday is a 1995 American buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh. The first installment in the Friday trilogy, the film stars Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny "Zeus" Lister Jr., John Witherspoon, Regina King, and Anna Maria Horsford. Set in South Central Los Angeles, it follows unemployed friends Craig Jones and Smokey, who face troubles after becoming indebted to a local drug dealer.

Dangerous Ground (1997 film)

Dangerous Ground (1997 film)

Dangerous Ground is a 1997 action thriller film starring Ice Cube and Elizabeth Hurley, directed by Darrell Roodt and written by Greg Latter and Darrell Roodt.

The Players Club

The Players Club

The Players Club is a 1998 American comedy drama thriller film written and directed by Ice Cube in his feature film directorial debut. In addition to Ice Cube, the film stars Bernie Mac, Monica Calhoun, Jamie Foxx, John Amos, A. J. Johnson, Alex Thomas, Charlie Murphy, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love and LisaRaye McCoy in her first starring role.

Next Friday

Next Friday

Next Friday is a 2000 American stoner comedy film and the sequel to the 1995 film Friday. It is the first film to be produced by Ice Cube's film production company Cubevision. It was directed by Steve Carr and stars Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, John Witherspoon, Tamala Jones, and Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. It is the second installment in the Friday series. Next Friday was theatrically released on January 12, 2000, grossing $59 million worldwide. The film has received generally negative reviews from critics.

Barbershop (film)

Barbershop (film)

Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy drama film directed by Tim Story and written by Mark Brown, Don D. Scott and Marshall Todd, from a story by Brown. The film was produced by George Tillman Jr., Robert Teitel and Brown, and stars Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Leonard Earl Howze, Keith David and Cedric the Entertainer. The film revolves around the social life in a barbershop on the South Side of Chicago. It is the first installment in the Barbershop series.

Friday After Next

Friday After Next

Friday After Next is a 2002 American stoner comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy and starring Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don "D.C." Curry, Anna Maria Horsford, and Clifton Powell. It is the third and final installment in the Friday trilogy. The film was theatrically released on November 22, 2002, to generally negative reviews.

Revolution Studios

Revolution Studios

Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC, operating as Revolution Studios, is an American motion picture and television studio headed by Chief Executive Officer Scott Hemming.

XXX: State of the Union

XXX: State of the Union

XXX: State of the Union (released as XXX2: The Next Level and XXX: State of Emergency outside North America) is a 2005 American action spy film directed by Lee Tamahori and a sequel to the 2002 film XXX. It is the second installment of the XXX film series, and was produced by Revolution Studios for Columbia Pictures.

Are We There Yet? (film)

Are We There Yet? (film)

Are We There Yet? is a 2005 American family road comedy film directed by Brian Levant. It was written by Steven Gary Banks, Claudia Grazioso, J. David Stem, and David N. Weiss based on a story by Banks and Grazioso. Ice Cube stars alongside Nia Long, Aleisha Allen, Philip Daniel Bolden, Jay Mohr, and Tracy Morgan.

Are We Done Yet?

Are We Done Yet?

Are We Done Yet? is a 2007 American family comedy film directed by Steve Carr and starring Ice Cube. The film is a remake of the 1948 Cary Grant comedy film Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, previously remade as the 1986 Tom Hanks comedy film The Money Pit, and a sequel to the 2005 film Are We There Yet? The screenplay is by Hank Nelken. It was produced by Revolution Studios and RKO Pictures and distributed by Columbia Pictures.

Filmography

Films

1990s

Year Title Director
1995 Friday F. Gary Gray
1997 Dangerous Ground Darrell Roodt
1998 The Players Club Ice Cube

2000s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2000 Next Friday Steve Carr New Line Cinema
2002 All About the Benjamins Kevin Bray
Barbershop Tim Story MGM Distribution Co. co-production with State Street Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Friday After Next Marcus Raboy New Line Cinema
2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Kevin Rodney Sullivan MGM Distribution Co. executive producer; co-production with State Street Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
2005 Are We There Yet? Brian Levant Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios
Beauty Shop Bille Woodruff MGM Distribution Co. executive producer; co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, State Street Pictures and Mandeville Films
2007 Are We Done Yet? Steve Carr Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios and RKO Pictures
2008 First Sunday David E. Talbert co-production with Screen Gems, Firm Film and The Story Company
The Longshots Fred Durst MGM Distribution Co. co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Dimension Films
2009 Janky Promoters Marcus Raboy Third Rail Releasing co-production with Dimension Films

2010s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2010 Lottery Ticket Erik White Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Alcon Entertainment, Burg/Koules Productions and Sweepstake Productions
2014 Ride Along Tim Story Universal Pictures co-production with Relativity Media and Rainforest Films
2015 Straight Outta Compton F. Gary Gray co-production with Legendary Pictures, New Line Cinema, Crucial Films and Broken Chair Flickz
2016 Ride Along 2 Tim Story co-production with Will Packer Productions
Barbershop: The Next Cut Malcolm D. Lee Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and State Street Pictures

Upcoming

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
TBA Dock[4] TBA TBA co-production with AID Partners
Last Friday TBA
Oliver Twist Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with The Firm and Walt Disney Pictures

Television

2000s

Year Title Creator Network Notes
2005 BarberShop: The Series based on characters created by:
Mark Brown
developed by:
John Ridley
Showtime executive producer; co-production with State Street Pictures, International Famous Players Radio Corporation and MGM Television
2006 Black. White. Ice Cube
R.J. Cutler
FX executive producer; co-production with Actual Reality Pictures
2007 Friday: The Animated Series Ice Cube
developed by:
Jay Dyer
MTV2 executive producer; co-production with New Line Television and MTV Animation

2010s

Year Title Creator Network Notes
2010-2013 Are We There Yet? Ice Cube
Ali LeRoi
based on characters created by:
Steven Gary Banks
Claudia Graziolo
developed by:
Ali LeRoi
TBS executive producer; co-production with Revolution Studios, 5914 Productions Ltd. and Debmar-Mercury
2017-2019 Hip Hop Squares based on Hollywood Squares by:
Merrill Heatter
Bob Quigley
VH1 revival of 2012 series on MTV2; executive producer; co-production with Jesse Collins Entertainment, Entertain the Brutes, The Firm and CBS Television Distribution

Television movies

Year Title Director Network Notes
2010 Straight Outta L.A. Ice Cube ESPN executive producer; part of ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series, co-production with ESPN Films

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Friday (1995 film)

Friday (1995 film)

Friday is a 1995 American buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh. The first installment in the Friday trilogy, the film stars Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny "Zeus" Lister Jr., John Witherspoon, Regina King, and Anna Maria Horsford. Set in South Central Los Angeles, it follows unemployed friends Craig Jones and Smokey, who face troubles after becoming indebted to a local drug dealer.

Dangerous Ground (1997 film)

Dangerous Ground (1997 film)

Dangerous Ground is a 1997 action thriller film starring Ice Cube and Elizabeth Hurley, directed by Darrell Roodt and written by Greg Latter and Darrell Roodt.

New Line Cinema

New Line Cinema

New Line Cinema is an American film production studio owned by Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and is a film label of Warner Bros.

All About the Benjamins

All About the Benjamins

All About the Benjamins is a 2002 American buddy action comedy film directed by Kevin Bray, starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps as a bounty hunter and a con artist who join forces to find a group of diamond thieves: the former for glory, and the latter to retrieve a lost winning lottery ticket. The film was released in theaters in March 2002 to negative reviews. Despite this, the film was a moderate box office hit. The film's title was taken from the popular 1997 hip-hop song performed by Puff Daddy "It's All About the Benjamins". Ice Cube and Mike Epps also starred together in the Friday series and the (2009) film Janky Promoters.

Kevin Bray (director)

Kevin Bray (director)

Kevin Bray is an American film, television, commercial and music video director. Bray attended the University of Michigan and the University of Paris (Sorbonne) before completing his studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Bray also goes by his initials, KGB.

Barbershop (film)

Barbershop (film)

Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy drama film directed by Tim Story and written by Mark Brown, Don D. Scott and Marshall Todd, from a story by Brown. The film was produced by George Tillman Jr., Robert Teitel and Brown, and stars Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Leonard Earl Howze, Keith David and Cedric the Entertainer. The film revolves around the social life in a barbershop on the South Side of Chicago. It is the first installment in the Barbershop series.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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George Tillman Jr.

George Tillman Jr.

George Tillman Jr. is an American filmmaker.

Friday After Next

Friday After Next

Friday After Next is a 2002 American stoner comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy and starring Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don "D.C." Curry, Anna Maria Horsford, and Clifton Powell. It is the third and final installment in the Friday trilogy. The film was theatrically released on November 22, 2002, to generally negative reviews.

Marcus Raboy

Marcus Raboy

Marcus Raboy is an American film and music video director.

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on February 6, 2004. A sequel to 2002's Barbershop and the second film in the Barbershop film series, also from State Street producing team Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr., Barbershop 2 deals with the impact of gentrification on the reputation and livelihood of a long-standing south Chicago barbershop. Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, and several other actors reprise their roles from the first Barbershop film. However, a few of the original film's actors, such as Tom Wright and Jazsmin Lewis return with smaller roles.

Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Kevin Rodney Sullivan is an American film and television actor and film director.

Source: "Cube Vision", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 17th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_Vision.

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References
  1. ^ "Ice Cube Interview". Contactmusic.com. January 7, 2009. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Ice Cube Cool With Multi-Pic Revolution Studios Deal". Billboard. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (December 2, 2016). "Ice Cube's Cube Vision Inks First-Look Deal With 20th Century Fox TV, Fox 21 TV Studios". Variety. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  4. ^ Jackson Jr. Just Landed The Role Of A Lifetime GlobalGrind. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
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