|Type||Film and television production company|
|Products||Motion pictures and television programs|
Davis Entertainment (also known as Davis Entertainment Company) is an American film and television production company, founded by John Davis in 1984.
Davis's three divisions–feature film, independent film, and television–develop and produce film and television projects for the major studios, independent distributors, networks and cable broadcasters. The company itself has enjoyed a long-standing first-look production deal at 20th Century Studios, although it also produces projects for all studios and mini-majors.
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The company was founded in 1984 by filmmaker John Davis and it was incorporated in Nevada on December 2, 1985. The company was officially established on May 21, 1986, in order to produce mid-to-high budget action films that were financed entirely by a studio, starting with Predator, a co-production with Lawrence Gordon Productions and Silver Pictures, and a series of other films that were planned for release by 20th Century Fox. It was decided that it would be done independently with co-investors, and it would help anticipate the expansion of telefilms and sitcoms.
On February 18, 1987, Davis Entertainment partnered with Mark L. Lester of his Mark Lester Films company in order to handle the development of action-adventure films which were produced by the company, directed by Mark L. Lester, and it was independently financed by the two companies. The films that were made by the Lester/Davis alliance had ranked in the $5–10 million range, and would expect the co-venture to handle the production of two films before the yearend.
In 1994, it launched its first foray into interactive games, and launched Catapult Entertainment, Inc. to produce its interactive video games. That same year, Davis Entertainment Company signed a production deal with 20th Century Fox to develop feature films.
In 1995, Davis Entertainment launched its art-house division Davis Entertainment Classics, which was subsequently renamed Davis Entertainment Filmworks in 2002. In 1998, Davis Entertainment struck a deal with 20th Century Fox Television to produce television shows for its networks, both broadcast and cable.
In 2007, Michael Dorman joined its television division. At the same time, they signed a development pact with Fox Television Studios to produce series for television.
In 2011, John Fox, a former employee of 20th Century Fox, joined the company. In 2013, it signed a deal with Sony Pictures Television to develop television shows for platforms, broadcast, cable and streaming.
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|1987||Predator||John McTiernan||20th Century Fox||co-production with Lawrence Gordon Productions and Silver Pictures|
|Three O'Clock High||Phil Joanou||Universal Pictures||uncredited; co-production with Aaron Spelling Productions|
|1988||License to Drive||Greg Beeman||20th Century Fox||co-production with Licht/Mueller Productions|
|1989||Little Monsters||Richard Alan Greenberg||MGM/UA Distribution Co.||co-production with Licht/Mueller Productions, Vestron Pictures and United Artists|
|2021||Jungle Cruise||Jaume Collet-Serra||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||co-production with Walt Disney Pictures, Seven Bucks Productions and Flynn Picture Company|
|2022||Prey||Dan Trachtenberg||Hulu||co-production with 20th Century Studios and Lawrence Gordon Productions|
|2023||Harold and the Purple Crayon||Carlos Saldanha||Sony Pictures Releasing||co-production with Columbia Pictures||Post-production|
|TBA||The Uglies||McG||Netflix||co-production with Anonymous Content, Industry Entertainment and Wonderland Sound and Vision||Post-production|
|All of Me||TBA||Universal Pictures||In development|
|It Takes a Thief|
|Summertime||Sony Pictures Releasing||co-production with Screen Gems and Westbrook Studios|
|Untitled George Clinton biopic||Amazon Studios|
|Untitled Jungle Cruise sequel||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||co-production with Walt Disney Pictures, Seven Bucks Productions and Flynn Picture Company|
|Vertigo||Paramount Pictures||co-production with Team Downey|
|1990||Enid Is Sleeping||Maurice Phillips||Live Home Video||co-production with Vestron Pictures|
|2000||The Settlement||Mark Steilen||MTI Home Video||co-production with CineTel Films, Dosgmile Pictures and JeanRoy Entertainment|
|Labor Pains||Tracy Alexson||USA Home Entertainment||uncredited; co-production with Dogsmile Pictures and Prosperity Pictures|
|2006||Dr. Dolittle 3||Rich Thorne||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment|
|2007||Garfield Gets Real||Mark A.Z. Dippé||co-production with The Animation Picture Company and Paws, Inc.|
|2008||Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief||Craig Shapiro|
|Garfield's Fun Fest||Mark A.Z. Dippé||co-production with The Animation Picture Company and Paws, Inc.|
|2009||Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts||Alex Zamm|
|Garfield's Pet Force||Mark A.Z. Dippé
|co-production with The Animation Picture Company and Paws, Inc.|
|1990||Curiosity Kills||Colin Bucksey||USA Network||co-production with MTE|
|Dangerous Passion||Michael Miller||ABC||co-production with Stormy Weather Productions and Carolco Pictures|
|Silhouette||Carl Schenkel||USA Network||co-production with Faye Dunaway Productions and MTE|
|1992||Wild Card||Mel Damski||co-production with MTE|
|1993||The Last Outlaw||Geoff Murphy||HBO||co-production with HBO Pictures|
|Voyage||John Mackenzie||USA Network||co-production with ITC Entertainment, Quinta Communications and USA Pictures|
|1994||This Can't Be Love||Anthony Harvey||CBS||co-production with World International Network and Pacific Motion Pictures|
|One Christmas||Tony Bill||NBC||co-production with Karpf Productions|
|Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story||Oz Scott|
|New Eden||Alan Metzger||Sci-Fi Channel||co-production with MTE|
|1997||Asteroid||Bradford May||NBC||co-production with NBC Studios|
|Volcano: Fire on the Mountain||Graeme Campbell||ABC||co-production with Pacific Motion Pictures and World International Network|
|1998||Miracle at Midnight||Ken Cameron||co-production with Walt Disney Television|
|1999||The Jesse Ventura Story||David Jackson||NBC||co-production with NBC Studios|
|2000||Little Richard||Robert Townsend||NBC||co-production with Fox Television Studios|
|2001||Sunk on Christmas Eve||Bill Jardine||National Geographic Channel|
|2005||Nadine in Date Land||Amie Steir||Oxygen||co-production with Departure Studios|
|Life Is Ruff||Charles Haid||Disney Channel||co-production with Salty Pictures|
|2007||Jump In!||Paul Hoen||co-production with Hop, Skip and Jump Productions|
|2011||Locke & Key||Mark Romanek||Fox||television pilot; co-production with 20th Century Fox Television, DreamWorks Television and K/O Paper Products|
|2017||Behind Enemy Lines||McG||television pilot; co-production with 20th Century Fox Television and Temple Hill Entertainment|
|2020||Echo||TBA||NBC||pilot order; co-production with Universal Television|
|2021–present||The Equalizer||based on the 1985 TV series by:
|CBS||co-production with Flavor Unit Entertainment, Martin Chase Productions, Milmar Pictures (seasons 1—2), Wilson Avenue (season 3), Shattered Glass (season 3), Universal Television and CBS Studios|
|2021||Rebel||Krista Vernoff||ABC||co-production with ABC Signature, Sony Pictures Television and Trip The Light Productions|
|2022||Blockbuster||Vanessa Ramos||Netflix||co-production with Universal Television, Foe Paws and Shark vs. Bear Productions|
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|1||I, Robot||2004||$144,801,023||co-produced by Overbrook Entertainment|
|2||Dr. Dolittle||1998||$144,156,605||co-produced by Friendly Films|
|3||Jungle Cruise||2021||$116,987,516||co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Flynn Picture Company and Seven Bucks Productions|
|4||Dr. Dolittle 2||2001||$112,952,899|
|5||Daddy Day Care||2003||$104,297,061||co-produced by Revolution Studios|
|6||Norbit||2007||$95,673,607||co-produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Tollin/Robbins Productions|
|7||Waterworld||1995||$88,246,220||co-produced by Gordon Company and Licht/Mueller Film Corporation|
|8||Ferdinand||2017||$84,410,380||co-produced by Blue Sky Studios|
|9||Alien vs. Predator||2004||$80,282,231||co-produced by Brandywine Productions|
|10||Garfield: The Movie||2004||$75,369,589||co-produced by Paws, Inc.|
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