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Neon (stylized in all caps) is an American independent film production and distribution company founded in 2017 by CEO Tom Quinn and Tim League, who also was the co-founder of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain. Its first film, Colossal, was released on April 7, 2017. The company is best known for distributing critically acclaimed and award-winning films, such as I, Tonya (2017), Three Identical Strangers (2018), Apollo 11 (2019), Parasite (2019), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Palm Springs (2020), Flee (2021), Spencer (2021), The Worst Person in the World (2021), All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (2022), Fire of Love (2022), and Triangle of Sadness (2022). Parasite is Neon's highest-grossing film at the worldwide box office with more than $200 million.
Additionally, Neon has worked with several high-profile filmmakers, some of which the films released by the company pivoted their film careers, including Bong Joon-ho, Sara Dosa, Julia Ducournau, Craig Gillespie, Pablo Larraín, Todd Douglas Miller, Brett Morgen, Ruben Östlund, Laura Poitras, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Céline Sciamma, Joachim Trier, and Nacho Vigalondo.
As of 2019, League is no longer involved with daily operations for the company.
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During the 4th Annual Zurich Summit, Tom Quinn commented on Neon's intent to release titles that appeal to audiences who "skew under 45, that have no aversion to violence, no aversion to foreign language and to non-fiction". In September 2017, the company partnered with Blumhouse Productions to manage BH Tilt.
In 2019, a majority stake of Neon was sold to 30West, the media venture arm of The Friedkin Group.
In 2021, Bleecker Street partnered with Neon to launch the joint home entertainment distribution company Decal, which is a standalone full-service operation that handles distribution deals on the home entertainment rights to both Neon and Bleecker Street's curated slates of features. The first film to be distributed through Decal is the Bleecker Street release Supernova in winter 2021. Additionally, Decal acquired North American distribution rights to the South African horror film Gaia for a summer theatrical release, marking their first ever acquisition.
Prior to the joint-venture, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, as well as The Criterion Collection and Well Go USA Entertainment (for Possessor where Neon and Well Go co-distributed the film), distributed Neon's titles on home media.
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As of 2023, Neon has received a total of 23 Academy Award nominations, winning 5 overall.
In 2018, I, Tonya received three nominations, winning Best Supporting Actress for Allison Janney.
In 2019, Border was nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
In 2020, Neon experienced its most successful Oscar season yet with Honeyland and Parasite claiming eight nominations in total, with the latter winning four awards including Best Picture and Best Director (Bong Joon-ho); Parasite became the first non-English language film to win Best Picture, and the first film distributed by Neon to be nominated and win that honor.
In 2022, Neon received six nominations: three for Flee, two for The Worst Person in the World, and Best Actress for Kristen Stewart for her portrayal of Diana Spencer in Spencer.
In addition, Neon has acquired the distribution rights to three Palme d'Or winners at the Cannes Film Festival: Parasite (2019), Titane (2021), and Triangle of Sadness (2022); all three won consecutively. The latter received three nominations at the 95th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Ruben Östlund), and Best Original Screenplay (Östlund). That same year, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed and Fire of Love were both nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film.
After acquiring Parasite in 2018, Neon financed and distributed the film the following year in U.S. territories. It subsequently became Neon's highest-grossing film with more than $200 million at the box office as well as the company's highest-rated film with approval ratings from Rotten Tomatoes (99%; 474 reviews), Metacritic (96; 52 reviews), and IMDb (8.5/10; 835K votes).
Neon has also been nominated and won numerous British Academy Film Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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