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|Predecessor||Imagine Films Entertainment|
|Headquarters||Beverly Hills, California, United States|
Brian Grazer (Chairman)|
Ron Howard (Chairman)
Michael Rosenberg (Co-Chairman)
Erica Huggins (President)
|Products||Feature films, TV series|
Imagine Entertainment (formerly Imagine Films Entertainment and also known simply as Imagine) is an American film and television production company founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.
Early on, the company sealed a production and distribution deal with Universal Pictures, which was set to expire in November 1992. The deal was to fund 50% of 30 films. Imagine an IPO in 1986 at $8 for a package of one share and one warrant. Shares rose to $19.25 before falling in the stock market crash in 1987 to $2.25. A pay television broadcast agreement was made with Showtime.
By May 1992, 48% of the stock was public traded and worth $9.375. The duo agreed to a new six deal with Universal while concurrently offering $9 a share to buy the company's public outstanding share to start a new company with its assets. If not, they planned to leave the company at their contract expiration in November to start the new company anyway. Universal was providing the cash for a buyout of an equity stake in the new company.
In 2000, the partnership teamed up with 20th Century Fox for development of TV series, an agreement set to expire at the end of 2016. In 2011, the company had three weak box office performers with The Dilemma, Cowboys & Aliens and Tower Heist. Because of their weak financial pact renewal with Universal in January 2012, Imagine laid off 5 employees, including production executive Jeremy Steckler. This also moves Imagine from exclusive to a first look deal. By 2013, Imagine was considering other funding methods for the company's films including crowdfunding for a Friday Night Lights movie.
In November 2013, Michael Rosenberg was promoted to co-chairman followed in December 2013, with Erica Huggins being promoted to his previous position as president. Industry insiders indicated in late January 2016 that a deal with Raine Group was in the works that would have Raine become a partner of the production company while contributing $100 million.
The feature-film division has participated in over sixty productions and is associated with Universal Pictures, which has distributed many of Imagine's productions, some with other studios. Erica Huggins was hired as senior vice president of motion picture production and was elevated to executive vice president in 2006, and later to co-president of production in 2010.
Its television division, Imagine Television has participated in at least twenty productions and is associated with 20th Century Fox Television.
|1986–1987||Gung Ho||with Paramount Television and Four Way Productions|
|1987–1988||Ohara||with Warner Bros. Television and M'ass Production|
|1987||Take Five||with TriStar Television and Empire City Presentations|
|1989||Knight & Daye|
|My Talk Show||with Second City Entertainment and MCA TV|
|1997–1998||Hiller and Diller|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon|
|1998–2000||Sports Night||with Touchstone Television|
|1999–2001||The PJs||with The Murphy Company, Will Vinton Studios, and Touchstone Television|
|2000||Wonderland||with Touchstone Television|
|2001–10||24||with Real Time Productions, Teakwood Lane Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2003||Miss Match||with Darren Star Productions and 20th Century Fox Television|
|Arrested Development||The Hurwitz Company and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2004||The Big House|
|2004–05||Quintuplets||with Mark Reisman Productions and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2005||The Inside||with Reamworks and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2006–2015||Curious George||with WGBH-TV and Universal Animation Studios|
|2006–08||Shark||with Deforestation Services and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2006–11||Friday Night Lights||with Film 44 and Universal Media Studios|
|2008||24: Redemption||with Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2009–11||Lie to Me||with Pagoda Pictures, Samuel Baum Productions, MiddKid Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2010–15||Parenthood||with True Jack Productions, Universal Media Studios, and Universal Television|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||with Big Kid Pictures, Pickle Films, and 20th Century Fox Television|
|The Playboy Club||with Alta Loma Entertainment, Storyland Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2012||The 84th Academy Awards||with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences|
|The Great Escape||with Profiles Television Productions, The Hochberg Ebersol Company, and Fox Television Studios|
|2013||How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)||with Hot Lava Girl Productions and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2014||Those Who Kill||with One Two One Three Pictures, Miso Film, and Fox 21|
|24: Live Another Day||with Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox Television|
|Gang Related||with Chris Morgan Productions, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2015–present||Empire||with Lee Daniels Entertainment, Danny Strong Productions, Little Chicken Inc., and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2015||The Bastard Executioner||with Sutter Ink, FX Productions, and Fox 21 Television Studios|
|2017||24: Legacy||with Coto/Katz Productions, Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox Television|
|Shots Fired||with Undisputed Cinema and 20th Century Fox Television|
|2017–present||Genius||with Paperboy Productions, OddLot Entertainment, EUE/Sokolow and Fox 21 Television Studios|
|TBA||Untitled Music Comedy||with Amazon Studios|
|Problem Child||with STX Entertainment and NBCUniversal|