Plan B Entertainment

Plan B Entertainment, Inc.,[1] more commonly known as Plan B, is an American production company founded in November in 2001 by Brad Grey, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. In 2005, after Pitt and Aniston divorced, Grey became the CEO of Paramount Pictures and Pitt became the sole owner of the company. The president of the company was for many years Dede Gardner, but she and Pitt named Jeremy Kleiner co-president with Gardner in 2013.[2] Three of the production company's movies, The Departed, 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Plan B Entertainment, Inc.
IndustryMotion pictures, Entertainment
FoundedNovember 2, 2001 (2001-11-02)
Headquarters9150 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Key people
OwnerBrad Pitt

Pitt, Gardner and Kleiner received the Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures in 2020.[3]

Production deals





Year Title Director Oscar Best Picture
2004 Troy Wolfgang Petersen
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tim Burton
2006 The Departed Martin Scorsese Won
2006 Running with Scissors Ryan Murphy
2007 Year of the Dog Mike White
2007 A Mighty Heart Michael Winterbottom
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Andrew Dominik
2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Rebecca Miller
2009 The Time Traveler's Wife Robert Schwentke


Year Title Director Oscar Best Picture
2010 Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn
2010 Eat, Pray, Love Ryan Murphy
2011 The Tree of Life Terrence Malick Nominated
2011 Moneyball Bennett Miller Nominated
2012 Killing Them Softly Andrew Dominik
2013 Kick Ass 2 Jeff Wadlow
2013 World War Z Marc Forster
2013 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen Won
2014 Selma Ava DuVernay Nominated
2015 True Story Rupert Goold
2015 The Big Short Adam McKay Nominated
2016 Moonlight Barry Jenkins Won
2016 The Lost City of Z James Gray
2016 Voyage of Time Terrence Malick
2017 War Machine David Michod
2017 Okja Bong Joon-ho
2017 Brad's Status Mike White
2018 Beautiful Boy Felix Van Groeningen
2018 If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins
2018 Vice Adam McKay Nominated
2019 The Last Black Man in San Francisco Joe Talbot
2019 Ad Astra James Gray
2019 The King David Michôd


Year Title Director Oscar Best Picture
2020 Irresistible Jon Stewart
2020 Kajillionaire Miranda July
2020 Minari Lee Isaac Chung Nominated




Year Title Network Notes
2008 Pretty/Handsome FX Not picked up for series.


Year Title Network Notes
2014–2015 Resurrection ABC Cancelled after two seasons.
2014–2016 Deadbeat Hulu Cancelled after 3 seasons.
2014 Nightingale HBO Television film
2014 The Normal Heart HBO Television film
2016–2019 The OA Netflix Cancelled after two seasons.
2017 Feud FX on hiatus; later then recategorized a miniseries.
2018–2019 Sweetbitter Starz Cancelled after two seasons.


Year Title Network Notes
2020-present Lego Masters Fox
2020 The Third Day Sky Atlantic, HBO



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  4. Kroll, Justin (18 December 2020). "Plan B Signs Second-Look Deal With MGM; Sets Untitled Pic From Lee Isaac Chung And Cory Finley's 'Landscape With Invisible Hand' Adaptation". Deadline. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  5. Fleming, Michael (January 3, 2005). "Plan C for Plan B?". Variety. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
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  7. White, Peter (January 14, 2020). "Amazon Inks Exclusive Overall TV Deal With Brad Pitt's Plan B, Sets Mystery Drama 'Outer Range'". Deadline. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  8. Ford, Rebecca (May 4, 2017). "Brad Pitt's Plan B Inks Three-Year Deal With Annapurna". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  9. Fleming, Mike (December 10, 2013). "Brad Pitt's Plan B Move Unveiled: Moving To Deal With New Regency And RatPac Partners James Packer And Brett Ratner". Deadline. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  10. Fleming Jr, Mike (April 6, 2017). "Plan B On The Move; Is Annapurna New Home For Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner?". Deadline. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  11. Masters, Kim (December 10, 2013). "Brad Pitt and Brad Grey Break Up: Plan B to Exit Paramount (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  12. N'Duka, Amanda (19 September 2019). "Marilyn Monroe Film 'Blonde' From Netflix & Plan B Adds Cast". Deadline. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  13. McNary, Dave (28 February 2018). "'Dope' Director Rick Famuyiwa Partners With Plan B, New Regency on 'Black Hole'". Variety. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  14. McNary, Dave (20 November 2015). "Brad Pitt, Warner Bros. Developing Sci-Fi Movie 'Illuminae'". Retrieved 12 January 2019.
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  16. Sneider, Jeff (24 August 2020). "Exclusive: Wu-Tang Clan's 'Shaolin' Album Netflix Movie Lands 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' Director". Collider. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  17. Tapley, Kristopher; Halperin, Shirley (14 February 2019). "Chris Cornell Documentary in the Works From Brad Pitt and Peter Berg (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  18. Hipes, Patrick (10 November 2020). "MGM Lands Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'The Water Dancer' Film Adaptation From Plan B, Harpo Films And Kamilah Forbes". Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  19. Kroll, Justin (17 December 2020). "Frances McDormand To Star In MGM's Orion Pictures And Plan B's Adaptation Of 'Women Talking' With Sarah Polley On Board To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  20. Fleming Jr, Mike (7 June 2017). "Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan Set 'Wrong Answer' At New Regency/Plan B; Ta-Nehisi Coates To Write". Deadline. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  21. Andreeva, Nellie (June 5, 2018). "Amazon Greenlights Barry Jenkins & Plan B's 'Underground Railroad' Limited Series With Jenkins Directing All 11 Episodes". Deadline. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  22. Andreeva, Nellie (October 20, 2020). "'High School' Coming-Of-Age Comedy From Tegan & Sara Quin, Clea DuVall & Plan B In The Works At IMDb TV". Deadline. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  23. Andreeva, Nellie (July 11, 2018). "'Paper Girls' Graphic Novel Adaptation From Legendary TV & Plan B Gets Amazon Series Commitment". Deadline. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  24. White, Peter (September 1, 2020). "David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Set Sci-Fi Drama 'The Three-Body Problem' As First Major Netflix Series; Alexander Woo, Rian Johnson, Rosamund Pike To EP". Deadline. Retrieved 3 September 2020.

Further reading

  • Hayes, Dade (December 15, 2006). "Golden Boy Shines Behind the Scenes". Daily Variety.
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