Scott Free Productions was formed in 1995 and is the film and television production vehicle of esteemed film director Ridley Scott. The company is responsible for some of the most successful films ever made – including Top Gun, Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien, American Gangster, Thelma and Louise and Black Hawk Down. Scott Free films have received over 60 Academy Award® nominations.
In 2017, Scott Free Productions produced Alien: Covenant, starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup, Blade Runner 2049, starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, Murder on the Orient Express, starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer and most recently, All the Money in the World about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, starring Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, and Mark Wahlberg. Other recent releases include Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane, the Academy Award® nominated and critically-acclaimed box office phenomenon The Martian starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, Equals starring Kristin Stewart and Nicholas Hoult and the football drama Concussion starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.
On the television side in the 23 years since Scott Free was formed, the company has earned over 100 Emmy nominations with 22 wins, and 28 Golden Globe nominations for its television projects. Current productions include “The Good Fight,” the critically-acclaimed CBS All Access spin-off of “The Good Wife,” which was recently renewed for a third season; the upcoming third season of “The Man in the High Castle” for Amazon; and the AMC historical anthology series “The Terror.” Scott Free TV’s upcoming slate includes National Geographic’s limited series “The Hot Zone,” based on the Richard Preston book about the origins of the Ebola virus; the Fox drama “The Passage,” starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Vincent Piazza, based on Justin Cronin’s postapocalyptic trilogy; and the eponymous adaptation of George Pendle’s book “Strange Angel,” starring Jack Reynor and Rupert Friend, to debut on CBS All Access in June 2018.
Other hailed Scott Free productions include the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated, Peabody-winning drama, “The Good Wife,” which ran on CBS for seven seasons; two seasons of the esteemed PBS Civil War medical drama, “Mercy Street;” “Numb3rs,” which ran for six successful seasons on CBS; and the acclaimed Emmy-nominated National Geographic channel series of “Killing” telefilms: “Killing Jesus” “Killing Kennedy” “Killing Reagan” and the docudrama “Killing Lincoln.” Notable long form programs include “Klondike” for Discovery; the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated “The Pillars of the Earth” for Starz; “World Without End” for Reelz; Emmy-nominated “Into the Storm” for HBO; Emmy-nominated “The Andromeda Strain” and “Coma” for A&E; the Golden Globe-nominated “The Company” at TNT; and a feature-length digital series for X-Box/Microsoft, “Halo: Nightfall.” Acclaimed non-fiction programs include CNN’s “Crimes of the Century;” and longform documentaries such as the Emmy-winning special “Gettysburg” for History Channel; Hulu’s “Re: Generation Music Project,” directed by Amir Bar-Lev; “I Am Dying,” directed by Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin for National Geographic; and Apple’s “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” directed by Chris Perkel, which opened the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
With offices in Los Angeles and London, Scott Free works closely with RSA Films, one of the world’s largest and most successful commercial production houses.