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 Gladiator, American Gangster, Man on Fire, Enemy of the State, Robin Hood and Black Hawk Down. Scott Free films have received over 20 Academy Award nominations.
Last year, the company released Ridley Scott’s critically and commercially acclaimed movie The Martian, starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels and Kate Mara among others. The Martian won two Golden Globes and was nominated for seven Academy Awards.
Other recent releases from Scott Free Productions include Concussion, directed by Peter Landesman and starring Will Smith, Equals, directed by Drake Doremus and starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, and Morgan, directed by Luke Scott and starring Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy and Paul Giamatti.
Coming next summer from Scott Free Productions is the Ridley Scott directed Alien: Covenant, the highly anticipated sequel to Prometheus and the second installment in the Alien prequel series. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Callie Hernandez.
On the television side in the 21 years since Scott Free was formed, the company has earned over 70 EMMY nominations with 20 wins, and 20 Golden Globe nominations for its highly acclaimed television projects, including: the Peabody Award-winning “The Good Wife,” which ended a seven-year run on CBS this year with a riveting season finale yielding that evening’s biggest TV audience; a series adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s classic “The Man in the High Castle” for Amazon which won two EMMYs this year; the Civil War medical drama “Mercy Street,” PBS’ first scripted series in over a decade; “BrainDead” a satiric-thriller CBS summer series from Robert and Michelle King; acclaimed “Killing” telefilms (“Killing Kennedy” “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Jesus”) for National Geographic, each of which premiered to record numbers for the channel; and the new action comedy series “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” starring martial arts movie legend Jean-Claude Van Damme, green lit for season one to debut on Amazon Prime in 2017.
Projects currently on the development and production slate include: “Killing Reagan” and “Killing Patton” for National Geographic; “The Terror” and “Marvel” for AMC; “3001: The Final Odyssey” for Syfy; and a trio of new drama pilots for CBS. Notable limited series broadcasts include: “Klondike” for Discovery; “The Pillars of the Earth” for Starz; “World Without End” for Reelz; “Into the Storm” and “The Gathering Storm” for HBO; “The Andromeda Strain” and “Coma” for A&E; and “The Company” for TNT. The hit crime series “Numbers” ran for six seasons on CBS. Nonfiction programs are highlighted by the EMMY-winning documentary special “Gettysburg” for History Channel and “Crimes of the Century” for CNN.