List of production companies owned by the American Broadcasting Company

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Disney General Entertainment Content, formerly American Broadcasting Companies, Capital Cities/ABC and Disney-ABC Television Group has formed a number of production companies over the years. ABC Film Syndication, or ABC Films, was ABC's syndication distribution arm from 1953 to 1971 when FCC passed the fin-syn rule. As a result, ABC Films was sold to 5 of its former executives becoming Worldvision Enterprises. ABC's current primary production company is ABC Signature.

A number of production companies were formed under Capital Cities/ABC Video Enterprises, or ABC Cable and International Broadcast Group: Capital Cities/ABC Video Productions, Ultra Entertainment, the Hemisphere Group and DIC Entertainment.


Greengrass Productions

Greengrass Productions, Inc.
ParentABC Entertainment
(Walt Disney Television)

Greengrass Productions, Inc. is a production company of ABC Entertainment, a division of Walt Disney Television.

Greengrass Productions was incorporated in California on February 10, 1992.[1] On June 7, 1996, due to the merger with Disney, Capital Cities/ABC indicated that its ABC Productions division operations would be shut down while keeping its boutique production companies: Victor Television Productions, ABC/Kane Productions, DIC Entertainment and Greengrass Productions.[2][3] Greengrass was transferred into ABC Entertainment from ABC Productions.[4]


TV series
Title Years Co-production with Notes
Police File[5] 1992 Skyvision Entertainment and Grosso-Jacobson Entertainment unaired TV pilot; co-production
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa[6] 1992–1993 King World Productions, Gunther-Wahl Productions (Season 1), Ruby-Spears Enterprises (Season 2), Flextech Television and Mini Mountain Productions Currently owned by WildBrain
Wild Palms May 16–19, 1993 TV mini-series
Street Match 1993 Goldin-Sachs Entertainment Group [7]
Bump in the Night 1994–1995 Danger Productions Currently owned by WildBrain
On Our Own 1994–1995 Lightkeeper Productions, de Passe Entertainment, Miller-Boyett Productions and Warner Bros. Television[8]
A Whole New Ballgame 1995 Bungalow 78 Productions and Universal Television[9]
Extreme 1995 Alan Barnette Productions and Universal Television
Hypernauts 1996 DIC Entertainment Currently owned by WildBrain
Champions of Magic 1996–1999 3 specials[10]
Over the Top 1997 Katlin/Bernstein Productions, Panamort Television and Columbia TriStar Television[11]
The Best Commercials You've Never Seen (And Some You Have) 1998–2002 7 specials
Storm of the Century February 14–18, 1999 TV mini-series
Extreme Makeover 2002–2007 Lighthearted Entertainment
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition[12] 2003–2012
Base Camp Films, Hoosick Falls Productions, Endemol USA
The Great Christmas Light Fight 2013–present Fremantle
Big Fan 2017 Smo King Baby, Banijay Studios North America
Boy Band 2017 Matador Content
Battle of the Network Stars 2017 El Dorado Pictures
Child Support 2018 Banijay Studios North America
Castaways 2018 Nomad Entertainment
The Alec Baldwin Show 2018 El Dorado Pictures
Holey Moley 2019–present Unanimous Media, Eureka Productions
Encore! 2019–20 Olive Bridge Entertainment, Leading Laidy, Jason Cohen Productions
Don't 2020 Maximum Effort, Banijay Studios North America
Emergency Call 2020–2021 8HOURS Television
The Chase 2021–present ITV Entertainment [13]
Pooch Perfect 2021
The Ultimate Surfer 2021 Pilgrim Media Group, WSL Studios
Judge Steve Harvey 2022–present East 112, Den of Thieves
Who Do You Believe? 2022–present All3Media America, Lime Pictures
The Final Straw 2022 Walt Disney Television Alternative, Omaha Productions, B17 Entertainment
Claim to Fame 2022–present Walt Disney Television Alternative, Kinetic Content
Generation Gap 2022–present Kimmelot, Milojo Productions, MGM Television
Back in the Groove 2022–present
The Parent Test 2022–present
The Prank Panel 2023
Movies and specials
Title Date Co-production with
The Parsley Garden March 27, 1993 White Sneakers
Rhythm and Jam: Rhythm & Rap September 18, 1993
Rhythm and Jam: Melody & Harmony September 25, 1993
Betrayed by Love January 17, 1994 [14]
Money Made Easy: The ABC Kids' Guide to Dollars and Sense April 2/9, 1994 Paley/Price Productions
The Secret Garden[15] November 5, 1994 DIC Entertainment, Kalisto Ltd.
Currently owned by WildBrain
World's Funniest Commercials November 9, 1994 Woody Fraser Enterprises
Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale February 25, 1995 Ruby-Spears Productions
The Secret of Lizard Woman November 12, 1995
Put to the Test April 29, 1996 [16]
Sex with Cindy Crawford September 22, 1998 [17]
Tom Clancy's NetForce February 1, 1999 Cates/Doty Productions
Runaway Virus January 29, 2000 [18]
Quarantine August 5, 2000
The 2000 Radio Music Awards November 4, 2000 Tall Pony Productions, Radio Dogs, Inc.
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2001 November 15, 2001 [19]
Challenge America with Erin Brockovich: Miracle in Manhattan December 21, 2001 [20]
Stephen King's Rose Red January 27, 2002 Victor Television Productions, Mark Carliner Productions
The Best TV Shows That Never Were August 16, 2004 [21]
Encore! December 10, 2017
Mickey's 90th Spectacular November 4, 2018 Don Mischer Productions
Live in Front of a Studio Audience May 22, 2019
December 18, 2019
December 7, 2021
Sony Pictures Television, Act III Communications, Kimmelot Production Company,
Smoking Baby Productions, Gary Sanchez Productions
The Little Mermaid Live! November 5, 2019 Done and Dusted
The Disney Family Singalong April 16, 2020 Done and Dusted[22]
The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II May 10, 2020 Done and Dusted
The Happy Days of Garry Marshall May 12, 2020
VOMO: Vote or Miss Out September 14, 2020
The Disney Holiday Singalong November 30, 2020 Done and Dusted
The Queen Family Singalong November 4, 2021 Done and Dusted
The Magic Maker November 25, 2021
A Very Boy Band Holiday December 6, 2021
Step Into...the Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough March 20, 2022
Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter September 22, 2022
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration December 15, 2022
Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong February 1, 2023

Lincoln Square Productions

Lincoln Square Productions, LLC
GenreDocumentaries, docudramas and talk shows
PredecessorABC News Productions
FoundedJanuary 8, 2003 (2003-01-08)
Key people
Morgan Hertzan[23]
BrandsRobin Roberts Presents
ParentABC News
(Walt Disney Television)

Lincoln Square Productions, LLC (LSP) is a television production company owned by ABC News that produces non-fiction content, such as documentaries and talk shows.


Lincoln Square Production was formed as a limited liability company on January 8, 2003.[24]

Lincoln Square had previously produced a series known as Watt's World, about journalist Nick Watt traveling to find "little-known places and sub-cultures", in development for the Travel Channel as of Scripps Networks Interactive's upfront event in April 2014.[25] On October 30, 2014, the long-running talk show The View was transferred to Lincoln Square Productions from ABC Entertainment's Times Square Studios after struggling in ratings and a change in hosts.[26]

In January 2015, Lincoln Square had signed a production deal with Christine Connor's XCON historical docudrama company.[27] For A&E channel, Lincoln Square agreed to produce four specials in 2015 starting with Cosby: The Women Speak.[28] The company agreed in July 2018 to produced films by Robin Roberts under the banner "Robin Roberts Presents" for A&E's Lifetime channel.[29] On April 10, 2019, a slate of 10 unscripted series including Rogue Trip from Lincoln Square Productions was revealed for Disney+.[30] Production of Rogue Trip was later taken over by National Geographic.


Freeform Studios

ProdCo, Inc.
Freeform Studios
FormerlyABC Family Productions (2007–2016)
Freeform Original Productions (2016–2018)
FoundedAugust 14, 2007 (2007-08-14)
Key people
Jayne Bieber (SVP, Production Management and Operations)
ParentABC Family Worldwide Inc.

Freeform Studios, the DBA of ProdCo, Inc. (formerly known as ABC Family Productions, later Freeform Original Productions)[40] is the in-house production company of ABC Family Worldwide Inc. for original scripted series.[41]

Programming executive Linda Mancuso died in December 2003. In early 2004, Disney Channel original programming leaders, executive vice president of original programming and production Gary Marsh and original movies VP Michael Healy takes over ABC Family's original movies unit. They move away from the planned romantic comedies to green light two telefilms, Crimes of Fashion and Head Rush.[42]

ProdCo was incorporated on August 14, 2007.[43] Jayne Bieber was hired as vice president of production in 2010. As of June 2015, Bieber is Vice President, Production Management and Operations, ABC Family over seeing ProdCo.[41]

In October 2015, ABC Family, ABC Studios and ABC Signature signed a two-year production deal with McG's production banner, Wonderland Sound & Vision. Prior, McG had just put two series in at ABC Family.[44] In January 2016, ABC Family changed its name to Freeform.[45]


Television films
Title Year Notes
Beautiful Girl October 19, 2003
Celeste in the City March 14, 2004
Love Rules June 6, 2004
Crimes of Fashion[42] July 25, 2004
Pop Rocks![42][46] September 12, 2004 originally titled Head Rush
Searching for David's Heart November 21, 2004
Snow December 13, 2004
I Do, They Don't March 20, 2005
Pizza My Heart July 24, 2005
Campus Confidential August 21, 2005 co-production with Firm Films
The Initiation of Sarah October 22, 2006 co-production with MGM Television
Television series

Valleycrest Productions

Valleycrest Productions Ltd.
FoundedMarch 6, 1987 (1987-03-06)
ServicesTV series production
ParentABC Daytime
(ABC Entertainment Group)

Valleycrest Productions Limited is a television series production company owned by ABC Daytime.

Valleycrest Productions was incorporated on March 6, 1987 (1987-03-06).[47] By 1999, Valleycrest was producing "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and was a subsidiary of Buena Vista Television by that time.[48]

On December 2, 2011 (2011-12-02), Disney-ABC TV Group placed daytime and syndicated production under Times Square Studios.[49]

Valleycrest moved production of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2014 to the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford, Connecticut, to take advantage of the state's film/television tax credits.[50][51]

Title Years Network Notes
Mike and Maty[52] April 1994–June 1996 ABC
Win Ben Stein's Money[48] 1997–2003 Comedy Central
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire[50] 1999–2021 ABC/Syndication co-production with Celador/2waytraffic/Embassy Row/Kimmelot
The Ainsley Harriott Show[53] 2000 Syndication co-production with Merv Griffin Entertainment and Buena Vista Television


ABC Circle 7 Productions

ABC Circle 7 Productions
TypeSubsidiary corporation
ParentABC Owned Television Stations

ABC Circle 7 Productions, Inc. was the programming subsidiary of the ABC Owned Stations in the 1980s.

In August 1983, Circle 7 Productions announced its Newsbank news distribution service.[54] ABC Circle 7 Productions was incorporated on December 15, 1983.[55]

  • Newsbank, news distribution service making about 24 stories available to subscribing stations from ABC's (then) five O&O Stations[56]

ABC Productions

ABC Productions
FoundedMarch 21, 1989 (1989-03-21)
DefunctJune 7, 1996 (1996-06-07)
FateClosed; Its library has been integrated into Touchstone Television (later ABC Studios, currently ABC Signature)
Century City
Key people
Production output
TV shows, miniseries, telefilms
OwnerCapital Cities/ABC
Number of employees
13 (1996)
ParentABC Television Network Group
SubsidiariesAndrew Adelson Co.
Footnotes / references

ABC Productions (ABCP) was a television production company that was a division of ABC Television Network Group. While the ABC network had first shot at the unit's shows, the company was allowed to shop shows to other networks[57] and was the first to sell to another network.[2] The company was set up increase the control and financial rewards of producing its own TV shows.[57]


ABC Productions was formed in 1989 as ABC Network's in-house production unit after the alteration of the fin-syn rules[2] that increased network ownership to only 40% of prime-time programs.[57] Former ABC Motion Pictures president[57] and ABC Entertainment president Brandon Stoddard on March 21, 1989, to head up the then unnamed production unit, though one source believed it was the former ABC subsidiary ABC Circle Films.[58][59] In the fall of 1989, it is said that ABC Productions would sign on to develop projects for NBC, HBO and Lifetime.[60]

By early 1991, ABC Productions had purchased Andrew Adelson Co. then signed Andrew Adelson to an exclusive production contract.[61] By May 1991, ABCP produced eight pilots, a series, a miniseries and several TV movies. "My Life and Times" was the company's first series production placed with the ABC network and debuted in May 1991, but was yanked after the ratings dropped 19% from week 1 to 2, so as to avoid May sweeps. While its first miniseries, "An Inconvenient Woman" was shown on ABC in the May sweeps[57] was produced by Adelson.[61] For Lifetime, ABCP produced a telefilm, 'Stop at Nothing'.[57] Former Cosby Show co-executive producer Elliot Shonman for ABCP created, written and produced Coconut Downs while agreeing to a two-year exclusivity deal. Also signing production deals by June 1991 were Martthew Carlson (an extension), Steve Kronish and Norman Morrill. 29 projects were under development.[61]

By the 1994–95 season, ABC Productions was providing half of ABC's regular series programming.[62] DreamWorks Television was formed in December 1994 as DreamWorks Studios agreed to a $200 million seven-year TV production joint venture with Capital Cities/ABC.[63] ABCP placed "The Boys are Back" with CBS for the 1994–1995 season.[64]

In June 1995, Stoddard stepped down as ABC Productions president.[65] On June 7, 1996, due to the merger with Disney, Capital Cities/ABC indicated that its ABC Productions division operations would be shut down while keeping its boutique production companies: Victor Television Productions, ABC/Kane Productions, DIC Entertainment and Greengrass Productions.[2][3] ABCP executive in charge Brian McAndrews continued managing ABC's other production arms for TV movies, documentaries and children's programming and production interests with DreamWorks SKG, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment and Jim Henson Productions.[3] McAndrews left in early March 1998 for an ABC Sports position, while Greengrass Productions was folded into ABC Entertainment and its telefilm unit, ABC Pictures, would finish its last five projects then disband.[4]

Title Years Network Notes
Fantasies 1990 ABC TV special[66]
Stop at Nothing March 12, 1991 ABC TV movie[57]
My Life and Times 1991 ABC co-production with Sea Change Productions[61]
American Detective 1991 ABC season 1 only; co-production with Paul Stojanovich Productions and Orion Television Entertainment[67]
Coconut Downs 1991 ABC TV pilot[61]
An American Saturday Night May 4, 1991 ABC TV special[68]
An Inconvenient Woman May 12–13, 1991 ABC TV mini-series
To Save A Child September 8, 1991 ABC TV movie[69]
The Commish 1991–1996 ABC co-production with Three-Putt Productions and Stephen J. Cannell Productions
She Woke Up January 19, 1992 ABC TV movie[70]
Fugitive Among Us February 4, 1992 CBS TV movie
Running Delilah 1992 ABC TV movie; co-production with Sea Change Productions
Broadway Bound March 23, 1992 ABC TV movie
Jack's Place 1992–1993 ABC
America Behind Closed Doors August 6, 1992 CBS TV pilot[71]
Camp Wilder 1992–1993 ABC co-production with Vanity Card Productions
Desperate Choices: To Save My Child October 5, 1992 ABC TV movie
The Amy Fisher Story January 3, 1993 ABC TV movie; co-production with Andrew Adelson Company, Michael Jaffe Films and Spectacor Films
Class of '96 1993 FOX co-production with Mandy Films
Kiss of a Killer February 1, 1993 ABC TV movie
Sirens 1993 ABC season 1 only
The Circle Game July 7, 1993 ABC TV pilot[72]
Joe's Life 1993 ABC co-production with Bob Myer Productions
The Paula Poundstone Show 1993 ABC [73]
The Only Way Out December 19, 1993 ABC TV movie[74]
My Name Is Kate January 16, 1994 ABC TV movie[75]
Out of Darkness January 26, 1994 ABC TV movie; co-production with Anaid Film Productions and Andrew Adelson Co.
My So-Called Life 1994–1995 ABC co-production with The Bedford Falls Company
The Boys Are Back 1994–1995 CBS co-production with Vanity Card Productions
McKenna 1994–1995 ABC
Me and the Boys 1994–1995 ABC co-production with Bob Myer Productions
A Dangerous Affair January 1, 1995 ABC TV movie[76]
She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal May 22, 1995 ABC TV movie
Bringing up Jack 1995 ABC co-production with Katlin/Bernstein Productions
Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story September 4, 1995 Lifetime TV movie[77]
Deadly Love October 16, 1995 Lifetime TV movie
The Faculty 1995–1996 ABC co-production with Meredith Baxter Productions and Thompson-Murphy Productions
Sophie And The Moonhanger January 15, 1996 Lifetime TV movie
Any Mother's Son August 11, 1997 Lifetime TV movie[78]

ABC Pictures

ABC Pictures
IndustryFilmed entertainment
Defunct1998 (1998)
Key people
Didier Pietri (Senior VP)
Number of employees
9 (1998)
ParentABC Productions
Footnotes / references

ABC Pictures was an in house television movie production company of ABC Productions.

The company agreed to a two-year TV movie and miniseries deal with Gary L. Pudney in 1997 with “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in development under the deal.[79] ABC Pictures agreed on August 20, 1997, with the C.P. Group and BIG Entertainment to develop "Tom Clancy's Net Force", as a four-hour miniseries which was broadcast in 1998.[80]

After its final five projects in development, ABC Pictures was shut down in 1998.[4]

Title Years Network Notes
Their Second Chance February 9, 1997 Lifetime [81]
Jitters May 5, 1997 Lifetime [82]
Convictions November 10, 1997 The Family Channel [83]
Circle of Deceit January 29, 1998 ABC co-production with Andrea Baynes Productions
Twice Upon a Time November 9, 1998 Lifetime co-production with Chris/Rose Productions

ABC Circle Films

ABC Circle Films
GenreMovie of the week
Founded1970 (1970)
Defunct1989 (1989)
SuccessorABC Productions
ProductsTV movies, miniseries and series
Production output
TV shows

ABC Circle Films (ACF or Circle) was a television movie and series production company owned by ABC that operated from 1970[ABCMOW 1] to 1989.

ABC Circle Films was formed after the first season of Movie of the Week to build on the telefilm success. ACF was granted a larger budget (by $250,000) and half an hour longer than the movie of the week thus considered a prestige or "A" movie. Circle's films were shown on Sunday night where they alternated with recent feature films and on Monday night after the end of Monday Night Football.[ABCMOW 1] With the 1972–1973 season, ACF began producing films for Movie of the Week including Pursuit.[ABCMOW 2]

Lewis H. Erlicht was demoted from president of ABC Entertainment to senior vice president and president of ACF in November 1985.[84]

The company was merged into ABC Productions in 1989.

Title Year(s) Notes
No Place to Run September 18, 1972[ABCMOW 3] co-production with Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Haunts of the Very Rich September 20, 1972[ABCMOW 3]
The Bounty Man October 31, 1972 co-production with Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Home for the Holidays November 28, 1972 co-production with Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Pursuit December 12, 1972[ABCMOW 2]
The Night Strangler January 16, 1973 co-production with Dan Curtis Productions
Pray for the Wildcats January 23, 1973[ABCMOW 4]
The Letters March 6, 1973 co-production with Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Isn't It Shocking? October 2, 1973[ABCMOW 4]
The President's Plane is Missing October 23, 1973 based on the novel by Robert J. Serling, Rod Serling's brother[85]
Guess Who's Sleeping in My Bed? October 31, 1973
The Girl Most Likely To... November 6, 1973
Outrage November 28, 1973[ABCMOW 3]
A Cold Night's Death January 30, 1974 co-production with Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Can Ellen Be Saved? February 5, 1974
The Day the Earth Moved September 18, 1974
The Great Ice Rip-Off November 6, 1974 co-production with Dan Curtis Productions
Reflections of Murder November 24, 1974 [85] co-production with Aaron Rosenberg/Charles Lederer Productions
Love Among the Ruins March 6, 1975
Young Pioneers March 1, 1976
The Great Houdini October 8, 1976
Young Pioneers' Christmas December 17, 1976
ABC Weekend Special 1977–1985 TV series; 27 episodes
Superdome January 9, 1978
The Girls in the Office February 2, 1979
The Comeback Kid April 11, 1980
She's in the Army Now May 15, 1981
Pray TV February 1, 1982
Inside the Third Reich May 9, 1982
The Day After November 20, 1983
My Mother's Secret Life February 5, 1984 co-production with Furia-Oringer Productions
Moonlighting 1985–1989 TV series; co-production with Picturemaker Productions
Love Lives On April 1, 1985 co-production with Script/Song
Acceptable Risks March 2, 1986
Triplecross March 17, 1986 co-production with Tisch/Avnet Productions
Out on a Limb January 18–19, 1987 miniseries; co-production with Stan Margulies Company
Amerika[86] February 15–19, 1987 14 1/2-hour miniseries
Infidelity April 13, 1987 co-production with Mark-Jett Productions
War and Remembrance 1988–1989 Miniseries; co-production with Dan Curtis Productions

ABC/Kane Productions

ABC/Kane Productions International
Founded(October 1, 1989 (1989-10-01))
Washington, D.C.
ParentDisney-ABC Television Group

ABC/Kane Productions International (AKPI) is/was a nonfiction programs production company owned by Disney-ABC Television Group. The production company earned 13 Emmy Awards, 6 Genesis Awards, numerous CINE awards, film festival awards and an Academy Award nomination.[87]

ABC/Kane Productions International was formed by Capital Cities/ABC Inc. as a unit of its ABC Television Network Group on October 1, 1988, with the appointment of its first president, Dennis B. Kane. Original plans for the unit was five programs a year for five years starting in October 1990 for ABC and other outlets.[88]

ABC/Kane received 11 Emmy nominations in 1998 for The Living Edens series, the highest to date, while winning 5 five news and documentary Emmys. Devillier Donegan Enterprises, a unit of Buena Vista International Television, in February 1999 took over distribution, management and operation of AKPI.[87]

  • The Living Edens (1995- PBS)
  • ABC's World of Discovery
  • Secrets of the Internet
  • Tales of the Serengeti
  • Wildlife Tales[87]
  • ABC Saturday Children's Special & series pilot "Crash the Curiosaurus" (January 14, 1995)[89]

Devillier Donegan Enterprises

Devillier Donegan Enterprises
Washington, DC
Production output

Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE) was first formed by Ron Devillier and Brian Donegan in 1980 as a documentary production company[87] and was reformed in 1994 with majority ownership by Capital Cities/ABC. Disney took over ownership upon its purchase of CC/ABC.[90] DDE, a unit of Buena Vista International Television, in February 1999 took over distribution, management and operation of ABC/Kane Productions International.[87] In 2001, DDE began looking for a new owner as Disney is in the movie business with Alliance Atlantis Communications and Granada begin front runners.[90] Instead DDE management on March 11, 2002, bought Disney/ABC stake in the company. DDE also held on to ABC/Kane Productions' library and will continue to represent ABC News Productions.[91]

ABC News Productions

ABC News Productions (ABCNP) is a long form documentary production unit[92] within ABC News's ABC News Digital Media Group.[93] ABCNP produces documentaries for cable channels, international broadcasters and home video.[92]

ABC News Productions was formed in 1994. In August 2006, ABCNP was placed into ABC News All Media along with the ABC News production unit.[92]

ABC Motion Pictures

ABC Motion Pictures
PredecessorABC Pictures International
FoundedMay 1979 (1979-05)[95]
DefunctOctober 28, 1985
Key people
Brandon Stoddard (president)[95]
Production output
Theatrical & TV films, TV shows, miniseries
ParentAmerican Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

ABC Motion Pictures was a production company of ABC that operated from May 1979.[95] 20th Century Fox was the company's distributor. Until October 1985, the division produced theatrical films along with TV movies, series and mini-series.[96]


ABC Motion Pictures was founded in May 1979 with Brandon Stoddard as president.[97] Soon the division was swapped with old film projects. While a boutique would make only a few films per year, Stoddard figured that ABC would succeed in movie production as there were additional revenue sources from video cassettes and cable on top of theater ticket sales and broadcast TV sales.[95] ABC Motion Pictures was incorporated by June 11, 1980.[98]

The division waited two years to get its first slate of three films into production with National Lampoon's Class Reunion just an announcement and Young Doctors in Love beginning production in December 1981 under the theatrical directorial debut of Garry Marshall. In June 1982, "Chain Reaction" (later "Silkwood"[96]) starring Meryl Streep was expected to be in production.[99]

The Flamingo Kid after released by Fox did well but not strong business, Fox pulled the film from release so as to stop spending money on advertising.[96]

With networks getting better rating for their own movies of the week over films released on cable and cassettes, networks reduced licensing of theatrical films. Additional boutique production companies entered the market at the same time crowding the market and increasing filming costs. With films distributed by a major studio, ABC's films were slotted in less desirable release dates. On October 28, 1985, ABC shut down ABC Motion Pictures theatrical motion picture operation after the release of only 6 theatrical films[96] which was within weeks of CBS shutting down CBS Theatrical Films.[95] The unit released one last movie, SpaceCamp, already produced in the summer of 1985.[84] The unit would continue producing TV movies and mini-series while increasing TV series output. A Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation media analyst forecast ABC's losses on its theatrical operations for 1985 to be $5 million.[96] After ABC shuttered down, the company elected to terminate its agreement with Mercury Entertainment in March 1986.[100]


Theatrical films

Title Year Notes
Young Doctors in Love 1982 profitable[96]
National Lampoon's Class Reunion 1982[99]
Silkwood 1983 profitable[96]
The Flamingo Kid 1984 profitable[96]
Impulse 1984
Prizzi's Honor 1985[57] profitable[96]
SpaceCamp 1986[84]

ABC Pictures International

ABC Pictures International, Inc.
IndustryFilmed entertainment
Founded1965 (1965)
(Inc.: November 3, 1967 (1967-11-03))
Defunct1973 (1973)
Dissolution (February 19, 1988)
SuccessorABC Motion Pictures, Inc.
Key people
Martin Baum[li 1]
Production output
theatrical films
ParentAmerican Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

ABC Pictures International, Inc. (also ABC Picture Holdings, Inc.; API) was the theatrical production company owned and operated by ABC from 1965 to 1973 and produced or co produced 37 films.[li 1] The company's films were distributed by Cinerama Releasing Corporation.[li 2]


ABC Pictures was started as a division in 1965[97] and was incorporated as ABC Picture Holdings, Inc. on November 3, 1967 (1967-11-03).[101] In 1968, it activated Palomar Pictures and Selmur Pictures to produce pictures for it.[102] The entry of ABC into theatrical film production led to an FCC inquiry over the network's control of programming and a MPAA anti-trust lawsuit.[li 1] David O. Selznick owned films were sold after his death in 1965 to API by his widow, Jennifer Jones.[103]

The company's films (including those made by Selmur and Palomar) were not profitable[104] and, with the recession of 1969–1971, ABC Pictures Corporation closed down its operations[li 3] in early 1973.[li 1] The 36 films cost $75 million to produce and generated rentals of $107 million, but with other costs such as distribution fees and interest, generated losses of $35 million.[104] Only 6 of the films were profitable.[104]

On October 20, 1977, ABC Picture Holdings, Inc. changed its name to ABC Pictures International, Inc. and was finally dissolved on February 19, 1988.[101]

Release Date Title Other production co.
1967 Good Times[104] Motion Pictures International[105]
May 20, 1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came
August 12, 1970 Lovers and Other Strangers
October 1, 1970 How Do I Love Thee? Freeman-Enders[106]
November 4, 1970 Song of Norway
1971 The 300 Year Weekend
January 18, 1971 Zachariah George Englund Productions[107]
January 28, 1971 The Last Valley Season Productions; Seamaster Films[108]
May 28, 1971 The Grissom Gang Associates & Aldrich Co.[109]
July 1971 The Touch Cinematograph A.B.[110]
September 1971 Kotch
November 3, 1971 Straw Dogs
February 13, 1972 Cabaret Allied Artists[li 1]
June 1972 Junior Bonner Solar Production Inc.[111]
1976 Mastermind

ABC Media Productions

ABC Media Productions
FormerlyBuena Vista Productions
Genretalk, game, reality
PredecessorBuena Vista Development
OwnerABC Daytime
(ABC Television Group)

ABC Media Productions (AMP), originally named Buena Vista Productions (BVP), was the in house television development, production and programming unit within ABC Daytime. The company produces non-scripted programming in all three areas (talk, game, reality) for syndication, cable and prime time outlets including outside the Disney conglomerate. The division has oversight of the production of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire".[112]

AMP history

In September 2000 following the merger of ABC Daytime Group and Buena Vista's development group, ABC Daytime replaced Buena Vista Development with Buena Vista Productions, to be headed by president Angela Shapiro, who was then also ABC Daytime president.[113] Shapiro was transferred to ABC Family President in April 2002 with Holly Jacobs taking over at BVP as executive vice president the next month.[114]

In August 2006, BVP and Fujisankei Communications partnered to develop and produce "Run for Money," a game show for the American market, adapted from the original Japanese reality-game show of the same title.[115]

In September 2008, BVP entered a first-look development deal with Silverback, a Swedish production company.[112] In 2009, Buena Vista Productions was renamed ABC Media Productions. In May, AMP was developing The Aisha Tyler Show, a variety & comedy talk show with interactive components including social media, for cable or broadcast syndication.[116]


American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres Pictures

Atlas Pictures Corporation
FormerlyAmerican Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres Pictures Corporation (1956–1959)
IndustryFeature films
Founded(December 30, 1956 (1956-12-30))
Key people
OwnerIrving H. Levin (1959)
ParentAmerican Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres (1956–1959)

Atlas Pictures Corporation, formerly American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres Pictures Corporation (also known as AB-PT Pictures and AB-PT) was the film production subsidiary of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres.

The company was formed due to a shorting of films produced,[119] which was the reason for AB-PT not to sign a consent agreement in 1949 against the company's production of films.[120] Films from AB-PT were first shown in Paramount Theater circuits prior to release to other chains.[119] AB-PT Pictures used the Republic Pictures lot for productions.[121] Republic was also their distributor, physically delivering to even AB-PT theaters plus sale to non-AB-PT theaters.[122]

American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres Pictures Corporation was formed on December 30, 1956. Irving H. Levin was appointed President of the company.[121] AB-PT Pictures initial production budget was $3 million for seven films.[119] Films were to be B-films with an eye on quality but "meet the exhibitor's call for 'highly gimmicked and exploitable' product."[119][121] In March 1957, AB-PT was talking with Republic and United Artists regarding distribution.[123] The company's first film was Beginning of the End.[124] With its first acquisition of The Unearthly in early May, AB-PT placed it into a double feature premiere with End released on June 19[125] at the B&K Roosevelt Theatre. On May 9, 1957, AB-PT Pictures executives met with the exhibition arm of the film industry where they announced their first slate of 7 films with announcement of a distributor in the next 10 days.[121]

On June 6, 1957, AB-PT agreed to have Republic distribute their films.[122] The company's first double bill films did well despite the films uneven quality.[123] On September 24, 1957, AB-PT Pictures indicated that the company would move in the next year into A features with 5 of their 15 planned films to be of this type. For the A films, budgets would run from $.5 million to $1 million. However, AB-PT would only produce four films.[119] AB-PT Pictures provided funding for The Bat (1959 film).[126]

Levin along with Harry L. Mandell purchased AB-PT Pictures and AB-PT Distribution Corporation from AB-PT in May 1958.[127][128][129] AB-PT Pictures was renamed Atlas Pictures Corporation.[126]


Circle Seven Productions

Circle Seven Productions
ProductsTV shows
(American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres)

Circle Seven Productions was the production company of ABC's owned-and-operated station in San Francisco, KGO-TV, in the 1950s and 1960s. The company produced shows for the network and for syndication. Shows produced included a Jack LaLanne fitness series and a Tennessee Ernie Ford daytime talk/variety series.[130]

Keep Calm and Carry On Productions

Keep Calm and Carry On Productions, Inc. is an ABC subsidiary production company[131] that produced Duets[132] and The Glass House. Keep Calm was sued over The Glass House by CBS for using proprietary procedures from Big Brother via hired away staff.[131] The production company was incorporated on October 24, 2008.[133]

Palomar Pictures International

Palomar Pictures International
FounderEdgar Scherick
SuccessorEdgar J. Scherick Associates
ParentAmerican Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

Palomar Pictures International was a film production subsidiary of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.[134] It is not to be confused with another company with the name Palomar Pictures, founded in 1992 by Anne-Marie Mackay and Jonathon Ker and whose majority ownership stake was sold to Sigurjon "Joni" Sighvattson, a founder of Propaganda Films, in 1999.[135]

Palomar Pictures International was started by Edgar Scherick.[136] In 1968, it started actively producing films for ABC.[102]

In 1969, Palomar severed its ties with ABC and in 1970, Bristol-Myers's acquired a majority stake.[137][138][139]

Feature Films[140]
Release Date Title Notes
July 1968 For Love of Ivy[141]
December 9, 1968 The Birthday Party released through Continental, the motion picture division of the Walter Reade Organization [134]
December 1968 The Killing of Sister George[142][141]
December 1968 Shalako[141]
July 23, 1969 What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?[141]
December 1969 Ring of Bright Water[141]
1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?[142]
1969 Take the Money and Run[142]
1969 A Touch of Love[142]
January 1970 Jenny[141]
May 1970 Too Late the Hero ABC Pictures and The Associates and Aldrich[142]
September 1970 Homer produced with Cinema Center Films[143][141] after ties severed with ABC[139]
1971 The Darwin Adventure Presents[142]
1972 The Strangers in 7a[142]
1972 Sleuth[142]
June 1972 What Became of Jack and Jill?[142]
June 1972 The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie[141][142]
October 1972 The Darwin Adventure[141]
December 1972 The Heartbreak Kid[142]
December 1972 To Kill a Clown Presents[142]
1972 Getting Away from It All[142]
1972 When Michael Calls[142]
August 1973 Gordon's War[142]
October 9, 1974 Law and Disorder[141]
1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three presented by
1975 The Stepford Wives
1975 The Silence[142]

Selmur Productions

Selmur Productions, Inc.
TypeSubsidiary corporation
IndustryFilmed entertainment
Founded1960 (1960)[144]
FounderSelig J. Seligman[144]
Production output
TV shows, theater features
ParentAmerican Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

Selmur Productions, Inc. was formed in 1960 by Selig J. Seligman as a TV production arm of ABC-TV.[144][102] Selmur Pictures, Inc., also headed by Seligman, was a film production company owned by American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.[140][102] In 1968, Selmur Pictures, Inc. changed from being a supervising entity to an active film producer, while Selmur Productions was disbanded.[102]

TV series[140]
Feature Films[140]
Release Date Title Other production co.
1967 Smashing Time co- productions with Carlo Ponti
1968 A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die
1968 Candy
Hell in the Pacific
1967 The Rover
Diamonds for Breakfast
The High Commissioner
1969 Midas Run

Victor Television Productions

Victor Television Productions was a boutique production company owned by ABC Entertainment.

On June 7, 1996, due to the merger with Disney, Capital Cities/ABC ended its ABC Productions division operations while keeping its boutique production companies: Victor Television Productions, ABC/Kane Productions, DIC Entertainment and Greengrass Productions.[2][3]


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  1. ^ a b Chapter 1"Season One: An Expensive Experiment". Page 20.
  2. ^ a b Chapter 4 "Season Four: Feeding the Beast Twice a Week". Page 94.
  3. ^ a b c Alphabetical Filmography. Page 202-364.
  4. ^ a b Chapter5 "Season Five: TV Movie Saturation". Page 122-124.
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  2. ^ Page 10.
  3. ^ Page 71.