Marv Films

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Marv Studios
FormerlySKA Films (1997–2003)
TypePrivate company
IndustryMovie and television production
Founded1997; 26 years ago (1997)
FoundersMatthew Vaughn
Guy Ritchie
HeadquartersLondon, England, United Kingdom
Key people
Matthew Vaughn
Kris Thykier
ProductsMovies, television series
WebsiteOfficial website

Marv Studios (or simply Marv and stylised as MARV, formerly known as SKA Films) is the British movie and television production company currently owned by movie producer Matthew Vaughn. It is best known for the movies Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

History[change | change source]

SKA Films[change | change source]

In 1997, movie producer Matthew Vaughn and movie director Guy Ritchie established their own company in the United Kingdom, with its first movie being Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, which is for HandMade Films.[1]

In 1999, Vaughn and Ritchie struck an agreement with Sony Pictures to distribute its next movie, Snatch.[2]

The team followed it up with their next big movie Swept Away, starring Madonna.[3] The movie ended up being bombed critically and commercially.[4] It went on to win the Golden Raspberry Awards in 2003.[5]

Marv Films[change | change source]

Later that same year, Ritchie and Vaughn broke up ties, thus rebranding from SKA Films to Marv Films, and its first production under the new banner was Matthew Vaughn's directorial debut Layer Cake.[6]

In 2007, it signed a contract with Sony Pictures to produce its feature movies.[7] Later that same year, Charlie Mitchell joined the company.[8]

In 2009, Kris Thykier decided to leave Marv Films, in order to set up PeaPie Films, to produce new feature movies.[9]

In 2018, Vaughn established its subsidiary Marv Studios to set up new feature movie reboots.[10]

Marv Music[change | change source]

In 2021, Marv established a record label, Marv Music, in conjunction with Warner Music Group. The label is distributed under Warner's Parlophone Records unit.[11]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Paragon unveils 5 new HandMade pix". Variety. 1997-02-21. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  2. Petrikin, Chris; Carver, Benedict (1999-01-07). "Sony, Ska make 'Diamonds' deal". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  3. Dawtrey, Adam (2001-07-27). "Newlyweds 'Swept'". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  4. Hoffmann, Bill (2002-10-15). "MADONNA BOMBS – 'SWEPT AWAY' IS LATEST WA$HOUT IN LONG LINE OF FLOPS". New York Post. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  5. "Madonna sweeps board at annual Raspberry awards". The Guardian. 2003-03-24. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  6. Dawtrey, Adam (2003-06-15). "Vaughn takes 'Cake,' Ritchie fires 'Revolver'". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  7. Garrett, Diane (2007-06-16). "Sony, Marv Films pact". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  8. Dawtrey, Adam (2007-12-07). "Mitchell joins MARV Films". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  9. Jaafar, Ali (2009-07-06). "Thykier exits Marv, sets up PeaPie". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  10. Wiseman, Andreas (2018-06-08). "Matthew Vaughn Plans 'Kick-Ass' Reboot & 'Kingsman' Spinoff, Launches Marv Studios". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  11. Needham, Jack (2021-11-11). "WARNER LAUNCHES JV LABEL MARV MUSIC WITH BRITISH PRODUCTION COMPANY MARV, COLIN BARLOW JOINS AS PRESIDENT". Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 2021-12-09.

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