|Formerly||SKA Films (1997–2003)|
|Industry||Movie and television production|
|Headquarters||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Products||Movies, television series|
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.
The team followed it up with their next big movie Swept Away, starring Madonna. The movie ended up being bombed critically and commercially. It went on to win the Golden Raspberry Awards in 2003.
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.
Marv Music[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Paragon unveils 5 new HandMade pix". Variety. 1997-02-21. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
- Petrikin, Chris; Carver, Benedict (1999-01-07). "Sony, Ska make 'Diamonds' deal". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
- Dawtrey, Adam (2001-07-27). "Newlyweds 'Swept'". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
- 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.
- "Madonna sweeps board at annual Raspberry awards". The Guardian. 2003-03-24. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
- Dawtrey, Adam (2003-06-15). "Vaughn takes 'Cake,' Ritchie fires 'Revolver'". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
- Garrett, Diane (2007-06-16). "Sony, Marv Films pact". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
- Dawtrey, Adam (2007-12-07). "Mitchell joins MARV Films". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
- Jaafar, Ali (2009-07-06). "Thykier exits Marv, sets up PeaPie". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
- Wiseman, Andreas (2018-06-08). "Matthew Vaughn Plans 'Kick-Ass' Reboot & 'Kingsman' Spinoff, Launches Marv Studios". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
- 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.