In 2003, billionaire entrepreneurs Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban founded 2929 Productions to develop, finance and produce independent feature films outside of the Hollywood studio system.
The goal of 2929 Productions is to develop and selectively finance and produce interesting and thought-provoking feature films for both specialized and mainstream audiences. Though there is no prescribed mandate, 2929's films tend to fall into one of the following (often overlapping) categories:
Filmmaker-driven: Projects of all genres that are elevated by the presence of a director with a singular vision.
Inspirational and socially conscious: Life-affirming stories with the potential to provoke new ways of thinking about entrenched issues and challenge a status quo.
True stories: Previously untold historical or contemporary non-fiction stories about ordinary individuals facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Since its inception, 2929 has produced dozens of critical and audience favorites including George Clooney’s "Good Night. And Good Luck," which grossed more than $30 million at the domestic box office and racked up a slew of awards including the National Board of Review's Best Picture of the Year honor and six Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture. 2929's recent projects have been distributed by Warner Brothers, Lions Gate, Dimension, The Weinstein Company, Paramount and Fox.