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Ingenious Media (styled as INGENIθUS) is a division of London-based Ingenious Capital Management Limited, also known as Ingenious. The company was founded in 1998 by Patrick McKenna.
|2004||Millions||Danny Boyle||Pathé Distribution||co-production with Moving Picture Company, BBC Films, UK Film Council and Pathé Pictures|
|2005||The Mistress of Spices||Paul Mayeda Berges||Rainbow Films U.S.A. (United States) and Entertainment Film Distributors (United Kingdom)||co-production with Balle Pictures, Capitol Films, Isle of Man Film and Spices Productions Ltd.|
|2006||Borat||Larry Charles||20th Century Fox||co-production with Four by Two Films, Everyman Pictures, Dune Entertainment, Major Studio Partners, One America Productions, Talkback and Channel 4|
|Scoop||Woody Allen||Focus Features||co-production with BBC Films, Phoenix Wiley and Jelly Roll Productions|
|Amazing Grace||Michael Apted||Momentum Pictures (United Kingdom), Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films (United States)||co-production with FourBoys Films, Walden Media and Bristol Bay Productions|
|A Good Year||Ridley Scott||20th Century Fox||co-production with Fox 2000 Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Dune Entertainment and Major Studio Partners|
|2007||Prey||Darrell Roodt||The Weinstein Company||co-production with Anant Singh Production, Videovision Entertainment and Distant Horizon|
|The Walker||Paul Schrader||THINKFilm (United States) and Pathé Distribution (United Kingdom)||co-production with Kintop Pictures and Isle of Man Film|
|Live Free or Die Hard||Len Wiseman||20th Century Fox||co-production with Cheyenne Enterprises and Dune Entertainment|
|Stardust||Matthew Vaughn||Paramount Pictures||co-production with Marv Films|
|The Golden Compass||Chris Weitz||New Line Cinema (United States) and Entertainment Film Distributors (United Kingdom)||co-production with Scholastic Productions|
|Virgin Territory||David Leland||Eagle Pictures (Italy) and Quinta Communications (France)|
|2008||Australia||Baz Luhrmann||20th Century Fox||co-production with Bazmark Films Australia and ScreenWest|
|2009||Avatar||James Cameron||20th Century Fox||co-production with Lightstorm Entertainment and Dune Entertainment|
|2011||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||Rupert Wyatt||20th Century Fox||co-production with Chernin Entertainment, Dune Entertainment and Big Screen Productions|
|The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||John Madden||Fox Searchlight Pictures||co-production with Dune Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ and Blueprint Pictures|
|2012||Life of Pi||Ang Lee||20th Century Fox||co-production with Fox 2000 Pictures, Dune Entertainment and Haishang Films|
|Ginger & Rosa||Sally Potter||Artificial Eye (United Kingdom), Universal Pictures (Denmark) and Union Pictures (Canada)||co-production with British Film Institute, BBC Films, Adventure Pictures, The Match Factory, Media House Capital, Miso Film and Danish Film Institute|
|2014||Selma||Ava DuVernay||Paramount Pictures (United States) and 20th Century Fox (United Kingdom)||co-production with Pathé, Harpo Films, Plan B Entertainment, Cloud Eight Films and Redgill Selma Productions|
|What We Did on Our Holiday||Andy Hamilton||Lionsgate||co-production with BBC Films, Creative Scotland, LipSync Productions and Origin Pictures|
|2015||Brooklyn||John Crowley||Lionsgate (United Kingdom and Ireland) and Mongrel Media (Canada)||co-production with BBC Films, Telefilm Canada, Irish Film Board, SODEC, BFI, Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Parallel Films, Item 7, BAI, RTÉ and HanWay Films|
|High-Rise||Ben Wheatley||StudioCanal||co-production with Recorded Picture Company, Film4, British Film Institute, HanWay Films and Northern Ireland Screen|
|2016||Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children||Tim Burton||20th Century Fox||co-production with Chernin Entertainment, Tim Burton Productions, TSG Entertainment, Scope Pictures and St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission|
|Max Steel||Stewart Hendler||Open Road Films||co-production with Dolphin Films and Mattel Playground Productions|
|Dog Eat Dog||Paul Schrader||RLJ Entertainment||co-production with Blue Budgie Films, Roxwell Films, Arclight Films, Pure Dopamine and Shanghai Gigantic Pictures|
|Genius||Michael Grandage||Summit Entertainment and Roadside Attractions||co-production with Riverstone Pictures, Pinewood Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, Desert Wolf Productions and Michael Grandage Company|
|2017||Wind River||Taylor Sheridan||The Weinstein Company (United States) and STXinternational (United Kingdom)||co-production with Acacia Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Star Thrower Entertainment, Synergics Films, Thunder Road Pictures, Film 44, The Fyzz Facility, Riverstone Pictures, Voltage Pictures and Wild Bunch|
|6 Days||Toa Fraser||Icon Film Distribution (United Kingdom) and Transmission Films (New Zealand)||co-production with New Zealand Film Commission, General Film Corporation and XYZ Films|
|Inconceivable||Jonathan Baker||Lionsgate Premiere||co-production with Grindstone Entertainment, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and JB Entertainment|
|Kidnap||Luis Prieto||Aviron Pictures||co-production with Lotus Entertainment, di B Pictures, 606 Films, Gold Star Films, Well Go USA and Rumble Entertainment|
|2018||Replica||Jeffrey Nachmanoff||Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures||co-production with Di Bonaventura Pictures, Riverstone Pictures, Company Films, Remstar Studios, Fundamental Films, Lotus Entertainment, 74850 and Global Pictures Media LLC and Ocean Park Entertainment|
|Adrift||Baltasar Kormákur||STX Entertainment||co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment, H. Brothers and RVK Studios|
|The Wedding Guest||Michael Winterbottom||IFC Films||co-production with Riverstone Pictures, Stage 6 Films and Revolution Films|
|Siberia||Matthew Ross||Saban Films||co-production with Elevated Films, The Fyzz Facility, Global Road Entertainment, Summerstorm Entertainment, Film House Germany and Company Films|
|Backtrace||Brian A. Miller||Lionsgate Premiere||co-production with Grindstone Entertainment Group, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Diamond Film Productions and Highland Film Group|
|2019||After the Wedding||Bart Freundlich||Sony Pictures Classics||co-production with Cornerstone Films, A Joel B. Michaels Production and Rock Island Films|
|Blinded by the Light||Gurinder Chadha||Entertainment One Films||co-production with Levantine Films, Bend It Films and Cornerstone Films|
|Seberg||Benedict Andrews||Amazon Studios (United States) and Universal Pictures (United Kingdom)||co-production with Automatik Entertainment, Bradley Pilz Productions and Phreaker Films|
|The Informer||Andrea Di Stefano||Warner Bros. Pictures||co-production with The Forest Road Company, Thunder Road Pictures, The Fyzz Facility and Endeavor Content|
|Triple Threat||Jesse V. Johnson||Aurora Alliance Films and Well Go USA Entertainment||co-production with Kungfuman Culture Media, Hamilton Entertainment, Arclight Films, FJ Media Group, Gamegoo Pictures, WWE Studios and TF1 Séries Films|
|A Score to Settle||Shawn Ku||RLJE Films||co-production with Highland Film Group, GoldRush Entertainment, Mind's Eye Entertainment, Paragon Media Production and Saturn Films|
|The Burnt Orange Heresy||Giuseppe Capotondi||Sony Pictures Classics||co-production with MJZ, Rumble Films, Wonderful Films and HanWay Films|
|Guns Akimbo||Jason Lei Howden||Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand), Altitude Film Distribution (United Kingdom) and Andrea Leone Films S. R. L. (Germany)||co-production with Occupant Entertainment, Four Knights Film, Maze Pictures, Cutting Edge, The Electric Shadow Company, Umedia, WS Filmproduktion, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Hyperion Entertainment and New Zealand Film Commission|
|2020||Resistance||Jonathan Jakubowicz||IFC Films||co-production with Bliss Media, Epicentral Studios, Neptune Features, Panteleon Films, Rocket Science and Vertical Media|
|Misbehaviour||Philippa Lowthorpe||20th Century Studios||co-production with Left Bank Pictures, Pathé, BBC Films and British Film Institute|
|Military Wives||Peter Cattaneo||Lionsgate||co-production with Embankment Films, 42 and Tempo Productions|
|Inheritance||Vaughn Stein||Vertical Entertainment||co-production with Southpaw Entertainment, Redline Entertainment and Highland Film Group|
|Endless||Scott Speer||Quiver Distribution||co-production with Summerstorm Entertainment, Film House Germany, Thunder Road Films and Mind's Eye Entertainment|
|Unhinged||Derrick Borte||Solstice Studios||co-production with Burek Films|
|The Vanished||Peter Facinelli||Saban Films||co-production with The Exchange and SSS Entertainment|
|The World to Come||Mona Fastvold||Bleecker Street||co-production with Killer Films, Sea Change Media, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Yellow Bear Films and Hype Film|
|The Duke||Roger Michell||Warner Bros. Pictures||co-production with Pathé, Neon Films and Screen Yorkshire; will be released in the UK on February 25, 2022|
|Honest Thief||Mark Williams||Open Road Films and Briarcliff Entertainment||co-production with The Solution Entertainment Group, Zero Gravity Management and Samuel Marshall Films|
|The Stand In||Jamie Babbit||Saban Films||co-production with The Exchange, Flower Films, Polyphemus Productions and Wrigley Media Group|
|2021||SAS: Red Notice||Magnus Martens||Sky Cinema and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment||co-production with silver Reel, Creativity Capital, Parabolic Pictures, Altitude Film Entertainment, The Electric Shadow Company, J3 Film Finance and Lipsync Productions|
|Voyagers||Neil Burger||Lionsgate Films||co-production with AGC Studios, Thunder Road, Nota Bene Films, Fibonacci Films, Stillking Films and Freecss Films Limited|
|JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass||Oliver Stone||Altitude Film Distribution||co-production with Ixtlan Productions and Pantagruel Productions|
|The Protégé||Martin Campbell||Lionsgate Films||co-production with Millennium Media, Fourteen Films, I Road Productions and Campbell Grobman Films|
|2022||Call Jane||Phyllis Nagy||Roadside Attractions||co-production with Protagonist Pictures, LB Entertainment, Redline Entertainment, FirstGen Content, Our Turn Productions, and RB Entertainment|
|Living||Oliver Hermanus||Lionsgate Films & Sony Pictures Classics||co-production with Number 9 Films, Film4 Productions and British Film Institute|
|Crimes of the Future||David Cronenberg||Neon||co-production with Argonauts Productions S.A, Serendipity Point Films, Davis Films, Telefilm Canada, CBC, Bell Media, Ekome and Natixis|
|Mr. Malcolm's List||Emma Holly Jones||Bleecker Street||co-production with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Refinery29, Untitled Entertainment, Rebelle Media, Blinder Films and Holly Film Production|
|Joyride||Emer Reynolds||Vertigo Releasing||co-production with Screen Ireland, Embankment Films, and Subotica Entertainment|
|2022||Allelujah||Richard Eyre||Warner Bros. Pictures||co-production with Pathé and BBC Film|
|TBA||Geechee||DuBois Ashong||STX Entertainment||co-production with AGC Studios|
In 2018, Ingenious Media partnered with Solstice Studios to produce and distribute theatrical feature films.
In July 2014, Ingenious Media was investigated by HMRC for promoting tax avoidance schemes.In October 2014, HMRC sent "accelerated payment notices" to people who had invested with Ingenious Media, demanding payment of substantial amounts of tax. The tax bill following his investment in the scheme was cited in the subsequent bankruptcy hearings of the former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland footballer, Steve Staunton. In 2018, a group of more than 500 investors launched a civil case against Ingenious for making false representations which Ingenious had always denied. Ingenious (specifically Ingenious Games LLP, Inside Track Productions LLP and Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP) lost their appeal against HMRC's initial ruling in June 2019, with the Upper Tribunal ruling that "None of the LLPs were carrying on a trade. None of the LLPs were carrying on a trade with a view to profit."
However, in August 2021 the Court of Appeal overturned the ruling of the Upper Tribunal in respect of Inside Track Productions LLP and Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP on both the trading and with a view to profit issues.
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