June Pictures

Last updated
June Pictures
Type Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded2016
Founder
  • Alex Saks
  • Andrew Duncan
Defunct2018
Headquarters
Services
Number of employees
10 [1]

June Pictures was an American independent entertainment production company founded by Alex Saks and Andrew Duncan, and based in Los Angeles, California. It specialized in film production, and film finance.

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The company has produced films such as Thoroughbreds , Dude , Wildlife , and Book Club . In 2017, their production The Florida Project received a Best Supporting Actor nomination.

History

In February 2016, it was announced Alex Saks and Andrew Duncan would launch the company, focusing on producing and financing feature films and documentaries, with Dude , being the first film produced by the company. [2] The company will finance films ranging from $5–10 million. [3] The company has produced films such as Thoroughbreds directed by Cory Finley, [4] Fun Mom Dinner , by Alethea Jones, [5] Wildlife , by Paul Dano, [6] Book Club by Bill Holderman, [7] and The Florida Project by Sean Baker. [8]

In December 2017, Duncan was accused of sexual misconduct by over a dozen people. [9] [10] Following the allegations, Duncan stepped down from the company. [11] Saks bought out Duncan's shares in the company stating: "In light of allegations of misconduct against our investor Andrew Duncan, I am assuming sole ownership and leadership of June Pictures. June Pictures is committed to a respectful work environment dedicated to producing quality films. We will continue our projects already in production and development." [12] That same year, the company shut down. [13]

Filmography

YearTitleDirectorNotes
2016 Operator Logan Kibensdistributed by The Orchard
2017 Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower Joe Piscatelladistributed by Netflix
2017 Thoroughbreds Cory Finley distributed by Focus Features
2017 Fun Mom Dinner Alethea Jonesdistributed by Momentum Pictures
2017 The Florida Project Sean Baker distributed by A24
2018 Wildlife Paul Dano distributed by IFC Films
2018 Dude Olivia Milchdistributed by Netflix
2018 Book Club Bill Holdermandistributed by Paramount Pictures

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