Tollin/Robbins Productions

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Tollin Productions
  • Tollin/Robbins Productions (also known as TRP and T/RP) (1994-2012)
  • Marquee/Tollin/Robbins (1998-2003)
Industry Film
Television production
Founded1994;29 years ago (1994)
FoundersMike Tollin
Brian Robbins
Headquarters Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California,
Key people
Mike Tollin (1994-2013)
Brian Robbins (1994-2013)

Tollin Productions (or simply known as TP and formerly known as Marquee/Tollin/Robbins (or simply known as MTR or M/T/R)) is an American movie and television production company operated by Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins in 1994. Joe Davola was also an unofficial partner in the company and co-produced many of the company's productions along with Robbins and Tollin from 1994-2013 and 2021-present.



Tollin/Robbins Productions was formed by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin in 1994 with early shows and early films were sports documentaries. [1] At Warner Bros., he signed up its first overall deal, that of creator Ryan Murphy, who was of Popular at that time. [2]

In 2002, Tollin/Robbins Productions (TRP) agreed to a two-year first look movie deal with Paramount Pictures while having a TV joint venture agreement with Warner Bros. With the Paramount agreement, T/RP hired Caitlin Scanlon to head the film division which produced or directed 2-3 films a year. [3]

While two of their pilots were in consideration for pick up on ABC in April 2003, Tollin/Robbins agreed to a two-year development deal, including a two-year option, profit sharing and outside sales, with Touchstone Television. In May, T/RP's agreement with Warner Bros. expired. [4]

Under the ABC Studio (formerly Touchstone TV) deal, two series were developed, NBC drama Inconceivable and ABC comedy Savages, that reached the small screen in the 2005–2006 season but where quickly canceled. NBC Universal TV Studio ended their TV production agreement in June 2006 with T/RP with no series produced under the deal. [1]

In March 2007 with the expiration of T/RP's production deal with Disney, Tollin and Robbins decided to scale back operations of T/RP with the both of them taking on project independent of T/RP. Robbins signed a two-year first look production deal with DreamWorks, while Tollin had two movies in the works with one at Lionsgate and the other with Greenestreet Pictures and Mandeville Films. T/RP would handle existing production and various projects already under development. [1]

In March 2010, Tollin/Robbins sued Warner Bros. over claims of misdealing in the amount of $100 million over the profits of the Smallville series in selling the show to affiliates The WB and The CW and by later including DC Comics as a profit participate. In January 2013, Tollin Productions settled out of court with Warner Bros. [5]


List of TV shows

1994–2005 All That Nickelodeon [4]
1996–2000 Kenan & Kel [1] Nickelodeon
1996–2002 Arli$$ HBO
1998–2001 Cousin Skeeter Nickelodeon
1999–2002 The Amanda Show [1] Nickelodeon
2000 Hype The WB
2001–11 Smallville The WB / The CW [4]
2001–02 The Nightmare Room Kids' WB
2002–03 The Nick Cannon Show Nickelodeon [4]
2002–03 Slamball TNN / Spike TV [4]
2002–06 What I Like About You [1] The WB
2002–03 Birds of Prey The WB
2003–04 I'm with Her ABC
2003–12 One Tree Hill [1] The WB / The CW
2004 The Days ABC
2005 Global Frequency The WB
2005 Inconceivable [1] NBC
2006 Crumbs ABC
2006 Bonds on Bonds ESPN
2007 The Bronx Is Burning ESPN [1]
2012–13 Wedding Band TBS
2021 Klutch Academy BET

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