3D film

Beginnings film studio

Typical major film studio components

Today film studio

The Walt Disney Company

20th Century Fox

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Pictures


Republic Pictures

3D Technology


RealD Cinema


DreamWorks Animation




Fox Searchlight Pictures


Fox Searchlight Pictures is an American film studio owned by The Walt Disney Studios, itself a division of The Walt Disney Company. A sister company of the larger 20th Century Fox studio, Fox Searchlight specializes in North American distribution of independent, European and British films alongside dramedy and horror films as well as art-house and foreign films and is sometimes also involved in the financing of these films.
Fox Searchlight's Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years a Slave, Birdman, and The Shape of Water have all won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 81st Academy Awards, 86th Academy Awards, 87th Academy Awards, and 90th Academy Awards respectively, as well as a further 15 Academy Awards combined. Other Fox Searchlight films receiving Best Picture nominations include The Full Monty, Sideways, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Black Swan, 127 Hours, The Tree of Life, The Descendants, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Brooklyn, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Favourite. Slumdog Millionaire is also Searchlight's largest commercial success, with over $377 million (US) of box office receipts, against a production budget of only $15 million.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is one of the Fox film studios that was acquired by Disney on March 20, 2019.