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Propaganda Films

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Propaganda Films
IndustryFeature Films, Music Videos and Commercials
Founded1986; 37 years ago (1986)
DivisionsAnonymous Content

Propaganda Films was an American music video and film production company founded in 1986 by producers Steve Golin and Sigurjón Sighvatsson and directors David Fincher, Nigel Dick, Dominic Sena[1] and Greg Gold.[2] By 1990, the company was producing almost a third of all music videos made in the U.S.[3]

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Founding and early work (1986-1990)

As the name suggests, the production company was founded with the intent to focus on the medium of films; those that Golin and Sighvatsson couldn't get enough financing and creative control for elsewhere. However, in order to create financial stability, the company focused on a base of music video production.[3] The company also branched off into producing television commercials, which along with music videos were considered inherently lesser quality than films. Gold later commented:

We were the first company that wanted to apply the principals of the commercial industry to music videos... [and] we wanted to take the aesthetics of music videos and apply them to commercials.[4]

In addition to revenue from music videos and commercials, Propaganda entered into a deal in 1988 with PolyGram which meant that the Dutch media company would pay for Propaganda's film costs in exchange for part of the film revenues.[3] It was during this era that Propaganda made connections with the likes of David Lynch, who they hired to direct Wild at Heart. They also produced Lynch's television show Twin Peaks.[3]

PolyGram and decline (1991–2002)

The initial deal with PolyGram, which involved selling them 49% of Propaganda,[4] was intended to bring about financial strength and expanded opportunities. However, Golin and the others realized they needed even more resources to continue making films.

Propaganda Films was fully acquired by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in 1991.[5] This brought a decrease in creative control, and the budget allocations for films were tightly scrutinized by PolyGram. Nigel Dick later said:

We wanted to do good work and spend a little of the budget, the markup, on a better director of photography or shooting five more rolls of film. When the PolyGram bean counters came in, we didn’t get that. ‘Where’s the markup gone?’ That’s what we got.[4]

The nineties saw Propaganda produce films of varying success, including Canadian Bacon, The Game, and Being John Malkovich.

They also continued producing popular commercials (such as the "Aaron Burr" Got Milk? commercial)[6] and music videos for the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson.[7]

In 1998 PolyGram was sold to Seagram, which folded part of PolyGram into Universal and sold the commercial, music video, and management divisions of Propaganda to SCP Equity Partners.[4] Its film division was sold to Barry Diller's USA Films, which soon ended up under the Universal/Focus Features umbrella again and eventually formally closed. By 2000 Sighvatsson had left for Lakeshore Entertainment and Golin had founded Anonymous Content.[8] In 2000, the company had struck a deal with Mandolin Entertainment.[9]

Notable directors who worked with Propaganda Films

  • Max and Dania

Partial filmography


  1. ^ Mottram, James (2006). The Sundance Kids : how the mavericks took back Hollywood. NY: Faber & Faber, Inc. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-86547-967-8. OCLC 148677482.
  2. ^ Barnes, Mike (November 8, 2015). "Greg Gold, Director of '(I've Had) The Time of My Life' Music Video, Dies at 64". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Rohter, Larry (October 15, 1990). "For 2 Producers, Their Way Is the Right Way". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Linnett, Richard (October 18, 1999). "Creative Focus: Future Shock". AdWeek. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Fabrikant, Geraldine (August 11, 1992). "Polygram to Buy 51% Stake in Interscope's Film Division". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  6. ^ Got Milk: Aaron Burr (1993) - IMDb, retrieved June 6, 2020
  7. ^ "With Propaganda Films (Sorted by Year Ascending)". IMDb. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  8. ^ Mottram, James (2006). The Sundance Kids : how the mavericks took back Hollywood. NY: Faber & Faber, Inc. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-86547-967-8. OCLC 148677482.
  9. ^ Harris, Dana (November 7, 2000). "Propaganda, Mandolin pact". Variety. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  10. ^ "Alberto Bravo Garcia". IMDB. Retrieved July 10, 2014.

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