Black Bear is a full-scale independent studio with a bespoke management arm, focused on producing, financing, and distributing premium content for a global audience.


Founded in 2011 by Teddy Schwarzman, Black Bear is focused on the creation of original and engaging content, regardless of genre. To that end, Black Bear produces and finances original, award-winning film and television. We represent singular artists, providing guidance in all areas. We oversee the international sales, marketing and distribution of filmmaker-centric and commercially minded fare, and release films directly in the UK, Ireland and Canada.

Black Bear has offices in Santa Monica, CA and London, UK. Our sister company, Elevation Pictures, is based in Toronto, ON.

our offices

1739 Berkeley Street
Santa Monica CA 90404
tel: (424) 291-6000
Technique 132 Goswell Road
London EC1V 7DY, UK
tel: +44 (0)203 903 1200