The production company of Margot Robbie has a new message for Hollywood.
LuckyChap Entertainment is a production company dubbed ‘Hollywood’s most exciting company.
Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, and Sophia Kerr formed LuckyChap in 2014. Lucky Chap stands out among production companies due to its innovative approach to filmmaking, with their mission statement emphasizing the development of unique and female-focused films.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Robbie explained that she was inspired to found the company after reading scripts and wishing to play the male lead; she felt that several other actresses were being overlooked as well.
“Beyond that, you look at the numbers of male versus female directors, male versus female authors, and so on, and you realize there is so much more to be done,” Robbie says. “When you hear those statistics, you cannot just sit there and do nothing.”
LuckyChap has shown to Hollywood that it is possible to make exclusive and female-focused films.
Their films, which include “I Tonya,” “Birds of Prey,” “Promising Young Women,” and “Dreamland,” all feature a female protagonist and an intriguing storyline.
The film, based on the life of former competitive figure skater Tonya Harding, earned two Academy Award nominations, with Margot Robbie nominated for Actress in a Leading Role and Allison Janney winning for Actress in a Supporting Role. Robbie stars in “Dreamland” as an alluring yet manipulative, tough female lead alongside Finn Cole as Eugene, an innocent young man who falls for her charm.
Despite their huge success, LuckyChap isn’t done breaking down barriers to build opportunities for young females.
LuckyChap launched the Lucky Exports Pitch Program for female artists. The organization used this program to select female writers who would spend weeks writing action-movie scripts. After approximately a month of development with the assistance of LuckyChap Entertainment and Hodson Exports, these scripts were pitched to major buyers.
Universal, Warner Brothers, and Sony are currently designing these features for potential distribution. They have not abandoned their aim of making these films female-led and interesting; for example, according to Deadline, writer Sue Chung’s feature is a “…gritty action thriller with an immigration tale at its heart.”
LuckyChap is already wildly profitable, and the business is one to watch, with unreleased productions such as Margot Robbie’s “Barbie” and an upcoming Netflix series called “Maid.”
With their vital post, LuckyChap is deserving of their performance. Via their films, they will continue to break down barriers and reshape Hollywood for the better.