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Pacific Western Productions
Valhalla Entertainment
Production company
IndustryFilm, Television
FounderGale Anne Hurd
Key people
Gale Anne Hurd

Valhalla Entertainment is an American television and film production company best known for producing AMC's The Walking Dead television series and its companion series, Fear the Walking Dead. Valhalla has an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop new television and digital programs.[1] Valhalla also currently produces USA Network's drama series, Falling Water, and Amazon's original series, Lore.


Formerly Pacific Western Productions, the company was founded by producer Gale Anne Hurd in 1982[2] and changed its name to Valhalla Motion Pictures on July 13, 2010. On February 7, 2017, Valhalla Motion Pictures merged into Valhalla Entertainment, which was originally formed in 1996.


Year Film Details
Director(s) Writer(s) Distributor(s) Budget(s) Gross
1984 The Terminator James Cameron James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd Orion Pictures $6.4 million $78.3 million
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day James Cameron and William Wisher Jr. TriStar Pictures $94 million $523.7 million
1992 Raising Cain Brian De Palma Universal Studios $12 million $37 milion
1994 No Escape Martin Campbell Michael Gaylin and Joel Gross Savoy Pictures (US & UK)
Columbia Pictures (International)
$20 million $15.3 million
Safe Passage Robert Allan Ackerman Deena Goldstone New Line Cinema TBA $1.6 million
1997 The Relic Peter Hyams Amy Holden Jones and John Raffo
and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Paramount Pictures (US)
Universal Studios (international)
$60 million $48 million
Dante's Peak Roger Donaldson Leslie Bohem Universal Studios $116 million $178.1 million
Switchback Jeb Stuart Paramount Pictures $38 million $6.5 million
1998 Armageddon Michael Bay Story by: Robert Roy Pool and Jonathan Hensleigh
Screenplay by: Jonathan Hensleigh and Tony Gilroy
and Shane Salerno and J. J. Abrams
Buena Vista Pictures $140 million $553.7 million
Dead Man on Campus Alan Cohn Story by: Anthony Abrams and Adam Larson Broder
Screenplay by: Michael Traeger and Mike White
Paramount Pictures $14 million $15 million
1999 Virus John Bruno Dennis Feldman and Chuck Pfarrer Universal Studios $75 million $30.7 million
Dick Andrew Fleming Andrew Fleming and Sheryl Longin Columbia Pictures $13 million $6.3 million
2002 Clockstoppers Jonathan Frakes Story by: Rob Hedden and Andy Hedden
and J. David Stem and David N. Weiss
Screenplay by: Rob Hedden and J. David Stem and David N. Weiss
Paramount Pictures $26 million $38.8 million
2003 Hulk Ang Lee Story by: James Schamus
Screenplay by: James Schamus and Michael France and John Turman
Universal Studios $137 million $245.4 million
2004 The Punisher Jonathan Hensleigh Jonathan Hensleigh and Michael France Lionsgate Films (US & Canada)
Columbia Pictures (International)
$33 million $54.7 million
2005 Æon Flux Karyn Kusama Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi Paramount Pictures $65 million $52.3 million
2007 Welcome to the Jungle Jonathan Hensleigh Dimension Films 200,000 TBA
2008 The Incredible Hulk Louis Leterrier Zak Penn[N 1] Universal Studios $150 million $263.4 million
Punisher: War Zone Lexi Alexander Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Nick Santora Lionsgate Films $35 million $10.1 million
2011 Last Man Standing Ernest Dickerson Jolene Rice and Adam Beason Lifetime Television TBA
2018 Hell Fest Gregory Plotkin Story by: William Penick and Christopher Sey and Stephen Susco
Screenplay by: Seth M. Sherwood and Blair Butler and Akela Cooper
CBS Films
Lionsgate Films
$5.5 million $17.5 million

Comic Books

Valhalla has created a six-issue mini-series comic book, The Scourge, for Aspen Comics, and a four-issue comic book mini-series, ANTI, for 12 Gauge Comics.[5]Dead Man's Run, which was created for Aspen Comics by Greg Pak.[6]


  • True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers (2002)[]
  • Choctaw Code Talkers (2010)[]
  • Mankiller (2017)


On March 24, 2016 the United States Patent and Trademark Office denied a trademark registration by Valhalla Game Studios on the grounds there was likelihood of confusion between Valhalla Motion Pictures and Valhalla Games Studios' mark.[7]


  1. ^ Despite reportedly working extensively on the script, the Writers Guild of America decided not to credit Edward Norton as a writer, only crediting Penn,[3] arguing Norton had not dramatically changed Penn's script.[4]


  1. ^ Gale Anne Hurd Renews Valhalla Entertainment Deal with Universal Cable Productions
  2. ^ Gale Anne Hurd Biography - IMDB
  3. ^ Harvey, Jim (June 5, 2008). "Zak Penn to receive sole writing credit for 'Incredible Hulk'". Archived from the original on February 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Thompson, Anne (June 13, 2008). "Incredible Hulk: Setting the Record Straight". thompson on hollywood. Archived from the original on February 23, 2013. Retrieved 2008.
  5. ^ Walking Dead Producer Gale Anne Hurd Talks Comic Book Movies
  6. ^ Pak, Aspen and Valhalla Entertainment Team Up for "Dead Man's Run"
  7. ^ United States Patent and Trademark Office Opposition No. 91206662

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