A24 is an American independent entertainment company founded on August 20, 2012 by Daniel Katz, David Fenkel, and John Hodges and based in New York City. It specializes in film production, finance, television production and distribution. Katz, Fenkel and Hodges prior to A24 worked in film and production, before leaving to pursue the company, which was originally A24 Films. Moderately starting out in 2013 with A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, the company's growth started with the release of Spring Breakers later that year. Their existence became well-known with Room, The Witch and Ex Machina, and has grown exponentially since then. They entered into deals with DirecTV Cinema and Amazon Prime later in 2013, with some films distributed through them, and the name was shortened to A24 in 2016.
Since their formation, A24 has been one of the most well-known independent film companies. As of January 24, 2017, their films have been nominated for Academy Awards fourteen times, and have a television division after their success with The Carmichael Show. Moonlight, produced and distributed by A24, won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, in January 2017.