Happy Madison Productions

US film and television production company (est. 1999)

Happy Madison Productions is a Los Angeles-based entertainment company. It deals with production of movies and television programs. It was founded by actor and comedian Adam Sandler on December 10, 1999. Sandler is also the CEO and co-owner of Happy Madison, with Jack Giarraputo. The company was named after Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, two movies starring Sandler. The man on the logo of the company is Sandler's father, Stanley, who says the word "Terrific".[1]

Happy Madison Productions
private company
media industry
Genrecomedy movies
FoundedDecember 10, 1999; 22 years ago (1999-12-10)
FounderAdam Sandler
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Key people
Adam Sandler (founder and CEO)
Allen Covert
Jack Giarraputo (president)
Tim Herlihy
Heather Parry
Scott Sandler
Barry Bernardi
Steve Koren
Mark O'Keefe
Seth Gordon
Timothy Dowling
Productsmovies and television programs
OwnerAdam Sandler
ParentHappy Madison, Inc.
SubsidiariesMadison 23 Productions
Scary Madison Productions
Websiteadamsandler.com (archive)

The company used to be headquartered in the Judy Garland Building on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California. Happy Madison's parent company is Happy Madison Inc. The parent company is headed by Scott, the brother of Adam Sandler, and is based in Manchester, New Hampshire.[2]

List of Happy Madison's productionsEdit


TV seriesEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Most of the studio's movies received negative reactions from critics.[14][15][16][17] Four of them are considered some of the worst movies of all time. Two of those were rated 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.[18][19]


  1. ScreenRant: Happy Madison: 10 Things You Never Knew About Adam Sandler's Production Company.
  2. New Hampshire Secretary of State Corporate Information for Happy Madison, Inc..
  3. ComingSoon.net: Grown Ups Sequel Planned.
  4. Deadline Hollywood: Adam Sandler Swaps Paramount Western For Blended Family Fare At Warner Bros.
  5. ComingSoon.net: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Comedy Blended Set For May 23, 2014.
  6. ComingSoon.net: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Set for April 17, 2015.
  7. ComingSoon.net: David Spade is Back for Joe Dirt 2!.
  8. Entertainment Weekly: Look out, Adam Sandler! It's Donkey Kong's Space Invading Frogger!.
  9. ComingSoon.net: Michelle Monaghan Joins the Cast of Pixels.
  10. Deadline Hollywood: David Spade, Bridgit Mendler, Nat Faxon, & More Co-Star In 'Who Do You Think Would Win?' For Netflix.
  11. The Hollywood Reporter: New David Spade-Starring, Adam Sandler-Produced Netflix Movie Finds Director.
  12. ScreenRant: Adam Sandler's Next Netflix Movie Can Break Happy Madison's Losing Streak.
  13. Deadline Hollywood: Drama 'Notorious', Comedy 'Imaginary Mary' Picked Up To Series At ABC.
  14. Salon: The tragedy of Adam Sandler.
  15. Fox News: Comedy about middle school statutory rape? Does Adam Sandler's That's My Boy go too far?
  16. Live.drjays.com: Is Adam Sandler Serious With That's My Boy?. archived version
  17. NCFM: Adam Sandler's new movie That's My Boy exploits child victims of sexual assault. Please boycott the movie
  18. Rotten Tomatoes: The Ridiculous 6 (2015).
  19. Rotten Tomatoes: Father of the Year (2018).

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