From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Automat Pictures is an entertainment production company based in Los Angeles, which specializes in EPK, Blu-ray and DVD Added Value, as well original television programming, web content and independent feature film production. Automat has produced behind the scenes content for many major studio releases, among them Footloose, Up in the Air, Sex and the City, 17 Again, Hairspray, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Blue Velvet, Elf, Final Destination, Goodfellas, Philadelphia, Psycho, Resident Evil, Rent, Snakes on a Plane, and more. Automat also produced featurettes for the 2010 Academy Awards, supervised by producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman.
In television, Automat has produced several episodes of HBO's flagship series HBO First Look as well as the original television specials "Sex and the Cinema," "In the Gutter," "Shooting the Police: Cops on Film," and "Hitchcocked" for Starz, and "Reservoir Dogs Revisited," and "Still Swingin'" for IFC.
Automat has produced the feature documentaries Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, about legendary film producer and director William Castle, and Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon about 70s adult film star Jack Wrangler. The company is in production on "VIto," about gay film historian and activist Vito Russo, "I Am Divine," about John Waters' legendary muse Divine, and "Tab Hunter Confidential."