The Ladd Co. is a motion picture production company founded by Alan Ladd Jr., son of actor Alan Ladd. The company has…More produced such films as Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner, The Right Stuff, Braveheart and the Police Academy franchise. Ladd himself has been in the business since 1963.
Apart from his own production company, Ladd has at different times presided over 20th Century Fox and MGM/UA. While at these studios, Ladd oversaw production of Star Wars, Alien, Breaking Away, All That Jazz, The Rose, A Fish Called Wanda and Thelma and Louise.