S. Leigh Savidge founded Xenon Pictures, Inc., the first independent distribution company for black audience content in the US home-entertainment marketplace. Xenon Pictures currently has a library of 160 titles and has financed and produced a number of documentaries including Welcome to Death Row, the basis for the screenplay of the Universal Pictures 2015 box office hit Straight Outta Compton, which Savidge also executive produced. In 2016, Savidge received a Writers Guild and an Academy Award nomination for the Straight Outta Compton screenplay.