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Film companies and distributors

  1. 1. Film companies and distributors Chrissie Bishop Paramount Pictures: Is a film and television production and distribution studio in the United States of America. Was founded in 1912 as Famous Players Film Company, and later changed to Paramount Pictures in 1914. Ranked as one of the largest film studios (top-grossing). Is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America. Has distributed many successful films such as Mean Girls, Star Trek and Paranormal Activity. Is a Viacom company. Revenue: $1.2 billion as of 2011. Operating income: $300 million as of 2011. Is the ‘parent’ to DreamWorks, which is also a very successful animation company who has produced immensely popular franchises such as Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Paramount Pictures is distributing Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, which is set for release on October 25th 2013. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: Directed and written by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze. Stars Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll. Produced by MTV films and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The plot is simply about an 86-year-old man, Irving Zisman, and his grandson Billy who are on a road trip across the United States, who have crazy antics and prank the public with their stunts. Also referred to as ‘Jackass 4’ as it is in the popular franchise Jackass. Entertainment Film Distributors: Is a British distributor of independent films in the UK and Ireland. Founded in 1978. Run by Nigel Green. First big success was Teen Wolf. Had phenomenal successes with The Lord of the Rings trilogy of which Entertainment Film distributed. Also distributes in theatrical, DVD rental and retail fields as well as licensing a significant catalogue in both Pay-TV and Free-TV sectors.
  2. 2. Entertainment Film Distributors is distributing Inside Llewyn Davis, which is set for release on December 6th 2013 in America and December 20th worldwide. Inside Llewyn Davis: Directed and written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake. Based on Dave Von Ronk’s memoir ‘The Mayor of MacDougal Street’ (2005). Produced by Anton Capital Entertainment, Mike Zoss Productions and Scott Rudin Productions. The plot see’s us monitor a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

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