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Production and Distribution Companies

  1. 1. Teri Morning
  2. 2. DreamWorks
  3. 3. DreamWorks An American film studio which develops, produces, and distributesfilms, video games and television programming. It has produced ordistributed more than ten films with box-office grosses totalling morethan $100 million each. DreamWorks began in 1994 as an ambitious attempt by media mogulsSteven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen (forming theSKG present on the bottom of the DreamWorks logo) to create a newHollywood studio of which they own 72%. DreamWorks animation was spun off in 2004 into DreamWorksAnimation SKG. Its films were distributed worldwide by Paramount, butthe animation studio remained independent of Paramount/Viacom. Films The Peacemaker (first ever film) MouseHunt Gladiator The Ring, The Ring 2 Collateral Red Eye
  4. 4. 20th Century Fox
  5. 5. 20th Century FoxIs one of the six major American film studios as of 2011. Located in theCentury City area of Los Angeles, just west of Beverly Hills.The company was founded on May 31, 1935, as the result of the merger ofFox Film Corporation, founded by William Fox in 1915, and TwentiethCentury Pictures, founded in 1933 by Darryl F. Zanuck, Joseph Schenck,Raymond Griffith and William Goetz.Famous people to come out of Century Fox, Shirley Temple and MarilynMonroe etc. They also had the first African-American cinema star DorothyDandridge.Films Avatar Star Wars Ice Age Garfield Alvin and the Chipmunks X-Men Die Hard Planet of the Apes Home Alone Predator
  6. 6. Metro Goldwyn Mayer(MGM)
  7. 7. MGM Is an American media company, involved primarily in the productionand distribution of films and television programs. MGM was founded in1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained controlof Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. MayerPictures.On November 3, 2010, MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. MGMemerged from bankruptcy on December 20, 2010, at which time theexecutives of Spyglass Entertainment, Gary Barber and RogerBirnbaum, became co-Chairs and co-CEOs of the company.Films Poltergeist All dogs go to heaven Hannibal Legally Blonde Jeepers Creepers Walking Tall Into the blue Nanny McPhee Hot tub time Machine
  8. 8. Universal
  9. 9. Universal Founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, it is one of the oldest Americanmovie studios still in continuous production. It also owns a sizable collection of TV shows through its subsidiaryNBC Universal Television Distribution. It also acquired rights to severalprominent filmmakers works originally released by other studiosthrough its subsidiaries over the years. Universal Pictures is the second-longest-lived Hollywood studio. Films By the Sun’s Rays (First Film made by Universal) The Phantom of the Opera Dracula House of Frankenstein To Kill a Mockingbird K-9 Happy Gilmore American Pie Series Fast and Furious Series Skyline
  10. 10. Paramount Pictures
  11. 11. Paramount Pictures Is an American film production and distribution company, located at 5555Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Founded in 1912 and currently owned bymedia conglomerate Viacom, it is Americas oldest existing film studio; it isalso the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood districtof Los Angeles. Paramount is consistently ranked as one of the top-grossing moviestudios.Films The Ten Commandments The Italian Job The Godfather Saturday Night Fever Beverly Hills Cop Star Trek Ghost Braveheart Mission: Impossible Indiana Jones Forrest Gump Saving Private Ryan Transformers
  12. 12. Columbia Pictures
  13. 13. Columbia Pictures Is an American film production and distribution company. ColumbiaPictures now forms part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group,owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Japaneseconglomerate Sony. It is one of the leading film companies in the world, amember of the so-called Big Six. It was one of the so-called Little Threeamong the eight major film studios of Hollywoods Golden Age. The studio, founded in 1919 as Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales by brothersJack and Harry Cohn and Joe Brandt, released its first feature film inAugust 1922. Films Michael Jacksons This Is It All The Kings Men Lawrence of Arabia Guess Whos Coming to Dinner Taxi Driver Ghostbusters The Karate Kid Spider-Man Men in Black Bad Boys 2012
  14. 14. Dimension Films
  15. 15. Dimension Films Currently part of The Weinstein Company. It was formerly used as BobWeinsteins label within Miramax Films, to produce and release genrefilms. The Weinstein Brothers took this label with them when theydeparted the Disney-owned Miramax in October 2005. Founded, November 25, 1992. All films released by Dimension Films prior to October 1, 2005, remainthe property of Miramax Films. Miramax also retains a license to use theDimension label for distribution of the film library it controls. Films The Amityville Horror Scary Movie Series Halloween (Remake) Scream Series Apollo 18 Hellraiser Starsky & Hutch Bad Santa Black Christmas