Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Film Studios

The Major Studios

Fox Entertainment Group (owned by News Corporation)
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox Animation
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Atomic
Blue Sky Studios
Paramount Motion Pictures Group(owned by Viacom)
Paramount Pictures (excluding the pre-1950 library, which are now owned by Universal Studios)
Paramount Vantage (originally known as Paramount Classics)
DreamWorks SKG
DreamWorks Animation SKG (a separate company, distributes animated films, spun off by DreamWorks in 2004) (formerly part of DreamWorks, films currently distributed by Paramount Pictures)
Go Fish Pictures
United International Pictures (joint venture with Universal Studios, distributes Paramount and Universal films worldwide)
MTV Networks branded labels
MTV Films
Nickelodeon Movies
Comedy Central Films
Republic Pictures (mainly a film library company, formerly a leading B movie studio)
Sony Pictures Entertainment (owned by Sony)
Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
Columbia Pictures
TriStar Pictures
Sony Pictures Classics
Screen Gems
Triumph Films
Destination Films
Jim Henson Pictures (co-owned with The Jim Henson Company)
Sony Pictures Animation
MGM Holdings, Inc. (20%, in partnership with Comcast (20%), Providence Equity Partners (29%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%), TPG Capital, L.P. (21%) and Quadrangle Group (3%))
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Inc. (excluding the pre-1986 library, which are now owned by Turner Entertainment)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation
United Artists (excluding the pre-1952 library, which are now owned by Turner Entertainment)
The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Orion Pictures Corporation (defunct, an in-name-only unit)
American International Pictures (defunct)
Filmways (defunct)
NBC Universal (owned by General Electric and Vivendi)
Universal Studios
Focus Features
Rogue Pictures
Working Title Films (based in London)
United International Pictures (joint venture with Paramount Pictures, distributes Paramount and Universal films worldwide)
Time Warner (owned by Time Warner Inc.)
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures (excluding the pre-1948 library, which are now owned by Turner Entertainment, which is also owned by Time Warner)
Warner Independent Pictures
Castle Rock Entertainment (excluding the pre-1994 library, which are now owned by MGM)
Warner Bros. Animation
Cartoon Network Films
New Line Cinema
Picturehouse (co-owned by HBO Films)
HBO Films
Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group (owned by The Walt Disney Company)
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation
DisneyToon Studios
Pixar Animation Studios
Touchstone Pictures
Miramax Films
Hollywood Pictures

The Independent-Majors
Lionsgate Entertainment
Lions Gate
Artisan Entertainment
The Weinstein Company
Dimension Films (originally the Miramax Films division)

Significant production companies
Aardman Animations (formerly associated with DreamWorks Animation) (based in Bristol, England)
Alliance Atlantis (based in Canada)
Amblin Entertainment (associated with DreamWorks and Universal Studios)
American Zoetrope
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
A Band Apart
BBC Films (part of the BBC)
Blinding Edge Pictures
Canal + (based in France)
The Cannon Group Inc. (defunct)
Caravan Pictures (owned by Disney, defunct)
Channel Four Films (based in London)
Constantin Film (based in Germany)
Creative Arts Entertainment
Dark Castle Entertainment (associated with Warner Bros.)
Davis Entertainment
EMI Films (based in London)
EON Productions (based in London), (producers of the official James Bond film series) (associated with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists)
Gary Sanchez Productions
Gaumont (in France)
Golden Harvest (based in Hong Kong)
Gold Circle Films
GOLIATH2 Production Studios (based in Montreal -
Good Shepherd Entertainment (in Greece)
Gravity Entertainment
Greenestreet films
Gullane Entertainment (owned by HIT Entertainment)
Icon Productions
IMS Productions (719-635-1956;
Imagine Entertainment (associated with Universal Studios)
Interscope Pictures
ITC Entertainment (based in London)
The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Lakeshore Entertainment
Lawson Productions
Legendary Pictures (associated with Warner Bros.)
Liberty Media
Lightstorm Entertainment
Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Lucasfilm Animation
Malpaso Productions
Mandalay Pictures (associated with Universal Studios, formerly associated with Paramount Pictures and Columbia TriStar)
Mirabai Films
Media 8 Entertainment
Morgan Creek Productions (associated with Universal Studios, formerly associated with Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox)
New Regency (associated with 20th Century Fox, formerly associated with Warner Bros.)
Panther Pictures, founded by Alex Weinberg (formerly Lassiere Pictures)
Pathe (in France)
Phoenix Pictures
Plan B Entertainment, founded by Brad Grey, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
PorchLight Entertainment (based in Canada)
The Producers Circle Co.
Producers Releasing Corporation
Renaissance Pictures
Revolution Studios (associated with Columbia TriStar)
RKO Pictures
Salter Street Films
Scott Free
Shaw Brothers
Silver Pictures
Spyglass Entertainment (associated with The Walt Disney Company)
Strand Releasing
StudioCanal (owned by Vivendi Universal) (based in France)
Tartan Films
Trimark Pictures
Troma Entertainment
UGC (in France)
UFA (in Germany)
Village Roadshow Pictures (associated with Warner Bros. Entertainment)
Walden Media
WingNut Films
Yari Film Group

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