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Abbott and Costello were an American comedy duo composed of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is a 1948 American horror comedy film directed by Charles Barton and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
Abe Stern (March 8, 1888 – July 12, 1951) was an American film producer.
The Academy Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards presented annually since the awards debuted in 1929, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (often referred to as the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
In biology, adaptation has three related meanings.
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
Adolph Zukor (January 7, 1873 – June 10, 1976) was an American film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures, born in Austria-Hungary.
An advertising campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC).
Airport is a 1970 American disaster-drama film starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin, directed and written by George Seaton, and based on Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel of the same name.
Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster.
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic pre-Code war film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name.
Alliance Films (formerly Alliance Entertainment, Alliance Communications, Alliance Atlantis Releasing Ltd. and also known as Alliance Vivafilm in Quebec) was a Canadian motion picture distribution and production company, which had served Canada, the United Kingdom, and Spain.
Amblin Entertainment is an American film and television production company founded by director and producer Steven Spielberg, and film producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall in 1981.
Amblin Partners (legally known as Storyteller Holding Co., LLC) is an American content creation and entertainment company which produces and develops films and television programming.
Amblin Television is the television production division of Amblin Partners.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming-of-age comedy film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins, and Wolfman Jack.
American Pie is a series of sex comedy films.
An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure family comedy-drama film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment.
An American Tail is a franchise based on the 1986 animated film of the same name directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios/Amblin Entertainment.
An animator is an artist who creates multiple images, known as frames, which give an illusion of movement called animation when displayed in rapid sequence.
Anne of the Thousand Days is a 1969 British costume drama made by Hal Wallis Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Sir John Anthony Quayle, (7 September 1913 – 20 October 1989) was an English actor and theatre director.
Arabian Nights is a 1942 adventure film starring Sabu, Maria Montez, Jon Hall and Leif Erickson and directed by John Rawlins.
Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II.
AwesomenessTV is an American media and entertainment company located in Los Angeles, California.
A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial movie, but not an arthouse film.
Babe is a 1995 Australian-American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Noonan, produced by George Miller, and written by both.
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale.
The Back to the Future franchise is an American science fiction–adventure comedy film series written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Bob Gale and Neil Canton for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated epic drama adventure film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Barry Charles Diller (born February 2, 1942) is an American businessman.
Bazelevs Productions (or Bazelevs Company; Базелевс) is a Russian production company, named after the Greek title for monarch and rulers of ancient Athens, Macedonia and Sparta: Basileus (Βασιλεύς).
The Beethoven film series is a series of eight American films, in which the plot revolves around a family attempting to control the antics of their pet, a Saint Bernard.
Bertrand Blier (born 14 March 1939) is a French film director and writer.
Big Idea Entertainment (simply known as Big Idea, formerly known as Big Idea Productions and Big Idea, Inc.) was an American Christian animation studio best known for its computer-animated VeggieTales series of Christian-themed family home videos.
Billing is a performing arts term used in referring to the order and other aspects of how credits are presented for plays, films, television, or other creative works.
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)Giddins 2001, pp.
Biograph Girl was a phrase associated with two early-20th-century actresses, Florence Lawrence and Mary Pickford, who made black-and-white silent films with the Biograph Company.
Blind Husbands is a 1919 American drama film directed by Erich von Stroheim.
Blue Sky Studios is an American computer animation film studio based in Greenwich, Connecticut that has been owned by 20th Century Fox since 1997.
Blumhouse Productions is an American film and television production company, founded by Jason Blum.
Bob Baker (8 November 1910 - 29 August 1975) was a singer who had several starring roles as a singing cowboy in the late 1930s.
The Bourne films are a series of action spy thriller movies based on the character Jason Bourne, a CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss who must figure out who he is, created by author Robert Ludlum.
Founded in 1999, Box Office Mojo tracks box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way, and publishes the data on its website.
Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger.
Broadway is a 1929 film directed by Paul Fejos from the play of the same name by George Abbott and Philip Dunning. It stars Glenn Tryon, Evelyn Brent, Paul Porcasi, Robert Ellis, Merna Kennedy and Thomas E. Jackson. This was Universal's first talking picture with Technicolor sequences. The film was released by the Criterion Collection on Blu-ray and DVD in 2012, with Paul Fejo's Lonesome.
Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des loups) is a 2001 French historical action horror film directed by Christophe Gans, co-written by Gans and Stéphane Cabel, and starring Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Émilie Dequenne, Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel.
Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk.
Buck Jones (December 12, 1891 – November 30, 1942) was an American motion picture star of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, known for his work starring in many popular western movies.
Buck Privates is a 1941 musical military comedy film that turned Bud Abbott and Lou Costello into bona fide movie stars.
William Alexander "Bud" Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor of burlesque, radio, stage, television and film, producer, and comedian.
A burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.
The Cahuenga Pass (from the indigenous Tongva language), elevation, is a low mountain pass through the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California.
Carl Laemmle (born Karl Lämmle; January 17, 1867 – September 24, 1939) was an American filmmaker and a founder of Universal Studios.
Carl Laemmle Jr. (born Julius Laemmle; April 28, 1908 – September 24, 1979) was an American businessman and heir of Carl Laemmle, who had founded Universal Studios.
Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904November 29, 1986) was an English-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.
Casper is a 1995 American live-action/computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Brad Silberling, based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost created by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo.
Castle Films (known as Universal 8 from 1977) was a home video distributor founded in California by former newsreel cameraman Eugene W. Castle (1897–1960) in 1924.
The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly.
A character actor or character actress is a supporting actor who plays unusual, interesting, or eccentric characters.
Charles Bear Mintz (1889 – December 30, 1939)Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.
Charles O. Baumann (January 20, 1874 – July 18, 1931) was an American film producer, film studio executive, and a pioneer in the motion picture industry.
Child’s Play (also called Chucky) is an American slasher horror film series created by Don Mancini that consists of seven slasher films, starring Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif.
Cinema International Corporation (CIC) was a film distribution company started by Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in the early 1970s to distribute the 2 studios' films outside the United States – it even operated in Canada before it was considered part of the "domestic" market.
Classical Hollywood cinema, classical Hollywood narrative, and classical continuity are terms used in film criticism which designate both a narrative and visual style of film-making which developed in and characterized American cinema between 1917 and the early 1960s, and eventually became the most powerful and pervasive style of film-making worldwide.
Claude Henri Jean Chabrol (24 June 1930 – 12 September 2010) was a French film director and a member of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague) group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s.
William Claude Rains (10 November 188930 May 1967) was an English–American film and stage actor whose career spanned several decades.
In lending agreements, collateral is a borrower's pledge of specific property to a lender, to secure repayment of a loan.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (commonly known as Columbia Pictures and Columbia, formerly CBC Film Sales Corporation, and stylized as COLUMBIA) is an American film studio, production company and film distributor that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation.
Comcast Corporation (formerly registered as Comcast Holdings)Before the AT&T merger in 2001, the parent company was Comcast Holdings Corporation.
A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience by making them laugh.
Compass International Pictures was an independent American film production and distribution company founded by producers Irwin Yablans and Joseph Wolf in 1977, best known for their involvement in the production of numerous horror films between 1977 and 1981.
Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian) is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp-fiction magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films (including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer), television programs (cartoon and live-action), video games, role-playing games, and other media.
Cruel and Unusual Films, Inc. is an American film production company that was established in 2004 by filmmaker Zack Snyder, his wife Deborah Snyder, and their producing partner Wesley Coller.
Cruise/Wagner Productions is an American independent film production company.
Curious George is a 2006 animated adventure comedy film based on the book series by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey.
Dark Horse Entertainment is a motion picture and television production arm of American comic book publishing company Dark Horse Comics.
Darkman is a 1990 American superhero film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi.
David Horsley (March 11, 1873 – February 23, 1933) was an English-born American pioneer of the film industry.
Sir David Lean, CBE (25 March 190816 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, responsible for large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984).
David Linde is the CEO of Participant Media, a position to which he was appointed in October 2015.
David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer.
De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) was an entertainment production company and distribution unit founded by Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis.
The Dead End Kids were a group of young actors from New York City who appeared in Sidney Kingsley's Broadway play Dead End in 1935.
Deadline Hollywood, also known as Deadline.com and previously known as news blog Deadline Hollywood Daily, is an online magazine founded by Nikki Finke in 2006.
Edna Mae Durbin (December 4, 1921 – April 17, 2013), known professionally as Deanna Durbin, was a Canadian-born actress and singer, later settled in France, who appeared in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s.
The Death Race series is a car combat franchise encompassing a series of films and other media centered on a reality show set in a prison, where inmates race against each other in order to win their freedom.
Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.
Despicable Me is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment that was released on July 9, 2010, in the United States.
Despicable Me is an animated comedy film franchise produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film and the sequel to the 2010 animated film Despicable Me.
Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated action comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.
Destry Rides Again is a 1939 western starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart, and directed by George Marshall.
Diff'rent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986.
Dimension Films is an American film production company and independent film distribution label formerly owned by The Walt Disney Studios and The Weinstein Company and now owned by Lantern Capital.
Donald David Dixon Ronald O’Connor (August 28, 1925 – September 27, 2003) was an American dancer, singer, and actor who came to fame in a series of movies in which he co-starred alternately with Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, and Francis the Talking Mule.
Donna Langley is a movie executive, and Chairman of Universal Pictures.
Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist.
Douglas Sirk (born Hans Detlef Sierck; 26 April 1897 – 14 January 1987) was a German film director best known for his work in Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring more than 60 children's books under the pen name Doctor Seuss (abbreviated Dr. Seuss).
Dracula is a 1931 American pre-Code vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula.
DragonHeart is a 1996 British-American fantasy action-adventure film directed by Rob Cohen.
DreamWorks Pictures (also known as DreamWorks SKG or DreamWorks Studios, commonly referred to as DreamWorks) is an American film production label of Amblin Partners.
DreamWorks Animation, LLC (more commonly known as DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation SKG, or simply DreamWorks) is an American animation studio that is a subsidiary of Universal Pictures.
DreamWorks Classics (formerly Classic Media) is an American entertainment company owned by DreamWorks Animation.
DreamWorks Television (or DWTV) was a television distribution and production company that was a division of DreamWorks.
Dry goods is a historic term describing the type of product line a store carries, which differs by region.
Dumb and Dumber is a series of comedy films starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, and written by Melissa Mathison.
Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson.
Edgar John Bergen (born Edgar John Berggren, February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor, comedian and radio performer, best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd.
Edgar Miles Bronfman Jr. (born May 16, 1955) is an American businessman who currently serves as a Managing Partner at Accretive LLC, a private equity firm focused on creating and investing in technology companies.
Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright.
Elliott Management Corporation is an American investment management firm.
ELP Communications (formerly known as T.A.T. Communications Company, Embassy Television, Embassy Telecommunications, and Embassy Communications) was an American television production company that originally began in 1974.
Entertainment One (also simply known as eOne, stylized as entertainment One) is a publicly traded Canadian multinational record label and entertainment distribution company.
Erich Oswald Hans Carl Maria von Stroheim (born Erich Oswald Stroheim; September 22, 1885 – May 12, 1957) was an Austrian-American director, actor and producer, most noted as a film star and avant garde, visionary director of the silent era.
Fast & Furious 6 (alternatively known as Furious 6 or Fast Six) is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan.
Fast Five (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 5 or Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist) is a 2011 American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute (and) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama sports film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe.
Fifty Shades is an American film series that consists of three erotic romantic drama films, based on the ''Fifty Shades'' trilogy by English author E. L. James.
Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American erotic romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel.
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.
FilmDistrict Distribution, LLC was an American motion picture company based in Los Angeles.
Florence Lawrence (January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress.
Focus Features LLC is an American film production and distribution company, owned by Comcast through Universal Pictures, a division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
Foolish Wives is a 1922 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures under their Super-Jewel banner and written and directed by Erich von Stroheim.
Fort Lee is a borough at the eastern border of Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, in the New York City Metropolitan Area, situated atop the Hudson Palisades.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
Francis is a 1950 American black-and-white comedy film from Universal-International that launched the Francis the Talking Mule film series.
Frankenstein is a 1931 American pre-Code horror monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling (which in turn is based on the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley), about a scientist and his assistant who dig up corpses to build a man animated by electricity, but his assistant accidentally gives the creature an abnormal, murderer's brain.
Alfred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-born American film director.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor.
Furious 7 (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 7 and Fast 7) is a 2015 American action film directed by James Wan and written by Chris Morgan.
Fuzzy Door Productions, Inc. is the production company of television producer Seth MacFarlane, established in 1998.
The Gaumont Film Company (often shorted to Gaumont) is a French mini-major film studio founded by the engineer-turned-inventor Léon Gaumont (1864–1946), in 1895.
General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Geneviève Bujold (born July 1, 1942) is a Canadian actress.
Genre Films, usually credited as Kinberg Genre, is the production company founded by screenwriter-producer-director Simon Kinberg.
George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture.
George E. Marshall (December 29, 1891 – February 17, 1975) was an American actor, screenwriter, producer, film and television director, active through the first six decades of film history.
Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson.
Gloria Jean (born April 14, 1926) is an American actress and singer who starred or co-starred in 26 feature films between 1939 and 1959, as well as making numerous radio, television, stage, and nightclub appearances.
Going Places is a 1974 French erotic comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Bertrand Blier, and based on his own novel.
Gold Circle Films is an American independent film production and sales company, mainly focusing on horror and romance films, founded in 2000 by former co-founder of Gateway Computer, Norman Waitt, Jr.
Good Universe is a film production company founded by Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane.
Gramercy Pictures is an American film production label of Universal Studios' Focus Features division.
Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by Charles Dickens and starring John Mills, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie, Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness and Valerie Hobson.
Harold Brent Wallis (born Aaron Blum Wolowicz; October 19, 1898 – October 5, 1986) was an American film producer.
Halloween is an American horror franchise that consists of ten films, novels, comic books, merchandise, and a video game.
Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier.
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. (simply known as Hanna-Barbera and also referred to as H-B Enterprises, H-B Production Company and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc.) was an American animation studio that served as a division of Warner Bros. Animation until it was absorbed by them.
The Hannibal Lecter franchise is an American media franchise that features the titular character, Hannibal Lecter, who originally appeared in a series of novels (starting with Red Dragon in 1981) by Thomas Harris.
Harvey Films (also known as Harvey Entertainment, The Harvey Entertainment Company or simply Harvey) is an animation production arm of comic book publisher Harvey Comics.
Hasbro Studios is an American production company located in Burbank, California.
The Hellboy Universe is the fictional universe of the Hellboy comic and its various spin-offs, created by Mike Mignola.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit a physiological reaction, such as an elevated heartbeat, through the use of fear and shocking one’s audiences.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas) is a 2000 American Christmas comedy film directed by Ron Howard and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman based on the 1957 story of the same name by Dr. Seuss.
The How to Train Your Dragon franchise from DreamWorks Animation consists of two feature films How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), with a third feature film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, set for a 2019 release.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is an upcoming 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures, loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell.
Hugh Herbert (August 10, 1885 – March 12, 1952) was a motion picture comedian.
The Marvel Comics character called the Hulk has appeared in many types of media other than comics, such as animated and live action TV series, films, books, video games, comic strips, and stage shows.
Illumination Entertainment, or simply Illumination, is an American film and animation studio, founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007.
Illumination Mac Guff is a French animated feature production company owned by Illumination, a division of Universal Pictures.
IM Global was an independent film studio founded by Stuart Ford in April 2007 and operating in international film, television and music production, as well as sales and international distribution.
Imagine Entertainment (formerly Imagine Films Entertainment and also known simply as Imagine) is an American film and television production company founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.
Imitation of Life is a 1934 American drama film directed by John M. Stahl.
The Independent Moving Pictures Company (IMP) was a motion picture studio and production company founded in 1909 by Carl Laemmle.
Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952, was created by producer Himan Brown and was based on the imprint given to the mystery novels of Simon & Schuster.
Insidious is a series of American horror films created by Leigh Whannell.
Intrepid Pictures is an American independent film and television production company dedicated to producing elevated commercial content for global mainstream audiences.
Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899 – September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures.
Joseph Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank (22 December 1888 – 29 March 1972) was a British industrialist who was head and founder of the Rank Organisation.
Jack Arnold (October 14, 1916 – March 17, 1992) was an American actor and film and television director, best known as one of the leading filmmakers of 1950s science fiction films.
Jack Ryan Conway (July 17, 1887 – October 11, 1952) was an American film director and film producer, as well as an actor of many films in the first half of the 20th century.
James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history.
Mary Jane Frehse (July 18, 1915 – September 6, 1985), known as Jane Frazee, was an American actress, singer, and dancer.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name.
Jaws is an American natural horror film series that started with a 1975 film that expanded into three sequels, a theme park ride, and other tie-in merchandise, based on a 1974 novel.
Jeff Chandler (born Ira Grossel; December 15, 1918 – June 17, 1961) was an American actor, film producer and singer best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950), for which he was Oscar nominated.
Joseph Herman "Joe" Pasternak (September 19, 1901 – September 13, 1991) was an Hungarian-born American film producer in Hollywood.
John Cheever Cowdin (March 17, 1889 - September 16, 1960) was an American financier and polo champion who was a head of Universal Pictures, Standard Capital Corporation of New York City, and was chairman of Ideal Chemicals.
John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director.
John Gavin (born Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr.; April 8, 1931 – February 9, 2018) was an American actor who was the United States Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86) and the President of the Screen Actors Guild (1971–73).
Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed "The Duke", was an American actor and filmmaker.
Johnny English is a 2003 British spy comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre, infused with comedy similar to Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean character.
Johnny "Mack" Brown (September 1, 1904 – November 14, 1974) was an American college football player and film actor originally billed as John Mack Brown at the height of his screen career.
A joint venture (JV) is a business entity created by two or more parties, generally characterized by shared ownership, shared returns and risks, and shared governance.
Jon Hall (born Charles Felix Locher, February 23, 1915 – December 13, 1979) was an American film actor known for playing a variety of adventurous roles, as in 1937's The Hurricane, and later when contracted to Universal Pictures, including Invisible Agent and The Invisible Man's Revenge and six movies he made with Maria Montez.
Pierre Ernest Jules Brulatour (April 7, 1870 – October 26, 1946) was a pioneering executive figure in American silent cinema.
Julius Stern (March 22, 1886 – April 1977) was an American film producer.
Jurassic Park is an American science fiction media franchise centered on a disastrous attempt to create a theme park of cloned dinosaurs.
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science-fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen.
Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film and the fourth installment of the ''Jurassic Park'' film series, as well as the first film in a planned Jurassic World trilogy.
K/O Paper Products is an American television and motion picture production company founded by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci c. 2009, in which year Bobby Cohen became chief executive officer of its films division.
Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress.
William King Baggot (November 7, 1879 – July 11, 1948) was an American actor, film director and screenwriter.
King Kong is a giant movie monster, resembling an enormous gorilla, that has appeared in various media since 1933.
King Kong is a 2005 epic monster adventure film co-written, produced, and directed by Peter Jackson.
King of Jazz is a 1930 American Pre-Code color film starring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra.
Kirby Grant (November 24, 1911 – October 30, 1985), born Kirby Grant Hoon Jr., was a long-time B movie and television actor, mostly remembered for having played the title role in the Western-themed adventure television series Sky King.
The Kung Fu Panda franchise from DreamWorks Animation consists of three films: Kung Fu Panda (2008), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).
Lacombe Lucien (in English, Lacombe, Lucien) is a 1974 French war drama film about a French teenage boy during the German occupation of France in World War II.
Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921June 29, 1995) was an American actress who worked in film, television, theater, and radio.
The Latham Loop is used in film projection and image capture.
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.
A leading actor, leading actress, star, or simply lead, plays the role of the protagonist of a film, television show or play.
Legendary Entertainment (also known as Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC or simply Legendary) is an American media company based in Burbank, California.
Lewis Robert Wasserman (March 22, 1913 – June 3, 2002) was an American talent agent and studio executive, sometimes credited with creating and later taking apart the studio system in a career spanning more than six decades.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., doing business as Lionsgate, is an American, Canadian-domiciled entertainment company.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films are an American series of superhero films, based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics.
Here is a partial list of television series and notable made-for-TV movies produced by Universal Studios, at one time one of the most prolific producers of TV programs in the United States.
The Little Tough Guys (later billed as 'The Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys') were a group of actors who made a series of films and serials released by Universal Studios from 1938 through 1943.
Lois Weber (June 13, 1879 – November 13, 1939) was an American silent film actress, screenwriter, producer, and director, who is considered "the most important female director the American film industry has known", and "one of the most important and prolific film directors in the era of silent films".
Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter.
Creighton Tull Chaney (February10, 1906 –July12, 1973), known by his stage name Lon Chaney Jr., was an American actor known for playing Larry Talbot in the 1941 film The Wolf Man and its various crossovers, Count Alucard (Dracula spelled backward), Frankenstein's monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein, the Mummy in three pictures, and various other roles in numerous horror films produced by Universal Studios.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Louis Francis Cristillo (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959), known by the stage name Lou Costello, was an American actor of radio, stage, television and film and burlesque comedian best remembered for the comedy double act of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott.
Louis Burt Mayer (born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884 – October 29, 1957; Лазарь Меир) was an American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924.
Louis Marie Malle (30 October 1932 – 23 November 1995) was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Love Actually is a 2003 Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis.
A low-budget film or low-budget movie is a motion picture shot with little to no funding from a major film studio or private investor.
Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Besson-Silla for his company EuropaCorp.
Ma and Pa Kettle (also known as The Further Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle) is a 1949 American comedy film directed by Charles Lamont.
Madagascar is a computer-animated franchise produced by DreamWorks Animation.
A major film studio is a production and distribution company that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box office revenue in a given market.
Mamma Mia! (promoted as Mamma Mia! The Movie) is a 2008 jukebox musical romantic comedy film based on the 1999 musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson.
Marcus Loew (May 7, 1870 – September 5, 1927) was an American business magnate and a pioneer of the motion picture industry who formed Loew's Theatres and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio (MGM).
Margaret Brooke Sullavan (May 16, 1909 – January 1, 1960) was an American actress of stage and film.
María África Gracia Vidal (6 June 1912 – 7 September 1951), known as The Queen of Technicolor, was a Dominican motion picture actress who gained fame and popularity in the 1940s as an exotic beauty starring in a series of filmed-in-Technicolor costume adventure films.
Mark Canton (born June 19, 1949) is an American film producer and executive.
Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer who held both German and American citizenship.
Marvel Studios, LLC (originally known as Marvel Films from 1993 to 1996) is an American motion picture studio based at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California and is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, itself a wholly owned division of The Walt Disney Company, with film producer Kevin Feige serving as president.
Mary, Queen of Scots is a 1971 British Universal Pictures biographical film based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, written by John Hale and directed by Charles Jarrott.
James Maxwell Anderson (December 15, 1888 – February 28, 1959) was an American playwright, author, poet, journalist and lyricist.
Media Rights Capital (abbreviated as MRC) is an American independent film and television studio founded by Mordecai (Modi) Wiczyk and Asif Satchu.
Meet the Fockers, sometimes referred to as Meet The Parents 2, is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents.
Meet the Parents is a film series following the character Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) as he interacts with his family and in-laws.
A melodrama is a dramatic work in which the plot, which is typically sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes precedence over detailed characterization.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM or hyphenated as M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
Michael De Luca (born August 13, 1965) is an American film producer and screenwriter.
Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the mascot of The Walt Disney Company.
Milton R. Rackmil (1906-1992) was the co-founder of Decca Records and head of Universal Pictures.
Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, serving as a spin-off prequel to the ''Despicable Me'' franchise.
Miramax (also known as Miramax Films) is an American entertainment company known for producing and distributing films and television shows.
Morgan Creek Entertainment Group is an American film studio that has released box-office hits including Young Guns, Dead Ringers, Major League, True Romance, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Crush, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Last of the Mohicans.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is an American trade association representing the six major film studios of Hollywood.
Two types of credits are traditionally used in films, television programs, and video games; all of which provide attribution to the staff involved in their productions.
A movie theater/theatre (American English), cinema (British English) or cinema hall (Indian English) is a building that contains an auditorium for viewing films (also called movies) for entertainment.
Mulholland Drive (stylized as Mulholland Dr.) is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller, and Robert Forster.
My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava.
Nanny McPhee is a 2005 family comedy fantasy film based on Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
NBC Sunday Night Football (abbreviated as SNF) is a weekly television broadcast of National Football League (NFL) games on NBC in the United States.
NBCUniversal, Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate owned by Comcast, headquartered at Rockefeller Plaza's Comcast Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
(formerly known as Geneon Universal Entertainment and previously Pioneer LDC – Pioneer LaserDisc Company, a former subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation) is a Japanese music, anime and home entertainment production and distribution enterprise headquartered in Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
Predating multiplex movie theatres, neighborhood theatres were the colloquial name given to smaller movie theatres located in local neighborhoods, as opposed to the large movie palaces located in downtown areas.
Neighbors (released in some countries as Bad Neighbours) is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien.
Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 – March 6, 1967) was an American singer and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, radio, television, and in nightclubs.
Nepotism is based on favour granted to relatives in various fields, including business, politics, entertainment, sports, religion and other activities.
New Line Cinema is an American film production studio a part of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
New York Film Academy – School of Film and Acting (NYFA) is a for-profit film school and acting school based in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and across the world.
The nickelodeon was the first type of indoor exhibition space dedicated to showing projected motion pictures.
William Nigel Ernle Bruce (4 February 1895 – 8 October 1953) was a British character actor on stage and screen.
The Dead is a series of six zombie horror films created by George A. Romero beginning with the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead directed by Romero and co-written with John A. Russo.
Nordisk Film A/S is a Danish entertainment company established in 1906 in Copenhagen by filmmaker Ole Olsen.
Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude.
Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces.
One Day at a Time is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984.
One Race Films (ORF), also known as One Race Productions, is a film production company established in 1995 in Los Angeles by actor, writer, director, and producer Vin Diesel.
One Thousand and One Nights (ʾAlf layla wa-layla) is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.
Original Film is an American film production company founded by Neal H. Moritz.
Orion Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture producer and distributor that produced and released films from 1978 until 1999 and was also involved in television production and syndication throughout the 1980s until the early 1990s.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (also known as Oswald the Rabbit or Oswald Rabbit) is an anthropomorphic rabbit and animated cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney for funny animal films distributed by Universal Studios in the 1920s and 1930s, serving as the Disney studio's first animated character to feature in their own series.
Ouija is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Stiles White in his directorial debut, produced by Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, and Bennett Schneir and written by Juliet Snowden and White, who previously together wrote The Possession.
Pacific Data Images (PDI) was an American computer animation production company that was bought by DreamWorks SKG in 2000.
, formerly known as, is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
A part-talkie is a partly, and most often primarily, silent film which includes one or more synchronous sound sequences with audible dialog or singing.
Patrick Anthony "Pat" Powers (8 October 1869 – 30 July 1948) was an Irish businessman who was involved in the movie and animation industry of the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s.
Pathé or Pathé Frères (styled as PATHÉ!) is the name of various French businesses that were founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France starting in 1896.
Pearl Studio (formerly known as Oriental DreamWorks) is a Chinese film production company owned by CMC Capital Partners.
Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan (August 28, 1924 – October 30, 2004) was an American dancer, best known for starring in a series of movie musicals at Universal Pictures with Donald O'Connor and Gloria Jean.
Perfect World Pictures ("PWPIC") is a China-based diversified entertainment company, engaging in the production, distribution and marketing of film and television content, content related advertising and merchandising business, as well as talent management business.
Peter Grunwald is an American film producer, known for his work with director George A. Romero.
Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter and film producer.
Phantom of the Opera is a 1943 musical horror film directed by Arthur Lubin and produced and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Pitch Perfect (also known as The Hit Girls in France, and Voices in Italy) is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Jason Moore and written by Kay Cannon.
Platinum Dunes is an American production company created in November 2001 by filmmakers Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form.
Point Grey (Squamish: Elḵsn) is a headland marking the southern entrance to English Bay and Burrard Inlet.
PolyGram Entertainment is a film and TV production company owned by Universal Music Group.
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (formerly known as PolyGram Films and PolyGram Pictures or simply PFE) was a British-American film studio founded in 1980 which became a European competitor to Hollywood, but was eventually sold to Seagram Company Ltd. in 1998 and was folded in 2000.
Psycho is an American horror franchise consisting of six films loosely based on the ''Psycho'' novels by Robert Bloch, namely Psycho, Psycho II, Psycho III, Bates Motel, Psycho IV: The Beginning, the 1998 remake of the original film, and additional merchandise spanning various media.
Realart Pictures was a motion picture distribution company founded in 1948 by Jack Broder and Joseph Harris.
In law, receivership is a situation in which an institution or enterprise is held by a receiver—a person "placed in the custodial responsibility for the property of others, including tangible and intangible assets and rights"—especially in cases where a company cannot meet financial obligations or enters bankruptcy.
Red Granite Pictures is an American film production and distribution company, co-founded by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland in 2010.
Rede Telecine (" Telecine Network") are six premium television channels in Brazil, jointly owned by Globosat, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures and MGM, also airing content from Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Brazilian distributors Imagem Filmes, Califórnia Filmes, Paris Filmes, Europa Filmes and Vinny Filmes.
Relativity Media was an American media company headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, founded in 2004 by Lynwood Spinks and Ryan Kavanaugh.
Renaissance Pictures is an American film production and television company.
Republic Pictures Corporation was an American motion picture production-distribution corporation in operation from 1935 to 1967, that was based in Los Angeles, California.
Revolution Studios is an American motion picture and television studio headed by Chief Executive Officer Vince Totino and Chief Operating Officer Scott Hemming.
Rex Ingram (15 January 1892 – 21 July 1950) was an Irish film director, producer, writer and actor.
Richard Burton, CBE (born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.; 10 November 19255 August 1984) was a Welsh actor.
A ride-along is an arrangement for a civilian to spend a shift in the passenger seat of an emergency vehicle, observing the work day of a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic.
The Ritz Brothers were an American comedy team who appeared in films, and as live performers from 1925 to the late 1960s.
RKO Pictures was an American film production and distribution company.
Robert Paige (born John Arthur Paige, December 2, 1911 – December 21, 1987) was an actor and a TV newscaster and political correspondent and Universal Pictures leading man who made 65 films in his lifetime: he was the only actor ever allowed to sing on film with Deanna Durbin (in 1944's Can't Help Singing).
Robert Zigler Leonard (October 7, 1889 – August 27, 1968) was an American film director, actor, producer, and screenwriter.
Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr.; November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American actor, generally known for his turns as a leading man during the 1950s and 1960s.
Rod Cameron (born Nathan Roderick Cox, December 7, 1910 – December 21, 1983) was a Canadian-born film and television actor whose career extended from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Rogue (originally Rogue Pictures) is an American production company founded in 1997 and was based in Universal City, California.
Romain Gary (2 December 1980), born Roman Kacew (also known by the pen name Émile Ajar), was a French novelist, diplomat, film director, and World War II aviator of Jewish origin.
Rooster Cogburn is a 1975 American western adventure film directed by Stuart Millar and starring John Wayne, reprising his role as U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, and Katharine Hepburn.
Ross Hunter (May 6, 1926 March 10, 1996) was an American film and television producer and actor.
Saban Capital Group, Inc. is an American private equity investment firm based in Los Angeles, California focused on media, entertainment, and communications investments.
Saboteur is a 1942 American film noir spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay written by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison and Dorothy Parker.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Scott Free Productions is a British film and television production company founded by filmmakers and brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.
Scott Stuber is an American film producer.
Scrap consists of recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials.
Seagram Company Ltd. (formerly traded as Seagram's) was a Canadian multinational conglomerate formerly headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.
Selznick International Pictures was a Hollywood motion picture studio created by David O. Selznick in 1935, and dissolved in 1943.
A sequel is a literature, film, theatre, television, music or video game that continues the story of, or expands upon, some earlier work.
A serial, film serial, movie serial or chapter play, is a motion picture form popular during the first half of the 20th century, consisting of a series of short subjects exhibited in consecutive order at one theater, generally advancing weekly, until the series is completed.
Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller film noir directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten.
Shady Acres Entertainment is a production company founded in 2000 by producer and director Tom Shadyac.
A series of fourteen films based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were released between 1939 and 1946; the British actors Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce played Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively.
Show Boat is a 1929 American romantic drama film based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber.
Show Boat is a 1936 romantic musical film directed by James Whale, based on the musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, which in turn was adapted from the novel of the same name by Edna Ferber.
The Shrek franchise from DreamWorks Animation, based on William Steig's picture book Shrek!, consists of four computer-animated films including: Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and Shrek Forever After (2010), with a fifth film planned for an unscheduled release date.
Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986, and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987.
Sing is a 2016 American computer-animated jukebox musical comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment.
Smokin' Aces is a 2007 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Joe Carnahan.
SNL Studios is a production company, founded in July 1997 as a joint venture between Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels and NBC Studios (now Universal Television, the production arm of NBCUniversal a subsidiary of Comcast).
Sommers Company is a film production company founded by Stephen Sommers and Bob Ducsay in 2000.
Spyglass Entertainment is a currently inactive American film production and international sales company founded by Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum in 1998.
Stage 6 Films, Inc. is an American film company created by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions that acquires, produces and distributes 10–15 low budget films each year.
The star system was the method of creating, promoting and exploiting stars in Hollywood films.
Steamboat Willie is a 1928 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks.
Strike Entertainment was an American production company founded in 2002 by Marc Abraham, Thomas Bliss and Eric Newman.
The studio system (which was used during a period known as the Golden Age of Hollywood) is a method of film production and distribution dominated by a small number of "major" studios in Hollywood.
StudioCanal (formerly known as Le Studio Canal+, Canal Plus, Canal+ Distribution, Canal+ Production, and Canal+ Image) is a Franco-British film production and distribution company that owns the third-largest film library in the world.
A subsidiary, subsidiary company or daughter company"daughter company.
Sullivan Bluth Studios was an American and Irish animated film production company established in 1979 by animator Don Bluth.
Tandem Productions, Inc. (a.k.a. Tandem Enterprises, Inc.) was a film and television production company that was founded in 1958 by television director Bud Yorkin and television writer/producer Norman Lear.
Technicolor is a series of color motion picture processes, the first version dating from 1916, and followed by improved versions over several decades.
Ted is a 2012 American buddy comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild.
The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras.
The Birds is a 1963 American horror-thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.
The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band which was founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.
The Boss Baby is a 2017 American computer-animated comedy film loosely based on the 2010 picture book of the same name by Marla Frazee and produced by DreamWorks Animation.
The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 action thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the novel of the same name by Robert Ludlum.
The Champagne Murders (Le scandale) is a 1967 French suspense thriller mystery film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Anthony Perkins.
The Chronicles of Riddick, also simply called Riddick, is a science fiction action media franchise created in 2000 by David Twohy spanning three live-action feature films, a direct-to-DVD animated film, two video games for PC and consoles, one motion comic, one mobile game, and two novelizations.
The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 British-French political thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox and Michel Lonsdale.
The Facts of Life is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes that originally aired on NBC from August 24, 1979 to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s.
The Fast and the Furious (colloquial: Fast & Furious) is an American franchise based on a series of action films that is largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists and espionage, and includes material in various other media that depicts characters and situations from the films.
The Fate of the Furious (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 8 and Fast 8, and often stylized as F8) is a 2017 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan.
The Flintstones is a 1994 American buddy comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein, and Steven E. de Souza.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American romantic drama film with horror elements starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg.
The Invisible Man is an American 1933 Pre-Code science fiction horror film directed by James Whale.
The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes.
The Kennedy/Marshall Company (KM) is an American film-production company, based in Santa Monica, California, founded in 1992 by spouses Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.
The Killers is a 1946 American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and based in part on the 1927 short story of the same name by Ernest Hemingway.
The Land Before Time is a 1988 animated adventure drama film directed and produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall.
The Land Before Time, is an American franchise of animated adventure films by Universal Pictures centered on dinosaurs.
The Lorax (also known as Dr. Seuss' The Lorax) is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment and based on Dr. Seuss's children's book of the same name.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science-fiction adventure film and the second installment in the ''Jurassic Park'' film series.
The Man with the Iron Fists is a 2012 American martial arts film directed by RZA and written by RZA and Eli Roth.
The Merry Macs were an American close-harmony pop music quartet active from the 1920s till the 1960s and best known for the hits “Mairzy Doats,” “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition” and "Sentimental Journey." The group also sang on recordings with Bing Crosby.
The Mummy is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film directed by Karl Freund.
The Mummy is the title of several horror-adventure film series centered on an ancient Egyptian priest who is accidentally resurrected, bringing with him a powerful curse, and the ensuing efforts of heroic archaeologists to stop him.
The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American action-adventure fantasy film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr, Patricia Velásquez, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
The Naked City is a 1948 film noir directed by Jules Dassin.
The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel ''Le Fantôme de l'Opéra'', directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he "loves" a star.
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical film and the first traditional animated film produced and released by DreamWorks.
The Purge is a series of American dystopian action horror films created by James DeMonaco, who also wrote and directed its first three films: The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and The Purge: Election Year (2016).
The Scorpion King is a 2002 American historical fantasy film directed by Chuck Russell, starring The Rock, Kelly Hu, Grant Heslov, and Michael Clarke Duncan.
The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment.
The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) to con a mob boss (Robert Shaw).
The Strangers is a 2008 American slasher film written and directed by Bryan Bertino.
The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter and written by Bill Lancaster, based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There? It tells the story of a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter the eponymous "Thing", a parasitic extraterrestrial life form that assimilates and then imitates other organisms.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
The Weinstein Company LLC (usually credited or abbreviated as TWC) is an American independent film studio, founded in New York City by Bob and Harvey Weinstein in 2005.
Thomas Tull (born 1970) is an American businessman and film producer.
The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (also known as the Cornetto trilogy or the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy) is a series of British comedic genre films directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, produced by Nira Park, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost.
Three Smart Girls is a 1936 American musical comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Barbara Read, Nan Grey, Deanna Durbin, and Ray Milland.
Tiger Aspect Productions (formerly known as Tiger Television) is a British television production company, particularly noted for its situation comedies.
Timecop is a 1994 American science fiction action film directed by Peter Hyams and co-written by Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden.
Titanus is an Italian film production company, founded in 1904 by Gustavo Lombardo (1885–1951).
is a Japanese film, theater production, and distribution company.
Thomas Edwin Mix (born Thomas Hezikiah Mix; January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940) was an American film actor and the star of many early Western movies between 1909 and 1935.
Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades but who was mostly popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.
The Tremors franchise is a monster movie series centering on the vicious attacks of subterranean worm-like creatures known as Graboids.
Tribeca Productions, a film and television production company, was co-founded in 1989 by actor Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of TriBeCa.
Trigger Street Productions is an American entertainment production company formed by Kevin Spacey in 1997 and further developed by his business partner Dana Brunetti.
True Grit is a 1969 American western film.
Twister is a 1996 American epic disaster adventure film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm chasers researching tornadoes.
Ubbe Eert "Ub" Iwerks, A.S.C. (March 24, 1901 – July 7, 1971) was an American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, who co-created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse.
Unfriended is a 2014 American found footage supernatural horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze, written by Nelson Greaves, executive produced by Jason Blum, co-produced by Adam Sidman, and produced by Greaves and Timur Bekmambetov.
United Artists (UA) is an American film and television entertainment studio.
United International Pictures is a joint venture of Paramount Pictures (owned by Viacom and both owned by National Amusements) and Universal Studios (part of NBCUniversal and owned by Comcast) which distributes some of their films outside the United States and Canada.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc.,. (also known as the Hollywood Antitrust Case of 1948, the Paramount Case, the Paramount Decision or the Paramount Decree) was a landmark United States Supreme Court antitrust case that decided the fate of movie studios owning their own theatres and holding exclusivity rights on which theatres would show their films.
Universal Animation Studios, formerly known as Universal Cartoon Studios, is an American animation studio which is a division of Universal Studios.
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) is a television production company operating within NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment division of NBCUniversal, all owned by Comcast.
Universal City is an unincorporated area within the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, United States.
The Universal monsters are fictional monsters that figured in various horror, suspense and science fiction films made by Universal Studios during the decades of the 1920s to the 1950s.
Universal Pictures (also known as Universal Studios) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (formerly Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Video, MCA/Universal Home Video, MCA Home Video, MCA Videodisc Inc. and MCA Videocassette Inc.) is the home video distribution division of American film studio Universal Pictures, owned by the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County, California.
Universal Studios Lot is a television and film studio complex located at 100 Universal City Plaza in Universal City, California.
Universal Television is the television production subsidiary of the NBCUniversal Television Group and, by extension, the production arm of the NBC television network (since a majority of the company's shows air on NBC, and accounts for most of that network's prime time programming).
USA Network (commonly referred to as simply USA stylized as usa network since 2005) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, itself a subsidiary of Comcast.
In microeconomics and management, vertical integration is an arrangement in which the supply chain of a company is owned by that company.
Vivendi SA is a French mass media conglomerate headquartered in Paris.
William Claude Dukenfield (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946), better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer.
Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.
Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS), also referred to as Disney Animation, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, is an American animation studio that creates animated feature films, short films, and television specials for The Walt Disney Company.
Walter Benjamin Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994) was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, director and actor best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker.
Walter Lantz Productions was an American animation studio.
Walter Wanger (July 11, 1894 – November 18, 1968) was an American film producer active in filmmaking from the 1910s to the turbulent production of Cleopatra, his last film, in 1963.
The Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse.
White Noise is a 2005 supernatural horror thriller film, directed by Geoffrey Sax.
William Alland (March 4, 1916 – November 11, 1997) was an American film producer and writer, mainly of western and science fiction/monster films, including This Island Earth, It Came From Outer Space, Tarantula, The Deadly Mantis, The Mole People, The Colossus of New York, The Space Children, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and its two sequels.
William Fox (born as Vilmos Fried, January 1, 1879 – May 8, 1952) was a Hungarian-American motion picture executive, who founded the Fox Film Corporation in 1915 and the Fox West Coast Theatres chain in the 1920s.
William B. "Bill" Goetz (March 24, 1903 – August 15, 1969) was an American film producer and studio executive.
William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter.
Winchester '73 is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea and Stephen McNally.
Woody Woodpecker is an anthropomorphic animated woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio and distributed by Universal Pictures during the Golden age of American animation.
Working Title Films Limited is a British film and television production company, owned by Universal Studios.
WWE Studios Inc. (formerly known as WWE Films) is an American film studio owned by the professional wrestling corporation WWE.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, doing business as 20th Century Fox, is an American film studio currently owned by 21st Century Fox.
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