The Hollywood Studios


GCSE Film Studies Mind Map on The Hollywood Studios, created by absterps18 on 20/02/2015.
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The Hollywood Studios
  1. Warner Bros.
    1. Founded April 4th 1923
      1. Headquarters: Burbank, California- United States
        1. Studio began when brothers Warner (Albert, Sam, Harry and Jack) incorporated their fledging movie company
          1. The Warner brothers started to produce their own films by 1910
            1. By 1918, they had built their first Studio in Los Angeles, in Culver City
            2. They released the first "talkie" movie- The Jazz Singer- 1927
              1. The studio then went on quickly to produce the first "all-talking" movie and their first "talking" gangster film
              2. Warner Bros. biggest grossing hit ever: 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2"
                1. worldwide gross of $1.3 billion
                2. Its biggest domestic hit: 2008's "The Dark Knight" which earned $533 million in North America
                  1. Virtually every movie Clint Eastwood has directed or starred in for the past 45 years has been for Warner Bros... a partenership that has include about 40 films
                  2. Paramount
                    1. Founded by Adolph Zukor 1912
                      1. In 2005 it brought Dreamworks for $1.6 billion
                        1. 2008- Dreamworks left Paramount
                        2. logo is the longest existing in Hollywood
                          1. Originally called Famous Players Film Company but changed in 1916
                            1. 1927- Won the very first academy award for best picture
                            2. 20th Century Fox
                              1. Formed by film chain pioneer William G Fox, as a merger of his two companies Greater New York Film Rental and Fox Office Attractions Company
                                1. 1915
                                2. 2001- Fox became the international distributor for MGM/UA releases
                                  1. The company became 20th Century Fox in 1935
                                    1. 1956- Elvis Presley had his first movie for Fox "Love Me Tender"
                                      1. Headquarters: Fox Plaza, Century City, Los Angeles, California, United States
                                        1. The fanfare theme tune was originally composed in 1933 by Alfred Newman
                                          1. It was re-recorded in 1935 when 20th Century Fox was fully established
                                        2. Columbia Pictures
                                          1. Founded by Harry Cohn on January 1924, Los Angeles
                                            1. The logo is a women standing against a green screen holding a light bulb
                                              1. The company started to grow in 1920 with the director Frank Capra
                                                1. One of the three in Hollywood's Golden Age
                                                  1. From 1982-1987 the company was owned by coca-cola
                                                    1. Worked with Sony
                                                    2. Metro Goldwyn Mayer
                                                      1. Founded April 19th, 1924
                                                        1. It has a 90 year legacy
                                                          1. Headquarters: Beverly Hills, California
                                                            1. The last studio to convert to sound pictures
                                                              1. Mayer only allowed Loew to buy his company if he could become studio head
                                                              2. United Artists
                                                                1. Founded in 1919 by D. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks
                                                                  1. with the intention of controlling their own interests rather than depending on the big commercial studios
                                                                  2. MGM combined with United Artists in 1981
                                                                  3. RKO Pictures
                                                                    1. Founded October 23rd, 1928
                                                                      1. has long been celebrated for its series of musicals starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the mid-to-late 1930s
                                                                        1. Maverick industrialist Howard Hughes took over RKO in 1948
                                                                          1. After years of decline under his control, the studio was acquired by the General Tire and Rubber Company in 1955
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