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Popular Production Houses Of Hollywood

Aug 15, 2008
A production house refers to a company that is in charge of the development and production of films. In some cases the production house may also be responsible for raising the funds for the film. Sometimes they also sell the products to a film studio or present them in a theatrical venue.

In these days we find that the actors, directors, producers, and writers of Hollywood have started opening their own production houses because that way they can have control over their own careers. Now we are going to take a look at the details of these production houses of Hollywood.

In the late 1960, Francis Ford Coppola started American Zoetrope that was considered as an early adopter of digital filmmaking. The studio had produced the films of renowned filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard, Akira Kurosawa etc. In fact four films produced by this production house are included in the list of top100 films by the American Film Institute. Till now the films that produced by American Zoetrope have received fifteen Academy Awards and sixty eight nominations.

Columbia Pictures Industries is an American production and distribution house that is a part of Columbia Tristar Motion Picture group. This production house was established in 1924 and has worked collaboration with MGM movie studio. In the year 1989 the electronic giant Sony bought Columbia Pictures. Sony spent nearly $100 million and inaugurated Sony pictures studio. Some of the films that have come from the Columbia Pictures are Batman and Robin, The Legend of Zorro, Spiderman, Anaconda, etc.

Paramount Pictures Corporation based in Hollywood, California, was founded in 1912 and is one of the oldest running production houses of America. Paramount was the first successful nationwide distributor. The period 1980-1990 proved to be a fortune for Paramount Pictures because it produced great hits like Flash dance, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, Mission Impossible, etc.

Warner Brother Entertainment is the third oldest American production house meant for both film and television. In the late 1990s, the Warner Brothers obtained the rights to the vastly popular Harry Potter novels. The feature film adaptations were released in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005. The final adaptations will be released in the year 2010.

A Band Apart was a production house created by a number of famous and acclaimed movie directors. The name of the production company was derived from a play on the French New Wave classic by a filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. The members of this production house include Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, John Woo, Tim Burton, Steve Buscemi and John Landis. Producer Lawrence Bender was a cofounder of the company and presently owns and runs the business. The movies produced by this production house include Kill Bill, From Dusk till Dawn, Four Fictions, and Pulp Fiction.

If you go carefully through the above list you will surely understand the importance of the production houses of Hollywood. Probably without them Hollywood would not have been able to organize and make such magnificent movies.
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