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Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures
The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present
Company nameColumbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment
FoundedLos Angeles, California, USA (May 1919 as C.B.C. Film Sales, renamed Columbia Pictures on January 10, 1924)
HeadquartersCulver City, California, USA
Key peopleDoug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach (Co-Presidents)
ProductsMotion pictures
Owner(s)Independent (privately held) (1919 � 1926)
Independent (publicly traded) (1926 � 1982)
Coca-Cola Co. (1982 � 1987)
Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (publicly traded) (1987 � 1989)
Sony (1989 � present)
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment

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Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (CPII) is an American film production and distribution company. Columbia Pictures now forms part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Sony. It is one of the leading film companies in the world, a member of the so-called Big Six. It was one of the so-called Little Three among the eight major film studios of Hollywood's Golden Age.

The studio, founded in 1919 as Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Joe Brandt, released its first feature film in August 1922. It adopted the Columbia Pictures name in 1924 and went public two years later. In its early years a minor player in Hollywood, Columbia began to grow in the late 1920s, spurred by a successful association with director Frank Capra.

With Capra and others, Columbia became one of the primary homes of the screwball comedy. In the 1930s, Columbia's major contract stars were Jean Arthur and Cary Grant (who was shared with RKO Pictures). In the 1940s, Rita Hayworth became the studio's premier star and propelled their fortunes into the late 1950s. Rosalind Russell, Glenn Ford, and William Holden also became major stars at the studio.

In 1982, the studio was purchased by Coca-Cola; that same year it launched TriStar Pictures as a joint venture with HBO and CBS. Five years later, Coca-Cola spun off Columbia, which merged with Tri-Star to create Columbia Pictures Entertainment. After a brief period of independence with Coca-Cola maintaining a financial interest, the combined studio was acquired by Sony in 1989.

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Dal 16 settembre al cinema. Gli spettatori di tutto il mondo saranno presto catapultati nel divertente mondo dei puffi, per il loro primo viaggio in 3D sul grande schermo nella nuova commedia per famiglie I Puffi, prodotta da Columbia Pictures e Sony Pictures Animation con la nuova tecnologia ibrida live action. Quando lo stregone cattivo Gargamella insegue i piccoli puffi blu fuori dal loro villaggio, dal loro mondo magico cadono nel nostro, trovandosi nel bel mezzo di Central Park a New York. I Puffi dovranno trovare il modo di ritornare al loro villaggio prima che Gargamella li catturi.
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Chris Cornell - You Know My Name Movie © Columbia Pictures
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This is the Columbia Pictures logo that was used from 1993 to 2006 or 2007. The logo has the byline "A Sony Pictures Entertainment Company"
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The Columbia logo Columbia's logo, a lady carrying a torch, originally appeared in 1924. The first model for the logo is unknown, although Bette Davis claimed that Claudia Dell was used.[3] In 1936, the logo was somewhat changed, with the Columbia "Torch Lady" appearing with shimmering light behind her. This logo was used for a total of 40 years. 1976's Taxi Driver was one of the last films to use the "Torch Lady" in her classic appearance. In 1976, Columbia (like other studios) experimented with a new logo. It began with the familiar lady with a torch, but the torch-light rays then formed an abstract blue semi-circle depicting the top half of the rays of light, with the name of the studio appearing under it. The television counterpart used only the latter part of the logo, and the semi-circle was either orange or red. This logo was replaced with a modernized version of the "Torch Lady" in 1981. After Columbia's purchase by Coca-Cola, radio talk-show host Michael Jackson of KABC-AM joked that the Torch Lady should be holding a Coke bottle instead.[citation needed] In 1993, the logo was repainted digitally by New Orleans artist Michael Deas. It has been rumored that Annette Bening was the model, but in fact Deas used a model named Jenny Joseph
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Air Force One is a 1997 American action-thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It stars Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, and Glenn Close as well as the following actors: Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell and Paul Guilfoyle. Cast Harrison Ford as President James Marshall Gary Oldman as Egor Korshunov Glenn Close as Vice President Kathryn Bennett Wendy Crewson as Grace Marshall Liesel Matthews as Alice Marshall Dean Stockwell as Secretary of Defense Walter Dean Elya Baskin as Andrei Kolchak Levan Uchaneishvili as Sergei Lenski David Vadim as Igor Nevsky Andrew Divoff as Boris Bazylev Ilia Volok as Vladimir Krasin Paul Guilfoyle as White House Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd Xander Berkeley as United States Secret Service Agent Gibbs William H. Macy as Major Caldwell Alan Woolf as Russian President Petrov Tom Everett as National Security Advisor Jack Doherty Jürgen Prochnow as General Ivan Radek Donna Bullock as Deputy Press Secretary Melanie Mitchell Michael Ray Miller as Colonel Axelrod Carl Weintraub as Lieutenant Colonel Ingraham Spencer Garrett as White House Aide Thomas Lee Bill Smitrovich as General Northwood Glenn Morshower as Agent Walters David Gianopoulos as Agent Johnson Dan Shor as Notre Dame Aide Philip Baker Hall as US Atty. General Andrew Ward Richard Doyle as Colonel Bob Jackson, AFO Backup Pilot Willard Pugh as White House Communications Officer Don R. McManus as Colonel Jack Carlton, F-15 "Halo Flight" Leader <b>...</b>
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Kinostart: 03.07.2012 - (C) Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH. Derzeit finden die Dreharbeiten von THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN statt, der komplett in 3D gedreht wird und am 3. Juli 2012 weltweit in die Kinos kommt. Die Hauptrollen spielen Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen und Sally Field. Regie führt Marc Webb, nach einem Drehbuch von James Vanderbilt und Alvin Sargent sowie Steve Kloves, basierend auf dem Marvel-Comic von Stan Lee und Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad und Matt Tolmach produzieren die Marvel Entertainment Produktion für Columbia Pictures. -- Dieser HD-Trailer vom 04.08.2011 wurde von Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH (Sony Deutschland) zur Nutzung zu Promotionzwecken im Medienverbund und YouTube Channel NTOi frei gegeben. Offizielle Webseite zum Film: -- http
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From 1952 Screen Gems to the current Sony Pictures Television. *UPDATE* More versions and variants have been added to this and most are in good quality. Special Thanks! to LogicSmash, mcydodge919 & ShaDeed329 for some of these clips. Note this will be the last *UPDATE* for awhile.
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This is my first time using masking/rotoscope! Please do not be too harsh on me, I know it doesn't look too great. My third video made with Sony Vegas, this is a traditional Avengers Trailer. I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions, please ask =) **DIsclaimer: I do not own any footage used in this video. It is property of 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Studios, Sony Studios and others. The music is property of Immediate Music. No profits are being made and this is for fan entertainment only. Thanks for watching, and feel free to comment/rate =]
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Song:Outland Album:The Book Of Eli Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Artist:Atticus Ross Label:Reprise Film Destributor(s):Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (CPII),Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Photography Does NOT belong to me, but the integration of the material into the creation of this video.
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From 1952 Screen Gems To the current Sony Pictures Television. I included most versions in this montage that I could get. Thanks to mcy919 for a great deal of these logos
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Sony launches Crackle app - C21Media Tweet this news
C21Media--Sony currently offers some 200 titles through Crackle from -Columbia Pictures-, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics. Its film catalogue includes older titles such as Ghostbusters, Mr Deeds and The Da Vinci Code. ... - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:47:00 GMT+00:00
Karl Urban plays evil bloodsucker in 'Priest' - Manila Bulletin Tweet this news
Manila Bulletin--HOLLYWOOD -- Karl Urban (“Star Trek,” “Lord of the Rings”) stars in -Columbia Pictures-' new, post-apocalyptic horror thriller “Priest” as Black Hat, the evil leader of the bloodsuckers. He's a former priest and vamp - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 04:23:10 GMT+00:00
Will, Jaden Smith reunite for sci-fi tale - Tweet this news will work together in an as-yet-untitled science-fiction adventure for -Columbia Pictures-, a unit of Sony Corp. M. Night Shyamalan is directing and co-writing the movie starring the 42-year-old father and his 12-year-old son. ... - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:14:16 GMT+00:00
Tactical Thinking: Learning from a failed comeback - Kansas City Star Tweet this news
Kansas City Star--In this 1984 file photo originally released by -Columbia Pictures-, Ralph Macchio, left, and Pat Morita are shown in a scene from, "The Karate Kid." (AP Photo/-Columbia Pictures-) No one really remembers when a comeback - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:59:12 GMT+00:00
Sony Pictures Classics Will Release Gus Van Sant's 'Restless' - Hollywood Reporter Tweet this news
Hollywood Reporter--Bryce Dallas Howard, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard produced for Imagine Entertainment and -Columbia Pictures-. “Having known and admired Gus' work for years, we are so pleased to be releasing his newest film, which to our mind, is - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:58:46 GMT+00:00
Columbia Pictures Picks Up The Big Stone Grid - Tweet this news Pictures- has picked up S. Craig Zahler's spec script The Big Stone Grid, to be produced by Michael De Luca. The Hollywood Reporter describes the projects as a "dark and intense modern-day crime saga in the vein of - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 07:13:29 GMT+00:00
Total Recall Gets Bryan Cranston as Its Villain - MovieWeb Tweet this news
MovieWeb---Columbia Pictures- is in the process of locking down Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as the main heavy in -Columbia Pictures- upcoming remake of the classic Philip K. Dick sci-fi adaptation Total Recall. The storyline follows a construction - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:12:31 GMT+00:00
'Stand By Me' cast: Where are they now? - Tweet this news Corey Feldman in a scene from the 1986 movie 'Stand by Me.' / Corey Feldman at a 2010 'Goonies' reunion event.) (-Columbia Pictures- / Jeff Wallen, Goonies event photographer, Wallen Arts and Photography - Date : Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:28:41 GMT+00:00
Battle: Los Angeles (Columbia Pictures, PG-13) - Play by Play Tweet this news
Play by Play--If you're the kind of person for whom "they blowed it up real good" is a positive review, you'll love this film. Jonathan Liebesman has carved out a niche directing mid-budget crap films (Darkness Falls, Texas Cha - Date : Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:25:49 GMT+00:00
Columbia Pictures unveils "The Smurfs" movie trailer - Tweet this news the last few months -Columbia- has teased audiences with little tastes of what to expect from this August's release. Now the studio has finally revealed the full trailer and fans couldn't be more excited. According to the film - Date : Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:26:58 GMT+00:00

Sony Corporation

Primary businessesSony Corporation (electronics & holding of the Sony group) * Sony Music Entertainment (music) * Sony Pictures Entertainment (motion pictures and television) * Sony Computer Entertainment (game) * Sony Financial Holdings (financial services; 60%)
Technologies and brandsα * Betacam * Blu-ray * BRAVIA * CD * Cyber-shot * Dash * DAT * Dream Machine * DVD * Handycam * HDCAM/HDCAM-SR * LocationFree * Memory Stick * MiniDisc * MiniDV * mylo * PlayStation * PSP * S/PDIF * SXRD * UMD * VAIO * Video8/Hi8/Digital8 * Walkman * Walkman Phones * XDCAM * Xplōd
Historical productsAIBO * CV-2000 * Betamax * Sony CLIÉ * Discman * JumboTron * Lissa * Mavica * NEWS * Qualia * SRS-17 * TR-55 * Trinitron * U-matic * Watchman * WEGA
ElectronicsSony Corporation * Sony EMCS * Sony Electronics (subsidiary in the US) * Sony Creative Software * Sony Ericsson (50%) * S-LCD (50% minus 1 share) * Sony Mobile Display * Sony Optiarc * Sharp Display Products (7%) * Aiwa
MusicSony Music Entertainment * Sony/ATV Music Publishing * Columbia/Epic Label Group * RCA/Jive Label Group * Sony Music Nashville * Sony Masterworks * Legacy Recordings * Syco Music * Columbia Records UK * RCA Label Group (UK) * Provident Label Group * RED Distribution * Sony Music Japan * Gracenote
Motion Pictures
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Sony Pictures Entertainment * Columbia Pictures * Sony Pictures Classics * Screen Gems * TriStar Pictures * Triumph Films * Destination Films * Stage 6 Films * Affirm Films * Sony Pictures Television * Adelaide Productions * Culver Entertainment * Embassy Row * The Minisode Network * Sony Pictures Television International * 2waytraffic * Sony Pictures Home Entertainment * Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group * Sony Wonder * Sony Pictures Family Entertainment Group * Sony Pictures Digital * (Sony Pictures Imageworks * Sony Pictures Animation) * Syco TV * Syco Film * Sony Pictures Mobile * Sony Pictures Studios * Crackle * Fearnet * Game Show Network (50%) * Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (20%)
GameSony Computer Entertainment * Sony Online Entertainment * Cellius (51%) * Square Enix (8.25%)
International networksSony Entertainment Television (Asia, India, Latin America, South Africa, Portugal, Russia and Spain) * AXN * AXN Crime * AXN Sci-Fi * Animax * Animax Eastern Europe * Mystery Channel * Channel 8 India
Financial servicesSony Financial Holdings * Sony Life Insurance * Sony Assurance * Sony Bank * Sony Bank Securities
Other businessesSo-net Entertainment
Other assetsSony Corporation of America (umbrella company in the US) * Other subsidiaries
Joint venturesSony Ericsson * Sony/ATV * S-LCD * FeliCa Networks * Vevo * Cellius (49%) * Sharp Display Products (34% by April 2011)
Key personnelKazuo Hirai * Masaru Ibuka * Nobuyuki Idei * Yasuo Kuroki * Ken Kutaragi * Michael Lynton * Akio Morita * Norio Ohga * Amy Pascal * Howard Stringer

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