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Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures
The current Paramount Pictures logo with the New Viacom byline
Company nameParamount Pictures Corporation
Company typeSubsidiary of Viacom
IndustryFilm
FoundedMay 8, 1912 (as Famous Players Studios)
1914 (as Paramount Pictures)
Founder(s)Adolph Zukor
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleBrad Grey
(Chairman and CEO)
Rob Moore
(Vice Chairman)
Frederick D. Huntsberry
(COO)
ProductsMotion pictures
Revenue(+) $1.2 billion (2011)
Operating income(+) $300 million (2011)
Owner(s)Independent
(1912 1966)
Gulf+Western
(1966 1989, renamed Paramount Communications, which continued to own the studio until 1994)
Viacom
(1994 present)

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Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film production and distribution company, located at 5555 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Founded in 1912 and currently owned by media conglomerate Viacom, it is America's oldest existing film studio; it is also the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Paramount is consistently ranked as one of the top-grossing movie studios.


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