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Shaw Brothers Studio

The clam-shaped Shaw Brothers logo, which opened nearly every Shaw film, was modelled after that of the Warner Brothers studios.
Company nameShaw Brothers Studio
Company typePublic company
IndustryFilm production
HeadquartersHong Kong

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The Shaw Brothers Studio (Chinese: 邵氏片場), owned by Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd., was the foremost and the largest movie production company of Hong Kong movies.

From their distribution base in Singapore where they founded parent company Shaw Organization in 1924, and as a strategic development of their movie distribution business in Southeast Asia, Sir Run Run Shaw (邵逸夫) and his third brother Runme Shaw (邵仁枚) founded South Sea Film (南洋影片) in 1930. It was later renamed Shaw Brothers Studio. The studio released Hong Kong's first movie with sound 《白金龍》 (which translates as "platinum dragon", or one of the slang terms for a pistol) in 1934, the company's logo borrows from the Warner Bros. Shield.

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