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Universal Studios

Company nameUniversal Pictures
Company typeSubsidiary of NBC Universal
FoundedLos Angeles, California, U.S.
(June 8, 1912)
HeadquartersUniversal City, California
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleCarl Laemmle, Founder
Ronald Meyer, President / Chief Operating Officer
Owner(s)US General Electric (80%)&
France Vivendi (20%)
ParentUS NBC Universal

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Universal Pictures (sometimes called Universal City Studios or Universal Studios for short), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the six major American movie studios.
Founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle It is one of the oldest American movie studios still in continuous production. In 2004, the controlling stake in the company was sold by Vivendi Universal to General Electric, parent of NBC. The resulting media super-conglomerate was renamed NBC Universal, while Universal Studios Inc. remained the name of the production subsidiary. In addition to owning a sizable film library spanning the earliest decades of cinema to more contemporary works, it also owns a sizable collection of TV shows through its subsidiary NBC Universal Television Distribution. It also acquired rights to several prominent filmmakers' works originally released by other studios through its subsidiaries over the years.
Its production studios are at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California. Distribution and other corporate offices are in New York City. Universal Pictures is the second-longest-lived Hollywood studio; Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures is the oldest by a month.

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Part 2 Of The Making of Universal's “King Kong 360 3-D” - We Are Movie Geeks Tweet this news
We Are Movie Geeks--On Thursday we showed you Part One of NBC's broadcast of “The Making of King Kong 360 3-D” which opens on July 1st at -Universal Studios- Hollywood. ... - Date : Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:15:20 GMT+00:00
Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces King Kong 360 3-D on its World-Famous ... - Focus on Travel News Tweet this news
Focus on Travel News--King Kong 360 3-D Created by Peter Jackson, the world's largest, most intense 3-D experience debuting July 2010 at -Universal Studios- Hollywood takes guests ... - Date : Thu, 24 Jun 2010 14:54:13 GMT+00:00
Contactmusic.com--Caption: Snoop Dogg (Picture) 2010 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals held at the Gibson Amphitheater at -Universal Studios Universal- City, California . ... - Date : Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:35:31 GMT+00:00
Now, Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios - Daily News & Analysis Tweet this news
Daily News & Analysis---...- School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and enjoy rides on the steam-belching Hogwarts Express train at a magical theme park at the -Universal Studios-. ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:30:36 GMT+00:00
STEWART KEEN FOR 3D BREAKING DAWN - Contactmusic.com Tweet this news
Contactmusic.com--Caption: Kristen Stewart (Picture) 2010 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals held at the Gibson Amphitheater at -Universal Studios Universal- City, California . ... - Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:12:19 GMT+00:00
Contactmusic.com--Caption: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Picture) at -Universal Studios-. The official opening of the £125m attraction is set for the 18th of June, ... - Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:08:28 GMT+00:00
Universal Orlando Expands On Family Fun - NY1 Tweet this news
NY1--The new Harry Potter experience isn't the only pleasure to be had at -Universal Studios- in Orlando. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report. ... - Date : Sun, 20 Jun 2010 18:50:45 GMT+00:00
A Closer Look at 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' - Cinematical (blog) Tweet this news
Cinematical (blog)---Universal Studios- Florida may have been elevating expectations a bit too high for their own good by insisting that ... - Date : Sun, 20 Jun 2010 23:10:54 GMT+00:00
New iPhone Universal Studios App: Beat The Queues - Product Reviews (blog) Tweet this news
Product Reviews (blog)--A great app has been launched for visitors of -Universal Studios- Orlando that lets users know when their favorite rides drop below a specified queue time. ... - Date : Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:07:15 GMT+00:00
Bomb Threat At Universal Studios - WFTV Orlando Tweet this news
WFTV Orlando--Orlando police are investigating after a bomb threat at -Universal Studios- Thursday night. Police say someone called in the threat just after 8 pm, ... - Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 02:09:12 GMT+00:00

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