List of film production companies

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This is a list of film filmmaking, film distribution companies. A production company may specialize in producing their in-house films or own subsidiary development companies. Major production companies often distribute films from independent production companies. This list includes both active and no longer active (defunct) companies. Active production companies are either run by themselves or as a subsidiary.

Film studios also create television programs for broadcast syndication.

Notable production companies[edit]

Legend
Not a Subsidiary
Subsidiary
Defunct
Company Headquarters Est. Notable Films Notes
Beijing Enlight Pictures ChinaChina Mural
Capitol Films USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 1992
DreamWorks Animation USA, CaliforniaGlendale, California, USA 2004 Shrek
Madagascar
Kung Fu Panda
How to Train Your Dragon
(Currently distributed by 20th Century Fox)
20th Century Fox USA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA 1935 Bright Eyes
Son of Fury
Home in Indiana
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Sound of Music
Fantastic Voyage
Star Wars
X-Men
Die Hard
Alien
Planet of the Apes
Home Alone
Predator
Speed
Independence Day
Avatar
The Simpsons Movie
(Owned by 21st Century Fox)
20th Century Fox Animation USA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA 1997 FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Anastasia
Blue Sky Studios USA, CaliforniaGreenwich, Connecticut, USA 1987 Ice Age
Rio
(Acquired by 20th Century Fox)
Fox Searchlight Pictures USA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA 1994 Boys Don't Cry
Sideways
One Hour Photo
Whip It
Little Miss Sunshine
Black Swan
Kinsey
The Sessions
The Way, Way Back
12 Years a Slave
The Drop
Birdman
Wild
Fox Atomic USA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA 2006
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer USA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA 1924 The Wizard of Oz
Gone with the Wind
Ben-Hur
Flipper
The Dirty Dozen
2001: A Space Odyssey
Poltergeist
Moonstruck
Thelma & Louise
Hannibal
(owned by Sony, in partnership with Providence Equity Partners, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, TPG Capital and Quadrangle Group (3%))
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation USA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA 1993 Tom and Jerry
United Artists Entertainment, LLC USA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA 1919 Inherit the Wind
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
A Hard Day's Night
Help!
Rocky
Apocalypse Now
The Pink Panther
Raging Bull
Leaving Las Vegas
Showgirls
Dark Blue
Principally a distributor, e.g. James Bond Series. (Acquired by MGM) (Run by Cruise/Wagner Productions)
Orion Pictures Corporation USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 1978 Throw Momma from the Train
Hoosiers
RoboCop
Mississippi Burning
Dances with Wolves
The Silence of the Lambs
(Acquired by MGM)
American International Pictures USA, Calif

rniaLos Angeles, USA

1956 The Pit and the Pendulum
Foxy Brown
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Beach Party
The Raven
Frogs
The Land That Time Forgot
At the Earth's Core
A Small Town in Texas
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Jennifer
C.H.O.M.P.S.
(Acquired by Filmways)
Filmways USA, CaliforniaSonoma County, California, USA 1958 (Acquired by Orion Pictures)
Streamline Pictures 1988 (Partnership with Orion Pictures)
Universal Studios USA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA 1912 The Wolf Man
The Mummy
Spartacus
Airport
Jaws
The Blues Brothers
The Deer Hunter
Rollercoaster
Back to the Future
Field of Dreams
Backdraft
Beethoven
Dr. Giggles
Jurassic Park
Meet the Parents
The Bourne Identity
The Sting
E.T.
Schindler's List
Dracula
Oblivion
Rush
Jem and the Holograms
Eon Productions UK, LondonLondon, England, UK 1961 James Bond series
Focus Features USA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA 1992 Being John Malkovich
Traffic
Lost in Translation
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Brokeback Mountain
The Constant Gardener
"Eastern Promises
(Started as Gramercy Pictures and acquired by Universal Studios, then renamed USA Films)
Working Title Films UK, LondonLondon, England, UK 1983 Four Weddings and a Funeral
Love, Actually
Shaun of the Dead
United 93
Hot Fuzz
Atonement
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Rogue Pictures USA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA 1992 A Perfect Getaway
The Strangers
Doomsday
Fearless
Cry Wolf
Assault on Precinct 13
Seed of Chucky
(Acquired by Relativity Media)
Paramount Pictures USA, CaliforniaHollywood, California, USA 1912 The Ten Commandments
Vertigo
Rosemary's Baby
The Odd Couple
The Godfather
The Bad News Bears
Saturday Night Fever
Beverly Hills Cop
Star Trek
Top Gun
Ghost
Braveheart
Mission: Impossible
Indiana Jones
Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
Transformers
Friday The 13th
Noah
(The fourth oldest film studio in the world.)
Paramount Vantage USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 1996 No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Babel
(originally known as Paramount Classics)
Republic Pictures USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 1935 (mainly a film library company, formerly a leading B movie studio)
Columbia Pictures USA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA 1926 Michael Jackson's This Is It
All the King's Men
To Sir, with Love
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Taxi Driver
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Ghostbusters
The Karate Kid
Spider-Man
Men in Black
Bad Boys
(Acquired by Sony Pictures Entertainment)
TriStar Pictures USA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA 1982 Short Circuit
Labyrinth
Peggy Sue Got Married
Look Who's Talking
Total Recall
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Basic Instinct
Philadelphia
Cliffhanger
Sleepless in Seattle
Bugsy
Jerry Maguire
District 9
Soul Surfer
Sparkle
Moms' Night Out
Heaven Is for Real
When the Game Stands Tall
(Founded as Nova Pictures)
Sony Pictures Classics USA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA 1991 Bad Education
Capote
Junebug
Auto Focus
Winged Migration
Chloe
Midnight in Paris
Neil Young Journeys
Carnage
Darling Companion
To Rome with Love
At Any Price
West of Memphis
The Company You Keep
Love Is All You Need
I'm So Excited
Before Midnight
Blue Jasmine
Kill Your Darlings
The Lunchbox
Third Person
Screen Gems USA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA 1940 Limbo
Arlington Road
Resident Evil
Underworld
Two Can Play That Game
Timecode
Girlfight
In the Cut
Vacancy
Dear John
Easy A
Burlesque
Country Strong
The Roommate
Friends with Benefits
The Vow
Think Like a Man
Carrie
Think Like a Man Too
(founded as an animation studio)
Triumph Films 1982 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
Destination Films USA, CaliforniaSanta Monica, California, USA 1993
Sony Pictures Animation USA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA 2002 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Surf's Up
Warner Bros. Pictures USA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA 1918 The Maltese Falcon
Casablanca
A Streetcar Named Desire
Rebel Without a Cause
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Bonnie and Clyde
The Wild Bunch
A Clockwork Orange
Dirty Harry
What's Up, Doc?
Blazing Saddles
All the President's Men
Batman
The Shining
Police Academy
Lethal Weapon
Goodfellas
The Fugitive
The Matrix
Harry Potter
Eyes Wide Shut
Million Dollar Baby
Dolphin Tale
Gravity
(Owned by Time Warner)
Warner Independent Pictures USA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA 2003 We Don't Live Here Anymore
A Scanner Darkly
Everything Is Illuminated
March of the Penguins
Castle Rock Entertainment USA, CaliforniaBeverly Hills, California, USA 1987 When Harry Met Sally...
Misery
City Slickers
A Few Good Men
The Shawshank Redemption
Miss Congeniality
(Acquired by Time Warner)
Warner Bros. Animation USA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA 1980 Space Jam
The Iron Giant
(Acquired by Time Warner)
New Line Cinema USA, CaliforniaNew York, New York, USA 1967 A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Mask
Friday
Mortal Kombat
Se7en
Austin Powers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Deep Cover
The Wedding Singer
American History X
Final Destination
Rush Hour
Blow
The Lord of the Rings
The Nativity Story
Wedding Crashers
Sex and the City
Blade
House Party
Spawn
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Hairspray
Elf
Horrible Bosses
The Hobbit
(Acquired by Time Warner, currently a label of Warner Bros. Pictures)
Fine Line Features USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA My Own Private Idaho
Short Cuts
The Sweet Hereafter
American Splendor
Shine
(Originally a division of New Line Cinema)
Picturehouse USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 2005 Pan's Labyrinth
Walt Disney Pictures USA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA 1928 Blackbeard's Ghost
The Black Hole
The Happiest Millionaire
The Love Bug
Mary Poppins
The Muppets
Old Yeller
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Princess Diaries
Swiss Family Robinson
Tron
Saving Mr. Banks
(Prior to 1983 their films were released under Walt Disney Productions)
Walt Disney Animation Studios USA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA 1923 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Pinocchio
Peter Pan
Cinderella
Bambi
The Little Mermaid
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
(Prior to 1983 their films were released under Walt Disney Productions)
Pixar Animation Studios USA, CaliforniaEmeryville, California, USA 1986 Toy Story
A Bug's Life
The Incredibles
Finding Nemo
Monsters, Inc.
Cars
WALL-E
Up
Brave
Disneynature FranceParis, France 2008 Earth
Oceans
African Cats
Chimpanzee
Wings of Life
Bears
Marvel Studios USA, CaliforniaManhattan Beach, California, USA 2007 Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Avengers
Touchstone Pictures USA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA 1984 Splash
The Color of Money
Adventures in Babysitting
Three Men and a Baby
Good Morning, Vietnam
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Cocktail
Dead Poets Society
Betsy's Wedding
Pretty Woman
Sister Act Armageddon
The Royal Tenenbaums
25th Hour
Pearl Harbor
Hollywood Pictures USA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA 1989 Arachnophobia
Encino Man
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
"Super Mario Brothers"
Tombstone
Color of Night
Quiz Show
Crimson Tide
Gun Shy
G.I. Jane
Judge Dredd
Mr. Holland's Opus
The Rock
The Invisible
Miramax Films USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 1979 Pulp Fiction
The English Patient
Good Will Hunting
The Cider House Rules
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Kill Bill
(Division of The Walt Disney Studios from 1993-2010; owned by Filmyard Holdings from 2010–present)
Lions Gate Entertainment USA, CaliforniaSanta Monica, California, USA 1995 Amores Perros
American Psycho
Saw
Crash
Monster's Ball
Kick-Ass
Daybreakers
The Punisher
The Hunger Games
The Big Wedding
Artisan Entertainment USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 1982 Suicide Kings
The Blair Witch Project
Requiem for a Dream
Van Wilder
(Started as LIVE Entertainment and acquired by Lions Gate)
The Weinstein Company USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 2005 The Reader
A Single Man
Nine
"Coriolanus
Also a distributor, e.g. The King's Speech, Hoodwinked!
Dimension Films USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 1992 Scream
Spy Kids
Scary Movie
Sin City
Halloween
Piranha
Equilibrium
Bad Santa
(originally the Miramax Films division)
CBS Films USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 2007 The Back-Up Plan
Extraordinary Measures
Faster
The Mechanic
Beastly
The Woman in Black
The Kings of Summer
Last Vegas
Inside Llewyn Davis
(CBS made a brief move into film production in the late 1960s and CBS Theatrical Films in 1979) (Founded as Cinema Center Films)
Hodgee Films Canada, British ColumbiaVancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2011 A Brony Tale
Winning America
What Happens Next?
Mercury Radio Arts USA, TexasLas Colinas, Texas, USA 2002 Man in the Moon Owned by Glenn Beck, and owns TheBlaze
Yari Film Group USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 2006 The Illusionist
Troma Entertainment USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 1974 The Toxic Avenger
Terror Firmer
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.
Tromeo and Juliet
Cannibal! The Musical
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
Class of Nuke 'Em High
(Trash and exploitation films)
Summit Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA 1996 The Twilight Saga
The Hurt Locker
Red
The Beaver
50/50
Source Code
Sinister
Ender's Game

Strand Releasing USA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA 1989
Newmarket Films USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 1989 Donnie Darko
Memento
Monster
The Passion of the Christ
"Spun"
Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures USANashville, TN 2007 Praise Band: The Movie
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School
Season of Miracles
(Family-friendly, uplifting and life-inspiring films)
Five & Two Pictures USAUSA 2002 Time Changer
Unidentified
Me & You, Us, Forever
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
A Matter of Faith
(Christian Films)
Gener8Xion Entertainment USA, CaliforniaHollywood, California, USA 1995 The Omega Code
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
One Night With the King
Noelle
The Cross
Preacher's Kid
(Christian Films)
World Wide Pictures USA, MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1951 Two a Penny
The Hiding Place
Joni
Road to Redemption
The Climb
(Christian Films)
Promenade Pictures USA, CaliforniaSanta Monica, California, USA 2003 The Ten Commandments
Noah's Ark: The New Beginning
(Christian Films)
Sherwood Pictures USA, GeorgiaAlbany, Georgia, USA 2002 Flywheel
Facing the Giants
Fireproof
Courageous
(Christian Films)
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment UK, EnglandLondon, England, UK 1979 The Big Lebowski
Dead Man Walking
Fargo
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Trainspotting
The Usual Suspects
What Dreams May Come
(Acquired by Universal Studios)
Possibility Pictures USA, FloridaOrlando, Florida, USA 2002 Letters to God (Christian Films)
Producers Releasing Corporation USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 1939 (Assets acquired by Eagle-Lion Films in 1950, which in turn was acquired by United Artists in 1955)
RKO Pictures USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 1929 King Kong
Bringing Up Baby
Citizen Kane
Trimark Pictures USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 1985 Beautiful People
Warlock
(Started as Vidmark Entertainment, acquired by Lions Gate)
Samuel Goldwyn Films USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 1979 The Squid and the Whale (Founded as Samuel Goldwyn Company, acquired by Orion Films then formed Independently in 1999)
Palm Pictures USAUSA
Magnolia Pictures USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 2001 The World's Fastest Indian
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Bubble
One Last Thing...
Jesus Camp
Mister Foe
Chocolate
Humpday
The ABCs of Death
Compliance
Serena
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
Drinking Buddies
Uncommon Productions USA, BostonBoston, MA, USA 2000 The Last Mountain
American Violet
The Price of Sugar
Overture Films USA, CaliforniaBeverly Hills, California, USA 2006 Brooklyn's Finest (Owned by Liberty Media)
First Look Studios USA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA 1993 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Screen Media Films USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 2001
Image Entertainment USA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA 1981 My Name Is Bruce
Pacific International Enterprises USA, OregonMedford, Oregon, USA The Adventures of the Wilderness Family
The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family
Mountain Family Robinson
Challenge to Be Free
Across the Great Divide
Windwalker
The Late, Great Planet Earth
IFC Films USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 1999 My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Owned by Rainbow Media)
Hannover House USA, ArizonaSpringdale, Arkansas, USA 1993
E1 Entertainment USA, New YorkPort Washington, New York, USA 1987 (Founded as Koch Entertainment)
THINKFilm USA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA 2001 Half Nelson
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Down in the Valley
(Capitol Films (50% equity), Lionsgate Films (50% equity))
Spiderwood Productions USA, TexasAustin, Texas, USA 2002 The Inner Circle
National Lampoon's Teed Off
National Lampoon's Teed Off Too
Flight of Magic (Spiderwood Animation)
Something's Gonna Live
Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah
The Red Corner
Mafiosa
(Affiliated with Spiderwood Studios and Spiderwood Animation)
Vivendi Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA 2000 New York, I Love You
Grindhouse
Hurricane Season
Opie Gets Laid
New York Doll
Fanboys
The Moon and the Stars
Velvet Film France, Haiti, USA 1986 Lumumba, la mort d'un prophète
The Man by the Shore
Moloch Tropical
Murder in Pacot
(Founded by Raoul Peck in Germany as Velvet Film GmbH. Now based in France, Haiti and USA)
Tyler Perry Studios USA, Atlanta,Atlanta, Georgia, USA 2006 Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Madea's Family Reunion
Daddy's Little Girls
Why Did I Get Married?
Meet The Browns
The Family That Preys
Madea Goes to Jail

Regency Enterprises Walden Media

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