World Wide Pictures (UK)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the US film production company of the same name founded by Billy Graham in 1951, see World Wide Pictures. For the US film distributor (1927-1933), see Sono Art-World Wide Pictures.
World Wide Pictures
Film production
Genre Documentary, Advertising, Industrial Films, Promotional Films, Propaganda
Fate Active
Founded 1942
Founder James Carr
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Christopher Courtenay Taylor (Managing Director)
Website World Wide Pictures

World Wide Pictures is a film, television and multimedia production company established in 1942. Its origins were in the British Documentary Movement founded by John Grierson in the 1930s, producing propaganda and information films for the Government during World War II. After the war, it specialised in sponsored films, advertisements, industrial and promotional films. Two notable early successes were The Undefeated (1950), made to promote state welfare services available to disabled ex-servicemen, and David (1951), commissioned to promote Wales at the Festival of Britain. The company is still in business, making advertisements, corporate videos and multimedia productions.

External links[edit]