Big Eight (film studios)

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During the "golden age" of Hollywood, The Big Eight referred to the eight major Hollywood movie studios.[1] Since then, the number of major studios has fluctuated with bankruptcies -- RKO Radio Pictures, mergers -- United Artists and the 'promotion' of what was previously a 'minor' studio, e.g. The Walt Disney Company. The demotion of MGM leaves a current Big Six.

Big Eight is sometimes used to refer to the eight corporations that own the Big Ten, the ten major Hollywood movie studios.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Thomas Schatz (1999). Boom and Bust: American Cinema in the 1940s. University of California Press. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-520-22130-7.