The Geffen Film Company
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|Film distributor and production company|
|Founded||June 23, 1982|
|Defunct||June 19, 1998|
The Geffen Film Company (also known as The Geffen Company, The Geffen Film Company, Inc., and later Geffen Pictures) was a film distributor and production company founded by David Geffen, the founder of Geffen Records, and future co-founder of DreamWorks (the latter being a successor to the Geffen Film Company). Geffen founded the company in 1982, having recruited Eric Eisner as president, and distributed its films through Warner Bros. Geffen operated it as a division of Warner Bros., and as a result, following The Geffen Film Company's shutdown in 1998, Warner Bros. now owns the company's library, with the exception of the 1996 Mike Judge comedy Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, which is owned by Paramount Pictures via Paramount Animation and MTV Films.
The spherical Geffen Pictures logo (based on the logo of its record-label counterpart) was created by Saul Bass.
The Geffen Company
- Personal Best (1982)
- Risky Business (1983) (co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures)
- After Hours (1985)
- Lost in America (1985)
- Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
- Beetlejuice (1988)
- Men Don't Leave (1990)
- Defending Your Life (1991)
- The Last Boy Scout (1991)
- M. Butterfly (1993)
- Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
- Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996, co-production with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films)
- Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996, TV series)
- Joe's Apartment (1996, co-production with MTV Films)
- Michael Collins (1996)
- The Butcher Boy (1997)
- "David Geffen Fast Facts". CNN. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- Shewey, Don (1985). "On the Go With David Geffen". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- Cieply, Michael (10 January 1989). "Sean Daniel Quits Universal to Head Geffen's Film Unit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- Dilworth, John R. (January 1997). "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America". Animation World Magazine. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
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