Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film and television production and distribution company and the main namesake division of Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS). It is the fifth oldest film studio in the world,[1] the second oldest film studio in the United States (behind Universal Pictures), and the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios still located in the city limits of Los Angeles.[2]

Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures
Formerly
TypeDivision
IndustryFilm
Predecessors
FoundedMay 8, 1912; 110 years ago (1912-05-08)
Founders
Headquarters5555 Melrose Avenue, ,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Brian Robbins (Chairman & CEO)
ProductsMotion pictures
OwnerNational Amusements (79%)
ParentParamount Global
Divisions
Subsidiaries
Websiteparamountpictures.com

In 1916, film producer Adolph Zukor put 24 actors and actresses under contract and honored each with a star on the logo.[3] In 1967, the number of stars was reduced to 22 and their hidden meaning was dropped. In 2014, Paramount Pictures became the first major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only.[4] The company's headquarters and studios are located at 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.[5]

Paramount Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association (MPA).[6]


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