Paramount Pictures

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Paramount Pictures Corporation
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Type Film production and distribution studio
Status Active
Led by Brian Robbins
Founder(s) William Wadsworth Hodkinson,
Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky
Founded May 8, 1912
5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, United States
Parent company Paramount Global
Preceded by
  • Famous Players Film Company
  • Famous Players-Lasky

Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film studio and a subsidiary of the media conglomerate Paramount Global (formerly known as ViacomCBS). Founded in 1912 as Famous Players Film Company, it quickly became one of the major Hollywood studios, a position it retains to this day. Its signature franchises include Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Mission Impossible, and Transformers.

Among giant monster fans, Paramount is known for distributing the 1976 King Kong remake, releasing the Toho kaiju films formerly released by UPA on VHS and LaserDisc in the United States, and distributing every entry in the Cloverfield franchise.

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