TriStar Pictures

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TriStar Pictures, Inc.
TriStar Pictures

Type Film production and distribution studio
Status Active
Led by Nicole Brown
Founder(s) Victor Kaufman
Founded March 2, 1982
10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California, U.S.
Also known as
  • Nova Pictures (1982-1983)
  • Tri-Star Pictures (1983-1991)
Parent company Sony Pictures Entertainment

TriStar Pictures, Inc. (spelled as Tri-Star until 1991) is an American film production and distribution studio and sister company of Columbia Pictures, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

TriStar produced the 1998 American GODZILLA film and Godzilla: The Series, and distributed many of the Japanese Godzilla films in the United States from 1998 to 2005. TriStar's version of Godzilla would later be reintroduced into the Godzilla franchise as Zilla, and continues to appear in official merchandise licensed by Toho.

Selected filmography

Selected distributions

Monsters created by TriStar

Scrapped Godzilla elements from TriStar


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