Some of these corporations started with billions of dollars in their pockets and some of them started with nothing. Listed below are some of the top 10 best movie and media production companies in the world 2018. It is because of these companies we lift celebrities and their influence on us higher and higher.
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10. Dream Works
This impressive production company has produced over 10 films that grossed over 100 million-dollar in box office profits. It started off with three well-known faces in the industry, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. They own a whopping 72% of the studio and they currently run out of Universal Studios offices. Some of their most well-known movies are Trolls, The Croods, Shrek, Antz, The Prince of Egypt and a lot more!
Metro Goldwyn Mayer has been around since 1924! When the silent film era ended, they were dominant in their industry. The studio’s motto is a latin phrase that translates into “Art for art’s sake!” The lion we see at the beginning of their movies is named Leo. The lion’s roar wasn’t introduced into the films until 1924 because it had previously been silent only motioning the movement. They once bragged that they had more stars than there were in the heaven because so many of their stars were A-Listers. They are famous for producing The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Terminator and more.
8. The Weinstein Company
Is the largest mini-major film studios in America. Their first release was Derailed which featured Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owens. They don’t just produce movies but also release books as well. Their highest grossing film to date has been Django Unchained which was co-produced along with Columbia Pictures. Other popular films from this production company was The Kings Speech, The Silverlining’s Playbook, Inglorious Basterds and The Butler.
7. Lions Gate Entertainment
This production company is out of America and Canada. They were founded as recently as 1997 by Frank Giustra and Avi Federgreen. They started out with a revenue of 16 million dollars as well as an additional 40 million dollars which had been donated by investors. They have been successful in both the television world and with big screen movie productions. Their most famous productions include Nurse Jackie, Will & Grace, The Biggest Loser, The Hunger Games and so much more.
This is the world’s sixth largest broadcasting company. They specialize in mostly television productions as well as cinema. They currently are in control of BET Networks, MTV, and the Paramount Pictures studios. They even control Nickelodeon studios; a very popular children’s television network. Some of their most popular creations have been Friday the 13th, Cloverfield and upcoming Sherlock Gnomes.
5. 21st Century Fox
This mass media production company is headquartered in Manhattan, New York. One of the key leaders in this company is Robert Murdoch who’s been in the industry since the 70s. They produce a large amount of filmed and direct-broadcast television. In the 2000’s they produced X-Men, Me Myself and Irene, Cast Away, Shallow Hal, Ice Age, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Passion of the Christ and much more.
4. NBC Universal
This American multinational media conglomerate is headquartered in in Rockefeller Plaza’s Comcast Building. It’s included as one of Americas “big three” media companies. They have been contributing to the media since the 1950’s. NBC Universal now includes many television channels including USA Network and the SciFi Channel. NBC Universal is responsible for the television shows Law & Order, The District and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The internet television website Hulu is partnered with NBC Universal to provide you your favorite shows online a day after they are shown. Some of their most well known movies released were Despicable Me, Les Miserables, The Secret Life of Pets, TED and The Lorax.
3. The Walt Disney Company
This is one of the world’s largest entertainment and information producers. They are most well known for their Disneyland Theme Parks, Mickey and Minnie mouse franchise and their television channels featuring shows safe for children and adolescents viewing. Some of their most popular franchises include the Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform and ABC. They own some of the leading resorts all over the globe include Disneyland California, Walt Disney World, Disney Resort in Shanghai, Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Tokyo and so much more all over the globe. They have been producing movies and animations for over 90 years and are going strong.
Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. Some of their most well-known movies include The Interview, which attracted international discussion because of its sensitive and humorous portrayal of North Korea’s current leader, Kim Jong Un. They are also known for creating The Magnificent Seven, The Smurfs, Ghostbusters, Hotel Transylvania, Spiderman among others. Sony is also remembered for being hacked in 2014 by a hacker group called the Guardians of Peace. They leaked a few movies and disabled multiple computers in their company. They are definately not scared to push the limits of entertainment and fight for the ability to produce it.
1. Time Warner
Time Warner is a huge company which offers everything from internet, cable television, phone services, release media information as well as produce movies and television shows. They currently own HBO which is the nation’s leading premium television service. They also own Turner Broadcasting Systems which manages CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS and the Cartoon Network which are all entertainment and news providers. In 2006 the launched a new television network called The CW. The current head of Time Warner is CEO Jeff Bewkes.
These companies are incredibly important to society because they are the ones who control our entertainment, position towards life, ability to communicate via internet and telephone and they also produce the news we watch. We rely on this news to inform us of what’s happening in our world and how it relates to us. Without these corporations there is a lot going on in the world none of us would be aware of.