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Encyclopedia > Beacon Communications

Beacon Pictures (formerly Beacon Communications, LLC) is the name of an American production company founded in 1990 by Armyan Bernstein. The company produces motion pictures for major Hollywood studios.

Bernstein is the chairman of this company and produces the movies for the Beacon Pictures label, working with such studios as Buena Vista Pictures, Universal Pictures and Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a fictitious business name of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Inc. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... The Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group is the result of a merger of Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures in 1998. ...

Today, the company is a division of Holding Pictures Distribution Company, LLC (HPDC), formed in 2002 by Bernstein and Charlie Lyons (HPDC's CEO). The studio owns a five-year production deal with Buena Vista Pictures. Charles Charlie Lyons is a former president and CEO of the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL. He won the Stanley Cup with the team in 1996. ...

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