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Encyclopedia > Fox Film Corporation

The Fox Film Corporation was an American company which produced motion pictures, formed in 1915 when founder William Fox merged two companies he had established in 1913: Greater New York Film Rental, a distribution firm, which was part of the Independents; and Fox (or Box, depending on the source) Office Attractions Company, a production company. (see vertical integration) Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... See also: 1914 in film 1915 1916 in film years in film film Events Top grossing films The Birth of a Nation Movies released A Fool There Was, starring Theda Bara The Birth of a Nation, starring Lillian Gish Carmen, starring Theda Bara Fattys Tintype Tangle, starring and directed... William Fox (born Wilhelm Fried in January 1, 1879–May 8, 1952) was the founder of Fox Film Corporation, now 20th Century Fox. ... A corporation is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as moral persons; they may also go by the name AS (anonymous society) or something similar, depending on language (see below). ... See also: 1912 in film 1913 1914 in film years in film film Events The first Charlie Chaplin movies are made D. W. Griffith completes his series of Biograph Shorts, begun in 1909, and leaves the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company in New York City to make full length motion... In microeconomics and strategic management, the term vertical integration describes a style of ownership and control. ...


The company's first film studios were set up in Fort Lee, New Jersey but in 1919 they shifted production to Hollywood, California that offered a more hospitable and cost effective climate for filmmaking. On July 23, 1926, the company bought the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound on to film. Map highlighting Fort Lees location within Bergen County. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... See also: 1925 in film 1926 1927 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events August - Warner Brothers debuts the first Vitaphone film, Don Juan. ... A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or substance (known as an invention) which is new, inventive and useful. ... Movietone was created ever since silent movies came out, and was the primary source of news and current events for moviegoers until the first black and white television set came out in the late 1940s. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ...


William Fox lost control over the company after the stock market crash, in 1930, during a hostile takeover. Under new president Sidney Kent, the new owners later merged the company with Twentieth Century Pictures to form 20th Century Fox. For the protest against the Communications Decency Act, see Black World Wide Web protest. ... Twentieth Century Pictures was a Hollywood motion picture production company created in 1932 by Joseph Schenck, the former president of United Artists, Darryl F. Zanuck from Warner Brothers, and William Goetz from Fox Films. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ...


 
 

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