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Encyclopedia > TriStar Pictures
The TriStar Pictures logo from 1993 to the present
"TriStar" redirects here. For other uses, see Tristar.

TriStar Pictures (spelled Tri-Star until 1991) is a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures, itself a subdivision of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, which is owned by Sony Pictures. It was founded in 1982. Image File history File links Tri-Star. ... Image File history File links Tri-Star. ... TriStar Pictures is a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures, itself a subdivision of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, which is owned by Sony Pictures. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... The Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group is the result of a merger of Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures in 1998. ... Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is the television and film production unit of Japan-based corporate giant Sony. ...

The concept for TriStar came about in 1982 when Columbia (then a subsidiary of Coca-Cola), HBO, and CBS decided to pool resources to split the ever-growing costs of making movies. Their first release, in 1984, was The Natural. Their second movie was a flop remake of the 1960 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture Where the Boys Are. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... The Natural is a 1952 novel about baseball written by Bernard Malamud. ... Where the Boys Are 84 is a 1984 teen sex comedy, starring Russell Todd, Lorna Luft, Lisa Hartman and Lynn-Holly Johnson. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Where the Boys Are is a 1960 American motion picture comedy about four Midwestern college co-eds who spend spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ...

CBS dropped out of the venture in 1984 and in 1987, HBO did as well. That same year, Tri-Star entered into the television business as Tri-Star Television. In December 1987, Columbia Pictures bought their venture shares and merged Columbia and Tri-Star into Columbia Pictures Entertainment. Tri-Star Television logo Image:TriStar Televsion. ...

In 1989, all of Coke's entertainment holdings were acquired by Sony Corporation of Japan, who merged Columbia and TriStar, but continued to use the separate names. Sony Pictures Entertainment later revived TriStar Television as a television production banner in 1991 and co-launched Columbia TriStar Television in 1994 with its sister television studio Columbia Pictures Television. Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $68. ... Columbia TriStar Television logo Columbia TriStar Television, Inc. ... Columbia Pictures Television logo, used from 1992-2001. ...

TriStar was relaunched in 2004 as a marketing and acquisitions unit that will have a "particular emphasis on genre films". [1]

See also

This is a list of films produced and/or released by American film studio TriStar Pictures. ...


  1. ^ http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/corporatefact.html#tsp

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Court TV Legal Documents: Reebok v. Tristar (6303 words)
TriStar, however, did not live up to its end of the bargain, but instead abruptly changed the rules of the game and simply walked away from its promises as the game was about to end.
TriStar's representations regarding its intent to include the Tidwell Commercial in "Jerry Maguire" and to depict Tidwell wearing a Reebok jacket were intentionally false.
TriStar made these representations and promises with the intention of inducing Reebok to rely on them, and to permit TriStar to utilize Reebok's products, name, trademarks, devices and logos in "Jerry Maguire" and to induce Reebok to undertake a multi-million dollar promotional campaign for the motion picture.
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