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Encyclopedia > United Artists
This article is about the film studio. Previously, it was affiliated with a cinema chain bearing this name, now owned by Regal Entertainment Group.
The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s).

United Artists Entertainment LLC (UA) [1] [1] is an American film studio. The "new" UA was formed in November 2006 under a partnership between producer/actor Tom Cruise and his production partner, Paula Wagner, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., an MGM company. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CU Marking articles for cleanup This page is undergoing a transition to an easier-to-maintain format. ... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... United Artists Theaters was a chain of movie theaters originally owned by the same investors as the Hollywood movie studio, United Artists. ... Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) is North Americas largest movie theatre chain, operating 6,273 screens in 584 locations in 40 U.S. states. ... Image File history File links The United Artists logo. ... Image File history File links The United Artists logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A film studio is a controlled environment for the making of a film. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Paula Wagner (born Paula Kauffman 12 December 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American film producer and film executive. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ...


Cruise and Wagner own a small stake in the studio, a subsidiary of MGM Studios. MGM is owned by MGM Holdings, Inc., which was formed by a consortium including Sony, Comcast, TPG Capital, L.P. and Providence Equity Partners. A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company[1] and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... TPG Capital, L.P. (formerly Texas Pacific Group, commonly referred as TPG) is a private equity investment firm founded by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William S. Price III in 1992. ... Providence Equity Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island that focuses on investments in media and telecommunications. ...

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The early years

UA was incorporated as a joint venture on February 5, 1919 by four of the leading figures in early Hollywood: Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith. Each held a 20% stake, with remaining 20% held by lawyer William Gibbs McAdoo.[2] The idea for the venture originated with Fairbanks, Chaplin, Pickford, and cowboy star William S. Hart a year earlier as they were traveling around the U.S. selling Liberty bonds to help the World War I effort. Already hardened veterans of Hollywood, the four film stars began to talk of forming their own company to better control their own work as well as their futures. They were spurred on by established Hollywood producers and distributors making moves to tighten their control on star salaries and creative control, a process which would evolve into the rigid studio system. With the addition of Griffith, planning began, but Hart bowed out even before things had formalized. When he heard about their scheme, Richard A. Rowland, head of Metro Pictures, said, "The inmates are taking over the asylum." The four partners, with advice McAdoo (son-in-law of then-President Woodrow Wilson), formed their distribution company, with Hiram Abrams as its first managing director. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... ... Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Oscar-winning Canadian motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists in 1919. ... For the Jamaican musician named Charlie Chaplin, see Charlie Chaplin (singer). ... Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926). ... David Llewelyn Wark D.W. Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American film director. ... William Gibbs McAdoo (October 31, 1863–February 1, 1941) was a U.S. Senator and United States Secretary of the Treasury. ... Wiliam Surrey Hart Movie poster for Harts 1916 western The Aryan in which he played a white (Anglo-Saxon) member of a Mexican gang, having turned against his own people. ... A liberty bond was a special type of war bond that was sold in the United States to support the allied cause in World War I. It could be redeemed for the original value of the bond plus interest. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The studio system was a means of film production and distribution dominant in Hollywood from the early 1920s through the early 1950s. ... Metro Studios, Culver City, CA. in 1918 Metro Pictures Corporation was an American motion picture production company founded in 1916 by Richard A. Rowland (1880-1947) and Louis B. Mayer (1885-1957). ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856–February 3, 1924), was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. ... Hiram Abrams was an early American movie mogul and one of the first presidents of Paramount Pictures and the first managing director of United Artists. ...


The original terms called for Pickford, Fairbanks, Griffith and Chaplin to independently produce five pictures each year. But by the time the company got under way in 1920-1921, feature films were becoming more expensive and more polished, and running times had settled at around ninety minutes (or eight reels). It was soon clear that no one, no matter how popular, could produce and star in five quality feature films a year. By 1924, by which time Hart and Griffith had dropped out, the company was facing a crisis: either bring in others to help support a costly distribution system or concede defeat. The veteran producer Joseph Schenck was hired as president. Not only had he been producing pictures for a decade, but he brought along commitments for films starring his wife, Norma Talmadge, his sister-in-law, Constance Talmadge, and his brother-in-law, Buster Keaton. Contracts were signed with a letter of independent producers, especially Samuel Goldwyn, Alexander Korda and Howard Hughes. Schenck also formed a separate partnership with Pickford and Chaplin to buy and build theaters under the United Artists name. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Joseph M. Schenck, born December 25, 1878 - died October 22, 1961, was a pioneer executive who played a key role in the development of the United States film industry. ... Norma Talmadge Norma Talmadge (May 26, 1893 – December 24, 1957) was an American actress. ... Constance Talmadge in the 1910s Constance Talmadge (April 19, 1897-November 23, 1973) was a silent movie star born in Brooklyn, New York, USA, and was the sister of fellow actresses Norma Talmadge and Natalie Talmadge. ... Buster Keaton (born Joseph Frank Keaton, October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American silent film comic actor and filmmaker. ... Samuel Goldwyn (July 1882 (some sources say 17 August 1882, others 1879 [1]) – 31 January 1974) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning producer, also a well-known Hollywood motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... Sir Alexander Korda (September 16, 1893 - January 23, 1956) was a film director and producer, a leading figure in the British film industry and the founder of London Films. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ...


Still, even with a broadening of the company, UA struggled. The coming of sound ended the careers of Pickford and Fairbanks. Chaplin, rich enough to do what he pleased, worked only occasionally. Schenck resigned in 1933 to organize a new company with Darryl F. Zanuck, Twentieth Century Pictures, which soon provided four pictures a year to UA's schedule. He was replaced as president by sales manager Al Lichtman who himself resigned after only a few months. Pickford herself produced a few films, and at various times Goldwyn, Korda, Walt Disney, Walter Wanger, and David O. Selznick were made "producing partners" (i.e., sharing in the profits), but ownership still rested with the founders. As the years passed and the dynamics of the business changed, these "producing partners" drifted away, Goldwyn and Disney to RKO, Wanger to Universal Pictures, Selznick to retirement. By the late 1940s, United Artists had virtually ceased to exist as either a producer or distributor. Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902–December 22, 1979) was a producer, writer, actor and director who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors (the length of his career being rivalled only by that of Adolph Zukor). ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... Alexander Al Lichtman (April 9, 1885 - February 20, 1958) was a businessman working in the motion picture industry. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Walter Wanger (July 11, 1894 - November 18, 1968) was an important American film producer. ... David O. Selznick David Oliver Selznick (May 10, 1902–June 22, 1965), was one of the icon Hollywood producers of the Golden Age. ... RKO could stand for: RKO Pictures The R.K.O. - finishing manoever (and initials) of WWE professional wrestler Randy Orton. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ...


Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers

The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers was founded in 1941 by Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Orson Welles, Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selznick, Alexander Korda, and Walter Wanger - many of the same people who were members of United Artists. Later members included William Cagney, Sol Lesser, and Hal Roach. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Sir Alexander Korda (September 16, 1893 - January 23, 1956) was a film director and producer, a leading figure in the British film industry and the founder of London Films. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Harold Eugene Roach, Sr. ...


The Society aimed to preserve the rights of independent producers in an industry overwhelmingly controlled by the studio system. The studio system was a means of film production and distribution dominant in Hollywood from the early 1920s through the early 1950s. ...


SIMPP fought to end monopolistic practices by the five major film studios - MGM, Paramount Pictures, RKO, Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox - that controlled the production, distribution, and exhibition of films. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... RKO could stand for: RKO Pictures The R.K.O. - finishing manoever (and initials) of WWE professional wrestler Randy Orton. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their...


In 1942, the SIMPP filed an antitrust suit against Paramount's United Detroit Theatres. The complaint accused Paramount of conspiracy to control first-run and subsequent-run theaters in Detroit. It was the first antitrust suit brought by producers against exhibitors alleging monopoly and restraint of trade.


In 1948, the United States Supreme Court Paramount Decision ordered the Hollywood movie studios to sell their theater chains and to eliminate certain anti-competitive practices. This effectively brought an end to the studio system. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... United States v. ... A movie studio is a location, room, building, or group of buildings and/or sound stages, offices and storage facilities, which may include a backlot, where movies are made. ...


By 1958, many of the reasons for creating the SIMPP had been corrected and SIMPP closed its offices.


The 1950s and 1960s

In 1951, two lawyers-turned-producers Arthur Krim and Robert Benjamin approached Pickford and Chaplin with a wild idea: let them take over United Artists for five years. If, at the end of those five years, UA was profitable, they would be given an option to buy the company. Since UA was barely alive, Pickford saw nothing to lose and agreed. Chaplin was against the deal, but changed his mind in late 1952 when the US government revoked his re-entry visa while he was in London for the UK premiere of Limelight. He sold his remaining shares of UA several years later. Arthur B. Krim (d. ... Limelight is a 1952 film written, directed by and starring Charles Chaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with a guest appearance by Buster Keaton. ...


In taking over UA, Krim and Benjamin created the first studio without an actual "studio". Primarily acting as bankers, they offered money to independent producers. UA leased space at the Pickford/Fairbanks Studio, but did not own a studio lot as such. Thus UA did not have the overhead, the maintenance or the expensive production staff which ran up costs at other studios. Among their first clients were Sam Spiegel and John Huston, whose "Horizon Productions" gave UA two major hits, The African Queen (1951) and Moulin Rouge (1952). Others followed, among them Stanley Kramer, Otto Preminger, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, and a number of actors, newly freed from studio contracts and anxious to produce or direct their own films. UA production-head Arnold Picker could do no wrong in selecting the properties which the company would back. With UA's new success, Pickford saw a chance to exit gracefully, though she still held out for top dollar, walking away with $1.5 million in 1955. Sam Spiegel (11 November 1901 - 31 December 1985) was a successful independent film producer. ... John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director and actor. ... The African Queen is a 1951 film made by Horizon Pictures and Romulus Films, and distributed by United Artists. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Moulin Rouge is a 1952 movie directed by John Huston. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was a Jewish-American film director and producer. ... Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a film director. ... Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an Oscar-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique (a rare thing for leading men of that time), distinct smile (which he called The Grin) and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial tough guy... Arnold M. Picker (29 September 1913—11 October 1989) was a film industry executive and mayor of Golden Beach, Florida. ...


UA went public the following year, and as the other mainstream studios fell into decline, UA prospered, adding relationships with the Mirisch brothers, Billy Wilder, Joseph E. Levine and others. In the 1960s, UA introduced U.S. audiences to The Beatles by releasing producer Walter Shenson's A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965). At the same time it backed two expatriate Americans in Britain, who had acquired screen rights to Ian Fleming's Bond novels. For $1 million, UA backed Harry Saltzman and Albert Broccoli's Dr. No (which was a sensation in 1962) and served as the launching point for the James Bond series. That franchise has outlived UA's life as a major studio, still running forty years later. Other successful projects backed in this period included Blake Edwards's Pink Panther series, which began in 1964, and Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns, which made a star of Clint Eastwood. Harold Mirisch Marvin Mirisch Walter Mirisch Mirisch Company, Inc. ... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... Joseph E. Levine (September 9, 1905 – July 31, 1987) was an American film producer. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... A Hard Days Night (1964) is a British comedy film originally released by United Artists, written by Alun Owen and starring The Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Help! is a 1965 film starring the The Beatles and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal and Roy Kinnear. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Albert Romolo Broccoli (April 5, 1909–June 27, 1996) known to millions of movie fans as Cubby Broccoli (a nickname used by a cousin), produced more than forty movies, but will be remembered by most for his contribution to one of the most successful film franchises in history, James Bond. ... Dr. No is a 1962 spy film. ... Flemings image of James Bond; commissioned to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Pink Panther cartoon character. ... Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director. ... Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name in A Fistful of Dollars Once Upon a Time in the West, in true Sergio Leone style, ends with an extended shootout scene between Harmonica (Charles Bronson) and Frank (Henry Fonda). ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ...


Borrowing the idea of financial backing for television, UA's television division was responsible for shows like Gilligan's Island, The Fugitive, Outer Limits, and The Patty Duke Show. The television unit also had begun to build up a substantial — and profitable — rental library, having purchased Associated Artists Productions, owners of Warner Bros. pre-1948 features, shorts, and cartoons as well as Popeye cartoons, purchased from Paramount Pictures a few years earlier. (See note below at '"Film Archives"' for more on this). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... The Fugitive is an American television series produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963-1967. ... The Outer Limits is an American television series. ... The Patty Duke Show was a sitcom which ran on ABC from September 18, 1963 to the final episode aired on May 4, 1966 and repeats through August 31, 1966. ... Associated Artists Productions was a distributor of theatrical features and short subjects for television founded in 1953 and headed by Elliott Hyman. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


There was also a record division, later sold to EMI. On the basis of its fantastic string of film and television hits in the 1960s, the company was an attractive property, and in 1967 Krim and Benjamin sold control of UA to the San Francisco-based insurance giant, Transamerica Corp. United Artists Records was a record label founded by United Artists soon after its own founding in 1919 to distribute soundtracks from its movies. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... Transamerica Corporaion is an insurance and investment company in the United States. ...


The 1970s and 1980s

What Transamerica got was not just the UA name and library, but the expertise and experience of Krim, Benjamin and a team of others. For a time the flow of successful pictures continued. New talent was encouraged, including Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Sylvester Stallone, Saul Zaentz, Miloš Forman, and Brian De Palma. In 1973 UA took over the sales and distribution of MGM's films (ironically, MGM would soon be distributing UA's films in the future). Transamerica Corporation is an insurance and investment company in the United States. ... Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright. ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ... Sylvester Stallone (born Michael Enzio Sylvester Stallone on July 6, 1946 Died 20th September 2007 in accident, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... It has been suggested that The Saul Zaentz Film Center be merged into this article or section. ... Jan Tomáš Forman (born February 18, 1932), better known as MiloÅ¡ Forman, is a film director, actor, screenwriter and professor. ... Brian De Palma (born Brian Russell DePalma on September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is a prolific, and controversial American film director, best known for directing the Al Pacino classic Scarface, and the Academy Award-winning The Untouchables. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ...


But insurance companies are a cautious, steady business. The ups-and-downs of movie making made them nervous. They were also not pleased with UA's frequent releases of films rated X by the Motion Picture Corporation of America, such as Last Tango in Paris; in these instances, Transamerica demanded the byline "A Transamerica Company" be removed from the UA logo on the prints and in all advertising. At one point, the parent company expressed their desire to phase out the UA name and replace it with Transamerica Films. And then there were the costs; Hollywood has always been based on image, so executives had to be pampered a bit. All of this drove the insurance company crazy. Finally in 1978, following a dispute over administrative expenses, UA's top executives, including chairman Krim and president Benjamin, walked out. Within days they announced the formation of Orion Pictures, with backing from Warner. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... Last Tango in Paris (Italian: Il Tango Ultimo nei Parigi, French: Le Dernier Tango à Paris) is a 1972 film which tells the story of an American widower who is drawn into a sexual relationship with a young, soon-to-be-married Parisian woman. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The inexperienced new leadership of UA, anxious to show that they could make quality pictures too, agreed to back Michael Cimino's pet project, a big-budget western, Heaven's Gate. After a tumultuous two-year gestation, the picture turned out to be a colossal box office bomb, angering critics and alienating audiences. The publicity about runaway costs far overshadowed any appeal the film might have. United Artists recorded a major loss for the year; to Transamerica, it was only a blip on a multi-billion dollar balance sheet, but it soured the relationship forever. To the greater Hollywood community, it also signalled that this was a company that could no longer produce pictures. MGM, led by Kirk Kerkorian, made an unsolicited bid for UA by estimating that MGM would pay UA $350 Million in distribution fees if the expiring distribution deal was renewed and used the estimated amount to offer the $350 Million[2] to Transamerica to buy United Artists. Transamerica said yes and MGM absorbed UA. Film editors replaced UA logos on all prints to remove any reference to former owner Transamerica (like the "T" stripped-logo and the "A Transamerica Company" byline, though in some cases, both were retained).[citation needed] Michael Cimino (born February 3, 1939, New York City) is an Australia film director. ... Heavens Gate (1980) is a big-budget western movie, depicting a fictionalized account of the Johnson County War between land barons and European immigrants in 1890s Wyoming. ... Cleopatra is the biggest box-office bomb of all time. ... Kerkor Kirk Kerkorian (born June 6, 1917) is an American billionaire, and president/CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. ...


Despite the financial ruin, UA's blockbuster franchise films (Pink Panther, James Bond, and eventually Rocky) were emphasized more heavily than financial flops.


In 1975, Harry Saltzman sold UA his 50% stake in Danjaq, LLC, the holding-company for the Bond films. UA was to remain a silent partner, putting up money, while Albert Broccoli took producer credit. Danjaq, LLC (formerly Danjaq S.A.) is the holding company responsible for the copyright and trademarks to the characters, elements, and other related material to James Bond on screen. ...


Danjaq and UA have remained the public co-copyright holders for the Bond series ever since, and the 2006 Casino Royale release shares the copyright with Columbia Pictures, part of the consortium that now owns MGM/UA. The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ...


Under Kerkorian, United Artists became a shell. The studio, which was essentially bankrupt following the disaster of Heaven's Gate, cut its production schedule sharply. MGM and UA were merged into MGM/UA Entertainment Co. from 1981 to 1987. UA was essentially dormant after 1989, releasing no films for several years. In part this was due to the continuing turmoil at MGM/UA; bought by Ted Turner in 1986, he could not get financial backing to complete the deal and, seventy-four days later, re-sold UA and the MGM trademark to Kerkorian, while keeping the MGM/UA library for himself (with the exception of those MGM/UA releases by United Artists). (See below for a note on the film library.)


In 1981, United Artists Classics, a speciality film division for UA, was created by Michael Barker, Tom Bernard, and Marcie Bloom, who would later go on to form Orion Classics and Sony Pictures Classics. The label mostly released foreign and independent films such as Ticket to Heaven and The Grey Fox, and occasional first-run reissues from the UA library, such as director's cuts of Joan Micklin Silver's Head Over Heels (1979 film) and Ivan Passer's Cutter's Way. When the three founders left to form Orion Classics, the label was briefly rechristened MGM/UA Classics before it was finally shut down in the late '80's. Sony Pictures Classics is the specialty films division of Sony Pictures. ... DVD cover Ticket to Heaven is a Canadian film produced in 1981 which dramatically portrays the recruiting of a cult member and his life in the cult until forcibly extracted by deprogrammers. ... The Grey Fox may refer to: The Grey Fox (film), a Genie Award-winning Canadian film The Gray Fox, a fictional character in the game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Category: ... Joan Micklin Silver (b. ... Head Over Heals is a 1979 romantic comedy film, written and directed by Joan Micklin Silver. ... Ivan Passer, (b. ... // Synopsis Based on Newton Thornburgs novel, Cutter and Bone, Cutters Way is a 1981 film about two friends, Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges) and Alex Cutter (John Heard). ...


The 1990s

In 1990 came the farcical sale to the Italian promoter Giancarlo Parretti. Having bought MGM/UA by wildly overstating his own financial condition, within a year Parretti had defaulted to his primary bank, Crédit Lyonnais, which foreclosed on the studio in 1992. In an effort to make MGM/UA saleable, Credit Lyonnais ramped up production, reviving two long-running franchises, the Pink Panther and James Bond films. MGM was sold in 1997, again to Kirk Kerkorian. Giancarlo Parretti is an Italian financier. ... Crédit Lyonnais is a French bank. ...


The 2000s

During the 2000s, UA was repositioned as a boutique or specialty studio. The distributorship, branding, and copyrights for UA's main franchises (James Bond, Pink Panther, and Rocky) were moved to MGM, although select MGM releases (notably the James Bond franchise co-held with Danjaq, LLC and the Amityville Horror remake) carry a United Artists copyright. Danjaq, LLC (formerly Danjaq S.A.) is the holding company responsible for the copyright and trademarks to the characters, elements, and other material related to James Bond on screen. ... The Amityville Horror is a 2005 horror film directed by Andrew Douglas for United Artists and Dimension Films. ...


UA (re-christened United Artists Films) distributed a few "art-house" films, among them Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine, 2002's foreign-film Academy Award winner, No Man's Land, and 2004's Hotel Rwanda, a co-production of UA and Lions Gate Films. Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Bowling for Columbine is a controversial documentary film written, directed, produced by, and starring Michael Moore. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... No Mans Land (Bosnian: Ničija zemlja) is a war drama that is set in the midst of the Bosnian war in 1993. ... Hotel Rwanda is a historical drama film that shows the quiet heroism of one man, Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), during the Rwandan Genocide. ... Lions Gate redirects here, for other meanings see Lions Gate (disambiguation)‎. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, (usually renderred as Lionsgate), (NYSE: LGF) is an American entertainment company which originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and now is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. ...


On April 8, 2005, a partnership of Comcast, Sony and several merchant banks bought United Artists and its parent, MGM, for a total of $4.8 billion. April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company[1] and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


In March 2006, MGM announced that it would return once again as a distribution company. Striking distribution deals with The Weinstein Company, Lakeshore Entertainment, Bauer Martinez and other independent studios, MGM distributes films from these companies on its own. MGM continues funding and co-producing projects that are released in conjunction with Sony's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. The Weinstein Company is an independent American film studio founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left the Disney-owned Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979. ... Lakeshore Entertainment Group is an American independent film production company founded in 1994 by Tom Rosenberg. ...


Technically, MGM and UA are two entities that are run independently of Sony's Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures in Culver City. Sony has a minority stake in MGM and UA but otherwise MGM and UA will operate under Harry Sloan's (CEO of MGM and a minority owner himself) direction. Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... The TriStar Pictures logo from 1993 to the present TriStar redirects here. ...


In 2001, MGM and UA started distributing films worldwide through 20th Century Fox - ironically, UA had distributed films by predecessor 20th Century Pictures in the 1930s (as mentioned above). In 2005, following MGM and UA's aqcuisition by Sony, Columbia TriStar started domestically distributing films by MGM and UA through Sony Pictures. Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The Cruise/Wagner Era

On November 2, 2006, MGM announced that actor Tom Cruise and his long-time production partner Paula Wagner were resurrecting UA[3] [4] (this announcement came after the duo ended a fourteen-year production relationship at Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures earlier that year). Cruise, Wagner and MGM Studios created United Artists Entertainment LLC and, today, the producer/actor and his partner own a small stake in the studio, with the approval by MGM's consortium of owners. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Paula Wagner (born Paula Kauffman 12 December 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American film producer and film executive. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


The deal gives them control over production, from development to the "green-lighting" of films. Wagner was named CEO of United Artists, which will have an annual slate of four films with different budget ranges, while Cruise serves as a producer for the revamped studio as well as serving as the occasional star.


Notable Films

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1920s

Logo from silent era (1919-1929)

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Way Down East is a 1920 film directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess. ... The Three Musketeers, produced in 1921, is a silent film based on the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... Robin Hood is a silent movie released in 1922 by United Artists starring Douglas Fairbanks. ... Tess of the Storm Country is a 1922 melodrama starring Mary Pickford, directed by John S. Robertson, and based upon a Grace Miller White novel. ... This is about the 1924 film starring Douglas Fairbanks. ... The Gold Rush is a 1925 silent film comedy written, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin in his Little Tramp role. ... The General is a 1927 silent comedy about a bumbling Confederate engineer (train driver) who pursues Union spies who steal his beloved locomotive, The General, which incidentally also carries his estranged girlfriend as well. ... The Circus is a 1928 silent film which finds Charlie Chaplins Little Tramp character being chased by a policeman at a circus. ... Coquette is a 1929 film which tells the story of a flirtatious young woman whose father warns off her honorable boyfriend, only to cause tragedy. ... The Trespasser is a 1929 film which tells the story of a kept woman who maintains a lavish life style with the help of her lover. ... Arrowsmith may mean: Arrowsmith (comics) Arrowsmith (film) Arrowsmith (novel) Alex Arrowsmith (rock musician) Aerosmith (rock band) Arrowsmith, Illinois Percy and Florence Arrowsmith Aerosmith, an American rock band This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

1930s

Abraham Lincoln Released in 1930 under the title Abraham Lincoln, D.W. Griffiths Abraham Lincoln is a biopic of former American president Abraham Lincoln starring Walter Huston. ... City Lights is a 1931 film written by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. ... Rain DVD cover Rain is a 1932 Pre-Code film directed by Lewis Milestone. ... Scarface (also known as Scarface, the Shame of the Nation and The Shame of a Nation) is a 1932 gangster film of the Pre-Code era which tells the story of gang warfare and police intervention when rival gangs fight over control of a city. ... The House of Rothschild is a 1934 film which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Modern Times is a 1936 film by Charlie Chaplin that has his famous Little Tramp character struggling to survive in the modern, industrialized world. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The Prisoner of Zenda is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, first published in 1894. ... Nothing Sacred is a 1937 movie starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March, and directed by William A. Wellman. ... Stella Dallas is a 1937 film which tells the story of a woman who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her daughter. ... DVD cover showing stars Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Stagecoach is a 1939 western film, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. ...

1940s

Rebecca is an Academy Award–winning 1940 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock as his first American project. ... This is about the 1940 film starring Sabu. ... The Great Dictator is a film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. ... That Hamilton Woman is a 1941 historical film drama, directed by Alexander Korda, for Alexander Korda Films. ... To Be or Not to Be is a 1942 comedy film about a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occupying troops. ... Since You Went Away is a 1944 film which tells the story of how a woman copes at home while her husband has gone off to fight World War II. It stars Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Joseph Cotten, Monty Woolley, Robert Walker, Lionel Barrymore, Hattie McDaniel, Agnes Moorehead... Spellbound is a 1945 psychological thriller and mystery film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Red River is a 1948 western film which tells the story of the first cattle drive along the Chisolm Trail in the fictional framework of a cattle man who feuds with his adopted son over ownership of their cattle in the middle of a drive. ... Africa Screams (1949) Abbott And costello When bookseller Buzz cons Diana into thinking fellow bookseller Stanley knows a great deal about Africa they are abducted and ordered to lead Diana and her henchmen to an African tribe. ...

1950s

The African Queen is a 1951 film made by Horizon Pictures and Romulus Films, and distributed by United Artists. ... Moulin Rouge is a 1952 movie directed by John Huston. ... Suddenly is a 1954 film noir starring antagonist Frank Sinatra, sheriff Sterling Hayden, grandpa James Gleason, and mother Nancy Gates. ... Vera Cruz DVD cover Vera Cruz is a 1954 film starring Gary Cooper, Cesar Romero, and Burt Lancaster, directed by Robert Aldrich. ... For other uses, see Marty (disambiguation). ... The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 film noir based on the novel by Davis Grubb. ... Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi in Summertime Summertime is a 1955 film directed by David Lean starring Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi. ... A Kiss Before Dying is a novel by Ira Levin. ... Around the World in Eighty Days is a 1956 movie based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne, involving a dare proposed to English aristocrat Phileas Fogg by his gentlemens club to undertake a bold journey to travel around the world in only 80 days. ... The Beast of Hallow Mountain is a 1956 scifi/horror western about an American Cowboy living in Mexico who discovers his missing cattle are being preyed upon by a carnivorous dinosaur. ... The Delinquents is a 1957 motion picture which Robert Altman wrote, produced, and directed in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri during the summer of 1956 on a $45,000 budget. ... Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 film which tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist who uses his connections to ruin his sisters relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Saint Joan is a 1957 movie based on the play, directed by Otto Preminger, with a screenplay by Graham Greene. ... Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 crime film based on a short story (and later play) by Agatha Christie. ... The Big Country was a 1958 American movie starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, and Chuck Connors. ... The Vikings can refer to: Vikings, a group of Scandinavian peoples. ... Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. ...

1960s

Elmer Gantry is a 1960 film based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis, which tells the story of a confidence man who teams with a woman evangelist in selling religion for profit to small-town America. ... The Alamo was released in 1960 by United Artists, starring John Wayne as Davy Crockett, Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey as William B. Travis, and featuring Frankie Avalon, Chill Wills, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joseph Calleia as Juan Seguin, Ruben Padilla as Santa Anna, Richard Boone as... The Apartment is a 1960 romantic comedy-drama directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. ... The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 western film directed by John Sturges about a group of hired gunmen tasked with protecting a Mexican village from bandits. ... Maximilian Schell and Richard Widmark in Judgment at Nuremberg Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 film which gives a fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. ... The Misfits is a 1961 American film, written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and Thelma Ritter. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... This article is about the movie. ... Dr. No is a 1962 spy film. ... For the video game, see From Russia with Love (video game). ... The Great Escape, written by James Clavell, W.R. Burnett, and Walter Newman (uncredited), and directed by John Sturges is a popular 1963 World War II film, based on a true story about Allied prisoners of war with a record for escaping from German prisoner-of-war camps. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, is a 1963 comedy film, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Robert Wagner. ... A Hard Days Night (1964) is a British comedy film originally released by United Artists, written by Alun Owen and starring The Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. ... A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari in Italy and officially on-screen in the U.S. and UK as simply Fistful of Dollars) is a 1964 film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. ... For other uses, see Shot in the Dark (disambiguation) A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment (and considered by many to be the best) in the Pink Panther series. ... Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Sean Connery as the MI6 agent. ... This article is about the film. ... Help! is a 1965 film starring the The Beatles and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal and Roy Kinnear. ... For a Few Dollars More (Italian: Per qualche dollaro in più) is a 1965 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Gian Maria Volonté. German actor Klaus Kinski also plays a supporting role as a secondary villain. ... For other topics with this name, see Thunderball. ... The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italian: ) is a 1966 Italian epic spaghetti Western directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach in the title roles. ... How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a 1961 musical, initially running for 1,417 performances. ... In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 film, based on the John Ball novel published in 1965 of the same name, which tells the story of a Northern Black police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see You Only Live Twice. ... For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ... The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1968 movie starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. ... Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 feature film with a script by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes, and songs by the Sherman Brothers, based on Ian Flemings book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car. ... For the song, see Yellow Submarine (song). ... This article is about the 1969 film. ... Take the Money and Run is a 1969 comedy film co-written by, directed by and starring Woody Allen. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... // Kes is a British film from 1969 by director Ken Loach and producer Tony Garnett. ...

1970s

The United Artists opening logo of the 1970s

For the Taiwanese film whose foreign title translates to the same name, see 無米樂 Let It Be is a 1970 film about the Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. ... Bananas is a film written and directed by Woody Allen in 1971 and starring him and Louise Lasser. ... Cold Turkey is a 1971 comedy starring a long list of comedic actors, several of whom are well-known to North American television audiences. ... 200 Motels is a 1971 movie featuring Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, produced at Pinewood Studios, England. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Hospital is a 1971 black comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller and starring George C. Scott as Dr. Herbert Bock. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Fiddler on the Roof is the 1971 film version of the Broadway musical of the same name. ... Image File history File links UnitedArtistsLogo1970s. ... Image File history File links UnitedArtistsLogo1970s. ... Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) is a comedy film (1972) written and directed by Woody Allen, consisting of a series of short sequences inspired by the book of the same name. ... Last Tango in Paris (Italian: Il Tango Ultimo nei Parigi, French: Le Dernier Tango à Paris) is a 1972 film which tells the story of an American widower who is drawn into a sexual relationship with a young, soon-to-be-married Parisian woman. ... The Long Goodbye is a 1973 film adaptation of Raymond Chandlers novel The Long Goodbye. ... Live and Let Die is the 8th film in the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sleeper (1973) is a futuristic science fiction comedy film, written by, directed by, and starring Woody Allen. ... The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth film in the James Bond series and the second to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Thieves Like Us is a 1974 film directed by Robert Altman and starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall. ... Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom) is a 1975 film by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade. ... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975. ... Love and Death is a 1975 comedy by Woody Allen. ... Logans Run is a 1976 science fiction film based on the novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carrie is a 1976 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma based on the novel by Stephen King, with a screenplay written by Lawrence D. Cohen. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gator is a 1976 action film starring and directed by Burt Reynolds that is a sequel to White Lightning. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series and continues the story after the end of The Return of the Pink Panther. ... 1900 (also called Novecento) is a 1976 epic film starring Robert de Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Alida Valli and Burt Lancaster, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. ... Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Spy Who Loved Me is the 10th film in the James Bond series and the third to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... DVD Cover of 1977 movie Semi-Tough. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Coming Home is a 1978 film which tells the story of a handicapped Vietnam War veterans difficulty in re-entering civilian life after his return from the war. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group, The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. ... Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young. ... // Plot Summary The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion from a small town to the city of San Fransisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. ... Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) is the sixth film in the Pink Panther film series and last with Peter Sellers, though a later film in the series (Trail of the Pink Panther) used Sellers footage compiled from previous Panther movies. ... Interiors is a 1978 film written and directed by Woody Allen. ... J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings is a 1978 animated fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. ... La Cage aux Folles (tr. ... Manhattan is a 1979 romantic comedy film. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy and Golden Globe award winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... The Black Stallion is a 1979 film adapted by Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg and William D. Wittliff from the 1941 classic childrens novel by Walter Farley. ... Rocky 2 is also a nickname for Sergei Rachmaninoffs Second Piano Concerto. ... Moonraker is a 1979 spy film. ... Roller Boogie (1979) A United Artists film starring Linda Blair (the former child actress from The Exorcist) and introducing Jim Bray (a former competitive artistic skater from California. ...

1980s

An alternative variant of the United Artists' logo used from 1994 to 2001

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Foxes is a 1980 English language drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Gerald Ayres. ... Stardust Memories is a film written and directed by Woody Allen which was released in 1980; Allen considers this to be one of his best films in addition to The Purple Rose of Cairo. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Based on the best-selling novel by Frederick Forsyth, The Dogs Of War is a 1981 film starring Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger as part of a small group of mercenaries hired to depose the leader of the fictional African Republic of Zangaro, so that a British tycoon can gain... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ... Rocky III (1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series. ... Mrs. ... The Black Stallion Returns is a 1983 film adaptation of the book of the same name by Walter Farley, and is a sequal to The Black Stallion. ... Curse of the Pink Panther is a 1983 comedy film, the eighth installment of the Pink Panther series of films started by Blake Edwards in the early 1960s. ... This article is about the 1983 US movie. ... Yentl is a play by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer. ... Octopussy is a 1983 spy film. ... For the soundtrack to the movie, see Rocky IV (album). ... A View to a Kill is a 1985 spy film. ... For other uses, see The Living Daylights (disambiguation). ... Childs Play is a horror film written by Don Mancini and directed by Tom Holland. ... For the 1984 novel, see Bright Lights, Big City (novel). ... Im Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 comedy feature film written, directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... All Dogs Go to Heaven is an animated film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists in 1989. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Road House is a 1948 film noir starring Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm and Richard Widmark. ...

1990s

Rocky V is the fifth film in the Rocky film saga. ... Son of the Pink Panther (1993) was the ninth entry in the 30-year-old Pink Panther film series. ... Hackers is a 1995 film that follows the misfortunes of the young hackers Dade Murphy (Crash Override/Zero Cool, played by Jonny Lee Miller), Kate Libby (Acid Burn, played by Angelina Jolie) and their friends. ... GoldenEye is a 1995 spy film. ... Rob Roy is a movie that was released on April 7, 1995. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Birdcage is a 1996 LGBT comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and stars Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Christine Baranski and Hank Azaria. ... Tomorrow Never Dies is the 18th film in the James Bond series and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Released in 1998, Ronin is an action/thriller that tells the story of a group of former intelligence agents who team up to steal a mysterious metal case. ... Showgirls is a movie directed by Paul Verhoeven and released in 1995 in North America by United Artists. ...

2000s

The Claim is a 2000 British Western/romance film directed by Michael Winterbottom. ... Ghost World is a 2001 film by Terry Zwigoff, based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, also titled Ghost World. ... No Mans Land (Bosnian: Ničija zemlja) is a war drama that is set in the midst of the Bosnian war in 1993. ... Dark Blue is a 2002 film directed by Ron Shelton. ... The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, (or Nicholas Nickleby for short) is a comic novel of Charles Dickens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page is about a 2002 film by Mike Leigh. ... Bowling for Columbine is a controversial documentary film written, directed, produced by, and starring Michael Moore. ... Igby Goes Down is a 2002 film that follows the life of Igby Slocumb. ... Jeepers Creepers II is a 2003 horror film directed and written by Victor Salva. ... Wikinews has related news: HUD hoaxer calls attention to lack of affordable housing The Yes Men are a group of beloved culture jamming activists who practice what they call identity correction by pretending to be powerful people or spokespersons for prominent organizations. ... Not to be confused with Osama bin Laden, although the title of the film highlights his allegorical relevance. ... Coffee and Cigarettes is a 2003 independent film directed by Jim Jarmusch. ... Code 46 is a 2003 British film directed by Michael Winterbottom, screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce. ... Pieces of April is a 2003 movie written and directed by Peter Hedges. ... Saved! is a 2004 teen comedy film involving elements of religious satire written by Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban, and directed by Dannelly. ... Look up undertow in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hotel Rwanda is a historical drama film that shows the quiet heroism of one man, Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), during the Rwandan Genocide. ... Capote is an Academy Award-winning 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal) on a writing assignment for The New Yorker. ... Romance & Cigarettes is a 2006 musical romantic-comedy film written and directed by John Turturro. ... For the original comic see Art School Confidential (comic) Art School Confidential. ... The Woods is a film directed by Lucky McKee. ...

Upcoming Films

Lions for Lambs is a new drama film scheduled to be released in 2007 starring Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep. ... Valkyrie is the official working title for an upcoming film currently in production that will be directed by Bryan Singer and will star Tom Cruise. ... Bond 22 is the working title of a future EON Productions James Bond film, the sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale, which rebooted the Bond franchise. ... On the Road is an upcoming movie, produced by Francis Ford Coppola. ... Pinkville is an upcoming war drama directed by Academy-Award winning director Oliver Stone, and it is set to star Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Michael Peña. ... Bond 23 is the working title of a future Eon Productions James Bond film to follow the 22nd James Bond film, the latter being scheduled for a November 2008 release. ...

Film Archives

The value of film libraries has increased exponentially in recent years, even as ownership gets more fractured. Few studios had the foresight or ability to maintain control over every picture they produced or released.


United Artists, through various strategic purchases, built up a substantial film library. Included were rights not only to some of UA's own releases, but to the pre-1948 Warner Bros. and RKO libraries. Having passed through numerous hands, this catalog now belongs to Time Warner's Turner Entertainment unit. However, one post-1948 WB film, the 1956 version of Moby Dick, is now owned by UA. Turner Entertainment Company was established August 4, 1986 to oversee Turner Broadcastings film library after its acquisition of MGM/UA. In addition to the studio, Turner got its library, which included all of MGMs films, Warner Bros. ... Moby Dick is a 1956 adaptation of Herman Melvilles novel Moby-Dick. ...


Since UA produced very few of the pictures it released, ownership of UA's output often rests with the individual or company producing. Some UA films of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s fell into the public domain, to be picked up by Republic Pictures (today part of Paramount Pictures) or small boutique houses like Castle Hill Productions (with distribution by Warner Bros. Entertainment). Republic Pictures Corporation (aka Republic Entertainment) is an independent film, television, and video distribution company that was originally a movie production-distribution corporation with studio facilities, best known for its specialization in quality B pictures, westerns and movie serials. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... “WB” redirects here. ...


A good number of United Artists' films from the 1920s through the 1940s, in the public domain, have been forgotten. Of the hundreds of fiilms distributed by UA over eighty-plus years, those which it owns outright today are its own productions from 1951 forward, plus a few pre-1951 films such as 1933's Hallelujah, I'm A Bum and Howard Hawks's Red River (1948). Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Red River is a 1948 western film which tells the story of the first cattle drive along the Chisolm Trail in the fictional framework of a cattle man who feuds with his adopted son over ownership of their cattle in the middle of a drive. ...


Disney and Twentieth Century Pictures' productions

  • All of the Disney shorts released through United Artists in the early 1930s are owned by The Walt Disney Company.
  • The Twentieth Century pictures released by UA between 1933 and 1935 rest with the successor company, 20th Century Fox.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ...

Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin's films

  • Charlie Chaplin's films, features and shorts are controlled by his estate, with the DVD rights licensed to Warner Home Video.
  • When she retired from pictures in 1933, Mary Pickford wanted to destroy her films; afraid that they would be laughed-at, she was finally made to see that they would have artistic or historic value, and today rights to all of her films are held by the Mary Pickford Foundation.

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Collaborations

  • Films made by UA in co-production with other companies rest with several sutdios.
  • U.S. rights to the film Network (a co-production with MGM) is now owned by Warner Bros. (due to Warner acquiring the rights to Turner Entertainment, which contains the catalogs of the pre-1986 library of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). But in other countries, the film still resides with MGM (due to UA distributing the film outside the U.S.).

The ITC Entertainment logo The Incorporated Television Company (ITC) was founded by television mogul Lew Grade in 1954. ... Focus Features is the art house films division of Universal Pictures, and acts as both a producer and distributor for its own films and a distrubutor for foreign films. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Turner Entertainment Company was established August 4, 1986 to oversee Turner Broadcastings film library after its acquisition of MGM/UA. In addition to the studio, Turner got its library, which included all of MGMs films, Warner Bros. ...

Independent producers

  • Rights to Selznick International Pictures and other later productions from David Selznick are held by ABC (which is also owned by Disney). Of course, this excludes Gone with the Wind, which was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and is now owned by Warner Bros. (via subsidiary Turner Entertainment). Warner also acquired the rights to The Prisoner of Zenda thorugh Turner as well.
  • The pre-1941 Samuel Goldwyn films released by UA (as well as the films made during his tenure at RKO) were temproarily handled by HBO Home Video but are now currently held by MGM, with which Goldwyn feuded for years.
  • Rights to Mike Todd's splashy Around the World in Eighty Days and the UA-distributed Lorimar and Saul Zaentz films are now in the hands of Warner Bros.

Selznick International Pictures was a Hollywood motion picture studio, founded in 1935 by producer David O. Selznick and investor John Hay Whitney. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Gone with the Wind is a 1939 film adapted from Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel of the same name. ... Turner Entertainment Company was established August 4, 1986 to oversee Turner Broadcastings film library after its acquisition of MGM/UA. In addition to the studio, Turner got its library, which included all of MGMs films, Warner Bros. ... Samuel Goldwyn (July 1882 (some sources say 17 August 1882, others 1879 [1]) – 31 January 1974) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning producer, also a well-known Hollywood motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... The African Queen is a 1951 film made by Horizon Pictures and Romulus Films, and distributed by United Artists. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... National Amusements, Inc. ... Lorimar was an American television production company, active from 1968-1993. ... It has been suggested that The Saul Zaentz Film Center be merged into this article or section. ...

Pre-1986 MGM/UA library

  • Some of the pre-1986 MGM/UA films made around the early 1980's still remain in the MGM library and not picked up by Turner Entertainment due to most of these films produced by UA (ex. The James Bond and Rocky franchises).

EON Productions is a film production company known for producing the James Bond film series. ... Rocky is a 1976 film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone and directed by John G. Avildsen. ...

The Beatles' films

  • Most of the Beatles' films are owned by the surviving members of the group, through Apple Corps.
  • A Hard Day's Night was controlled by Miramax Films (another Disney subsidiary). After the Weinstein brothers left to form The Weinstein Company (TWC), several months later A Hard Day's Night would revert to TWC.
  • While losing the rights to most of their films, UA held on to Yellow Submarine, meaning MGM would gain rights to it when they purchased UA.

Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... The Weinstein Company is an independent American film studio founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left the Disney-owned Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979. ...

See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... United Artists Records was a record label founded by United Artists soon after its own founding in 1919 to distribute soundtracks from its movies. ... This is a list of Hollywood movie studios. ... Production company refers to a company responsible for the development and physical production of performing arts, film, radio or a television program. ...

Bibliography

  • Bach, Steven. Final Cut. New York: Morrow, 1985.
  • Balio, Tino. United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1976.
  • Balio, Tino. United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
  • Berg, A. Scott. Goldwyn. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
  • Gabler, Neal. An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood. New York: Crown Publishers, 1988.
  • Schickel, Richard. D.W. Griffith: An American Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983.
  • Thomson, David. Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick. New York: Alfred A, Knopf, 1992.

References

  1. ^ "Dennis Rice Leaves Disney to join United Artists as marketing and publicity chief", 2007-04-04. Retrieved on 2007-04-29. 
  2. ^ Siklos, Richard (March 4, 2007). Mission Improbable: Tom Cruise as Mogul. New York Times
  3. ^ "Tom Cruise, producing partner cut a deal with United Artists", USA TODAY, 2006-11-02. Retrieved on 2006-12-09. 
  4. ^ "MGM Puts Cruise In Charge of New United Artists", Zap2it, 2006-11-02. Retrieved on 2006-12-09. 

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