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Encyclopedia > Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group

Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a fictitious business name of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Inc., is a collection of affiliated production companies and imprints, all of them being the property of The Walt Disney Company. It includes: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...

The Group was created in 1998 by then Studio Chairman Joe Roth in order to centralize the various production units and to make live-action film production within Disney more cost-efficient. The most recent President of the Group was Nina Jacobson, who reported to Dick Cook, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. Cook, in turn, reports to Robert (Bob) Iger, President/CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Jacobson was fired by Cook in July of 2006, and replaced by Oren Aviv, the marketing chief of the studio. Walt Disney Pictures logo (2006-present) Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: // Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of... Walt Disney Pictures logo (2006-present) Walt Disney Pictures is an American film studio, with off-shoot studios in Japan and other sites in the United States. ... The current logo for Touchstone Pictures films since 2002 Touchstone Pictures (also known as Touchstone Films in its early years) is one of several alternate film labels of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1984. ... The Hollywood Pictures sphinx logo Hollywood Pictures is one of The Walt Disney Companys several alternate movie labels. ... Image:The Current Miramax type in 2003 “Miramax” redirects here. ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ... Pixars logo and mascot Luxo, Jr. ... Joe Roth is a producer and film director, born on June 13, 1948 in New York City to a Jewish family. ... Nina Jacobson is an American film executive who, until July 2006, was president of the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. ... Dick Cook is the studio chief for the Walt Disney Company (officially, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios). ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Robert Iger Robert (Bob) A. Iger (born February 10, 1951 in Oceanside, New York) is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...


The name Buena Vista comes from the much older company Buena Vista Distribution, a company founded by Walt Disney as a subsidiary to distribute his films in 1955. That name in turn came from the street name South Buena Vista Street in Burbank where the Walt Disney Studios complex was, and still exists today. Buena Vista production logo, 1950s. ... Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... ...


In 2003, headlines were made as the first ever PG-13 certificate film was released under the Walt Disney Pictures imprint - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, a movie based on the famous Disneyland attraction. Although non-Disney branded imprints and divisions of the studio have released films with certificates as high as R (the first being Down and Out in Beverly Hills in 1986), Walt Disney Pictures has always remained family-oriented, although Pirates of the Caribbean is fairly mild. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy motion picture starring Nick Nolte, Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss. ...


While Disney has owned Miramax since the mid-1990s, until 2005 it was run separately from the rest of the Disney companies by Miramax's founders, Bob and Harvey Weinstein. When the Weinstein brothers left Disney in 2005 to form the Weinstein Company, Miramax was merged with the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group. Bob Weinstein, along with brother Harvey Weinstein, was head of Miramax Studios. ... Harvey Weinstein at Cannes, 2002 Harvey Weinstein CBE (Hon) (born March 19, 1952) is an American film producer. ... 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. ...


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