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HISTORY

A LEGACY BEGINS

Adolph Zukor
Founded Paramount Pictures as Famous Players Film Company in 1912


From our humble beginnings in 1912, The Studios at Paramount (the longest operating and only major studio remaining in Hollywood) has been on the ground floor of every major development in film - from the advent of motion pictures, to the emergence of television and onward through the digital revolution. Through it all, our passion for excellence has kept us on the forefront of movie making and leading the pack in innovation and technological development. This obsession was evident from the very beginning when we won the very first Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927 - only a year after moving onto our current studio lot.


THE CREATION OF LEGENDS


The filming of “Union Pacific” – 1939

Throughout our history, we’ve nurtured and aided the industry’s most legendary movie talent. Directors like Cecil B. DeMille, D.W. Griffith and Alfred Hitchcock as well as stars such as Rudolf Valentino, Mae West, Bing Crosby, the Marx Brothers, Bob Hope, Elvis Presley and Audrey Hepburn graced our lot in earlier years. In more recent times, the star power has only grown brighter as we’ve worked with Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and many more. Our passion and experience combined with such talent has resulted in the production of countless iconic films, including the highest grossing blockbuster of all time, “Titanic” (1997).


FROM THE BIG SCREEN TO THE SMALL SCREEN

The filming of “I Love Lucy” – 1952

Movies aren’t the only driving force behind our success stories. It was in the mid-1960s that we dove head first into the world of television when new owners began to steer the studio down new paths. In 1967, the lot was expanded when we purchased Desilu television studios from Lucille Ball. We immediately put the lot expansion to good work, creating memorable series like “The Odd Couple,” the original “Star Trek,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Taxi,” “Happy Days,” “Cheers,” and the record-breaking “Frasier.” Since our start in television, The Studios at Paramount has become the place where quality shows are continually produced alongside world famous pictures.


MAKING HISTORY TODAY

As the longest operating major studio in Hollywood, The Studios at Paramount has almost a century of experience providing the finest production services from development through post production. Along the way, we’ve only become better at everything we do. Today, we’ve emerged as an international leader in the production of film and TV entertainment. We engineer partnerships with projects large and small in a ceaseless effort to create celebrated movies, television shows, and commercials.


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