List of film production companies

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This is a list of film filmmaking, film distribution companies. A production company may specialize in producing their in-house films or own subsidiary development companies. Major Production companies often distribute films from Independent Production Companies. This list includes both active and no longer active (defunct) companies. Active Production Companies are either run by themselves or as a subsidiary.

Film studios also create television programs for broadcast syndication.

Notable production companies[edit]

Legend
Not a Subsidiary
Subsidiary
Defunct
CompanyHeadquartersEst.Notable FilmsNotes
Sai ProducationIndia, MichiganNirav Besaniya, india2010(The Best Video Editor, Editor by Nirav Bhesaniya, films & Song with Kapil Sharma show edit by Sai Producation)
Beijing Enlight PicturesChinaChinaMural
Capitol FilmsUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA1992
DreamWorks SKGUSA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA1994American Beauty
Galaxy Quest
Catch Me If You Can
The Ring
(Currently in a long term distribution deal with Touchstone Pictures)
DreamWorks AnimationUSA, CaliforniaGlendale, California, USA2004Shrek
Madagascar
Kung Fu Panda
How to Train Your Dragon
(Currently distributed by 20th Century Fox)
20th Century FoxUSA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA1935Bright Eyes
Son of Fury
Home in Indiana
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Sound of Music
Fantastic Voyage
Star Wars
X-Men
Die Hard
Alien
Planet of the Apes
Home Alone
Predator
Speed
Independence Day
Avatar
The Simpsons Movie
(Owned by 21st Century Fox)
20th Century Fox AnimationUSA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA1997FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Anastasia
Blue Sky StudiosUSA, CaliforniaGreenwich, Connecticut, USA1987Ice Age
Rio
(Acquired by 20th Century Fox)
Fox Searchlight PicturesUSA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA1994Boys Don't Cry
Sideways
One Hour Photo
Whip It
Little Miss Sunshine
Black Swan
Kinsey
The Sessions
The Way, Way Back
12 Years a Slave
The Drop
Birdman
Fox AtomicUSA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA2006
Metro-Goldwyn-MayerUSA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA1924The Wizard of Oz
Gone with the Wind
Ben-Hur
Flipper
The Dirty Dozen
2001: A Space Odyssey
Poltergeist
Moonstruck
Thelma & Louise
Hannibal
(owned by Sony, in partnership with Providence Equity Partners, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, TPG Capital and Quadrangle Group (3%))
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer AnimationUSA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA1993Tom and Jerry
United Artists Entertainment, LLCUSA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA1919Inherit the Wind
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
A Hard Day's Night
Help!
Rocky
Apocalypse Now
The Pink Panther
Raging Bull
Leaving Las Vegas
Showgirls
Dark Blue
Principally a distributor, e.g. James Bond Series. (Acquired by MGM) (Run by Cruise/Wagner Productions)
Orion Pictures CorporationUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA1978Throw Momma from the Train
Hoosiers
RoboCop
Mississippi Burning
Dances with Wolves
The Silence of the Lambs
(Acquired by MGM)
American International PicturesUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, USA1956The Pit and the Pendulum
Foxy Brown
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Beach Party
The Raven
Frogs
The Land That Time Forgot
At the Earth's Core
A Small Town in Texas
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Jennifer
C.H.O.M.P.S.
(Acquired by Filmways)
FilmwaysUSA, CaliforniaSonoma County, California, USA1958(Acquired by Orion Pictures)
Streamline Pictures1988(Partnership with Orion Pictures)
Universal StudiosUSA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA1912The Wolf Man
The Mummy
Spartacus
Airport
Jaws
The Blues Brothers
The Deer Hunter
Rollercoaster
Back to the Future
Field of Dreams
Backdraft
Beethoven
Dr. Giggles
Jurassic Park
Meet the Parents
The Bourne Identity
The Sting
E.T.
Schindler's List
Dracula
Oblivion
Rush
Eon ProductionsUK, LondonLondon, England, UK1961James Bond series
Focus FeaturesUSA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA1992Being John Malkovich
Traffic
Lost in Translation
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Brokeback Mountain
The Constant Gardener
"Eastern Promises
(Started as Gramercy Pictures and acquired by Universal Studios, then renamed USA Films)
Working Title FilmsUK, LondonLondon, England, UK1983Four Weddings and a Funeral
Love, Actually
Shaun of the Dead
United 93
Hot Fuzz
Atonement
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Rogue PicturesUSA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA1992A Perfect Getaway
The Strangers
Doomsday
Fearless
Cry Wolf
Assault on Precinct 13
Seed of Chucky
(Acquired by Relativity Media)
Paramount PicturesUSA, CaliforniaHollywood, California, USA1912The Ten Commandments
Vertigo
Rosemary's Baby
The Odd Couple
The Godfather
The Bad News Bears
Saturday Night Fever
Beverly Hills Cop
Star Trek
Top Gun
Ghost
Braveheart
Mission: Impossible
Indiana Jones
Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
Transformers
Friday The 13th
Noah
(The fourth oldest film studio in the world.)
Paramount VantageUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA1996No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Babel
(originally known as Paramount Classics)
Republic PicturesUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA1935(mainly a film library company, formerly a leading B movie studio)
Columbia PicturesUSA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA1926Michael Jackson's This Is It
All the King's Men
To Sir, with Love
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Taxi Driver
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Ghostbusters
The Karate Kid
Spider-Man
Men in Black
Bad Boys
(Acquired by Sony Pictures Entertainment)
TriStar PicturesUSA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA1982Short Circuit
Labyrinth
Peggy Sue Got Married
Look Who's Talking
Total Recall
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Basic Instinct
Philadelphia
Cliffhanger
Sleepless in Seattle
Bugsy
Jerry Maguire
District 9
Soul Surfer
Sparkle
Moms' Night Out
Heaven Is for Real
(Founded as Nova Pictures)
Sony Pictures ClassicsUSA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA1991Bad Education
Capote
Junebug
Auto Focus
Winged Migration
Chloe
Midnight in Paris
Neil Young Journeys
Carnage
Darling Companion
To Rome with Love
At Any Price
West of Memphis
The Company You Keep
Love Is All You Need
I'm So Excited
Before Midnight
Blue Jasmine
Kill Your Darlings
The Lunchbox
Screen GemsUSA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA1940Limbo
Arlington Road
Resident Evil
Underworld
Two Can Play That Game
Timecode
Girlfight
In the Cut
Vacancy
Dear John
Easy A
Burlesque
Country Strong
The Roommate
Friends with Benefits
The Vow
Think Like a Man
Carrie
Think Like a Man Too
(founded as an animation studio)
Triumph Films1982To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
Destination FilmsUSA, CaliforniaSanta Monica, California, USA1993
Sony Pictures AnimationUSA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA2002Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Surf's Up
Warner Bros. PicturesUSA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA1918The Maltese Falcon
Casablanca
A Streetcar Named Desire
Rebel Without a Cause
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Bonnie and Clyde
The Wild Bunch
A Clockwork Orange
Dirty Harry
What's Up, Doc?
Blazing Saddles
All the President's Men
Batman
The Shining
Police Academy
Lethal Weapon
Goodfellas
The Fugitive
The Matrix
Harry Potter
Eyes Wide Shut
Million Dollar Baby
Gravity
(Owned by Time Warner)
Warner Independent PicturesUSA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA2003We Don't Live Here Anymore
A Scanner Darkly
Everything Is Illuminated
March of the Penguins
Castle Rock EntertainmentUSA, CaliforniaBeverly Hills, California, USA1987When Harry Met Sally...
Misery
City Slickers
A Few Good Men
The Shawshank Redemption
Miss Congeniality
(Acquired by Time Warner)
Warner Bros. AnimationUSA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA1980Space Jam
The Iron Giant
(Acquired by Time Warner)
New Line CinemaUSA, CaliforniaNew York, New York, USA1967A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Mask
Friday
Mortal Kombat
Se7en
Austin Powers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Deep Cover
The Wedding Singer
American History X
Final Destination
Rush Hour
Blow
The Lord of the Rings
The Nativity Story
Wedding Crashers
Sex and the City
Blade
House Party
Spawn
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Hairspray
Elf
Horrible Bosses
The Hobbit
(Acquired by Time Warner, currently a label of Warner Bros. Pictures)
Fine Line FeaturesUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USAMy Own Private Idaho
Short Cuts
The Sweet Hereafter
American Splendor
Shine
(Originally a division of New Line Cinema)
PicturehouseUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA2005Pan's Labyrinth
Walt Disney PicturesUSA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA1928Blackbeard's Ghost
The Black Hole
The Happiest Millionaire
The Love Bug
Mary Poppins
The Muppets
Old Yeller
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Princess Diaries
Swiss Family Robinson
Tron
Saving Mr. Banks
(Prior to 1983 their films were released under Walt Disney Productions)
Walt Disney Animation StudiosUSA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA1923Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Pinocchio
Peter Pan
Cinderella
Bambi
The Little Mermaid
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
(Prior to 1983 their films were released under Walt Disney Productions)
Pixar Animation StudiosUSA, CaliforniaEmeryville, California, USA1986Toy Story
A Bug's Life
The Incredibles
Finding Nemo
Monsters, Inc.
Cars
WALL-E
Up
Brave
DisneynatureFranceParis, France2008Earth
Oceans
African Cats
Chimpanzee
Wings of Life
Bears
Marvel StudiosUSA, CaliforniaManhattan Beach, California, USA2007Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Avengers
Touchstone PicturesUSA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA1984Splash
The Color of Money
Adventures in Babysitting
Three Men and a Baby
Good Morning, Vietnam
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Cocktail
Dead Poets Society
Betsy's Wedding
Pretty Woman
Sister Act Armageddon
The Royal Tenenbaums
25th Hour
Pearl Harbor
Hollywood PicturesUSA, CaliforniaBurbank, California, USA1989Arachnophobia
Encino Man
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
"Super Mario Brothers"
Tombstone
Color of Night
Quiz Show
Crimson Tide
Gun Shy
G.I. Jane
Judge Dredd
Mr. Holland's Opus
The Rock
The Invisible
Miramax FilmsUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA1979Pulp Fiction
The English Patient
Good Will Hunting
The Cider House Rules
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Kill Bill
(Division of The Walt Disney Studios from 1993-2010; owned by Filmyard Holdings from 2010–present)
Lions Gate EntertainmentUSA, CaliforniaSanta Monica, California, USA1995Amores Perros
American Psycho
Saw
Crash
Monster's Ball
Kick-Ass
Daybreakers
The Punisher
The Hunger Games
The Big Wedding
Artisan EntertainmentUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA1982Suicide Kings
The Blair Witch Project
Requiem for a Dream
Van Wilder
(Started as LIVE Entertainment and acquired by Lions Gate)
The Weinstein CompanyUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA2005The Reader
A Single Man
Nine
"Coriolanus
Also a distributor, e.g. The King's Speech, Hoodwinked!
Dimension FilmsUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA1992Scream
Spy Kids
Scary Movie
Sin City
Halloween
Piranha
Equilibrium
Bad Santa
(originally the Miramax Films division)
CBS FilmsUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA2007The Back-Up Plan
Extraordinary Measures
Faster
The Mechanic
Beastly
The Woman in Black
The Kings of Summer
Last Vegas
Inside Llewyn Davis
(CBS made a brief move into film production in the late 1960s and CBS Theatrical Films in 1979) (Founded as Cinema Center Films)
Yari Film GroupUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA2006The Illusionist
Troma EntertainmentUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA1974The Toxic Avenger
Terror Firmer
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.
Tromeo and Juliet
Cannibal! The Musical
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
Class of Nuke 'Em High
(Trash and exploitation films)
Summit EntertainmentUSA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA1996The Twilight Saga
The Hurt Locker
Red
The Beaver
50/50
Source Code
Sinister
Ender's Game

Strand ReleasingUSA, CaliforniaCulver City, California, USA1989
Newmarket FilmsUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA1989Donnie Darko
Memento
Monster
The Passion of the Christ
"Spun"
Elevating Entertainment Motion PicturesUSANashville, TN2007Praise Band: The Movie
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School
Season of Miracles
Family-friendly, uplifting and life-inspiring films
Five & Two PicturesUSAUSA2002Time Changer
Unidentified
Me & You, Us, Forever
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
A Matter of Faith
(Christian Films)
Gener8Xion EntertainmentUSA, CaliforniaHollywood, California, USA1995The Omega Code
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
One Night With the King
Noelle
The Cross
Preacher's Kid
(Christian Films)
World Wide PicturesUSA, MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA1951Two a Penny
The Hiding Place
Joni
The Climb
(Christian Films)
Promenade PicturesUSA, CaliforniaSanta Monica, California, USA2003The Ten Commandments
Noah's Ark: The New Beginning
(Christian Films)
Sherwood PicturesUSA, GeorgiaAlbany, Georgia, USA2002Flywheel
Facing the Giants
Fireproof
Courageous
(Christian Films)
PolyGram Filmed EntertainmentUK, EnglandLondon, England, UK1979The Big Lebowski
Dead Man Walking
Fargo
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Trainspotting
The Usual Suspects
What Dreams May Come
(Acquired by Universal Studios)
Possibility PicturesUSA, FloridaOrlando, Florida, USA2002Letters to God(Christian Films)
Producers Releasing CorporationUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA1939(Assets acquired by Eagle-Lion Films in 1950, which in turn was acquired by United Artists in 1955)
RKO PicturesUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA1929King Kong
Bringing Up Baby
Citizen Kane
Trimark PicturesUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA1985Beautiful People
Warlock
(Started as Vidmark Entertainment, acquired by Lions Gate)
Samuel Goldwyn FilmsUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA1979The Squid and the Whale(Founded as Samuel Goldwyn Company, acquired by Orion Films then formed Independently in 1999)
Palm PicturesUSAUSA
Magnolia PicturesUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA2001The World's Fastest Indian
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Bubble
One Last Thing...
Jesus Camp
Mister Foe
Chocolate
Humpday
The ABCs of Death
Compliance
Serena
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
Drinking Buddies
Uncommon ProductionsUSA, BostonBoston, MA, USA2000The Last Mountain
American Violet
The Price of Sugar
Overture FilmsUSA, CaliforniaBeverly Hills, California, USA2006Brooklyn's Finest(Owned by Liberty Media)
First Look StudiosUSA, CaliforniaCentury City, California, USA1993A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Roadside AttractionsUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, USA2003The Joneses
Super Size Me
Walk on Water
Pretty Persuasion
Fido
Amazing Grace
Garden Party
From Mexico with Love
The Cove
The Music Never Stopped
I Love You Phillip Morris
Grace Unplugged
Screen Media FilmsUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA2001
Image EntertainmentUSA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USA1981My Name Is Bruce
Pacific International EnterprisesUSA, OregonMedford, Oregon, USAThe Adventures of the Wilderness Family
The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family
Mountain Family Robinson
Challenge to Be Free
Across the Great Divide
Windwalker
The Late, Great Planet Earth
IFC FilmsUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA1999My Big Fat Greek Wedding(Owned by Rainbow Media)
Hannover HouseUSA, ArizonaSpringdale, Arkansas, USA1993
E1 EntertainmentUSA, New YorkPort Washington, New York, USA1987(Founded as Koch Entertainment)
THINKFilmUSA, New YorkNew York, New York, USA2001Half Nelson
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Down in the Valley
(Capitol Films (50% equity), Lionsgate Films (50% equity))
Spiderwood ProductionsUSA, TexasAustin, Texas, USA2002The Inner Circle
National Lampoon's Teed Off
National Lampoon's Teed Off Too
Flight of Magic (Spiderwood Animation)
Something's Gonna Live
Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah
The Red Corner
Mafiosa
(Affiliated with Spiderwood Studios and Spiderwood Animation)
Vivendi EntertainmentUSA, CaliforniaUniversal City, California, USA2000New York, I Love You
Grindhouse
Hurricane Season
Opie Gets Laid
New York Doll
Fanboys
The Moon and the Stars
Velvet FilmFrance, Haiti, USA1986Lumumba, la mort d'un prophète
The Man by the Shore
Moloch Tropical
Murder in Pacot
Founded by Raoul Peck in Germany as Velvet Film GmbH. Now based in France, Haiti and USA
Tyler Perry StudiosUSA, Atlanta,Atlanta, Georgia, USA2006Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Madea's Family Reunion
Daddy's Little Girls
Why Did I Get Married?
Meet The Browns
The Family That Preys
Madea Goes to Jail

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