The name is Mayer. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Home of the venerable James Bond franchise, MGM is a Hollywood moviemaker through production units MGM Studios and United Artists (UA). Its MGM Television produces TV shows such as the mini-series
, which aired on HBO, while MGM Home Entertainment distributes films on DVD. MGM owns one of the largest film libraries in the world, with more than 4,000 titles, including the Rocky and Pink Panther series, as well as some 10,500 TV episodes. The largest shareholder in the rejuvenated MGM is billionaire financier Carl Icahn.
The company's movies and television programs are seen by audiences all around the world.
MGM focuses on exploiting its massive film library; MGM has won more than 200 Academy Awards over the years. In 2011 MGM renewed its distribution agreement with Twentieth Century Fox to release its films on DVD and Blu-ray through 2016. On the theatrical front, MGM formed a pact with Sony in 2011; that distribution partnership is limited to select pictures such as 2012's remake of the television show
, 2011's big screen version of the popular novel
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
, and the 23rd James Bond film titled
The company sold off its MGM-branded television networks in 2012.