Paramount Pictures Corporation at a Glance


  • Recognized as a premiere production company producing numerous box-office hits and critically acclaimed films
  • Only production studio headquartered in Hollywood


  • Recent lay-offs due to consolidation of business units
  • Several large competitors including Warner Bros., Fox Filmed Entertainment, Disney Studios and MGM

The Bottom Line

  • As part of the Viacom family, Paramount Pictures is a global producer of filmed entertainment including digital, home entertainment, network and cable television distribution, studio operations and products and recreation.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

When entertainment is paramount, many people turn to Paramount Pictures Corporation. A subsidiary of media firm Viacom, the company produces and distributes films through Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, and Paramount Vantage. It maintains the Paramount Pictures library of some 3,300 films, including classic hits from the Star Trek , Godfather , and Indiana Jones series, and releases about a dozen new titles annually. Paramount Pictures distributes movies on video and DVD through Paramount Home Entertainment.


The company is part of the Filmed Entertainment segment (which accounts for about 20% of sales) of Viacom.


Paramount is focused on producing and ditributing profitable movies through an annual slate that includes a mix of a few key major-budget movies called "tentpoles" along with smaller, more modest-budget titles. The studio is also capitalizing on distribution agreements with other studios.

Company Background

Paramount was founded as Famous Players Film Company by Adolph Zukor in 1912; it was acquired by Viacom in 1994.

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Paramount Pictures Corporation

5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038-3197
Phone: 1 (323) 956-5000
Fax: 1 (323) 956-1388


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • Chairman and CEO: Jim Gianopulos
  • Chairman and CEO: Jim Gianopulos
  • COO: Andrew Gumpert
  • Employees: 1,847

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA

Other Locations

  • Burbank, CA
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Van Nuys, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • Dallas, TX
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