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
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
The company is part of the Filmed Entertainment segment (which accounts for about 20% of sales) of
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.
Paramount was founded as Famous Players Film Company by Adolph Zukor in 1912; it was acquired by Viacom in 1994.
5555 MELROSE AVE
Los Angeles, CA 90038-3197
Phone: 1 (323) 956-5000
Employer Type: Privately Owned
President Of Worldwide Home Entertainment And Tv Distribution: Dan Cohen
Chairman and CEO: Jim Gianopulos
COO: Andrew Gumpert
Employees (This Location): 1,700
Employees (All Locations): 1,847