When was Warner Bros established

Warner Bros. Pictures - Warner Bros. Pictures

American film studio
Logo used since rebranding 2019
Warner Bros. Pictures Group
Earlier Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. (1923-1967)
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc. (1967-1970)
Warner Bros. Inc. (1970-1992)
Art Classification
Industry entertainment
predecessor Warner Features Company
Founded April 4, 1923; 98 years ago (1923-04-04)
headquarters 4000 Warner Boulevard ,,. ,
Products Movies
revenue $ 13.866 billion (2017)
$ 1.761 billion (2017)
owner WarnerMedia Studios & Networks Group
(WarnerMedia, a subsidiary of AT&T)
European summer time. 8,000 (2014)
parent Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
website www .warnerbros .com

Warner Bros. Pictures that as Warner Bros. Pictures Group is an American film production and sales company owned by WarnerMedia Studios & Networks Group through its subsidiary Warner Bros. Entertainment. At the company's headquartered Studios Warner Bros. complex in Burbank, California, it is the flagship label of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment that is part of AT&T's WarnerMedia.

Founded in 1923 by Harry Warner, Albert Warner, Sam Warner and Jack L. Warner, the company not only produces its own films, but also handles filmmaking, theatrical distribution, marketing and advertising for films made by other Warner Bros. Labels were produced and published. These include Warner Bros. Animation, the Warner Animation Group, New Line Cinema, DC Films and Castle Rock Entertainment, as well as various third-party producers.


In 1927, Warner Bros. Pictures revolutionized the film industry when the American-Jewish Warner brothers released their first "Talkie" pictures. The Jazz Singer published with Al Jolson. Unfortunately, founding member Sam Warner died before the film premiered. From 1923 to 1967 Warner Bros. was a Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. announced as their main focus was exclusively on the film industry. As the company diversified over the years, it was eventually renamed to its current umbrella name, but Warner Bros. Pictures continued to be used as the name of the company's film production arm.

Warner Bros. Pictures

The department was named on March 3, 2003 Warner Bros. Pictures founded to diversify the film themes and expand the audience for their film releases. The company became part of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, which was founded in 2008, and Jeff Robinov was named the company's first president. Long-time New Line manager Toby Emmerich joined as President in 2017. In January 2018 he was appointed chairman. On October 23, 2018, it was announced that Lynne Frank, President of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, would leave the company to pursue new opportunities. In June 2019, Warner Bros. Pictures signed an agreement with SF Studios to distribute their films in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

As with most other film distributors, Warner Bros. Pictures struggled with movie release issues during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic due to limited theater openings. After postponing several films scheduled for 2020 to 2021, WB announced in December 2020 that they would be taking the unusual approach of keeping their entire list of 2021 films up for both theatrical release and one month simultaneous availability the HBO plan to Max streaming service, in a similar fashion to them Wonder Woman 1984 in released this month. After a month, such films would still be available in theaters and would later be available through home media under typical release schedules. The move to start streaming has been criticized by production companies, directors and actors because Warner Bros. Pictures had not informed anyone of the plan prior to the announcement, as well as concerns about lower payouts due to the streaming options, which Warner Bros. Pictures cited change in pay rates for the films concerned by January 2021 to enable the casts and crews of these films to receive higher payouts.

Film library

Gate 4, Warner Bros. Studios, looking south to the water tower

Acquired libraries

Mergers and acquisitions have helped Warner Bros. assemble a diverse collection of films, cartoons, and television programming. As of 2019, Warner Bros. had more than 100,000 hours of programming, including 8,600 feature films and 5,000 television programs with tens of thousands of individual episodes.

After the antitrust proceedings of 1948, uncertain times led Warner Bros. 1956 to sell most of its films and cartoons to Associated Artists Productions (aap) prior to 1950. In addition, aap also received the cartoons Fleischer Studios and Famous Studios Popeye originally from Paramount Pictures. Two years later aap was sold to United Artists, who owned the company until 1981, when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer took over United Artists.

In 1982, in her independent years, Turner Broadcasting System acquired Brut Productions, the film production arm of then-France-based personal care company Faberge Inc.

In 1986, Turner Broadcasting System acquired Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Turner Entertainment was in debt and kept the MGM film and television libraries prior to May 1986 and a small portion of the United Artists library (including the aap library and the North American rights to the RKO Radio Pictures library) while it kept the rest outsourced by MGM.

In 1989, Warner Communications acquired Lorimar-Telepictures Corporation. Lorimar's catalog included the library of Rankin / Bass Productions after 1974 and the library of Monogram Pictures / Allied Artists Pictures Corporation after 1947.

In 1991, Turner Broadcasting System acquired the Hanna-Barbera animation studio and Ruby Spears Library from Great American Broadcasting, and years later, Turner Broadcasting System acquired Castle Rock Entertainment on December 22, 1993 and New Line Cinema on October 10, 1994 In 1996, Time Warner acquired the Turner Broadcasting System, bringing Warner Bros. 'library home before 1950. Additionally, Warner Bros. only owns Castle Rock Entertainment's library after 1994.

In 2008, Time Warner incorporated New Line into Warner Bros.

In June 2016, the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development Team was established to take over ownership of the Harry Potter- Monitor franchises worldwide (including the Wizarding World brand).

  • Warner Animation Group Library (since 2013)
  • Warner Bros animation library (since 1980)
  • Cartoon Network Studios Library (since 1996)
  • New Line Cinema Library (since 1982)
  • Castle Rock Entertainment Movie Library (after 1994, since 1994) Castle Rock Entertainment (after 1994, 1994-present)
  • DC Films (since 2016)
  • HBO Films Libraries, co-owned by HBO (since 1983)
  • Home Video Distribution Rights in Cannon Films Libraries (Post 1991)
  • Filmography

    Christopher Nolan has written and directed several Warner Bros. 'Most profitable films in the early 21st century. Like Eastwood, Nolan has had a long creative partnership with the studio.

    The studio's first live-action film was My Four Years in Germany (1918) which was her first animated film Gay Purr-ee (1962). Animated films by Warner Bros. Animation and the Warner Animation Group are also published by Warner Bros. Pictures. The studio has released 25 films that won an Oscar for best picture nomination: Disraeli (1929), I'm a chain gang refugee (1932), 42nd street (1933), Here comes the Navy (1934), A midsummer night's dream (1935), Anthony Adverse (1936), The life of Emile Zola (1937), The adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Four daughters (1938), Jezebel (1938), Dark victory (1939), let's name a few.

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