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The Studio

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The Studio

Sony Pictures Entertainment is a worldwide leader in creativity and innovation. Backed by the power of Sony Corporation, one of the world’s most recognizable and respected brands, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s global operations encompass motion picture and television production and distribution, home entertainment acquisitions and distribution, operation of studio facilities and development of new entertainment technologies.

Sony Pictures History

The company's rich history can be traced back to 1918 when brothers Harry and Jack Cohn formed a partnership with their associate Joe Brandt, to produce low-budget short films and featurettes. They called the company CBC Film Sales (Cohn-Brandt-Cohn – or as it was more commonly known in the trade press, “Corned Beef and Cabbage”.)

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Sony Pictures History

Sony Pictures History

Studio Lot History

Ince stayed just long enough to complete a few stages and an administration building, then sold his shares to his partners and moved his operation down the street to what would someday become The Culver Studios. By 1918, Triangle Studios was up for sale, attracting the attention of the ambitious movie producer Samuel Goldwyn.

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Studio Lot History

Studio Lot History

Harry Cohn

Harry Cohn co-founded Columbia Pictures Corporation with his brother Jack and ran the studio for more than thirty years. Harry had the reputation of being the most autocratic studio boss in film history and he ran Columbia like a one-man show.

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Harry Cohn

Harry Cohn

Frank Capra

With their first hit and a new torch-lady logo, the studio was filled with hope for a bright future. Then fate fulfilled that hope. Columbia Pictures hired Frank Capra - a moment in history that changed them both forever.

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Frank Capra

Frank Capra

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth, one of the most alluring actresses of the twentieth century, was also one of Columbia Pictures’ most memorable movie stars.

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Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth