Knowledge Identifier: $Columbia_Pictures
Category: Movies & TV (402)
Launched in 1950.
Countries: United States (79%), (6%), United Kingdom (4%)
Linked to: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Cineplex Odeon Corporation
Rex Reason - In 1951 he was given a screen test at Columbia Pictures and was cast as the lead in a starring role in his first picture, a low-budget adventure drama titled "Storm Over Tibet"
Audrey Totter - She worked for Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox, for example, "FBI Girl" , but the quality of her films dropped, and by the end of the 1950s, her career was in decline
Song Without End - Columbia Pictures had plans to film "The Franz Liszt Story" back in 1952
Smiley Burnette - When the series ended, Burnette rejoined Autry for Autry's final six films, all released by Columbia Pictures in 1953
William Campbell (film actor) - " After several years of similar supporting performances in a number of films, including as a co-pilot in William Wellman's "The High and the Mighty" , he won his first starring role in "Cell 2455 Death Row" , a low-budget prison film for Columbia Pictures
Tom Tyler - Columbia Pictures intended to make a sequel to "The Phantom" for years, but by 1955 Tyler had died and the studio's rights to the "Phantom" property had lapsed
Pernell Roberts - He signed a contract with Columbia Pictures in 1957 and made his film debut a year later as one of Burl Ives' contentious sons in "Desire Under the Elms"
Fred F. Sears - On Saturday, November 30, 1957, while preparing for his next film at his office at Columbia Pictures, Sears suffered a fatal cerebral hemorrhage of a communicating artery of the Circle of Willis
Its "Screen Snapshots" series, showing behind-the-scenes footage of Hollywood stars, was a Columbia perennial; producer-director Ralph Staub kept this series going through 1958
Michael Callan - Callan's film career began in 1959 where he was contracted with Columbia Pictures and had roles in two films, "They Came to Cordura" and "The Flying Fontaines"
Dorothy Dandridge - In 1959, Columbia Pictures cast Dandridge in the lead role of Bess in "Porgy and Bess"; Dandridge was again nominated for an *award, this time for a Golden Globe *award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for her performance in "Porgy and Bess"
Barney Kessel - A "first call" guitarist at Columbia Pictures, during the 1960s Kessel became one of the most in-demand session guitarists in America, and is considered a key member of the group of first-call session musicians now usually known as The Wrecking Crew.
Dion DiMucci - By the end of 1961, Dion had become a major star, touring worldwide and making an appearance in the Columbia Pictures musical film "Twist Around the Clock"
George Segal - He was signed to a Columbia Pictures contract in 1961, making his film debut in "The Young Doctors" and appearing in "The Naked City" produced for television by Columbia's "Screen Gems"
Lawrence of Arabia (film) - The original soundtrack recording was originally released on Colpix Records, the records division of Columbia Pictures, in 1962
Greta Gynt - Her last film was a Columbia Pictures release - the 1963 "The Runaway" in which she played the lead
Paul Huson - From 1965 through 1968 Huson worked as an Art Director for &BBC_television (BBC_Television) and Columbia Pictures, UK, before emigrating to the United States, where he began writing books and stories and scripts for American television, which included the television series "Family" and "James at Fifteen"
Screen Gems would distribute until 1967, when Hanna-Barbera was sold to Taft Broadcasting
From 1971 until the end of 1987, Columbia's international distribution operations were a joint venture with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. - From 1971 until the end of 1987, Warner's international distribution operations were a joint venture with Columbia Pictures, and in some countries, this joint venture distributed films from other companies
David Begelman - He left CMA in 1973 to take over the floundering Columbia Pictures
Burt Bacharach - In 1973, Bacharach and David were commissioned to score the Ross Hunter-produced revival of the 1937 film, "Lost Horizon" for Columbia Pictures
Suzanne Ciani - She composed and perhaps best known for the 1976 Columbia Pictures and Columbia Pictures Television theme jingles
Spelling-Goldberg Productions - Spelling and Goldberg decided to part ways, and in 1977, the duo sold Spelling-Goldberg to Columbia Pictures
Anna Held - In 1978 Columbia Pictures released a made-for-television film, "Ziegfeld: The Man & His Women". first telecast on NBC. This was a much more open and perhaps truthfully told movie about Ziegfeld and the women in his life, than the 1936 film
On January 15, 1979, the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Kerkorian, to block him from holding stake in Columbia, while controlling MGM. On February 19, 1979, Columbia Pictures Television acquired TOY Productions; the production company founded by Bud Yorkin and writers Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein in 1976
Mario Kassar - Working for Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures, he was executive producer of several movies starting with "Victory" in 1981
B. P. Schulberg - The Post, October 2, 1981 In 1937, Paramount stopped distributing his films and he remained out of the business until 1940 when he began producing for Columbia Pictures
CBS - Yet ten years later, in 1982, CBS took another try at Hollywood, in a joint venture with Columbia Pictures and HBO called TriStar Pictures
In 1983, Frank Price left Columbia Pictures after a dispute with Coca-Cola and went back to Universal
On the Waterfront - On The Waterfront Made A First Home Video release in 1984 From RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video On VHS and Beta
Tandem Productions - In 1986, Coca-Cola spun-off and sold Embassy Home Entertainment to Nelson Holdings, Inc. and became "'Nelson Entertainment"' that was not part of the plan for Coke to keep the home video arm due to RCA's venture with Columbia Pictures Home Video that would've conflicted the joint venture if Coke kept EHE.
Tom Stern (director) - The two collaborated on a number of 16 mm short films including "Squeal of Death", which was noticed by an executive at Columbia Pictures in 1986
ELP Communications - In November 1986, Coca-Cola fused Embassy's television operations including the movie packages with Columbia Pictures Television; the combined company became "'Columbia/Embassy Television"', though Columbia and Embassy continued to produce and distribute programs under their separate names
Warners pulled out of the venture in 1988 to join up with Walt Disney Pictures
Anna Thomas - Thomas produced "A Time of Destiny" for Columbia Pictures in 1988 and worked for the studio on a few writing jobs
ELP Communications - Still-running Embassy shows would bear the Columbia Pictures Television logo in January 1988 for the rest of their runs
ELP Communications - Embassy Communications became "'ELP"' "'Communications"' in February 1988 under the banner of Columbia Pictures Television
Tandem Productions - However, Tandem still remained as an in-name-only division of &Embassy_Communications (ELP_Communications) until February 8, 1988 when it became in-name-only to Columbia Pictures Television and in turn an in-name-only sub-division of "'ELP Communications"'
Sid Ganis - After leaving Paramount in 1990, Ganis became president of marketing and distribution at Columbia Pictures
Orion Pictures - After releasing several busts the previous year, Orion announced a distribution agreement with Columbia Pictures Entertainment in February 1990, in which the much larger studio would release Orion's movies overseas
TriStar Television - On July 11, 1990, Tri-Star dissolved and sold its venture in TeleVentures to Stephen J. Cannell Productions and TeleVentures became "'Cannell Distribution Co."' Most of the series and the Tri-Star film packages that were distributed by TeleVentures were taken over by Columbia Pictures Television Distribution
Barris Industries - On November 5, 1990, CPE folded its first-run syndication unit Guber-Peters Television into Columbia Pictures Television Distribution
Tandem Productions - Columbia Pictures Television took over distribution for the series by 1991
Jan Eliasberg - In 1991, Eliasberg married Neil Alan Friedman, a studio executive at Columbia Pictures
The animation was created by Synthespian Studios in 1993 by Jeff Kleiser and Diana Walczak, who used 2D elements from the painting and converted it to 3D. In 2012, Jenny Joseph gave an interview to WWL-TV: So we just scooted over there come lunchtime and they wrapped a sheet around me and I held a regular little desk lamp, a side lamp, she said, and I just held that up and we did that with a light bulb
Denise Di Novi - She set up her own production company, Di Novi Pictures, in 1993, at Columbia Pictures
Darnell Martin - In 1994, Martin became the first African-American woman to direct and produce a movie produced by a major studio, Columbia Pictures
Jerry Lewis - In 1994, the Columbia Pictures film, "North" featured footage of Lewis's classic movies
ELP Communications - In February 1994, SPE merged Columbia Pictures Television and TriStar Television to become "'Columbia TriStar Television"'
Danielle Steel - Columbia Pictures was the first movie studio to offer for one of her novels, purchasing the rights to "The Ghost" in 1998
In 1999, Sony Pictures Entertainment relaunched the Screen Gems brand as a horror and independent film distribution company and TriStar Television was folded into CTT. Two years later, CPT was folded into CTT as well
In the 2000s, Sony broadened its release schedule by backing Revolution Studios, the production/distribution company headed by Joe Roth
Laura Ziskin - After nearly five years on the job, Ziskin resigned from Fox 2000 in November 1999 and within a month had a production deal at Columbia Pictures
Chen Kuo-Fu - In 2000, Chen became the head of the production unit of the Asian branch of Columbia Pictures
HBO - During the '80s decade, HBO had broadcasted films from Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures and Orion Pictures; as of February 2013, rival premium channel Starz has an exclusive deal with Sony
Ashley Scott - In 2005 she appeared in the role of Amanda in Columbia Pictures action film "Into the Blue"
Jason McElwain - In April 2006, it was announced that Columbia Pictures had bought the rights to produce the film
Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) - On April 4, 2007, Friedrich filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court - Southern District of Illinois against Marvel Enterprises, Sony Pictures, Columbia TriStar Motion Pictures, Relativity Media, Crystal Sky Pictures, Michael DeLuca Productions, Hasbro and Take-Two Interactive, alleging his copyrights to the Ghost Rider character have been exploited and utilized in a "joint venture and conspiracy"
Austin Film Festival - Oren Uziel, the 2008 Latitude Productions Winner and 2008 Drama Finalist, recently optioned his script, The Kitchen Sink, to Matt Tolmach, the former Columbia Pictures Co-President of Production
The Bridge on the River Kwai - On November 2, 2010 Columbia Pictures released a newly restored "The Bridge on the River Kwai" for the first time on Blu-ray
Stephen J. Cannell - His other series "21 Jump Street" was made into a 2012 feature by Columbia Pictures, and the sequel "22 Jump Street" is set for release June 2014
The Smurfs (film series) - On May 10, 2012, just two weeks after they announced production of "The Smurfs 2", Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures were already developing a script for "The Smurfs 3" with scribes Karey Kirkpatrick and Chris Poche
It used in many films until it was last used in the 2013 film, Captain Phillips
Starting in 2014, the logo was introduced with the Sony logo
The Monuments Men - The film, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Babelsberg Studio, was released on February 7, 2014
In 2017, a new Columbia Pictures logo is animated by JAMM FX and featuring the actress, Mary Elizabeth Winstead