Film Production or Filmmaking (in an academic context) is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition. Film Production involves a number of complex and discrete stages including an initial story, idea, or commission, through screenwriting, casting, shooting, sound recording and pre-production, editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and an exhibition. Production of a Film takes place in many places around the world in a range of economic, social, and political contexts, and using a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques.
Top 10 Film Production Companies – Worldwide
1. Warner Bros.
2. Walt Disney Studios
3. Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group
4. Universal Pictures
5. 20th Century Studios (20th Century Fox)
6. Paramount Pictures
7. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio
8. DreamWorks Pictures
9. Lionsgate Films
10. Columbia Pictures
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (commonly known as Warner Bros. and abbreviated as WB; formerly traded as Warner Bros. Inc.), founded by brothers Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack Warner in 1923. It’s headquarter is at Warner Bros. Studio Complex in Burbank, California, USA. Warner Bros. is one of the “Big Five” major film studios. Warner Bros. had produced some of the top film series worldwide like: Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, The Lord of the Rings and DC Universe movies like: The Dark Knigt, Batman VS Superman and many more.
Walt Disney Studios
The Walt Disney Studios is an American film and entertainment studio, and one of the four business segments of The Walt Disney Company. Based in Burbank, California, the studio is best known for its multi-faceted film divisions. Founded in 1923, it is the fourth-oldest and one of the “Big Five” major film studios. Some of the best movies by Walt Disney Studios are The Pirates of the Caribbean series, Frozen, Star Wars series and Marvel movies like The Avengers series, Iron Man series, Captain America series, etc.
Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group
The Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment to manage its motion picture operations. It was launched in 1998 by integrating the businesses of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and TriStar Pictures, Inc. It’s headquarter is located in Culver City, California, United States. Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group has created many great movies such as Spider-Man series, Skyfall, Spectre, 2012, The Davinci Code, Hancock and Men in Black series, etc.
Universal Pictures is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the NBCUniversal Film and Entertainment division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. It was founded in 30 April 1912 at New York, New York, United States. It’s headquartes is located in Universal City, California, United States. Universal Pictures have made major movies like Fast and Furious series, The Jurassic Park & Jurassic World series, Fifty shades of grey and it’s series, Minions, Despicaple Me series, etc.
20th Century Studios
20th Century Studios, Inc. (Formerly known as 20th Century Fox) is an American film studio that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The studio is located on the Fox Studio Lot in the Century City area of Los Angeles. It was founded in 31 May 1935. It comes as the legendary House of Mouse has rebranded one of its TV studios as 20th Television. It follows January’s rebranding of the 85-year-old film company 20th Century Fox as 20th Century Studios. Some of the well known movies worldwide by the are: Titanic, Ford VS Ferrari, The Terminator series, Home Alone, Deadpool series, Mad Max ( Fury Road), Captain Marvel.
Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film studio and subsidiary of ViacomCBS. It is the fifth oldest film studio in the world, the second oldest film studio in the United States, and the sole member of the “Big Five” film studios still located in the city limits of Los Angeles. It was founded in 8 May 1912. The greatest hits by Paramount Pictures are: The God Father, Interstellar, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Top Gun: Maverick, Mission Impossible series and many more.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. One of the world’s oldest film studios, MGM’s corporate headquarters are located at 245 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, California, United States. It was founded in 17 April 1924. Some of the best hits by them are: Skyfall, The Wizard of Oz, Creed series, Rocky series, etc.
DreamWorks Pictures is an American film production company, and a label of Amblin Partners. It was founded in 1994 as a film studio by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, of which they owned 72%. The studio formerly distributed its own and third-party films. Greatest hits worldwide by them are: Catch Me if You Can, Gladiator, Shrek series, Need for Speed series, etc.
Lionsgate Films (formerly know as Cinépix Film Properties) is an American film production and film distribution studio, headquartered in Snata Monica and founded in Canada and is the flagshi division of Lionsgate Entertainment. It focuses on foreign and independent films and has distributed various commercially successful film series, including John Wick, Step Up, Twilight Saga, The Expendables, Rambo and many more.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. is an American film studio and production and distribution company that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment’s Sony Pictures Entertainment, itself a subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony. It was founded at Los Angeles, California, United States on 10 January 1924. Some of there greatest hits worldwide includes Venom, Jumanji series, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Charlie’s Angles (2019), Blade Runner 2049, The Smurf’s, Spider-Man series.
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