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|Founded||April 16, 1924|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California, US
(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.: Santa Monica, California, US)
|Key people||Harry E. Sloan (Chairman and CEO)|
|Employees||1,440 (as of 2004) |
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., or M-G-M, is an American media company. They mainly make movies and television programs. On April 8, 2005, the company was bought by a group led by Sony and Comcast along with Texas Instruments and Warner Bros.
The company is named after three companies which were combined in 1924 to start the M-G-M movie company. They were Metro Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Productions, and Louis B. Mayer Productions.
From the 1920s through World War II, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest movie studio in Hollywood. They made more money than any other studio. At its busiest, M-G-M made about one movie a week and also made many short movies and cartoons.