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The Sony Pictures Studios is a television and movie studio complex in Culver City, California. It is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Many movies and television shows are taped there, including the popular television game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!. It houses the movie companies Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures.
History[change | change source]
The complex started in 1915 as the Triangle Studios (1915-1918), then Paramount Culver Studios (1918-1921), then Goldwyn Studios (1921-1924)
Acquisition by MGM[change | change source]
It was acquired by American film and television company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and renamed it MGM Studios in 1924. Many famous MGM movies such as The Wizard of Oz and Singin' in the Rain were produced there. Between 1927 and 1963, 52 movies a year were shot there.
Acquisition by Lorimar[change | change source]
In 1986, MGM sold it's studio lot to Lorimar.
Acquisition by Sony Pictures Entertainment[change | change source]
In 1989, It was later purchased by Sony Pictures Entertainment and redone as the Sony Pictures Studios.
Acquisition by Pinewood Group[change | change source]
In 2016, while all the Sony and Columbia titles are later named after TriStar, it was purchased by Pinewood Group and restored as the Pinewood Studios Hollywood
Daily about Sony Pictures Studios[change | change source]
The complex is open for daily studio tours. It has sixteen different sound stages, where the company's movies and television shows are shot.