TriStar Pictures

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TriStar Pictures, Inc.
Division[1]
IndustryFilm
FoundedMarch 2, 1982; 40 years ago (1982-03-02) (as Nova Pictures), Burbank, California, U.S.
FounderVictor Kaufman
Headquarters10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California, U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Nicole Brown (President)[2]
ProductsMotion pictures
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
ParentWalt Disney Pictures
(The Walt Disney Company)
DivisionsTriStar Productions
Websitesonypictures.com

TriStar Pictures, Inc. is an American movie studio and production company. The company is a member of the Walt Disney Pictures. TriStar Pictures is a sister studio of the older Sony studio Columbia Pictures. Walt Disney Television runs a special label called "TriStar Television" for certain productions.[3]

TriStar Pictures was created in 1982 and founded by Victor Kaufman as Nova Pictures, a high-ranking employee at Columbia. He convinced Columbia, CBS, and HBO to give him money for a new studio,[4] and the first movie made by TriStar was The Natural in 1984. After making several successful movies such as the Rambo series, TriStar was eventually combined with Columbia, which in turn was bought by Sony. Despite taking a backseat to Columbia in the present day, TriStar still makes movies once in a while either through TriStar Productions or by releasing movies from other Sony departments.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Divisions - Sony Pictures". sonypictures.com. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  2. "Nicole Brown To Lead TriStar In Wake Of Hannah Minghella Exit To Bad Robot". October 17, 2019.
  3. Sony Eyes Relaunching TriStar Television Banner Run By Suzanne Patmore Gibbs Nellie Andreeva deadline.com, Retrieved on May 28, 2015
  4. "Victor Kaufman - Founding TriStar Pictures". Vimeo.
  5. Faughnder, Ryan (August 1, 2013). "Tom Rothman teams with Sony Pictures to create TriStar Productions". Los Angeles Times.
  6. "Industry News: Sony Pictures and Tom Rothman Launching TriStar Productions". ComingSoon.net. 2 August 2013.