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General information
Other Names
Type Subsidiary
Founded June 23, 1915 (as Metro Pictures)
April 20, 1916 (as Goldwyn Pictures)
April 17, 1924 (as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Predecessor Metro Pictures
Goldwyn Pictures
Inspiration Pictures
Graham-Wilcox Productions
Tiffany Productions
Eastern Productions
Buster Keaton Productions
Cosmopolitan Corporation
Universum Film AG
Universal Pictures
Revolution Studios
Dimension Films
TriStar Pictures
Imagine Entertainment
Successor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio
MGM Animation/Visual Arts
MGM Television
United Artists Corporation
Orion Pictures Corporation
Turner Entertainment
20th Century Fox / 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (current)
Warner Bros. (temporarily)
Columbia Pictures (temporarily)
New Line Cinema (temporarily)
Paramount Pictures (temporarily)
Screen Gems (temporarily)
The Weinstein Company
Sony (temporarily)
Founder Marcus Loew
Louis B. Mayer
Location Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Key People Gary Barber
(Chairman and CEO)
Jonathan Glickman, President of Film Division
Industry Film
Served area
Products Motion pictures
Television programs
No. of Employees
Parent MGM Holdings, Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (abbreviated as MGM or M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or Metro) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.

Once the largest, most glamorous, and most revered film studio, MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Pictures. Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California. It is one of the oldest film studios.

In 1971, it was announced that MGM would merge with 20th Century Fox, a plan which never came into fruition. Over the next thirty-nine years, the studio was bought and sold at various points in its history until, on November 3, 2010, MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. MGM emerged from bankruptcy on December 20, 2010, at which time the executives of Spyglass Entertainment, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, became co-Chairmen and co-CEOs of the holding company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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