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Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
General information
Caption Warner Bros.-Seven Arts logo
Other Names
Type
Founded 1967
Defunct 1970
Predecessor
Successor
Founder
Location Burbank, California
Key People
Industry Film
Television
Music
Served area
Products
Owner Time Warner (library only)
No. of Employees
Parent Independent (1967–1969)
Kinney National Company (1969–1970)
Homepage

Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc. was an American entertainment company active from 1967 until 1970.

HistoryEdit

Warner Bros.-Seven Arts started when Seven Arts Productions acquired Jack L. Warner's controlling interest in Warner Bros. for $32 million and merged with it.

The acquisition included the black and white Looney Tunes (plus the non-Harman and Ising Merrie Melodies) library and Warner Bros. Records plus Reprise Records. Later that same year, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts purchased Atlantic Records. Those record labels were combined in 1970 with two other acquisitions (Elektra Records and its sister label Nonesuch Records) in a new holding company, Warner-Elektra-Atlantic, under the direction of Mo Ostin and Joe Smith.

The head of production was Kenneth Hyman, son of Seven Arts co-founder Eliot Hyman. Their first film was Camelot and their last film was Wait Until Dark.

Acquisition by KinneyEdit

Warner Bros.-Seven Arts was acquired in 1969 by Kinney National Company, who deleted "Seven Arts" from the company name, reestablishing it as Warner Bros. Due to a financial scandal over its parking operations, Kinney National spun off its non-entertainment assets in 1972 (as National Kinney Corporation) and changed its name to Warner Communications Inc..

FilmographyEdit

Main article: List of Warner Bros. films

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External LinksEdit

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