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Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
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Founded 1967
Defunct 1970
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Kinney National Company (1969–1970)
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Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc. was an American entertainment company active from 1967 until 1970.

History

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 Kinney

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..

Filmography

Main article: List of Warner Bros. films

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