Paramount Pictures logo (2013)

Paramount Pictures Corporation (frequently known as Paramount Pictures or simply Paramount) is a film and television production/distribution studio, consistently ranked as one of the largest (top-grossing) movie studios. It is a unit of U.S. media conglomerate Viacom.

Paramount Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).



  • Paramount Licensing, Inc.
  • Paramount Home Entertainment, Inc.


  • Paramount Digital Entertainment
  • Paramount Pictures International
  • Paramount Studio Group - physical studio and post production
    • The Studios at Paramount - production facilities & lot
    • Paramount On Location - production support facilities throughout North America including New York, Vancouver, and Atlanta
    • Worldwide Technical Operations - archives, restoration and preservation programs, the mastering and distribution fulfillment services, on-lot post production facilities management
  • Worldwide Television Distribution
  • Paramount Famous Productions, direct-to-video
  • Paramount Parks & Resorts, licensing and design for parks and resorts
  • Paramount Motion Picture Group
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Paramount Classics
    • Viacom Media Networks branded labels:
      • MTV Films
      • Nickelodeon Movies
    • Insurge Pictures, micro-budget film distribution (March 2010 – present)
    • Paramount Animation (2011–present)
    • Paramount Vantage
  • Republic Pictures

Joint venturesEdit

  • Epix (TV channel)
  • United International Pictures

Former divisions, subsidiaries, and joint venturesEdit

  • Paramount Television Group (now CBS Television Studios)
    • Paramount Network Television
      • Big Ticket Entertainment (semi-in-name-only since 2006, only shows running are Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown)
      • Spelling Television (in-name-only since 2006)
      • Viacom Productions (folded into PNT in 2004)
      • Wilshire Court Productions (shut down in 2003)
    • Paramount Domestic Television
      • Folded Viacom Enterprises in 1995, Rysher Entertainment in 1999, and Worldvision Enterprises in 2000
      • RTV News, Inc., producer of Real TV and Maximum Exposure
    • United Paramount Network (UPN) – formerly a joint venture with United Television, now part of the CBS/Time Warner joint venture The CW Television Network
    • Paramount Stations Group (now CBS Television Stations)
    • USA Networks (also including what is now called Syfy) – Paramount owned a stake starting in 1982, 50% owner (with Universal Studios) from 1987 until 1997, when Paramount/Viacom sold their stake to Universal (now part of NBCUniversal)
  • Paramount International Television (now CBS Studios International)
  • Paramount Parks (Purchased by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in 2006)
  • DW Studios, LLC (also DW Pictures) - defunct, holding film library and rights, principal officers left to recreate DreamWorks as an independent company DW Funding **LLC - DreamWorks live-action library (pre-09/16/2005; DW Funding, LLC) sold to Soros Strategic Partners and Dune Entertainment II and purchased back in 2010

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