Paramount Pictures Corporation is a film and television production/distribution company, consistently ranked as one of the largest (top-grossing) movie studios. It is a division of American media conglomerate Viacom.
The company dates its beginnings to the 1912 founding date of the Famous Players Film Company, one of the companies that merged into Paramount Pictures (then known as Famous Players-Lasky Corporation) in 1916. Paramount is the fourth oldest existing film studio in the world behind Universal Studios, Pathé and Gaumont Pictures. Also, it is the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
Paramount Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
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