20th Century Studios

20th Century Studios, Inc., also known as 20th Century for short (formerly known as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (19351985) and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (19852020)), is an American film production studio headquartered at the Fox Studio Lot in the Century City area of Los Angeles.[6] It is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company.[7] Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributes and markets the films made under the 20th Century Studios banner.[8]

20th Century Studios, Inc.
20th Century
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
FoundedMay 31, 1935; 87 years ago (1935-05-31)
HeadquartersFox Studio Lot Building 88, 10201 West Pico Boulevard, ,
United States
Area served
Key people
Steven Asbell (president)[1]
Number of employees
2,300 (2018)
Footnotes / references

For over 80 years – beginning with its founding in 1935 and ending in 2019 (when it was bought out by Walt Disney Studios), 20th Century Fox was one of the then "Big Six" major American film studios. It was formed in 1935 from the merger of the Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures and was originally known as the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (while being owned by TCF Holdings) as one of the original Big Five among eight majors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1985, the studio was renamed as Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (without a hyphen) after being acquired by News Corporation, which was shut down and succeeded by 21st Century Fox in 2013, after spinning off its publishing assets. The acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney took place on March 20, 2019, including 20th Century Fox.[9] The studio's current name was adopted on January 17, 2020, in order to avoid confusion with Fox Corporation.[10] On December 4, 2020, the company started using 20th Century Studios, Inc. for the copyright of 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures productions as a Disney subsidiary.

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