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All shows in the era ended with the Columbia logo between 1988 and 1991. On February 2, 1988, Barry Thurston; vice-president of Columbia/Embassy Television, became president of Columbia Pictures Television Distribution.Why did Columbia replace RKO as the largest movie studio?
In 1948, the United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. anti-trust decision forced Hollywood motion picture companies to divest themselves of the theatre chains that they owned. Since Columbia did not own any theaters, it was now on equal terms with the largest studios, and soon replaced RKO on the list of the "Big Five" studios.When did Time Life become Columbia Pictures?
On August 13, 1981, CPT acquired the television assets of Time Life. A year later, Columbia (which Time-Life Television became a part of its sisters television company) joined with HBO and CBS to form TriStar Pictures. On May 17, 1982, Columbia Pictures acquired Spelling-Goldberg Productions for more than $40 million.Is Columbia Pictures owned by Sony?
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (commonly known as Columbia Pictures) is an American film production studio that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment 's Sony Pictures Entertainment, which is one of the Big Five studios and a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Sony.