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Paramount Pictures Corp. is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world, the second oldest in the United States, and the sole member of the "Big Six" film studios, still located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood. Paramount is a member of Motion Picture Association of America.

Paramount Pictures
Subsidiary
Industry Film
Founded May 8, 1912; 104 years ago (1912-05-08) (as Famous Players Film Company)
1914; 102 years ago (1914) (as Paramount Pictures)
Founders W. W. Hodkinson
Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Headquarters Hollywood, California,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Brad Grey
Products Motion pictures
Revenue Decrease $2.885 billion (FY 2015)
Operating income
Decrease $111 million (FY 2015)
Owner National Amusements
Parent Viacom
Divisions Current:
Paramount Home Media Distribution
Insurge Pictures
Paramount Famous Productions
Paramount Vantage
Paramount Animation
Paramount Television
MTV Films
Nickelodeon Movies
Comedy Central Films
United International Pictures (50%)
Former:
Paramount Parks
Paramount Stations Group
Website www.paramount.com

Paramount Pictures Corp. (known professionally as Paramount Pictures and often referred to simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world, the second oldest in the United States, and the sole member of the "Big Six" film studios, still located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood. Paramount is a member of Motion Picture Association of America.

In 2014, Paramount Pictures became the first major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only.