Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 201. Chapters: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, American Apparel, Participant Media, Thomas Guide, Cartoon Network, Occidental Petroleum, Fox Sports Net, Oaktree Capital Management, Herbalife, Evil Angel (studio), Northrop Grumman, 20th Century Fox, Orion Pictures, Boom! Studios, Infinity Ward, SuicideGirls, Thatgamecompany, E!, Vivid Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, Boomerang (TV channel), PeopleSupport, Farmers Insurance Group, Diamond Multimedia, Anschutz Entertainment Group, ICM Partners, G4 (TV channel), Elegant Angel, Hallmark Channel, Forever 21, JM Productions, Fun Little Movies, Saban Entertainment, Digital Domain, Lakeshore Records, Max Factor, TelePacific Communications, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Guess (clothing), Bigfoot Entertainment, Platinum Studios, Univision Communications, Pinkberry, EFilm, 20th Television, The Jim Henson Company, Illumination Entertainment, POM Wonderful, L.A. Care Health Plan, New Concorde, Sunkist Growers, Incorporated, XBIZ, Saban Capital Group, Red Light District Video, Bikram Yoga, Health Net, Anabolic Video, Zentropy Partners, Combat Zone (studio), Fake Empire Productions, La Curacao, MGA Entertainment, The Gores Group. Excerpt: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (commonly known as MGM and also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.), is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of films and television programs. Once the largest and most glamorous of film studios, MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures. Its headquarters is in Beverly Hills, California. On November 3, 2010, MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. MGM emerged from bankruptcy on December 20, 2010, at which time the executives of Spyglass Entertainment, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, became co-Chairs and co-CEOs of the holding company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. MGM Tower, former company headquarters highlighted by the famous Leo the Lion logo at the topThe studio's official motto, "Ars Gratia Artis", is a Latin phrase meaning "Art for art's sake"; it was chosen by Howard Dietz, the studio's chief publicist. The studio's logo is a roaring lion surrounded by a ring of film inscribed with the studio's motto. The logo, which features Leo the Lion, was created by Dietz in 1916 for Goldwyn Pictures and updated in 1924 for MGM's use. Dietz based the logo on his alma mater's mascot-the Columbia University lion. Originally silent, the sound of Leo the Lion's roar was added to films for the first time in August 1928. In the 1930s and 1940s the studio billed itself as having "more stars than there are in heaven", a reference to the large number of A-list movie stars under contract to the company. This second motto was also coined by Deitz, and was probably first used in 1932. MGM was the last studio to convert to sound pictures, but in spite of this fact, from the end of the silent film era through the late 1950s, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the dominant motion picture studio in Hollywood. Always slow to respond to changing legal, economic, and demographic nature of t
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