10 Facts About Paramount Pictures

1. In March 2012, Paramount Pictures licensed their name and logo to a luxury hotel investment group which subsequently named the company Paramount Hotels and Resorts.

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2. On November 16, 2018, Paramount Pictures signed a multi-picture film deal with Netflix as part of Viacom's growth strategy, making Paramount the first major film studio to do so.

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3. On June 2017, Paramount Pictures signed a deal with 20th Century Fox for distribution of its films in Italy, which took effect on September.

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4. In early 2008, Paramount Pictures partnered with Los Angeles-based developer FanRocket to make short scenes taken from its film library available to users on Facebook.

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5. In 1970, Paramount Pictures teamed with Universal Studios to form Cinema International Corporation, a new company that would distribute films by the two studios outside the United States.

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6. In 1968, Paramount Pictures formed Films Distributing Corp to distribute sensitive film product, including Sin With a Stranger, which was one of the first films to receive an X rating in the United States when the MPAA introduced their new rating system.

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7. In 1951, Paramount Pictures bought a stake in International Telemeter, an experimental pay TV service which operated with a coin inserted into a box.

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8. In 1938, Paramount Pictures bought a stake in television manufacturer DuMont Laboratories.

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9. In 1940, Paramount Pictures agreed to a government-instituted consent decree: block booking and "pre-selling" would end.

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

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