10 Facts About Screen Gems


Screen Gems is an American brand name used by Sony Pictures' Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, a subsidiary of Japanese multinational conglomerate, Sony Group Corporation.

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Screen Gems was, in an attempt to keep costs low, the last American animation studio to stop producing black and white cartoons.

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The final black-and-white Screen Gems shorts appeared in 1946, over three years after the second-longest holdouts .

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Screen Gems cartoons were only moderately successful in comparison to those of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros.

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From 1958 to 1974, under President John H Mitchell and Vice President of Production Harry Ackerman, Screen Gems delivered TV shows and sitcoms: Dennis the Menace, The Donna Reed Show, Hazel, Here Come the Brides, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Gidget, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Flying Nun, The Monkees, and The Partridge Family.

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On December 23,1968, Screen Gems merged with its parent company Columbia Pictures Corporation and became part of the newly formed Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc for $24.

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On May 6,1974, Screen Gems was renamed to Columbia Pictures Television as suggested by then-studio president David Gerber, who succeeded Art Frankel as his studio president.

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The name "Screen Gems" was utilized for a syndicated hour-long program for classic television called Screen Gems Network that first aired in 1999 and ran until 2002.

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On December 8,1998, Screen Gems was resurrected as a fourth speciality film-producing arm of Sony's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group.

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Screen Gems produces and releases "films that fall between the wide-release films traditionally developed and distributed by Columbia Pictures and those released by Sony Pictures Classics".

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