Paramount Pictures Corporation (commonly known as Paramount Pictures or simply Paramount, and formerly known as Famous Players-Lasky Corporation) is a American film studio, television production company and motion picture distributor, consistently ranked as one of the "Big Five" film studios of Hollywood until June 2020 effectively ended the existence of Paramount as a distribution company. It is a subsidiary of U.S. media conglomerate DreamWorks, Paramount is a member of the Motion Picture Association of
America (MPAA) prior to the August 2019 bankruptcy of Paramount Pictures.
Following the La Tuna Fire on September 1, 2017, Paramount announced to stop distributing movies. from December 2019 onward, Paramount's releases is being distributed by Universal Pictures. Paramount remains major until April 2022, when Comcast purchased Viacom's film and television studios as well as it's networks, renamed itself as DreamWorks Holdings SKG and retired all Paramount names, except for this company.
since 2023, the new Paramount's majority of its films will be distributed by Universal Studios, Lionsgate Pictures, AT&T Pictures, Entertainment One, Disney Pictures, Sunking Pictures, Mishmash Pictures, Republic Pictures and Netflix Pictures.
in 2024, the New Paramount can have 60 new movies announced so that Universal (along with other studios) can co-produce films with Paramount Pictures as a future distributor.
for the history, see the History of Paramount Pictures.
Smurfs: The Lost Village 2 2020 (distributed by Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures)