American film and television entertainment studio United Artists

American film and television entertainment studio United Artists was founded by actors Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and director D. W. Griffith on February 5, 1919.

Each owned a 20% stake and agreed to each produce five pictures a year. The quartet started the venture in order to better control its work and interests. The four entrepreneurs wished to gain financial and artistic control over the production and distribution of their films.

UA also built and operated movie theaters across the country and were active in over forty countries by the end of the 1930s.

UA has undergone many changes and restructures and though its future is uncertain, its list of releases include a number of iconic movies that have shaped twentieth century cinematography.
California, United States
February 5, 1919
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Created on 2017-06-06 at 04:54 and last updated on 2018-08-20 at 05:41.