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Walt Disney Studios Alameda Avenue Entrance

Walt Disney Studios Alameda Avenue entrance. Photo courtesy of Levi Joos of Stay on Screen.

Studio Principal Producers Founded Street City / Community
20th Century Fox Studios Fox Entertainment Group 1935 10201 Pico Blvd Century City
Capital Studios at Sunset Gower 1 Independent 1912 1438 N Gower St Hollywood
Capital Studios at Browson 2 Independent 1919 5800 Sunset Blvd Hollywood
CBS Studio Center CBS Network 1928 4024 Radford Ave Studio City
CBS Television Studios CBS Network, CW Television Network 1952 7800 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles
The Culver Studios 3 Independent 1918 9336 W Washington Blvd Culver City
Evidence Film Studios 4 Independent 1912 2122 Aaron St Los Angeles
Hercules Campus at Playa Vista 5 Independent 2012 5865 Campus Center Dr Playa Vista
Hollywood Center Studios Independent 1919 1040 N Las Palmas Ave Hollywood
Jim Henson Studios 6 Henson Productions 1917 1416 N La Brea Ave Hollywood
Los Angeles Center Studios 7 Independent 1999 450 S Bixel St Los Angeles
Studio Principal Producers Founded Street City / Community
Mack Sennett Studios Independent 1916 1215 Bates Ave Los Angeles
MBS Media Campus 8 Independent 1998 1600 Rosecrans Ave Mahattan Beach
MGM Studios Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1924 245 N Beverly Dr Beverly Hills
The Studios at Paramount Paramount Pictures 1912 5555 Melrose Ave Hollywood
Raleigh Studios Independent 1915 5300 Melrose Ave Hollywood
RED Studios 9 Independent 1915 846 N Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood
Sony Pictures Studios 10 Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures 1924 10202 W Washington Blvd Culver City
Universal Studios Lot Universal Pictures/Television, DreamWorks 1912 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City
Walt Disney Studios Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm, Pixas Animation, Marvel Studios 1923 500 S Buena Vista St Burbank
Warner Brothers Studios Warner Bros. Pictures 1923 4000 Warner Blvd Burbank

1) Formerly Columbia Pictures Studios and later Sunset Gower Studios. Largest independent studio
2) Formerly Warner Bros. Studios
3) Formerly RKO Forty Acres Studio and later Desilu-Culver Studios
4) In 1912, Mack Sennett opened Keystone Studios at 1712 Glendale Boulevard, the world's first fully enclosed film stage and studio
5) Some of studio occupies original storage hanger for Howard Hughes' “Spruce Goose” Hercules
6) Formerly Charlie Chaplin Studios, later headquarters for A&M Records
7) Former headquarters of Union Oil Company of California
8) Formerly Manhattan Beach Studios
9) Formerly Ren-Mar Studios
10) Formerly M-G-M Studios

Helpful Source of Information: Seeing-Stars.com The Movie Studios.

Nestor Motion Picture Co. studio at Sunset Blvd. and Gower St., 1911, the first permanent film studio in Hollywood. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

In 1910, the California Motion Picture Manufacturing Company established in Long Beach the first film studio to open west of Chicago.

Paramount Ranch Park
For sixty years, the Paramount Movie Ranch, consisting of 2,700 acres near present-day Agoura Hills, served as a popular film location for more than one hundred western films and television programs. It was originally purchased by Paramount Pictures in 1927. In 1980, the property became part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and was opened to the public as Paramount Ranch Park. Although most of the original movie sets were gone by the time it became a park, one western town set remained for visitors and continued to be used for filming. Sadly, in 2018, most of the property was destroyed by the devastating Woolsey Fire. State and local officials, however, have promised to restore it.

Image courtesy fo the National Park Service.