The Geffen Film Company
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The Geffen Film Company
The Geffen Company
The Geffen Film Company, Inc.
Geffen Pictures
Film distributor and production company
IndustryMotion pictures
FateShut down
SuccessorDreamWorks Pictures
FoundedJune 23, 1982
FounderDavid Geffen
DefunctJune 19, 1998
HeadquartersUnited States
Key people
David Geffen
ParentWarner Bros. Edit this on Wikidata
DivisionsGeffen Television

The Geffen Film Company (also known as The Geffen Company, The Geffen Film Company, Inc., and later Geffen Pictures) was a film distributor and production company founded by David Geffen, the founder of Geffen Records, and future co-founder of DreamWorks (the latter being a successor to the Geffen Film Company). Geffen founded the company in 1982,[1] having recruited Eric Eisner as president,[2] and distributed its films through Warner Bros.[3] Geffen operated it as a division of Warner Bros., and as a result, following The Geffen Film Company's shutdown in 1998, Warner Bros. now owns the company's library, with the exception of the 1996 Mike Judge comedy Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, which is owned by Paramount Pictures via Paramount Animation and MTV Films.[4]

The spherical Geffen Pictures logo (based on the logo of its record-label counterpart) was created by Saul Bass.

Notable films

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  1. ^ "David Geffen Fast Facts". CNN. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Shewey, Don (1985). "On the Go With David Geffen". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Cieply, Michael (10 January 1989). "Sean Daniel Quits Universal to Head Geffen's Film Unit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Dilworth, John R. (January 1997). "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America". Animation World Magazine. Retrieved 2018.

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