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Universal Studios (known professionally as Universal Pictures and also simply referred to as Universal) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. The company was founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane, and Jules Brulatour, and is the oldest surviving film studio in the United States, the worlds fourth oldest after Gaumont, Pathé and Nordisk Film, and the oldest in terms of the overall film market[citation needed]. Its studios are located in Universal City, California, and its corporate offices are located in New York City. Universal Studios is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and is one of Hollywoods "Big Six" studios. Universal Studios was founded by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane[a] and Jules Brulatour. One story has Laemmle watching a box office for hours, counting patrons and calculating the days takings. Within weeks of his Chicago trip, Laemmle gave up dry goods to buy the first several nickelodeons. For Laemmle and other such entrepreneurs, the creation in 1908 of the Edison-backed Motion Picture Trust meant that exhibitors were expected to pay fees for Trust-produced films they showed. Based on the Latham Loop used in cameras and projectors, along with other patents, the Trust collected fees on all aspects of movie production and exhibition, and attempted to enforce a monopoly on distribution. Soon, Laemmle and other disgruntled nickelodeon owners decided to avoid paying Edison by producing their own pictures. In June 1909, Laemmle started the Yankee Film Company with partners Abe Stern and Julius Stern. That company quickly evolved into the Independent Moving Pictures Company (IMP), with studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where many early films in Americas first motion picture industry were produced in the early 20th century. Laemmle broke with Edisons custom of refusing to give billing and screen credits to performers. By naming the movie stars, he attracted many of the leading players of the time, contributing to the creation of the star system. In 1910, he promoted Florence Lawrence, formerly known as "The Biograph Girl", and actor King Baggot, in what may be the first instance of a studio using stars in its marketing.

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Founded: 1965
390 jobs at Universal Studios
Manager, Digital Programming

Analyze metrics and develop expertise in content performance. Create, maintain, and distribute a wee...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

Senior Press Manager

Develop positive relationships with the actors, producers, publicists, agents, managers, production...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

Vice President of IT - SportsEngine

Work across the company (sales, support, finance, marketing, product, etc) as the business partner...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Media

Vice President, Facilities Engineering and Critical Infrastructure

Prepare and implement asset capital plan for replacement, renovation, expansion or contraction, proc...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   15+ years exp.  •  Media

Director, Data Strategy

Work with Audience Studio, CODE, and Research teams to design, execute and analyze campaigns. Build...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

Director, Unscripted - Current & Dev

Help develop new and current programming including identifying and securing new talent for projects...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

Director, Digital Sales Operations

Advise Sales on future offerings and capabilities to ensure smooth scalability and workflow as the d...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Media

Director, Development

Track needs of all buyers, help formulate pitches, and help set pitches at all networks. Provide not...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

DreamWorks Feature - Head of Franchise Entertainment

Manage DW's relationship with all teams at Universal - as well as marketing and retail partners - t...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Media

VP Visual Effects

Manage the Visual Effects and supporting staff on films through all phases of budgeting, development...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Media

VP, Human Resources

Creating and executing an Employee Engagement strategy across multiple client groups using Employee...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Media

Manager, Finance CP Consolidations

Partner with Domestic and International Consumer Products Finance teams, as well as Global UBD Conso...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

DGA Director - WCAU

Prepare and directs live and taped news television broadcasts utilizing the ROSS Overdrive automated...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Media

Film Marketing Product Manager

Demonstrated experience with the digital marketing with familiarity of the formats, processes, and s...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

Senior Data Warehouse Analyst

Monitor ongoing development efforts and provide regular progress reporting of current activities to...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Media

Director, Global Client Services

Set technology strategy and direct the implementation of a future state platform to support business...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Media

Manager, Voice & Telecom Operations

Create RFPs and review responses, pricing of communication components, and recommend changes to proc...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Guide and promotes safe work practices by developing EHS policies, programs, procedures, campaigns a...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Media

IT Systems Engineer

Effectively lead projects using project management best practices to ensure initiatives are delivere...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Media

VP Human Resources, Content Distribution

Serve as a resource and partner for the senior leadership team on division-wide employee development...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Media

Counsel - TV Business and Legal Affairs

The attorney will be the primary attorney for the international dubbing and production business tea...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Media

Production Manager, CNBC Special Project

Assisting editors and producers with identified project needs. Coordinating assets to meet office ne...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Media

Social Media Director, CNBC Special Project

Create and post original, highly-shareable social media content across desired platforms to grow aud...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs

Counsel clients on contractual interpretation, advertising and promotional rights, production obliga...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Media

Technical Support Analyst

You will be responsible for providing critical support to areas requiring immediate assistance based...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media