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1492 Pictures is an American film production company founded by Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and Michael Barnathan in 1994.[1] The name is a play on Columbus' more famous namesake, Christopher Columbus, and his 1492 landing in the Americas.[2]

1492 Pictures
Film production
FounderChris Columbus
Mark Radcliffe
Michael Barnathan
HeadquartersUnited States

In addition to various Columbus films, 1492 Pictures has produced movies by other directors including Brian Levant (Jingle All the Way), Henry Selick (Monkeybone), Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Joe Roth (Christmas with the Kranks), Tim Story (the Fantastic Four films), and Shawn Levy (the Night at the Museum series).

In February 2011, the company bought the rights to the South Korean comedy film Hello Ghost starring Cha Tae-hyun and is scheduled to remake it.[3]

In August 2011, the production company released an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help.[4][5]



  1. ^ "NETFLIX INKS FIRST LOOK FEATURE FILM DEAL WITH CHRIS COLUMBUS'S 1492 PICTURES" (Press release). Netflix Media Center. December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Jami Philbirck, "IAR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chris Columbus talks 'The Help'",, August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Is Hollywood Ready for Korean Comedies?". Chosun Ilbo. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  4. ^ Peter Debruge, "The Help," Variety, August 8, 2011.
  5. ^ Gregg Goldstein, "A little 'Help' among friends," Variety, August 6, 2011.
  6. ^ "The Young Messiah Film Set for March 2016 Release". (beta).
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 15, 2018). "'Tom and Jerry,' 'Scooby-Doo' Movies Land Top Talent at Warner Animation Group (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.

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