Beacon Pictures

Beacon Pictures (aka Beacon Communications, LLC[2]) is an American film production and international sales company founded in 1990 by Armyan Bernstein,[3] who is also its chairman.[4] The company produces motion pictures for studios such as Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Beacon Pictures
Film production
FounderArmyan Bernstein[1]
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California
ProductsMotion pictures, television

Beacon was acquired in 1996 by COMSAT, who a year later put the company under its Ascent Entertainment Group division. By early 1999, Ascent was about to be broken up due to financial problems, mostly stemming from building the Pepsi Center in Denver.[5] Bernstein and venture capitalist Kevin O’Donnell purchased Beacon back, restoring its independent company status.[6][7]




  1. ^ "People". Beacon Pictures. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
  2. ^ "Company Profile: Beacon Communications, LLC". Business Directory. Dun & Bradstreet.
  3. ^ "About Us". Beacon Pictures. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. ^ "People". Beacon Pictures. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  5. ^ Higgins, Bill (16 December 1999). "'Hurricane' warning". Variety.
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  7. ^ Peers, Benedict Carver, Martin (21 January 1999). "Beacon buyback". Variety.

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