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The Geffen Film Company

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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. 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. However, the only Geffen Film Company title Warner Bros. does not own is the 1996 Mike Judge comedy Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, itself owned by Paramount Pictures via Paramount Animation and MTV Films.[4]

The Geffen Company
The Geffen Film Company, Inc.
Geffen Pictures
Film distributor and production company
IndustryMotion pictures
FateAcquired by DreamWorks Pictures
FoundedJune 23, 1982
FounderDavid Geffen
DefunctJune 19, 1998
HeadquartersUnited States
Key people
David Geffen
DivisionsGeffen Television

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


Notable filmsEdit


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

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