Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc. was an American entertainment company active from 1967 until 1970.
|Fate||Acquired by Kinney National Company|
|Founded||July 15, 1967|
|Defunct||late February or early March 1970|
|Jack L. Warner|
Kinney National Company (1969–1970)
|Subsidiaries||Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Records|
Seven Arts Productions
The acquisition included the black and white Looney Tunes (plus the non-Harman and Ising Merrie Melodies) library, Warner Bros. Records (which was renamed Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Records), and Reprise Records. Later that same year, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts purchased Atlantic Records. Those record labels were combined in 1971 with two other acquisitions (Elektra Records and its sister label Nonesuch Records) in a new holding company, Warner-Elektra-Atlantic, under the direction of Mo Ostin  and Joe Smith.
Acquisition by KinneyEdit
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts was acquired in 1969 by Kinney National Company, who deleted "Seven Arts" from the company name, and reestablishing it as Warner Bros. Pictures. Due to a financial scandal over its parking operations, Kinney National spun off its non-entertainment assets in 1972 (as National Kinney Corporation) and changed its name to Warner Communications Inc.
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts subsequently went defunct. It released its final production, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, in February 1970. The studio's next film, Woodstock, which was released in March, was credited as a Warner Bros. production, and this credit would be applied to all other productions from the studio afterward.
- The Shuttered Room (1967)
- Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
- Camelot (1967)
- Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
- Wait Until Dark (1967)
- Cool Hand Luke (1967)
- The Cats (1968)
- Firecreek (1968)
- Countdown (1968)
- Norman Normal (1968)
- Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
- Kona Coast (1968)
- Chubasco (1967)
- Petulia (1968)
- The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
- The Green Berets (1968)
- Assignment to Kill (1968)
- I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968)
- Rachel, Rachel (1968)
- Finian's Rainbow (1968)
- Bullitt (1968)
- Sweet November (1968)
- The Sea Gull (1968)
- The Sergeant (1968)
- Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968); with Hammer Films
- The Picasso Summer (1969)
- The Big Bounce (1969)
- 2000 Years Later (1969)
- The Wild Bunch (1969)
- The Learning Tree (1969)
- The Rain People (1969)
- The Valley of Gwangi (1969); with Hammer Films
- The Great Bank Robbery (1969)
- Moon Zero Two (1969); with Hammer Films
- Once You Kiss a Stranger (1969)
- The Sweet Body of Deborah (1969)
- The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970); with David Paradine Productions and London Weekend Television
- Crescendo (1970)
- Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970)
- Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
- Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1970); with Hammer Films
- Warner Sperling, Cass (Director) (2008). The Brothers Warner (DVD film documentary). Warner Sisters, Inc. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016.
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