Sony Pictures Studios facts for kids
The Sony Pictures Studios is a television and movie studio complex in Culver City, California. It is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Many movies and television shows are taped there, including the popular television game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!. It houses the movie companies Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures.
The complex started in 1915 as the MGM Studios. It was owned by American film and television company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Many famous MGM movies such as The Wizard of Oz and Singin' in the Rain were produced there. Between 1927 and 1963, 52 movies a year were shot there. MGM Studios was purchased by Sony and redone as the Sony Pictures Studios in 1989.
The complex is open for daily studio tours. It has sixteen different sound stages, where the company's movies and television shows are shot.
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