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Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc.
Industry Film]]
Television]]
Music]]
Genre Entertainment]]
Founded 1967
Defunct 1970
Headquarters Burbank, California
Key people Jack Warner]]
Kenneth Hyman]]

Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc. was formed in 1967 in music|1967]], when Seven Arts Productions]] acquired Jack Warner]]'s controlling interest in Warner Bros.]] for $32 million[1] and merged with it. The deal also included Warner Bros. Records]], Reprise Records]] and the B&W Looney Tunes]] library (plus the B&W non-Harman and Ising]] Merrie Melodies]]). Later that same year, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts purchased Atlantic Records]] which was subsequently combined in 1970 with two other acquisitions, Elektra Records]] and its sister label Nonesuch Records]], under a new holding company, Warner Music Group|Warner-Elektra-Atlantic]], or WEA for short, also known as Warner Music Group.

It was once again renamed Warner Bros. in 1969 after Kinney National Company]] bought the conglomerate the year prior.

History

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The Head of production was Kenneth Hyman]], son of Seven Arts co-founder Eliot Hyman]]. Their first film was Camelot (film)|Camelot]] (Warner Bros.-Seven Arts) and their last film Wait Until Dark (film)|Wait Until Dark]] (Warner Bros. Pictures). In 1967, DC Comics]] was purchased by Kinney National Company, which later purchased Warner Bros.-Seven Arts and became Warner Communications.

Sale to Kinney

Image:Looney Tunes-W7.jpg|thumb|210px||left|Warner Bros.-Seven Arts logo in Technicolor (as seen on cartoons of the time)]] Warner Bros.-Seven Arts was acquired in 1969 by Kinney National Company]], who deleted "Seven Arts" from the company name, reestablishing it as Warner Bros. 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|Warner Communications Inc.]], which has since merged with Time, Inc.]] to form Time Warner]].

Filmography

  • Camelot (film)|Camelot]] (1967)
  • Chubasco (1967)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (film)|Bonnie and Clyde]] (1967)
  • The Shuttered Room]] (1967)
  • Reflections in a Golden Eye (film)|Reflections in a Golden Eye]] (1967)
  • Wait Until Dark (film)|Wait Until Dark]] (1967)
  • Cool Hand Luke]] (1967)
  • Firecreek]] (1968)
  • Countdown (1968 film)|Countdown]] (1968)
  • Norman Normal]] (1968)
  • Bye Bye Braverman]] (1968)
  • Kona Coast (film)|Kona Coast]] (1968)
  • Petulia]] (1968)
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (film)|The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter]] (1968)
  • The Green Berets (film)|The Green Berets]] (1968)
  • Assignment to Kill]] (1968)
  • I Love You, Alice B. Toklas]] (1968)
  • Finian's Rainbow (film)|Finian's Rainbow]] (1968)
  • Bullitt]] (1968)
  • Sweet November (1968 film)|Sweet November]] (1968)
  • The Sea Gull]] (1968)
  • The Sergeant (film)|The Sergeant]] (1968)
  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave]] (1968) - with Hammer Films]]
  • The Picasso Summer]] (1969)
  • The Big Bounce (1969 film)|The Big Bounce]] (1969)
  • 2000 Years Later (1969)
  • The Wild Bunch]] (1969)
  • The Rain People]] (1969)
  • The Valley of Gwangi]] (1969) - with Hammer Films]]
  • The Great Bank Robbery (1969 film)|The Great Bank Robbery]] (1969)
  • Moon Zero Two]] (1969) - with Hammer Films]]
  • Once You Kiss a Stranger (1969)
  • The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer]] (1970)
  • Crescendo (film)|Crescendo]] (1970)
  • Last of the Mobile Hot Shots]] (1970)

See also

  • List of record labels]]

References

Category:American record labels]] Category:Defunct media companies of the United States]] Category:Record labels established in 1967]] Category:Time Warner subsidiaries]] Category:Companies disestablished in 1970]] Category:1967 establishments in California]]


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