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Question 1: Two majors—Universal Pictures and ________—were similarly organized, though they never owned more than small theater circuits.
Screen GemsSony Pictures EntertainmentColumbia PicturesSony Pictures Television

Question 2: have about half their market share—and leading Golden Age independent production outfits like Samuel Goldwyn Inc. and the companies of ________.
George CukorGone with the Wind (film)David O. SelznickSelznick International Pictures

Question 3: Both Focus and Fox's arthouse division, ________, are large enough to qualify as mini-majors.
News CorporationFox Atomic20th Century FoxFox Searchlight Pictures

Question 4: One so-called indie division, Universal's ________, releases arthouse films under that primary brand.
United International PicturesUniversal Media StudiosFocus FeaturesUniversal Studios

Question 5: Each of today's Big Six controls quasi-independent "arthouse" divisions, such as Paramount Vantage and Disney's ________ (which originally was an independent studio).
Hollywood PicturesMiramax FilmsThe Walt Disney CompanyWalt Disney Motion Pictures Group

Question 6: As the leading film production companies were all preparing to sign exclusive agreements with ________ for their technology, RCA got into the movie business itself.
Bell LabsBell SystemWestern ElectricAmerican Telephone & Telegraph

Question 7: Two large independent firms also qualify as mini-majors, Lionsgate and ________.
The Weinstein CompanyDimension FilmsHarvey WeinsteinMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Question 8: (owned by Time Warner), Paramount (owned by Viacom), and Universal (owned by ________/NBC Universal).
General ElectricA&E Television NetworksVivendiUnited International Pictures

Question 9: His disruptive leadership—coupled with the draining away of audiences to ________ that was affecting the entire industry—took a toll on the studio that was evident to Hollywood observers.
TelevisionMechanical televisionVideoClosed captioning

Question 10: The same month that the decision was handed down, movie-crazy multimillionaire ________ had acquired a controlling interest in the company.
United StatesTexasThe Aviator (2004 film)Howard Hughes


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