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Legendary Entertainment
LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT (also known as LEGENDARY PICTURES or LEGENDARY) is an American media company based in Burbank , California . The company was founded by Thomas Tull
Thomas Tull
in 2000 and in 2005, concluded an agreement to co-produce and co-finance films with Warner Bros. , and began a similar arrangement with Universal Studios
Universal Studios
in 2014. Since 2016, Legendary has been a subsidiary of the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group
Wanda Group

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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of around 1.404 billion . Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area, depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world. Governed by the Communist Party of China
Communist Party of China
, it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities ( Beijing
Beijing
, Tianjin
Tianjin
, Shanghai
Shanghai
, and Chongqing
Chongqing
), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau

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Conglomerate (company)
A CONGLOMERATE is the combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses that fall under one corporate group , usually involving a parent company and many subsidiaries . Often, a conglomerate is a MULTI-INDUSTRY COMPANY. Conglomerates are often large and multinational . Conglomerates were popular in the 1960s due to a combination of low interest rates and a repeating bear/bull market , which allowed the conglomerates to buy companies in leveraged buyouts , sometimes at temporarily deflated values. Famous examples from the 1960s include Ling-Temco-Vought , ITT Corporation
Corporation
, Litton Industries
Litton Industries
, Textron
Textron
, Teledyne
Teledyne
. Because of low interest on the loans, the overall return on investment of the conglomerate appeared to grow
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Game Development
VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT is the process of creating a video game . Development is undertaken by a game developer , which may range from a single developer to a global team of developers. Traditional commercial PC and console games are normally funded by a publisher , and can take several years to develop. Indie games can take less time and can be produced at a lower cost by individuals and smaller developers. The independent game industry has seen a substantial rise in recent years with the growth of new online distribution systems, such as Steam and Uplay, as well as the mobile game market, such as for Android and iOS devices. The first video games were noncommercial, and were developed in the 1960s. They required mainframe computer 's to run and were not available to the general public for play. Commercial game development began in the 1970s with the advent of first-generation video game consoles and early home computers like the Apple I
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Popular Culture
POPULAR CULTURE or POP CULTURE is the entirety of attitudes , ideas , images , perspectives , and other phenomena within the mainstream of a given culture , especially Western culture of the early to mid-20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by mass media , this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society . The most common pop culture categories are: entertainment (movies, music, television, games, memes), sports, news (as in people/places in news), politics, fashion/clothes, technology, and slang. Popular culture has a way of influencing an individual's attitudes towards certain topics. Popular culture is often viewed as being trivial and "dumbed down " in order to find consensual acceptance throughout the mainstream
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SoftBank Group Corp.
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP. (ソフトバンクグループ株式会社, Sofutobanku Gurūpu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese multinational telecommunications and Internet corporation established on September 3, 1981, and headquartered in Tokyo , Japan . It has operations in broadband , fixed-line telecommunications, e-commerce , Internet , technology services, finance , media and marketing , semiconductor design, and other businesses. The company is headed by founder Masayoshi Son . SoftBank was ranked in the Forbes Global 2000 list as the 62nd largest public company in the world, and the third largest public company in Japan after Toyota and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial . Between 2009 and 2014, SoftBank's market capitalization increased by 557%, the fourth largest relative increase in the world over that period. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Founding and early years * 1.2 Recent developments (2015–2017) * 2 Business units * 3 SoftBank Corp
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Waddell & Reed
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL, INC. (NYSE : WDR) is an American asset management and financial planning company founded in 1937. It has been a publicly traded company since 1998, and has its headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas . It operates asset management and distribution subsidiaries, including Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell the Wholesale channel (unaffilated broker/dealers, registered investment advisors and retirement platforms); and the Institutional channel (pension plans, defined benefit plans and endowments). HISTORYThe company traces its history to September 3, 1937 when it was founded by Chauncey Waddell and Cameron Reed. The company was one of the first to sell funds following the Investment Company Act of 1940 . Two of its funds—United Income Fund and United Accumulative Fund—were among the first mutual funds in the United States. Its first offices were in department stores
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Fidelity Investments
FIDELITY INVESTMENTS is a multinational financial services corporation based in Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
. Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments
operates a brokerage firm , manages a large family of mutual funds , provides fund distribution and investment advice, retirement services, wealth management , securities execution and clearance, and life insurance
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Fortress Investment Group
FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP is an investment management firm based in New York City
New York City
. Fortress Investment Group
Fortress Investment Group
LLC was founded as a private equity firm in 1998 by Wesley R. Edens , Rob Kauffman , and Randal Nardone. When Fortress launched on the NYSE on February 9, 2007, it was the first large private equity firm in the United States to be traded publicly. As of June 30, 2016, the firm managed approximately $70.2 billion alternative assets in private equity , liquid hedge funds and credit funds
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Orange Sky Golden Harvest
ORANGE SKY GOLDEN HARVEST (OSGH) (Chinese : 橙天嘉禾娛樂集團公司) SEHK : 1132 , previously known as GOLDEN HARVEST (Chinese : 嘉禾娛樂事業集團公司) from 1970 to 2009, is a film production, distribution, and exhibition company based in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
. It dominated Hong Kong
Hong Kong
box office sales from the 1970s to 1980s and played a major role in introducing Hong Kong
Hong Kong
films to the Western market, especially those by Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
(Concord Production Inc. ), Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
, and Sammo Hung . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Cinemas * 3 Films produced * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Notes * 7 External links HISTORYNotable names in the company include its founders, the veteran film producers Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow
(鄒文懐) and Leonard Ho (何冠昌)
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Creative Director
A CREATIVE DIRECTOR is a position often found within the graphic design , film , music , video game , fashion , advertising , media , or entertainment industries, but may be useful in other creative organizations such as web development and software development firms as well. A creative director is a vital role in all of the arts and entertainment industries. In another sense, they can be seen as another element in any product development process. The creative director may also assume the roles of an art director, copywriter, or lead designer. The responsibilities of a creative director include leading the communication design, interactive design, and concept forward in any work assigned. For example, this responsibility is often seen in industries related to advertisement. The creative director is known to guide a team of employees with skills and experience related to graphic design, fine arts, motion graphics, and other creative industry fields
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GeekChicDaily
GEEKCHICDAILY (Founded October, 2009) was a multi-platform publisher of pop culture based newsletters, founded by Peter Levin and Gareb Shamus and operated by CEO Peter Levin. CONTENTS * 1 Publication * 2 History * 2.1 Nerdist * 3 References * 4 External links PUBLICATIONThe cross-platform publisher currently has 3 newsletter publications, GeekChicDaily, GeekChic Los Angeles and GeekChicNYC. The targets for the newsletters are socially active consumers of genre fare. HISTORYCEO Peter Levin and Gareb Shamus launched GeekChicDaily
GeekChicDaily
with Peter Guber and other advisors in October, 2009. The company launched GeekChic Los Angeles, a regional version of the newsletter, in April 2011. GeekChicNYC was later added in August 2011. The offices are based out of Santa Monica, California
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YouTube
YOUTUBE is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California . The service was created by three former PayPal employees— Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley
, Steve Chen , and Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
—in February 2005. Google
Google
bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube
YouTube
now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries . YouTube
YouTube
allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users . It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips , TV show clips, music videos , short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers , live streams , and other content such as video blogging , short original videos, and educational videos
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Holy Terror (graphic Novel)
HOLY TERROR is a graphic novel by Frank Miller which follows a superhero named The Fixer as he battles Islamic terrorists after an attack on Empire City. The novel was originally proposed as HOLY TERROR, BATMAN! in 2006 but is no longer a project associated with the Batman character or DC Comics . Miller explained in 2010 "It’s no longer a DC book. I decided partway through it that it was not a Batman story." CONTENTS * 1 Development * 2 Criticism * 3 References * 4 External links DEVELOPMENTAs originally announced the plot revolved around Batman defending Gotham City from an attack by the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda . According to Miller, the comic would have been a "piece of propaganda " in which Batman "kicks Al-Qaeda 's ass." Miller announced the graphic novel during a panel at the WonderCon comic book convention held in San Francisco in 2006. He summarized the work as "not to put too fine a point on it, a piece of propaganda..
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Frank Miller (comics)
FRANK MILLER (born January 27, 1957) is an American comic book writer, novelist, inker, screenwriter, film director, and producer best known for his comic book stories and graphic novels such as Ronin , Daredevil: Born Again , The Dark Knight Returns , Sin City and 300
300
. He also directed the film version of The Spirit , shared directing duties with Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez
on Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For , and produced the film 300
300
. His film Sin City earned a Palme d\'Or nomination, and he has received every major comic book industry award. In 2015, Miller was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame
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Warner Bros. Television
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION (WBTV) is the television production arm of Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Entertainment , itself part of Time Warner
Time Warner
. Alongside CBS Television Studios
CBS Television Studios
, it serves as a television production arm of The CW
The CW
(in which Time Warner
Time Warner
has a 50% ownership stake), though it also produces shows for other networks, such as Shameless on Showtime , The Leftovers and Westworld on HBO
HBO
(though Time Warner
Time Warner
also owns HBO). As of 2015, it is the world's largest television production company measured by revenue and library (along with Sony
Sony
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