What is Columbia: Definition and 32 Discussions

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (commonly known as Columbia Pictures) is an American film studio and production company that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures Entertainment, itself a subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony.What would eventually become Columbia Pictures was founded as the Cohn-Brandt-Cohn (CBC) Film Sales Corporation on June 19, 1918 by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and their business partner, Joe Brandt. It adopted the Columbia Pictures name in 1924 (operating as Columbia Pictures Corporation until 1968), went public two years later, and eventually began to use the image of Columbia, the female personification of the United States, as its logo.
In its early years, Columbia was a minor player in Hollywood, but began to grow in the late 1920s, spurred by a successful association with director Frank Capra. With Capra and others, Columbia became one of the primary homes of the screwball comedy. In the 1930s, Columbia's major contract stars were Jean Arthur and Cary Grant. In the 1940s, Rita Hayworth became the studio's premier star and propelled their fortunes into the late 1950s. Rosalind Russell, Glenn Ford, and William Holden also became major stars at the studio.
It is one of the leading film studios in the world and is a member of the "Big Five" major American film studios. Columbia was one of the so-called "Little Three" among the eight major film studios of Hollywood's Golden Age. Today, it has become the world's third largest major film studio.
The company was also primarily responsible for distributing Disney's Silly Symphony film series as well as the Mickey Mouse cartoon series from 1929 to 1932. The studio is headquartered at the Irving Thalberg Building on the former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (currently known as the Sony Pictures Studios) lot in Culver City, California since 1990.

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  1. jedishrfu

    NASA What if NASA had rescued Columbia

    The Shuttle Columbia report details how NASA could have saved them with a risky plan https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/02/the-audacious-rescue-plan-that-might-have-saved-space-shuttle-columbia-2/
  2. pahizix

    Admissions Do I have a strong enough profile for applied math grad school?

    Hi All, I just completed a degree in physics and (pure) math and I am planning on applying to grad school in the fall. I'm mostly interested in applying to physics graduate programs, but I was wondering if my background was strong enough to the following applied math programs: Stony Brook...
  3. AndresPB

    Programs Medical Physics Graduate Programs

    Good night to all, I would really appreciate if everyone could give me their opinions on: MS in Medical Physics in Duke University MS in Medical Physics in Columbia University MS in Medical Physics in Vanderbilt University MS in Medical Physics in Cleveland State University Ph.D in Radiological...
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    Programs Is the ivy league education worth it for a physics major?

    Good Afternoon. My name is Nicolas Beltran. I am a high school student who would really like your advice on an issue I have. It has always been my dream to study physics, however I never saw it as a feasible choice because in my country, Colombia, there are little to few options in which true...
  5. ujjwal3097

    Schools University of Toronto and university of British Columbia

    I was wondering if anyone can tell me what are my chances for university of Toronto and university of British Columbia I am indian student with 12th standard percentage of 94%(maths 95/100 and physics 93/100) and i have other core extra curricular activities and I am member of 2 NGOs my SAT...
  6. W

    Columbia (M.S. in Medical Physics) vs. Vanderbilt (DMP)

    Hello, all. So, I am a prospective medical physics graduate student for the fall of 2015 and I have been accepted into two of my top four choices: The 2 year M.S. program in Medical Physics at Columbia and the four year DMP (Professional Doctorate of Medical Physics) program at Vanderbilt. Both...
  7. L

    Cornell, UC Santa Barbara, UChicago or Columbia for Undergrad Physics

    My son was accepted at Cornell, the University of Chicago, UC Santa Barbara, and possibly Columbia for the undergraduate program in physics. He is also waiting to hear from the UC Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies program. We feel very honored to be accepted in these programs and are...
  8. C

    Columbia APAM (Math/Physics) PHD program

    link to program http://apam.columbia.edu/applied-mathematics i'm currently getting masters in applied mathematics (at top 40 univ) and I'm curious about two things: 1) how hard is it to get into APAM program for PHD? 2) what are some schools with similar program? I really like...
  9. S

    Columbia vs U of Arizona vs U of Colorado Boulder

    Help guys ! I've been accepted into Columbia University, University of Arizona and University of Colorado Boulder to study Astrophysics ! But I don't know which one to pick... Which one has the best Physics / Astrophysics program ? My dream is to work towards a PHD level and find work as an...
  10. K

    Columbia or VCU Medical Physics Program?

    Columbia or VCU Medical Physics Program?? I was recently accepted to the Medical Physics Programs at Columbia and Virginia Commonwealth University. I am wondering if anyone has any insight on how the programs are at both of these schools. I know that Columbia obviously has a prestigious...
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    Schools Resuming Second Bachelors: Columbia GS or City College of NY, CUNY (CCNY)?

    Hi all, I'm new to the forums and am hoping for some advice. I'm glad to have found these forums, and am excited to comb through them and get to know people here. After getting my BFA in Photography (2007), I started a BS in Physics at a good college in Boston (a different institution than...
  12. R

    Columbia, Chicago, or Cornell for undergraduate physics or engineering?

    I am finishing my final year of high school and would like to obtain an undergraduate education in physics or engineering. I was just accepted into Columbia University, the University of Chicago (which does not offer engineering), and Cornell University and plan to attend one of them. If anyone...
  13. A

    How about the physics department in Columbia Unibersity

    I really want to know more about the physics department in Columbia. Does that count as one of the top undergraduate physics program? I heard that they aren't so good. It will be great if somebody shows me a authorized ranking. thanks soooooooo much.
  14. C

    Deciding between U British Columbia and UC San Diego for physics

    Deciding between U British Columbia and UC San Diego for graduate studies in physics I've been accepted to the University of British Columbia and UC San Diego for graduate studies in physics, and I'm having trouble deciding between the two. I don't know how UBC compares to UCSD...
  15. zomgwtf

    News SWAT Raid in Columbia, Mo

    http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/feb/23/family-questions-swat-drug-search-that-led-to/ [Broken] Another site with the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russ-belville/columbia-missouri-swat-ki_b_567172.html So the SWAT team just forces itself into the home, shoots at the dogs prior to...
  16. H

    Schools Columbia University (New York City)

    Are there any Columbia grads out there willing to comment on what they liked (or didn't like) about Columbia (aside from cost and the difficulty of getting admitted)? My daughter will be a HS senior in the fall and considers Columbia her first choice (we visited a couple of weeks ago and she...
  17. C

    Schools Opinion about the University of Missouri - Columbia?

    Hello! I'm applying to different universities in the US. Can you please give your opinion about the University of Missouri - Columbia? (http://www.math.missouri.edu) They have several professors with PhDs from prestigious universities so I think it's a good option, isn't it? what do you think?
  18. F

    Schools What are the admission requirements for UofT and UBC for a Physics major?

    This is my question. I am going for a major in Physics. I am still in High school. Can someone tell me what were you grades when you got into either of those Universities? I mean your overall grades. List them out for me. Also, Is it more difficult to transfer from an university to another...
  19. T

    Thoughts on Columbia Neuroscience/ Electrical Engineering?

    I have applied to Columbia PhD program in EE. They have a computational neuroscience group called Bionet (only one professor) which is based in the Electrical Engineering Department which I am very interested in. If I get accepted I will be able to start school in January. When I look at US...
  20. L

    Schools Civil Engineering - University of Waterloo Vs. University of British Columbia

    Civil Engineering -- University of Waterloo Vs. University of British Columbia Im currently a high school senior in Panama. I will graduate in one month with an IB Diploma. I am considering two universities right now, Waterloo and UBC both for civil engineering. In Waterloo I got into the...
  21. D

    Deciding Between UChicago & Columbia for Physics & Economics Major

    So, I've got 5ish days to decide which of these institutions (UChicago, Columbia) to attend next year. At UChicago, I'd like to double major in Physics and Economics. At Columbia, I am accepted at the engineering school and I would major in Applied Physics and minor in Economics. The main...
  22. F

    Admission Statistics for Graduate Studies at Columbia University's Institute

    Anybody know much about admission statistics for graduate studies at the Institute for Strings, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics at Columbia University? Curious to know what admission rate is and what are the stats of students typically admitted. Thanks.
  23. S

    Programs Berkeley vs. Columbia (Physics and Math Major)

    Hi everyone, For the past year, I spent my freshman year in college at UC Berkeley studying math and physics. Since tuition was expensive for out-of-state and because I wanted to go to the East, I applied for transfer. I'm now debating whether to stay at Berkeley or whether to go to Columbia...
  24. Ivan Seeking

    Mysterious 'stealth' boat plying Columbia River

    Now where have I heard about this before...? :rolleyes: http://www.katu.com/stories/78092.html [Broken]
  25. M

    Physics at Columbia, Brandeis, Brown: Grad School Chances

    How's physics at Columbia? It seems that Cornell has a more well known physics program, and there's not much said about Columbia. And what about physics at Brandeis and at Brown? Also, what are my chances for an awesome grad school going to a school like Brandeis that isn't ivy? I'm not sure...
  26. G

    Slight off-topic question regarding Columbia

    I'm asking for a friend, does anyone know approximately when the railroads were built in Columbia?
  27. G

    Schools University of British Columbia

    I went to an education fair recently, trying to find a good university to go to, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver seemed very appealing to me. They seem to have a nice-looking campus, as well as a mountain lodge, and Vancouver seems like a really pleasant place. I'm in the...
  28. M

    Shuttle to replace Columbia

    hey guys, does anybody know if NASA has built or going to build another shuttle to replace Columbia?
  29. Ivan Seeking

    Columbia crew catches a mysterious TIGER in the Indian Ocean

  30. N

    A Ride On The Rainbow Warrior (The Missing Columbia BLACK BOX)

    A Ride On The Rainbow Warrior (The “Missing” Columbia BLACK BOX) I posted this once before (on the Dark Government website). Time to bring it out again… A Ride On The Rainbow Warrior (The “Missing” Columbia BLACK BOX) The following article is taken from “SC Infosecurity News (The...
  31. Arctic Fox

    Video of Columbia accident?

    I saw a video of Columbia’s re-entry I think on FOX news. It showed the shuttle going from the right side of the image to the left, the camera’s POV was looking at the rear engines. It seemed as if the shuttle was turned 90 degrees clock-wise from what a normal entry is suppose to be (nose...
  32. brum

    Just visited princeton, yale, columbia

    i just visited princeton, yale, and columbia (college undergrad searching) princeton was the coolest of the three, i thought (and best suited my interest in science/physics) both princeton and yale had amazing gothic architecture columbia was cool too, but too compact and too little...