Creator / Sony Pictures Studios

Sony Pictures Studios is essentially what it is, a studio that serves as the filming location for two of Merv Griffin's game shows - Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (both since 1995). They also contain an audio post-production facility, which has been used on many occasions (many of Sony's A/V receivers contain sound field settings intended to mimic those of the studio stages and sound recording facilities). It originally started out as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's studio lot back in the 30s, though the complex itself dates back to 1915; many of Hollywood's classic films were made here. But after Ted Turner's failed purchase of MGM in 1986, he sold it to Lorimar-Telepictures, as part of their effort to expand beyond television and into movies. This didn't work very well, and L-T was acquired by Warner Bros. in 1989. Once that happened, they sold the lot to Columbia Pictures, which had been renting half of Warner's lot since the early 70s. Hence, it was quickly rebranded Columbia Studios, until 1992, when it received its' present-day name (Sony Pictures itself having been formed the previous year). For more on the lot's history, see here.


Other shows and movies filmed there:

Audio post-production (among others):


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