Filmways was a television and film production company incorporated in 1958. They were best known for producing many of the CBS rural comedies of the 1960s.
In 1982, Filmways was acquired by Orion Pictures and reorganized as Orion Pictures Corporation soon afterwards.
Filmways' subsidiary companies included:
- Heatter-Quigley Productions/Merrill Heatter Productions (1966): producer of The Hollywood Squares and other game shows
- Ruby-Spears Productions (19791981)
- American International Pictures (19781980)
Television shows produced by Filmways include:
- The Addams Family
- The Beverly Hillbillies
- Cagney & Lacey (pilot and first season)
- Eye Guess (with Bob Stewart, prior to H-Q buyout)
- Green Acres
- Mister Ed
- Petticoat Junction
Films produced by Filmways Pictures include:
- 10 Rillington Place
- Blow Out
- Dressed to Kill
- The Fearless Vampire Killers
- Hamlet (1969)
- King Lear (1971)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)
- Summer Lovers
- What's the Matter with Helen?