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How Warner Bros Started?

Warner Bros is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing, and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses.

It is especially known for its film studio. In 1990 it became a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. Warner Brothers’ headquarters are in Burbank, California.

The Founders

The founders of Warner Brothers are four brothers, Jack, Harry, Abraham, and Samuel.

First off, Jack Leonard Warner was a film executive, president, and driving force behind Warner Bros. Throughout his career, he was viewed as a contradictory and enigmatic figure.

Secondly, Harry Morris Warner was an American studio executive, a major contributor to the development of the film industry.

In 1899, he opened a bicycle shop in Youngstown, Ohio with his brother, Abraham.

Eventually, Harry and Abraham also opened a bowling alley together but failed.

Harry eventually accepted an offer to become a salesman for a local meat franchise.

Thirdly, Abraham Warner was an American film executive. He served as the studio's treasurer, until he sold his stock in 1956.

He stayed in school longer than any of his three brothers. After that, he got a job in Chicago as a salesman for a soap company called Swift and Company.

Lastly, Samuel Warner was an American film producer who was the co-founder and chief executive officer of Warner Bros.

He procured the technology that enabled Warner Bros. to produce the film industry's first feature-length talking picture

How Warner Bros Was Created

The brothers began in the movie theater business, having acquired a movie projector with which they showed films in the mining towns of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Sam and Albert Warner invested $150 to present Life of an American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery. They opened their first theater, the Cascade, in Pennsylvania, in 1903.

However, the theater was going to be demolished. Fortunately, the owners of the building managed to save it and protect it for its historical significance.

In 1918 they opened the first Warner Brothers Studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Sam and Jack produced the pictures, while Harry and Albert, along with their auditor and now controller Chase, handled finance and distribution in New York City.

During World War One their first nationally syndicated film, My Four Years in Germany, based on a popular book by former ambassador James W. Gerard was released.

On April 4, 1923, with help from money loaned to Harry by his banker Motley Flint, they incorporated Warner Bros. Pictures, Incorporated.

Mission and Vision

Warner’s Brothers’ mission is to make a positive impact on the world through initiatives that encourage youth to be storytellers, create access and opportunities for new voices, and drive sustainable production.

Their vision is to be the world’s leading creator and distributor of extraordinary entertainment by partnering with the world’s most inspiring storytellers as they believe in the power of story.

New Ownership And Diversification

In 1967 Elliot and Ken Hyman acquired Warner Brothers and renamed it Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.

Two years later, they sold it to the Kinney Corporation, founded by Steven J. Ross.

He transformed Kinney into the media and entertainment empire Warner Communications, and Warner Bros., Inc., as it was renamed.

It became a highly diversified subsidiary, venturing into such areas as music, video games, and comic books.

Even after the expansion, Warner Brothers remained focused on films and television programs.

Over the next two decades, it produced such noteworthy big-screen movies as The Exorcist (1973), Blade Runner (1982), and The Color Purple (1985).

Soon the company introduced the blockbuster series Dirty Harry, Lethal Weapon, and Superman.

Warner Bros On Society

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and corporate social responsibility are moral and business imperatives. A strong organization recognizes that engaging in the fundamental issues of equality and fairness is not only the smart thing to do, but it is also the right thing to do.

Warner Bros see advocacy and inclusion as a key part of their success, and their approach to these critical issues is rooted in how they address their workforce, programs, content, and community.

They take active roles in the communities. One of their divisions is WarnerMedia, where they inform and make sure citizens are engaged with whatever is happening around the world.

This helps to ensure that they move forward as a society.

Other than that, since COVID-19 started, Warner Bros has partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to assist those who are struggling with depression and other forms of mental illness during these trying times.

WarnerMedia is taking steps to mitigate the harm wherever it can. From supporting their productions that have taken an unexpected hiatus to make charitable donations to those similarly situated, they have been dutifully helping those in immediate need.


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