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ALLIED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
The history of Allied Artists is long, varied and legendary. Throughout the years, the Allied Artists brand has been associated with such classic motion pictures as "Papillon," starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, "Cabaret," with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, "Tickle Me" starring Elvis Presley, and "The Man Who Would be King," starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer, to name but a few.
Allied Artists became a household name during the dawn of motion pictures when Allied Artists Records was originally the soundtrack division of Allied Artists Pictures. Born shortly after the demise of silent pictures, Allied became one of the first companies in Hollywood to produce motion picture soundtracks for commercial consumption, releasing hundreds of soundtracks throughout the years, with numerous recording artists in worldwide release.
In 1981, the company's predecessor-in-interest, Allied Artists Records, became a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent, and broadened its focus to include a variety of music and film productions. Following a slump in motion picture revenue, Allied Artists Records was spun-off and eventually found itself the sole and exclusive holder of the Allied Artists' trademarks, prompting it to file for and receive trademark protection for motion pictures as well as recorded music.
While branching out, a special emphasis was placed on acquiring properties and talent that complimented the company's combined motion picture and recorded music offerings. In March of 2001, Allied Artists Records changed its name to Allied Artists International, Inc., and created the Allied Artists Pictures, Allied Artists Music Group and Allied Artists Television divisions, to place emphasis on the company's diversified business model. In the years since, Allied Artists Productions, Allied Artists Home Video, Allied Artists Online and Allied Artists Concert Productions have each been added to provide support services for the various motion picture and recorded music product lines.
In the year 2009, the company was reborn with a renewed commitment to its artistry, talent and future. Kim Richards, the company's CEO and Chairman vowed to aggressively mold Allied Artists into a technologically savvy entertainment powerhouse, being the first to leverage audience share through innovative techniques. When asked about Allied's future role in the entertainment community, Richards proclaimed that "our future is rooted in understanding the importance of global demand for vertically integrated content with universal appeal" and goes on to note that "few production houses recognize the significance of international themes and multinational audiences." Although based in Hollywood, Richards promises a break from cliché Hollywood storylines, in lieu of productions with international flair and appeal.