Warner Bros Logo – Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc. is one of the largest producers of film and television worldwide. He is currently a subsidiary of conglomerate Time Warner based in Burbank, California, United States. Warner Bros. includes several subsidiary companies, including Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Video, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock Entertainment, Turner Entertainment, Dark Castle Entertainment, DC Comics, and the remnants of Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., although the former studio of Hanna-Barbera is now known as Cartoon Network Studios and is under the Turner Broadcasting.
The corporate name is because the four founding Warner brothers, Harry Warner (1881-1958), Albert Warner (1883-1967), Sam Warner (1887-1927) and Jack Warner (1892-1978), hence the name : Warner Bros., which means Warner Brothers in English. In 1903, Harry Warner, the eldest, entered the film business with a small movie theater to exhibit films in the mining towns of Pennsylvania and Ohio. His brothers soon joined the business and, with Harry, opened their first room called “The Cascade” in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
In 1904, founded the Warners Pittsburgh -based Duquesne Amusement & Supply Company (forerunner of Warner Bros. Pictures) for the distribution of films. A few years later, this led to the distribution of films through a four-state area. In 1918, Warner Brothers began with the production of films, founding his own studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Sam and Jack Warner produced the films, while Harry and Albert Warner and their auditor and now controller Paul Ashley Chase handled finance and distribution in New York. In 1923, was formally incorporated as Warner Bros Pictures, Inc. In the days of silent film, hired a pianist to play live (while the audience watched the movies) functions with a music theme.
By 1925, Sam Warner discovered that could save the cost of the musician with a sound system to incorporate the films. This idea was born Vitaphone began experimenting with sound films (though not yet spoken). After a few projects at Warner Bros. already had experience in the field of cinema. But nevertheless what put Warner Bros. on the map of Hollywood was a dog, Rin Tin Tin, brought from France after the First World War by a U.S. soldier. Rinty was so popular that he starred in 26 films, beginning with The Man from Hell’s River in 1924. The study had prospered, and in 1924 organized a major loan. With this new money Warners bought the pioneer Vitagraph Company which had national coverage as the distribution system. Warners also added to the race to buy and build theaters.