El TV Kadsre Films, Inc. (often abbreviated as ETVKF) is an El Kadsreian film studio owned and operated by the El TV Kadsre Television Network, who mainly air their productions on all their channels.
The company was founded on November 27, 1910, as Flower Film Production by Ryouichi Matsushita after leaving Kazuhiko Morita Film Company. Its first product were a series of silent films. In the early 1920s, Flower Film Production starting making deals with independent and international producers, including Universal Pictures, Mutual Films, and later with United Artists. In 1927, it was expanded to produce sound films. It made a breakthrough when they signed a deal with Laugh-O-Gram Studio, later the Walt Disney Studios in 1921.
In 1922, Shin Nihon Eiga was founded from a merger of Fox of Sentan (which is a subsidiary of Fox Film Corporation, founded in 1912 as a subsidiary of Greater New York Film Rental Company), and Sentan-World Film Distribution Ltd, which is a distributor of international films in imperial Sentan, formed in 1915, which signed with Robertson-Cole Corp.) by Yuji Kuijima.
In 1932, Flower Film Production and Shin Nihon Eiga merged to create Sentan Island Films. Its ability was to distribute sound films, Fox Film (later 20th Century-Fox), Universal, United Artists, Disney and RKO Radio Pictures films, and it later signed a deal with Japanese producers, and it entered color production in 1936. Its breakthrough film was the Sentanese theatrical run of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937.
In 1951, Sentan Island Films was renamed to El Kadsreian Films because of the KSR winning the Eight-Day War. The studio was expanded to produce widescreen films and were presented in then-new L&CVision sound system. In 1957, they released two hits, a two-part epic Ancient Times and sci-fi film The Mysterious Steel Object, which led to the Republic of El Kadsre splitting up into three nations, the North El Kadsre, the West El Kadsre and the East El Kadsre.
On March 23, 1964, it was renamed it as El TV Kadsre Films, and it continues to be based in the West El Kadsre. It continues to distribute international and Japanese films in the market, as well as making its original films.
In the 1970s, El TV Kadsre Television Network, along with its film unit was in a disaster, and Vlokfilm/Regal Group Network dominating the industry business, and Vlokozu Television also dominating the TV business. Among a minor success was the film Robotman. Most of the movies flopped, but the only real hit in the 1970s was Nova Orbis, which spawned many sequels.
In 1979, after it was sold to Vlokozuian Media Union, VMU took control in distributing El TV Kadsre's films. Its breakthrough hit was Quest for the Masks in 1981. Four years later, it was sold to MCA, which allowed Toei to severe ties with El TV Kadsre.
El TV Kadsre was a partner in the Touchwood Pacific Partners funding venture for Disney.
In 1995, El TV Kadsre Films took over distribution rights to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the El Kadsreian Islands from Viva Films, only for MGM to split the El Kadsreian rights to current and past MGM films between Viva and El TV Kadsre in 2002. One year later, Toei restored relations with the company and brought back production of Technic Heroes thanks to El TV Kexit.
Currently, it is one of the Big Four film studios of all time, distributing product from various film studios.
Distribution international rights in the El Kadsreian Islands
- Walt Disney Pictures
- Marvel Studios
- 20th Century Studios
- Universal Pictures
- Focus Features
- MGM (most films; shared with Viva Films)
- United Artists
- Orion Pictures
- RKO Pictures
- BBC Films
- Buena Vista International
- Paramount Pictures (some films; shared with Vlokfilm)
- IFC Films
- Kadokawa Daiei
- Magnolia Pictures
- Pure Flix
- Rialto Distribution (2010-present)
- Drafthouse Films
- Constantin Film
- Amblin Partners (2015-present)
Library is still distributed by El TV Kadsre Films unless noted
- The Cannon Group
- Metro Tartan (1989-2010)
- Hollywood Pictures
- PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
- Dimension Films
- Touchstone Pictures
- Dino De Laurentiis Company/De Laurentiis Entertainment Group/Dino De Laurentiis Communications (1946-1993)
- The Weinstein Company (2006-2014)
- DreamWorks Pictures (1997-2006, 2011-2016)
- Morgan Creek Productions (2005-2011)