10202 W. Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA. 90232
General Phone Number:
Map link: Sony Studios
In 1990, the MGM Studios in Culver City was purchase by Sony Entertainment of Japan. It also houses both Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures, which are both a division of Sony. Recently, September of 2004, MGM announced that is would merge with Sony Corporation of America. Sony purchased MGM for $5 Billion. The main reason that Sony bought MGM was for its vast film library. It is the biggest library of films of color movies in the world; included in there are franchises like James Bond, The Pink Panther, and Rocky to name a few. 2002 was a great year for Sony with two giant hits: Spider-Man and Men in Black II. Other releases were Big Fish, Peter Pan, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Ali, Stuart Little II, Panic Room, and Black Hawk Down.
Sony Pictures just started walking tours on this famous lot on Monday thru Friday. The tour will begin at Sony Picture Plaza and includes a trip to their studio store. Children over 12 are welcome. For more information on the two hour walking tour and to make reservations call (323) 520-TOUR. Here is a link for more information: http://www.sonypicturesstudios.com/tours.html
If you are interested in any taping of shows, you can go the following link and receive free tickets to all show, this includes Wheel of Fortune. Just click on Game Shows when you get to this site: http://www.studioaudiences.com/ or go to Audience unlimited at http://www.tvtickets.com/
There is something that Sony also offers which is unique. They offer a full scale catering service for groups of 6 to 6,000. They will host your special event from weddings, social events, proms, etc. If your are interested contact Sony Pictures Studios at 310.244.2291