William Wallace Hodkinson Net Worth

William Wallace Hodkinson Net Worth is
$19 Million

William Wallace Hodkinson Biography

Pioneering film producer/distributor W.W. Hodkinson was born in Pueblo, CO, in 1881. He got into the motion picture business early, opening a theater in Ogden, UT, in 1907. He was successful enough to buy out the only two other theaters in Ogden, then headed for the "big time" in Salt Lake City. He moved up from exhibiting films to distributing ...

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthAugust 16, 1881
Place Of BirthPueblo, Colorado, USA
Weightabout 155 pounds
Star SignLeo

Interesting Facts

1Co-founded W.W. Hodkinson Corp., a production/distribution company, in New York City in 1916.
2He is credited for naming Paramount Pictures after passing an apartment building called "Paramount". Another story is that future studio head Adolph Zukor was stopped at a red light one day and noticed a truck in the next lane with the logo "Paramount Plumbing" on the door. He liked the name and decided to use it for his company.
3Business partner of Hiram Abrams, who was manipulated by Adolph Zukor to oust Hodkinson from his chairmanship of W.W. Hodkinson Corp.
4One of the first masterminds of film distribution in the early 1910s. He banded loosely organized distribution territories into statewide systems that remained in effect for four decades. Unfortunately, one of the producers he signed to supply his need for product was the hard-driving Adolph Zukor, who wanted to control distribution himself. He eventually maneuvered Hodkinson out of the chairmanship of his company, W.W. Hodkinson Corp., which eventually became Producers Distributing Corp., which in turn eventually became Paramount Pictures. Hodkinson later became an aircraft manufacturer.



Cupid Angling1918producer

IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles