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20th Century Studios, Inc. (formerly known as Twentieth Century Fox Film Company) is an American film studio that is a branch of Walt Disney Studios, a division of the Walt Disney Company. The studio is located on Fox Studio Lott in the Century City area of Los Angeles. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributes and markets movies produced by 20th.20th Century Studios has been one of the "Big Six" major American film studios for more than 83 years. Formerly known as 20th Century Fox Film Company, it was formed by the merger of Fox Film Company and original 20th Century Pictures in 1935. In 1985, the studio became known as 20th Century Fox after it was acquired by The News Corporation, which was split and succeeded by 21st Century Fox in 2013, after spinning off publishing assets. In 2019, Disney bought 20th Century Fox by acquiring 21st Century Fox. The studio's current name was approved on January 17, 2020. 20th Century Pictures' Joseph Schenk and Darryl F. Zanuck left United artists at odds with the stock, and began merger talks with the financially struggling management fox film, under Sydney President Kent.Spyros Scors, then director of the West Coast Theatre Fox, helped to achieve it (and later became president of the new company). The company has been struggling since founder William Fox lost control of the company in 1930.Fox film company and 20th century photo merged in 1935. Initially, it was speculated in The New York Times that the newly merged company would be called Fox-Twentieth Century Pictures. The new company, 20th Century Fox Film Company, began trading on May 31, 1935. Kent remained in the company, joining Schenk and Zanuk. Zanuck replaced Winfield Sheehan as the company's production chairman. The company has established a private training school. Lynn E. Barry, Patricia Farr and Anne Nagle were among 14 young women who "shot the path of cinematic stardom" on August 6, 1935, when they each got a six-month contract with 20th Century Fox after spending 18 months at school. The contracts included the studio option for seven-year renovation. For many years, 20th Century Fox claimed to have been founded in 1915, the year that Fox Film was founded. For example, it celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of 1945. However, in recent years, it claimed that the 1935 merger was founded, although most film historians agree that it was founded in 1915. The company's films retained the 20th Century Photo Scout logo on its opening credits as well as its inaugural fans, but with the name being changed to 20th Century-Fox.