Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Inc.  (formerly known as Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group) is a corporation which develops scripts and oversees theatrical film production for The Walt Disney Company's production companies and imprints. The Group is based at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, United States, serve as the international headquarters Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County California, United States. It includes:
The Group in its current form was initiated in 1998 by then Studio Chairman Joe Roth in order to centralize the various production units and to make live-action film production within Disney more cost-efficient. Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner was established Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner was established Touchstone Pictures is one of several alternate Film labels of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1984 Hollywood Pictures is one of The Walt Disney Company 's several alternate movie divisions Walt Disney Animation Studios (as Walt Disney Feature Animation is a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest existing Animation studio in the world Pixar Animation Studios is a CGI animation production company based in Emeryville California. Disneynature is a Film label of The Walt Disney Company, announced on April 21, 2008. Joe Roth (born June 13, 1948) is an American Film executive, producer and Film director. The President of the Group is Oren Aviv, who reports to Dick Cook, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. Richard W "Dick" Cook is Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. Cook, in turn, reports to Robert (Bob) Iger, President/CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Robert A "Bob" Iger (born February 10 1951) is the head of The Walt Disney Company.
The name Buena Vista comes from the much older company Buena Vista Distribution, a company founded by Walt Disney as a subsidiary to distribute his films and short subjects in 1953. Also see general Walt Disney Studios or Buena Vista. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is a motion picture and television feature That name in turn came from the street name South Buena Vista Street in Burbank where the Walt Disney Studios complex was, and still exists today. Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County California, United States. The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, United States, serve as the international headquarters
In 2003, headlines were made as the first ever PG-13 certificate film was released under the Walt Disney Pictures imprint - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, a movie based on the famous Disneyland attraction. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Motion Picture Association of America's film-rating system is used in the U For the video game see Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl (video game Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Although non-Disney branded imprints and divisions of the studio have released films with certificates PG-13 (the first being Adventures in Babysitting in 1987) and as high as R (the first being Down and Out in Beverly Hills in 1986). Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 Comedy film written by David Simkins directed by Chris Columbus, and starring Elisabeth Shue Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American Comedy film, based on the French play Boudu sauvé des eaux Disney had from the start of its Touchstone imprint until the release of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy a very strict approach to violence and other possibly mature elements in Disney-branded live-action films.
Film director M. Night Shyamalan, who had done The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs and The Village with Disney clashed with the Group's executives during pre-production of his 2006 film, Lady in the Water. Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan (ˈʃaməˈlan ( Malayalam: മനോജ് നെല്ലിയട്ടു ശ്യാമളന് Tamil: மனோஜ் நெல்லியட்டு The Sixth Sense is a 1999 Psychological horror film written and directed by M Unbreakable is a 2000 film written produced and directed by M Signs is a 2002 Science fiction Thriller film written produced and directed by M The Village is a 2004 film written and directed by M Night Shyamalan that explores the dynamics of an insular turn-of-the-20th-century Village and Lady in the Water is a 2006 thriller / Fantasy film written and directed by M Shyamalan left the studio after Nina Jacobson and others became, in Shyamalan's eyes, overly critical of his script, which would eventually be produced by Warner Bros. Shyamalan is quoted in a book about the difficult period that he "had witnessed the decay of her creative vision right before his own wide-open eyes. Nina Jacobson (born 1966 is an American film executive who until July 2006 was president of the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and She didn't want iconoclastic directors. She wanted directors who made money. " In her own defense, Jacobson said, "in order to have a Hollywood relationship more closely approximate a real relationship, you have to have a genuine back and forth of the good and the bad. Different people have different ideas about respect. For us, being honest is the greatest show of respect for a filmmaker. " 
While Disney owned Miramax since 1993, until 2005 it was run separately from the rest of the Disney companies by Miramax's founders, Bob and Harvey Weinstein. For the Mayor of Ketchikan Alaska, see Bob Weinstein (Mayor. Robert Weinstein (born 1954 is an American film Harvey Weinstein, CBE (Hon (born March 19, 1952) is an American Film producer and movie studio chairman When the Weinstein brothers left Disney in 2005 to form the Weinstein Company, Miramax was subsequently merged with the Group. The Weinstein Company is an independent American Film studio founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left
In July 2006 Disney announced a shift in strategy of releasing more Disney-branded (ie Walt Disney Pictures) films and fewer Touchstone titles. The move was expected to reduce the Group's work force by approximately 650 positions worldwide, including that of its then President Nina Jacobson. Nina Jacobson (born 1966 is an American film executive who until July 2006 was president of the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a subsidiary of The Walt 
In April 2007, Disney decided to retire the Buena Vista brand.