Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc. ("MovieLabs") is a non-profit 501(c)(6) research and development joint venture started by the six major motion picture studios. MovieLabs provides universities, corporations, startups and network service operators with technical guidance and funding to further explore innovative technologies in the distribution and use of motion pictures as consumer media. The founding members of MovieLabs are Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLLP, Walt Disney Pictures and Television, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. MovieLabs is funded by a multi-year commitment from its members.
In pursuit of its core mission of catalyzing technologies that enable consumer media distribution and use, MovieLabs provides project support and funding to universities, corporations, startups, and network service operators. MovieLabs leverages its investments across this technological landscape to accelerate business-positive change in the consumer media marketplace.
MovieLabs is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices in Los Angeles, California.