Adolph Zukor (1873-1976) was a Hungarian-born American film mogul, the one of the most important and influential film producers and film studio founders of the early 20th century.
He played a significant role in the development of the film industry and the film studio system in the United States.
Zukor is also the founder and CEO of Paramount Pictures, a company that innovations such as the production of feature-length films, the long-term contracts for stars, and the mass distribution of films Paramount theatres. It was he who laid the foundations for the modern of modern film production and distribution.
Zukor played a major role in making the film studios and the film industry itself the modern powerful and influential industry as we know it today.