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Is "corporation" a company suffix.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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There is a contribution that changes  "Twentieth Century-Fox Film" to "Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation" with reference to the rules that says "Do not abbreviate Studio or Media Company names".

But we also have the rules that says "Omit company suffixes such as LLC, Ltd., Inc.". In my opinion, "corporation" is also such a suffix, and therefore should be omitted. Right or wrong?
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It's always been my understanding that suffixes that explain what kind of company it is are not part of the name. In the case of "Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation", Corporation is part of the name. My 2 pennies.
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It looks like it is, legally, a company suffix.

https://www.sfm-offshore.com/legal-suffixes-for-companies.html
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I'm in the "Twentieth Century-Fox Film" camp.
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Quoting GSyren:
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There is a contribution that changes  "Twentieth Century-Fox Film" to "Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation" with reference to the rules that says "Do not abbreviate Studio or Media Company names".

But we also have the rules that says "Omit company suffixes such as LLC, Ltd., Inc.". In my opinion, "corporation" is also such a suffix, and therefore should be omitted. Right or wrong?

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How do we separate the business name from the business designator?  It's not as simple as it appears.

In the past, business entities used a comma, for example:
CompanyABC, Inc.
CompanyABC, Ltd.
In the above examples, "Inc" and "Ltd" are suffixes to the proper business name and should not be included in the profile.

On the other hand, some businesses dropped the comma and used the business name + business designator as their registered company name.

"Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation" was the legitimate registered company name from 1935-1985, followed by a name change to "Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation" (hyphen dropped) when Rupert Murdoch bought the company.

I have seen examples in Blade Runner and Braveheart, where one of the listed Studio names is "The Ladd Company" (not "The Ladd").

And what about Disney, their new business name is "The Walt Disney Company" and I see this printed on the back cover as distributor on many releases.

Surely we are not going to truncate the name to "The Walt Disney" or do we truncate the studio name further by dropping "The" (I couldn't find a rule supporting that action)?


The rules state not to truncate the Studio name and at the same time, it states to drop the business designator suffixes, so which has precedence?

My thoughts are if there is a comma separating the business name from the suffix then omit it in the profile.
On the other hand, if its incorporated into the legitimate registered company name (no comma) and they trade under that name then use the full credited name.
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Here are more examples of production/media company names in the database that include "Corporation" or "Company" in their registered names:

The Mirisch Corporation ==> (In the Heat of the Night, The Party, Avanti!)
The Mirisch Company ==> (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Horse Soldiers, The Pink Panther)

Motion Pictures Corporation of America ==> (Kingpin, Dumb & Dumber)
National Broadcasting Company (as production company for NBC's acclaimed 1952 TV series "Victory At Sea")

The Malpaso Company ==> (Hang 'em High, Joe Kidd, Dirty Harry, etc, until 1988 when it changed to Malpaso Productions)

Also, there are the public service broadcasters in other countries, such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (aka ABC) or the British Broadcasting Corporation (aka BBC), that can serve as media companies (publishing and distribution) in the database.

Even the American Broadcasting Company (aka ABC) in the United States could potentially distribute or publish content and end up in the database.
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I have to agree with ObiKen. "Corporation" or "Company" MAY be a company suffix, but not necessarily so. If there is a suffix like Inc., Ltd, Plc., GmbH etc. following Corporation or Company, then I would consider Inc. etc. to be the suffix which should not be included and Corporation or Company as part of the company name which SHOULD be entered. No one would consider these NOT to be part of the names of BBC and ABC, respectively.
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What ObiKen and Dee1959jay said.
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Agree with ObiKen.
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It is quite true that saying "The Malpaso" or "The Mirisch" is clearly wrong.

In these, and lots of other cases, Company and Corporation are clearly part of the company name.

Which makes things confusing and, I would have thought, hard to set rules for.
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Should we set up a thread deciding where we should and shouldn't include these suffixes?
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I can't say that until now I have had much trouble distinguishing cases where it is a suffix and cases where it is not. But of course your mileage may vary, and please feel free to create such a thread!
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Started a thread. Hopefully we can come to agreement over when to include them and when not to.
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