Harmony Pictures is an American film distribution and production company established in 1952 by the film magnate Julius Stokes. It is one of the largest film companies in the world at the moment. Its films have a wide international appeal; it distributes film and television series in approximately 30 foreign territories, including Australia, China, France, and Japan. Harmony Pictures is one of the most important film studios in the world and is an internationally known studio. The company's films have won numerous awards at international film festivals and at the various film festivals of the world. The company has been owned by Ceptua since 1983.