A Unique Studio Prepares For An Uncertain Future

United Artists has always been a bit of an odd duck in the world of big-money Hollywood studios: founded and run for decades by actors, unconcerned with churning out blockbusters, and focused first and foremost on creating great works. Now, with UA’s parent company, MGM, about to be absorbed by Sony Pictures, the little studio that could is in danger of fading away, or at least having its mission twisted beyond recognition.