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Comedy Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone Launch Important Studios

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 14, 2013 at 1:45PM

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have launched a production company, Important Studios. The company's value is estimated at $300 million, thanks to boffo revenue coming in from "The Book of Mormon" and "South Park," now in its 16th season.
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Matt Stone, left, and Trey Parker, right
Matt Stone, left, and Trey Parker, right

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have launched a production company, Important Studios. The company's value is estimated at $300 million, thanks to boffo revenue coming in from the musical show "The Book of Mormon" and Comedy Central animated series "South Park," now in its 16th season.

By having their own studio, the duo will have greater control over their projects, such as an upcoming "Book of Mormon" adaptation for the big screen.

Parker and Stone released a statement on the venture, with their trademark lack of self-seriousness:"Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves." But the company will be small: "If DreamWorks is Walmart, we are over here knitting sweaters."

We interviewed them for "Book of Mormon" here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.