Columbia Pictures, housed on a Sony Picture Studios lot, occupies an entire block on Washington Boulevard. Although Columbia Pictures is currently owned by Sony, it was originally founded under the name Cohn-Brandt-Cohn in 1919, and branded as Columbia Pictures in 1924, one of Hollywood's original leading film studios. It has put out such big-budget blockbusters as the Spider-man and Men in Black series, as well as, Casino Royale. It offers guided tours to the public for a fee. Call ahead or check the web site to reserve a spot.