Universal Studios For other uses, see Universal. Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Studios, also known as Universal Studios or Universal simply, is an American company dedicated to film production and distribution. It is one of six major American film studios. Its main production and distribution arm of Universal Pictures films is. It is controlled by a partnership of General Electric and Vivendi SA. called NBC Universal. The studios and corporate offices are at number 100 of the Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City district in Los Angeles, USA. UU. Furthermore, it has 3 theme parks: Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan.