In GTA Vice City Stories, the only known information about Canyon is its production of the crime drama Angel and the Knight for VBS in 1984. In GTA IV, the company prominence is slightly elevated with a massive Triangle/Star Junction building under its name (where a Superstar Café is based in), as well as a "Canyon Megaplex" operating at the Big Willis Mall and its listing on the BAWSAQ stock exchange. Canyon returns in GTA V as the producer of a number of films, including Die Already 4 and the Chains Of Intimacy movie adaptation.
Given its reference of a geographical feature, Canyon Entertainment may be a play of the real-life Paramount Motion Pictures Group, which included Paramount Pictures and Paramount Television under its grouping, and uses the imagery of a mountain peak as its logo and shares a similar cursive font style as Canyon Entertainment's logo. The Triangle's Canyon building is also a nod to the real-life Paramount Building, with its in-house Superstar venue (not to be confused with the Superstar Café it also houses) a reference to the defunct Paramount Theatre.