CULVER CITY, Calif., December 1, 2010 — Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are set to star in a contemporary motion picture adaptation of 21 Jump Street, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures. Hill and Tatum are executive producers on the project, which will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a screenplay by Michael Bacall based on a treatment from Hill and Bacall. Neal H. Moritz will produce the film with Stephen J. Cannell, who will receive posthumous credit.
CULVER CITY, Calif., November 30, 2010 — Peter Craig has been tapped to adapt the French-Canadian blockbuster Fathers and Guns for Sony Pictures, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures. The film is being developed and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall along with Denise Robert and Emile Gaudreault, producer and writer-director, respectively, of the original film.
CULVER CITY, Calif., November 30, 2010 — Andrew Gumpert has been promoted to President, Worldwide Business Affairs and Operations for Columbia Pictures, it was announced today by Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Amy Pascal, co-chairman, to whom he will jointly report.
CULVER CITY, Calif., November 19, 2010 — Moviegoers and TV viewers can now get closer to their favorite projects than ever before with Sony Pictures Entertainment's Face of the Fan®, a new initiative for virtual talent sourcing. By visiting http://www.FaceOfTheFan.com, users nationwide can participate in online casting calls and contests for Sony Pictures' properties—turning today's fans into tomorrow's stars . With this ongoing program, crossing all of Sony's platforms – film, television, and online – Face of the Fan will give the biggest fans a chance to get involved with Sony's most popular franchises.
CULVER CITY, Calif., November 18, 2010 — Columbia Pictures will release the comedy Bad Teacher on June 17, 2011, as school gets out for the summer moviegoing season, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures. The comedy, which centers on a hilariously foul-mouthed, bitter, and irreverent middle school teacher, stars Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, and Jason Segel, and is directed by Jake Kasdan, written by Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg, and produced by Mosaic's Jimmy Miller and David Householter.
CULVER CITY, Calif., November 11, 2010 — Michelle Raimo-Kouyate has been named president of production for Sony Pictures Animation, it was announced today by Bob Osher, President of Digital Productions for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
CULVER CITY, Calif., November 10, 2010 — Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's premium video entertainment network, has built an optimized website for Google TV, it was announced today by Eric Berger, senior vice president, digital networks, Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
Dubai and London — Tuesday 2 November 2010 — In a further expansion of its international production business, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced the formation of a new production company to serve the Arabic speaking market, fronted by local production executives, Ziad Kebbi and Dany Karam. The announcement was made by Kees Abrahams, president, international production, SPT.
Culver City, Calif – October 20, 2010 – Columbia Pictures has optioned the rights for the non-fiction book Emergency!: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss to be developed into a feature film produced by Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, and Michael DeLuca, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The project is being considered as a possible starring vehicle for Downey. Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2, Dilemma) is writing the screenplay.
Culver City, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2010) – On Nov. 16, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment presents a documentary on the world's greatest sporting spectacle, The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D on Blu-ray 3D for the SRP of $39.95. The 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament attracted hundreds of millions of wide-eyed fans around the globe, decked out in colorful jerseys and painted in national colors to support their teams. Fans still wrought with World Cup fever don't have to wait until the 2014 games with SPHE's immersive, mind-blowing 3D experience that brings the 2010 FIFA World Cup games home. The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D is presented in high definition 3D, optimized for the latest 3D playback devices and eyewear.
London – 19 October 2010 – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that it has appointed Eddie Nelson as senior vice president, EMEA Networks. Nelson, who is currently general manager, SPT Networks Central Europe, takes up his new role with immediate effect. The announcement was made by Andy Kaplan, president, networks, SPT.
Culver City, Calif – October 19, 2010 – Columbia Pictures has optioned the rights for the non-fiction book Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that the Environmental Media Association selected twelve Sony/Columbia Pictures films to receive EMA Green Seal Awards. The films recognized include Eat, Pray, Love; SALT, The Green Hornet, The Social Network, Grown Ups, Karate Kid, Bad Teacher, Battle: Los Angeles, The Other Guys, Anonymous, How Do You Know, and Just Go With It. The recognition was given at the EMA Awards event on October 16th at the Warner Bros Lot in Los Angeles.
CULVER CITY, CA (October 18 2010)— Sony Movie Channel, the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), is now available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse® TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms. It was announced today by Andy Kaplan, president, networks, Sony Pictures Television.
CULVER CITY, CA (October 11, 2010)— Rhys Ifans will play the villain, opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, in the next installment of Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.
CULVER CITY, CA (October 8, 2010)— David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter) has been set to write and direct Columbia Pictures' Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, an action-adventure based upon the bestselling PlayStation 3 game, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The film will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, and Alex Gartner.
CULVER CITY, CA (October 5, 2010)— Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.
Culver City, CA - September 14, 2010 - Kevin James is attached to play the lead role in an untitled feature for Sony Pictures, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The movie focuses on a physics teacher whose school is facing drastic budget cuts. In order to earn money to save his best friend's job and the music program that is important to his students, he moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter ultimately leading to a fight in the UFC.
CULVER CITY, CA and TORONTO (September 7, 2010)— Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's premium video entertainment network is now available in Canada, it was announced today by Eric Berger, senior vice president, digital networks, Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and CULVER CITY, Calif.- August 31, 2010 - Verizon Wireless announced today that a new premium subscription movie service from Crackle, the multi-platform video entertainment network from Sony Pictures Television, is now offered on V CAST Video. Available on the largest, most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network in the United States, Crackle Movies provide Verizon Wireless customers an unparalleled lineup of movie hits from the Sony Pictures library, including "Cable Guy," "Finding Graceland," "Blind Date," "The China Syndrome," "Easy Rider," "Gattaca," "La Bamba," and more to watch on their phones.
Culver City, CA - August 30, 2010 - Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification for the studio's Lot and Office Transformation (LOT) Project by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LOT Project included the construction of two new 100,000 square foot office buildings, named after Jack Cohn and Harry Cohn, and a parking structure located at the heart of the studio's historic lot based in Culver City, California.
Culver City, CA - August 16, 2010 - Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have been cast in the lead roles of Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy under the direction of David Fincher. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - the first film of the series, which also includes The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest - begins shooting next month in Sweden. The screenplay is written by Steve Zaillian and the film is being produced by Scott Rudin, Cean Chaffin, Ole Sondberg and Søren Stærmose. Mikael Wallen and Anni Fernandez are executive producers. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is set for worldwide release December 21, 2011.
São Paulo and London – 12 July 2010 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) continues to expand its international production business with the announcement today that it has formed a new joint venture production company in Brazil with locally-based production executive, Elisabetta Zenatti. The announcement was made by Kees Abrahams, president, international production, SPT.
Culver City, CA - July 08, 2010 - Academy Award®-winning director Barry Levinson is attached to helm the film Brother Jack for Columbia Pictures, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures.
Culver City, CA - June 29, 2010 - On his 90th birthday, Sony Pictures Digital Productions is excited to announce the renaming of its 119-seat screening theater after visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen. The honor comes just days after the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) paid tribute to the creative legend in London with a special award feting his contributions to film.
Culver City, June 9, 2010 - Timed with the upcoming launch of Sony Electronics' 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs and Blu-ray players, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) announced today the release of the studio's first Blu-ray 3D title in the US, Sony Pictures Animation's comedy adventure Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, debuting June 22, 2010.
Los Angeles, June 8, 2010 - Sony Corporation ("Sony"), Discovery Communications ("Discovery") and IMAX Corporation ("IMAX") today announced that Discovery Channel executive Tom Cosgrove has been named President and CEO of the joint venture they have established to develop the first 24/7 dedicated 3D television network. The network will feature high-quality premium content from genres that are most appealing in 3D, including natural history, space, exploration, adventure, engineering, science and technology and motion pictures from Discovery, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. ("Sony Pictures Entertainment"), IMAX and other third-party providers.
LONDON, UK, SYDNEY, AU and CULVER CITY, CA June 9, 2010 - Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's multi-platform video entertainment network is now available in the United Kingdom and Australia, it was announced today by Eric Berger, senior vice president, digital networks, and Paul Littmann, senior vice president, pay television and new media, international distribution, Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
Culver City, CA - June 22, 2010 - Creative advertising veteran Loren Schwartz has been promoted to executive vice president, marketing for Screen Gems, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, to whom Schwartz will report.
Culver City, CA - June 22, 2010 - Ruben Fleischer, who most recently directed the break-out hit ZOMBIELAND, will develop to direct Columbia Pictures' BABE IN THE WOODS, it was announced today by Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad, Presidents of Columbia Pictures.
LOS ANGELES, CA - June 21, 2010 - FEARnet, the world's premier destination for horror, thriller and suspense, will be available as a linear network beginning October 1st. The cutting-edge, multi-platform movie destination, currently available on demand, online and on mobile 24/7, will expand its reach, making its unrivaled modern horror library available in high-definition via multi-channel video programming distributors.
London, June 1, 2010 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that Sony Entertainment Television, its popular general entertainment channel brand, has launched in Estonia via carriage agreements with Elion (IPTV) and Starman (cable and pay DTT). Estonian audiences will be able to select either original language audio or choose to watch programming dubbed into Russian, with both options incorporating Estonian subtitles. The announcement was made by Ross Hair, executive vice president, international networks, SPT.
Culver City, June 1, 2010 - George Chien has been promoted to senior vice president, international networks, Asia-Pacific, Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Andy Kaplan, president, networks, to whom he reports. Based in Culver City, California, Chien will work closely with Todd Miller, executive vice president, international networks, Asia-Pacific, in overseeing the group's television networks business in the Asia-Pacific region.
CULVER CITY, CA and France, April 11, 2010 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Tandem Communications, Peace Out Productions and Scott Free Television are partnering on a new four-hour event miniseries, based on "Pompeii," the bestselling book by Robert Harris.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that it has secured a brand partnership for its global football documentary, How to Win the FIFA World Cup™, with Castrol. The announcement was made by Mike Morley, chief creative officer and executive vice president, international production, SPT.
LAS VEGAS, NV, March 15, 2010 - The nation's theater owners were asked today by the head of a major Hollywood studio to have healthier snacks at their concession stands in addition to their traditional offerings of candy, popcorn and soda.
CULVER CITY, Calif., March 1, 2010 - Sony Pictures Entertainment Digital Authoring Center (DAC) has been enhanced to offer Blu-ray 3D disc authoring services, it was announced today by Chris Cookson, President of Sony Pictures Technologies and Tony Beswick, Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
LOS ANGELES, CA and LONDON, UK - February 16, 2010 Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Harpo Productions today announced that they have concluded both print and format sales for their new hit daytime talk show, The Dr. Oz Show, in a wide range of territories outside the U.S. Since its launch in the U.S., The Dr. Oz Show has enjoyed the highest rated syndication premiere in seven years and its audience has grown by 35% there since launch. The U.S. version of the series has now been sold to broadcasters in 82 territories including Korea, Hungary, Latin America, the Middle East, New Zealand, Romania, Russia and Turkey. Additionally, the format has been licensed to MBC in the Middle East and to Rossiya in Russia. The announcement was made today by Keith Le Goy, president, international distribution, SPT, Ed Louwerse, managing director, 2waytraffic international, SPT and Sheri Salata and Erik Logan, presidents, Harpo Productions.
CULVER CITY, Calif., February 10, 2010 - Spider-Man will swing into theaters worldwide in 3D beginning July 3, 2012, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution. The new film, which is still untitled, will begin production later this year directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.
CULVER CITY, Calif., January 2010 - January , 2010 – Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise, set to hit theaters summer 2012, it was jointly announced today by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.
CULVER CITY, Calif., January 6, 2010 - The Emmy® -winning and critically acclaimed AMC series returns to DVD and debuts on Blu-ray Disc™ March 9 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season. Winner of two Best Actor Emmys® and recently nominated for a SAG award for his role as high school chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White, Bryan Cranston (TV's "Malcolm in the Middle") stars in Breaking Bad. The edgy thriller also features Anna Gunn (TV's "Deadwood"), Aaron Paul (TV's "Big Love"), Dean Norris (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Betsy Brandt (TV's "Back When We Were Grownups"), and RJ Mitte. The second season of the hit series won two Emmys® (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series). All 13 episodes will be included on both the four-disc DVD and three-disc Blu-ray Disc™, along with exclusive bonus content, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, cast and crew commentaries and much more. Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season DVD will be available for $39.95 SRP, while the Blu-ray Disc™ release will sell for $49.95 SRP. Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season will also be available on High-Def Blu-ray Disc™ for $39.95 SRP on the same day.
CULVER CITY, Calif., January 2, 2010 - The end of the world is the beginning of spectacular adventure in the global box office sensation ($711 million worldwide) 2012, arriving on 2-Disc Blu-ray, 1-Disc Blu-ray, DVD & PSP this March 2, 2010, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Visionary Director Roland Emmerich, creator of The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day, outdoes himself with this jaw-dropping epic that's packed with breathtaking action sequences and groundbreaking special effects that must be seen to be believed! John Cusack (Con Air), Amanda Peet (Something's Gotta Give) and Woody Harrelson (Zombieland) lead an all-star cast in this riveting tale of a group of disparate humans struggling to survive a global catastrophe predicted by the ancient Mayans. Now, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment predicts movie lovers everywhere will want to experience this heart-stopping tale of human survival at home again and again on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring mind blowing picture and earth rattling sound, plus the latest in cutting-edge bonus features!