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  • Sony Pictures Television Networks to Acquire Substantial Majority Stake in Funimation
  • Culver City, Calif., July 31, 2017 – Sony Pictures Television Networks has reached an agreement to acquire a substantial majority stake in Japanese anime distributor Funimation Productions, Ltd., ("Funimation"), subject to regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions, valuing the company at approximately $150 million. Gen Fukunaga, CEO of Funimation, will retain a minority stake in the business and remain CEO.
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  • SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGE IN SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
  • [Culver City, CA -- July 24, 2017] Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that Jeff Frost has been named President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, the production side of SPE’s television business. Frost will report to SPE Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra. Concurrently, Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter have been named Co-Presidents of Sony Pictures Television Studios, reporting to Frost. Collectively, they will comprise a new “Office of the President” which will oversee all U.S. production and programming for Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
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  • SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES
  • SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES "THE SILENT MAN" STARRING LIAM NEESON AND DIANE LANE
  • NEW YORK (May 25, 2017) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired the North American rights to The Silent Man, the film based on the life of Mark Felt, the secret high-ranking FBI informant during the Watergate scandal who is famously known as "Deep Throat." The Silent Man is set for a September release, as the recent political turmoil has sparked a renewed public interest in Felt’s story.
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  • "ROUGH NIGHT" ADVANCE SCREENINGS HAVE AUDIENCES PARTYING NATIONWIDE IN PACKED HOUSES
  • CULVER CITY, Calif., May 24, 2017 – Rough Night, the highly anticipated R-rated comedy about women directed by Lucia Aniello, brought the party to 20 cities across the country last night as Bustle fans rocked special advance screenings. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz, the film will be released in theaters nationwide on June 16, 2017.
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  • SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT THE RIDER
  • NEW YORK (May 23, 2017)– Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Eastern Europe to Chloé Zhao's THE RIDER at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Zhao (SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME), THE RIDER premiered in Directors' Fortnight to critical acclaim. The film marks Zhao's second feature to be selected for the Directors' Fortnight.
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  • SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES STANLEY TUCCI’S FINAL PORTRAIT
  • NEW YORK (May 17, 2017) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America to Stanley Tucci’s FINAL PORTRAIT from Riverstone Pictures. The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival out of competition in a gala screening.
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  • SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO BRIGSBY BEAR
  • NEW YORK (January 26, 2017) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights to Dave McCary’s BRIGSBY BEAR. The highly anticipated film, written by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney (aturday Night Live) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section. This is McCary’s feature film debut.
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  • Sony Pictures Animation Unveils Varied Upcoming Slate
  • Culver City, CA, January 18, 2017 – Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation today released the project details on its upcoming roster of titles through 2018, along with additional highly anticipated future feature film projects, including one from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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