BURBANK, Calif., April 21, 2021 – The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced a multi-year content licensing agreement for U.S. streaming and TV rights to Sony Pictures’ new theatrical releases across Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s vast portfolio of platforms including its streaming services Disney+ and Hulu, as well as linear entertainment networks including ABC, Disney Channels, Freeform, FX and National Geographic. The deal covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 and begins for each film following its Pay 1 TV window.
Disney and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Unprecedented Post-Pay 1 Content Licensing Agreement
Moscow’s Dream Island Theme Park Officially Opens "Hotel Transylvania" Attraction
April 15, 2021: In anticipation of the upcoming release of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the final chapter of the $1.3 billion film franchise from Sony Pictures Animation, Dream Island Theme Park, Europe’s largest indoor theme park located in Moscow, announced today that it has officially opened the much-anticipated attraction “Hotel Transylvania.”
Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment Sign Pay-One U.S. Licensing Deal for Feature Films
Hollywood, Calif., April 8, 2021 -- Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) have today announced a multiyear, exclusive first pay window licensing deal in the U.S. for theatrically released SPE feature films, beginning with their 2022 film slate. This new agreement builds upon Netflix’s pre-existing output deal with Sony Pictures Animation films to now include all SPE film labels and genres.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Falls to Open World’s First Columbia Pictures Theme and Waterpark in Thailand
Bangsaray, Thailand, April 7 2021: Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Falls announced today that they have closed a deal to develop the 14-acre prime location in the seaside town of Bangsaray, located 20 minutes from Pattaya and 90 minutes from Bangkok, to open the world’s first Columbia Pictures theme and waterpark, “Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse.”
Sony Pictures Entertainment Names Ravi Ahuja Chairman, Global Television Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment Corporate Development
[Culver City, CA – March 8, 2021] Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that Ravi Ahuja has been named Chairman, Global Television Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment Corporate Development, leading Sony Pictures Television's Domestic and International Productions, the studio’s game show franchises and its India business. He will also oversee SPE’s Corporate Development and M&A activities along with SPE Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra. Ahuja, who most recently served as President of Walt Disney Television, will start on March 15, 2021 and report to… Read More
Jockey Wins With Sony Pictures Classics
NEW YORK (January 30, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced tonight that they have acquired all worldwide rights to the film, JOCKEY. Directed by Clint Bentley and written by Bentley and Greg Kwedar, the film stars Clifton Collins, Jr., Molly Parker, Moises Arias, Logan Cormier, Colleen Hartnett. JOCKEY will premiere on Sunday, January 31 in the US Dramatic Competition section at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Sony Pictures Television’s Gemstone Studios Announces The Winner Of First Rising Storytellers Search
LOS ANGELES, January 27, 2021 -- Gemstone Studios, the boutique production unit of Sony Pictures Television (SPT), in partnership with Ideas United, an Atlanta-based creative agency, today announced the winner of its first Rising Storytellers Search, a competition seeking emerging voices and female-centric stories. Jenny Schuster won with her pitch for Dirty Thirties, a darkly personal dramedy about a millennial woman looking for love while fighting breast cancer.
Sony Pictures Classics Adopts Ty Roberts’ 12 Mighty Orphans Starring Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, and Robert Duvall
NEW YORK (January 19, 2021) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights in all media to 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS directed by Ty Roberts and starring Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker, Treat Williams, Ron White, Scott Haze, and Robert Duvall. This marks Sheen and Duvall’s first onscreen reunion since APOCALYPSE NOW. Adapted from Jim Dent’s bestselling book of the same name, the screenplay is written by Roberts, Lane Garrison and Kevin Meyer.
AT&T to Sell Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation Global Group
Affirm Entertainment, Inc. To Acquire Pure Flix SVOD Service
[Culver City, CA & Scottsdale, AZ – November 12, 2020] – AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire faith and family entertainment streaming service, Pure Flix. Upon completion of the transaction, which is pending regulatory and other approvals, AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc. will own 100% of the Pure Flix SVOD service, which provides inspirational movies and TV series to subscribers in the U.S. and Canada.