• Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Rights To Pedro Almodóvar’s Short Film And Cannes Selection, ‘Strange Way Of Life’, Starring Ethan Hawke And Pedro Pascal

    NEW YORK (April 27, 2023) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights (excluding the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and Latin America) to Pedro Almodóvar’s short film, STRANGE WAY OF LIFE, starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal. This follows the news that the short will premiere as an official selection at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. It is Almodóvar’s second English-language project after THE HUMAN VOICE, which was also distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

  • Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Worldwide Rights To Feature Documentary ‘Carlos’ On Legendary Musician Carlos Santana From Imagine Documentaries And Sony Music Entertainment

    NEW YORK (April 26, 2023) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today they have acquired worldwide rights to CARLOS, a feature-length documentary film about the father of Latin American jazz fusion and global icon, Carlos Santana, directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Rudy Valdez (THE SENTENCE, WE ARE: THE BROOKLYN SAINTS.)

  • Josh Gordon And Will Speck Sign First Look Deal With Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Josh Gordon and Will Speck have signed a first look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to develop and produce feature films. Speck & Gordon most recently directed Sony Pictures’ live-action musical adaptation of the beloved children’s book Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, starring Javier Bardem and Constance Wu, with songs by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning songwriters Pasek & Paul and Shawn Mendes.  The film earned over $100 million at the global box office and will be released in theaters in China on April 15, 2023.

  • Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Sundance Audience Award Winner ‘Shayda’

    NEW YORK Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all media rights in North America, Latin America, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Portugal, the Middle East, and Turkey to SHAYDA, written and directed by Noora Niasari in her feature film debut. SHAYDA earned rave reviews upon its world premiere last month at the Sundance Film Festival and took home the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. 

  • Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Sundance Winner ‘The Persian Version’ In North America

    NEW YORK (February 3, 2023) – In a competitive situation, Sony Pictures Classics has landed North American rights to the Sundance award-winning film THE PERSIAN VERSION. Written, directed, and produced by Maryam Keshavarz, the film received a rousing standing ovation and glowing reviews upon its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award (U.S. Dramatic Competition) and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award (U.S.

  • Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Worldwide Rights To ‘A Little Prayer’ Following Sundance World Premiere

    NEW YORK (January 27, 2023) Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights worldwide to A LITTLE PRAYER, written and directed by Angus MacLachlan, who also produced alongside Lauren Vilchik and Max A. Butler. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week to rave reviews.  

  • Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Matt Brown’s ‘Freud’s Last Session’ Starring Anthony Hopkins and Matthew Goode

    NEW YORK (November 2, 2022) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired from Westend Films all rights in North America, the Middle East, India, Eastern Europe (excluding Russia), Turkey, and worldwide airlines to FREUD’S LAST SESSION, directed by Matt Brown (THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY). Written by Mark St. Germain (THE GOD COMMITTEE) based on his play of the same name, FREUD’S LAST SESSION stars Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins and Emmy® nominee Matthew Goode (THE CROWN, BURNING MAN, THE OFFER).

  • Sony Pictures Virtual Reality Reveals New VR Game Name, Ghostbusters: Rise Of The Ghost Lord

    LOS ANGELES (Oct. 31, 2022) – Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) has revealed the name of their hotly anticipated VR game based on the Ghostbusters franchise, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, coming to Meta Quest 2 and PlayStation VR2 in 2023. Brand-new art revealed today gives players a glimpse at the adventure that awaits them next year.

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Announces The Acquisition Of Pixomondo, An Oscar And Emmy® Award Winning Virtual Production, Visualization And VFX Company

    [Culver City, CA – October 25, 2022] – Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”) today announced the acquisition of Pixomondo, an Oscar and Emmy® Award winning virtual production, visualization and VFX company, from Mayfair Equity Partners, a dedicated technology and consumer investor.

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Unveils Its First LED Virtual Production Stage

    Culver City CA – October 6, 2022 – Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced the establishment of its first LED virtual production stage located at Sony Innovation Studios (SIS), a division of SPE, on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, CA. The new stage is the world’s largest using Sony’s high brightness and wide color gamut Crystal LED display panels, which were created in collaboration with top engineers at SPE for use in virtual production.