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 Sundance Winner ‘The Persian Version’ In North America
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.
Katherine Pope Joins Sony Pictures Television As President, Sony Pictures Television Studios
[Culver City, CA – July 13, 2022] – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that Katherine Pope will join the studio as President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, overseeing all Domestic scripted productions. Pope, who most recently was Head of Original Content at Charter Communications, has held leadership roles at major networks, studios and production companies and has developed and overseen numerous acclaimed drama and comedy series over the course of her career.
Michael Weinberg Joins Sony Pictures Television as SVP of Development, Game Shows
CULVER CITY, CA, June 8, 2022 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that Emmy® Award-winning producer Michael Weinberg has been named SVP of Development in the newly formed Game Show production division. In this new role, Weinberg will develop game show content for all platforms and will identify new growth opportunities for the game shows division. Weinberg started his new role at SPT this week and is based in SPT’s Culver City, CA headquarters. He reports to Suzanne Prete, EVP, Game Shows.
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Worldwide Rights to Documentary, ‘The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile’
New York (March 16, 2022) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today they have acquired worldwide rights to the documentary THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER – FEATURING BRANDI CARLILE. The film had its world premiere out of South by Southwest earlier this week.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Merlin Entertainments Join Forces to Bring Jumanji Brand to Life Through Global Strategic Collaboration
Merlin Entertainments (“Merlin” or “the Company”), a global leader in location-based entertainment with brands including LEGOLAND®, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE, today announced that it has entered into a formal multi-territory exclusivity agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment, to develop and operate attractions, rides, lands, retail outlets and themed hotel rooms based on the studio’s box office hit Jumanji film franchise across Merlin’s Resort Theme Parks and Waterparks in Europe (including the UK) and North America.