• Appian Way Productions Closes Multi-Picture First Look Film Deal With Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Culver City, CA – August 13, 2020 -- Appian Way Productions – the film and television production company founded by Leonardo DiCaprio and co-run by Jennifer Davisson – has closed a multi-picture, multi-year first look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to produce scripted feature films. The companies are already in development on two projects.

  • Sony Pictures Television’s Gemstone Studios Launches Rising Storytellers Search Seeking Emerging Voices And Female-Centric Stories

    LOS ANGELES, August 12, 2020 -- Gemstone Studios, the boutique production unit of Sony Pictures Television (SPT), in partnership with Ideas United and Academy AwardÒ winning actor Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), today announced at BFF the opening of its first Rising Storytellers Search, a competition seeking underrepresented female-led narratives.

  • Sony Pictures Hosts First Studio Drive-In Experience At Historic Lot, Presented By Porsche; Community Offering Reflects Commitment To The Big Screen

    Culver City, CA – August 12, 2020 – Sony Pictures will be the first major studio to host a high-end dual big screen drive-in experience at its studio lot in Culver City. Located in the studio’s Thalberg parking lot, the drive-in will begin its run Friday, August 14 and will showcase several Sony Pictures library titles. In lieu of a traditional premiere, a screening of upcoming romantic comedy -- Tristar Pictures/Stage 6 Films’ The Broken Hearts Gallery -- will also be hosted in this outdoor space.

  • Sony Pictures Television Launches 24-Hour, Free, Spanish-Language Channels

    Culver City, CA – August 5, 2020 -- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that it has launched Sony Canal, a new free, ad-supported television (FAST) destination for Spanish speaking viewers in the US. Sony Canal’s portfolio of channels will feature original programming from SPT International Production’s robust library of premium content. Targeting the rapidly growing US Hispanic audience, the first offerings from Sony Canal will consist of two Spanish-language channels focusing on distinct genres: competition series and game shows, and comedies.

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

    Culver City, August 3, 2020 – As part of the Sony Road to Zero initiative, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) announced today new aggressive targets to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The new targets include:

    1. Eliminating single-use plastic across business functions by 2025
    2. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by an additional 25% by 2025
    3. An international expansion of the Sustainable Production program

  • Sony Pictures Television Launches Game Show Network’s ‘Common Knowledge’ On Fox Stations This August

    Culver City, CA – July 27, 2020 -- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that it is launching Game Show Network’s popular game show “Common Knowledge” in syndication on select Fox Television Group stations this August. As part of a four-week trial run starting August 3, the trivia-based program will air on Fox stations in eight markets including: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis, Orlando and Austin.

  • Sony Pictures Classics Sets New Release Date For Michael Covino’s The Climb

    NEW YORK (July 20, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will now release Michael Covino’s THE CLIMB in New York and Los Angeles theaters on October 9, 2020, with additional cities to follow.  Written by Covino and Kyle Marvin, THE CLIMB stars Covino, Marvin, Gayle Rankin, Talia Balsam, George Wendt and Judith Godrèche.  The film was original slated for a March 20th release but was postponed due to COVID-19 Stay-At-Home orders.

  • Funimation To Expand Streaming Service To Mexico And Brazil Beginning Fall 2020

    Culver City, CA (July 3, 2020) Funimation, the leading global anime content provider, today announced it is expanding its streaming service to Latin America this fall. Funimation, which is currently available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, will expand to Mexico and Brazil later this year. Funimation also announced it would offer select subtitled and dubbed anime series in Spanish and Portuguese. The announcement was made during FunimationCon 2020, a free two-day virtual fan festival celebrating anime.

  • Sony Pictures Television Announces Acquisition Of ‘Sex Education’ Producer Eleven

    [London, UK – July 1 2020] Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) has today announced the acquisition of London-based production company Eleven, the producers of the worldwide smash hit Netflix series ‘Sex Education’, with immediate effect.

  • Cine Sony & The National Association Of Latino Independent Producers Announce The Winner Of Voces Nuevas Short Film Contest For Aspiring Filmmakers

    Culver City, CA (June 18, 2020) – Cine Sony, Sony Pictures Television’s premier movie channel for the bi-cultural U.S. Latino audience, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), today announced the winner of Voces Nuevas, their short film contest for aspiring filmmakers. Juan Gil has been named the first place winner for his short film, Super Ma which tells the story of a struggling single mother yearning for stability and purpose.