SANTA MONICA, Calif., October 2, 2018 - Amazon Studios today announced it has ordered the one-hour action fantasy The Wheel of Time to series. Based upon Robert Jordan's best-selling fantasy novels, which have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide, the series was adapted for TV by Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck) who also serves as showrunner, and is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television. The Wheel of Time will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.
NEW YORK (September 13, 2018) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America and Latin America to RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR, directed by Milorad Krstic. The English language animated film from Hungary played at the Locarno and Sarajevo Film Festivals to enthusiastic audience and critical acclaim. Krstic's earlier short film MY BABY LEFT ME was awarded the Golden Berlin Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival and the Award for a First Film at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
CULVER CITY, Calif., September 12, 2018 - Sony Pictures Animation and Nelvana have announced the second-season renewal of the hit animated comedy Hotel Transylvania: The Series. Disney Channel in the U.S. and their global territories, and TELETOON Canada, a network owned by Nelvana parent company Corus Entertainment, are set to broadcast the new episodes.
TORONTO (SEPTEMBER 8, 2018) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Middle East, South Africa, Scandinavia, Benelux, India and worldwide airlines to Dogwoof's MAIDEN, by Alex Holmes. The documentary had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics and Dogwoof on behalf of London-based production company New Black Films.
"Funnier than ever." ~ William Bibbiani, IGN
CULVER CITY, Calif., [August 20, 2018] - Five aspiring filmmakers will have the chance to see their work on the big screen as Aneesh Chaganty, director of Screen Gems' Searching, announces the results of his YouTube Space Director's Lab. At a special showing of Searching this Thursday in Los Angeles, all five shorts will be screened ahead of the film and the winner will be announced by Chaganty. The winning short will play ahead of Searching in select theaters starting the next day.
[NEW YORK (AUGUST 13, 2018)] - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia (excluding China, Japan, and Singapore), and Benelux from HanWay Films to Ralph Fiennes' THE WHITE CROW. Based on the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh, the film is directed by Fiennes and written by Academy Award® nominated David Hare (THE HOURS, THE READER.) HanWay Films, who is handling worldwide sales, also co-financed the film together with BBC Films and Rogue Black.
[Culver City, CA - July 30, 2018] Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today named Erik Moreno Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and M&A. Moreno joins the studio with extensive corporate development and M&A experience with major media and entertainment brands, including Time, Inc. and Fox Network Group. He will start August 8 and will report to Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra and to CFO Philip Rowley.
[Culver City, CA - July 26, 2018] Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today named Stacy Green Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, leading worldwide human resources. Green joins the studio with over 20 years of experience in human resources and cultural transformation, working with media and entertainment companies such as NBCUniversal, A+E Networks and Group Nine Media, as well as renowned beauty brand Revlon. Green will replace George Rose, who has led the group for the last 10 years, and will be retiring at the end of the summer.
CULVER CITY, Calif., July 2, 2018 - Beginning today, Alexa customers and their families can enjoy summer bedtime stories voiced by their favorite Hotel Transylvania actors including Andy Samberg (Johnny), Steve Buscemi (Wayne the werewolf), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray the mummy), Fran Drescher (Eunice), and Asher Blinkoff (Dennis).