CULVER CITY, CA AND DALLAS, TX, August 9, 2021 — Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (SPE) and AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) today announced that SPE has completed its acquisition of AT&T’s Crunchyroll anime business through Funimation Global Group, LLC. Funimation is a joint venture between SPE and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.’s subsidiary, Aniplex Inc.
Sony’s Funimation Global Group Completes Acquisition of Crunchyroll from AT&T
Sony Pictures Extends Tom Rothman’s Contract, Names Him Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group
[Culver City, CA – July 28, 2021] -- Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that Tom Rothman has added CEO to his Chairman title and has extended his contract to continue oversight of the film studio. Rothman oversees the studio’s motion picture businesses including Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures International Productions, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. Rothman will continue to report to Tony Vinciquerra, Chairman and CEO of SPE.
New Film, Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends, Features Rare Elements From Throughout The Artist’s Career and Highlights Distribution Collaboration Between Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES – June 22, 2021 – Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) today announced the digital release of Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends, a new compilation film featuring rare elements from throughout the artist’s career. The film’s release highlights a distribution collaboration between the companies for longform content, documentaries, and concert films from some of the most iconic artists in the SME catalog across multiple digital platforms.
Sony Pictures Television Announces Diverse Writers Program
Culver City CA – June 1, 2021 – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced the launch of its Diverse Writers Program. Sixteen participants kick off a six-week professional development program in which they will have discussions with creative executives, producers, seasoned writers and showrunners with the aim of honing their skills in writing scripted television. In addition to having the opportunity to network with industry professionals, each writer will be assigned a mentor from SPT’s robust pool of producers and writers.
Disney and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Unprecedented Post-Pay 1 Content Licensing Agreement
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.
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.