NEW YORK (January 25, 2022) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, India, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Germany, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and airlines worldwide to Oliver Hermanus’ film LIVING, starring BAFTA® and Golden Globe® winner Bill Nighy. Written by Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, LIVING is a reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film IKIRU. The acquisition follows the film’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was met with strong reviews.
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Oliver Hermanus’ ‘Living’ Starring Bill Nighy Following Sundance World Premiere
Dr. Jennifer Turner Named Head of Sony Pictures Television’s TriStar Television
CULVER CITY, CA, January 25, 2022 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that Dr. Jennifer Turner has been named EVP of TriStar Television, effective immediately. Turner will report to Jason Clodfelter, co-president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, and be based in New York while also spending considerable time in Los Angeles. In this role, Turner aims to expand the creative universe for TriStar Television, canvassing both coasts for fresh perspectives and projects that align with the label’s mission to champion diverse, authentic characters and underrepresented voices.
Sony Pictures Signs Overall Deal with Writing/Producing Duo Eduardo Cisneros & Jason Shuman Under New Production Arm, Raqmar Entertainment
[Culver City, CA – January 6, 2022] – Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that writing/producing duo Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman have signed a writing/producing deal with the studio under their new production arm, RaqMar Entertainment.
Sony Pictures Networks India and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. Sign Definitive Agreements to Merge
[Mumbai – December 21, 2021] Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) today announced that they have signed definitive agreements to merge ZEEL with and into SPNI and combine their linear networks, digital assets, production operations and program libraries. The agreements follow the conclusion of an exclusive negotiation period during which ZEEL and SPNI conducted mutual due diligence. After closing, the new combined company will be publicly listed in India.
Sony Pictures Television’s Impossible Science Channel Supports STEM Education
[December 2021] Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) launched the Impossible Science YouTube channel fronted by Magician and science educator Jason Latimer in Fall 2020 with the limited series ‘Impossible Science: At Home’. Throughout 2021 the channel has experienced exponential growth, rolling out across social media platforms, publishing nearly 220 STEM inspired videos and amassing over 40M views worldwide and over 21M minutes of Impossible Science content watched.
Sony Pictures Television Announces Acquisition of Award-Winning Production Company Bad Wolf
[London, UK – December 2021] Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) today announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf Ltd, the award-winning production company behind some of the most ambitious and globally-acclaimed dramas in recent years, including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), A Discovery Of Witches (Sky), Industry (HBO/BBC), The Night Of (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).
Sony Pictures Signs Overall Deal with Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan
[Culver City, CA – November 29, 2021] -- Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) announced today that Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, Ghostbusters: Afterlife co-writing partners and Academy Award® nominees, have signed an overall producing deal with SPE. Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the sequel to the 1984 iconic film, is directed and co-written by Jason Reitman, and executive produced and co-written by Gil Kenan. Opening at #1 with $44 million, through its second week of release Ghostbusters: Afterlife has earned $87.8 million domestically and $115.8 million worldwide.
Sony Pictures Networks India Signs Exclusive Non-Binding Term Sheet With Zee Entertainment
[Mumbai – September 22, 2021] Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) today announced that they have entered into an exclusive, non-binding Term Sheet to combine both companies’ linear networks, digital assets, production operations and program libraries.
Ebonylife and Sony Pictures Television Announce Àló – A New African Writers Initiative
[September 21st, 2021] EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) have today announced ÀLÓ, a brand-new writers initiative offering a unique platform for writers of African heritage.
The word “ÀLÓ” is from the Yoruba language and translates as ‘once upon a time’. Just like with those words which have opened countless stories for hundreds of years, this is the beginning of an exciting journey to discover the best authentic African story ideas which will inspire and resonate with viewers across the globe.
Sony Pictures Television Names Mayim Bialik And Mike Richards As Jeopardy! Hosts
[Culver City, CA – August 11, 2021] Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik have been named as the new hosts of Jeopardy!. Richards will kick off Season 38 as the full-time host of Jeopardy!’s long-running daily syndicated program. Bialik joins as the host of Jeopardy!’s primetime and spinoff series, including the upcoming all-new Jeopardy! National College Championship set to air on ABC next year, as the studio looks to extend the Jeopardy! franchise to new platforms. Jeopardy!… Read More