[Culver City, CA – April 29, 2019] Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced an expansive five-year overall television deal with Academy Award-winning and Emmy-nominated writers, directors, and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The pair land at Sony after a highly competitive situation with multiple studios vying for the in-demand team. Under the exclusive new deal, Lord and Miller will develop live-action and animated series in both comedy and drama.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller Ink Multi-Year Overall TV Deal With Sony Pictures Television
Screen Gems and Ground Control Partner to Open a Horror Lab
CULVER CITY, CA – April 9, 2019 – Sony Pictures’ genre label is forging a partnership with Ground Control to open the Screen Gems’ Horror Lab, an initiative that will focus on the development and production of horror genre proof-of-concepts. The program will collaborate with up-and-coming filmmakers to produce horror shorts with the primary goal of developing this new, original content into feature films. Scott Glassgold’s Ground Control will serve as producer on the proof-of-concepts and prospective feature adaptations.
Sony Honored as One of “World’s Most Ethical Companies” in 2019
Tokyo, Japan (February 27, 2019) – Sony Corporation has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies." The US-based Ethisphere Institute researches and advances the standards of ethical business practices worldwide.
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires John Prine Documentary
NEW YORK (February 10, 2019) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights worldwide to the John Prine documentary tentatively titled JOHN PRINE: HELLO IN THERE.
President Of Tristar Pictures, Hannah Minghella, Expands Oversight To Include Tristar Television
CULVER CITY, CA, January 31, 2019 - Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that Hannah Minghella, President of TriStar Pictures, will expand her role at the studio and also assume oversight of TriStar Television. The role expansion will further strengthen the studio's synergistic efforts between all lines of business. Minghella will be named President of TriStar Pictures and TriStar Television, effective immediately.
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires David Crosby: Remember My Name
PARK CITY (January 28, 2019) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired rights in North America, The Middle East, Scandinavia, India, South Africa, Benelux, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Latin America to DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME, produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Cameron Crowe. The film, by first time director A.J. Eaton, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition.
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Matt Tyrnauer's Where's My Roy Cohn?
PARK CITY, UTAH (January 27, 2019) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired rights in North America, The Middle East, Scandinavia, India, South Africa, Benelux, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Latin America, and on worldwide airlines and ships to Matt Tyrnauer's film, WHERE'S MY ROY COHN?. The film had its world premiere this past weekend in the US Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.
Innovation Studios Creates Virtual Shark Tank Set
[Culver City, CA - December 19, 2018] - Innovation Studios, Sony Entertainment & Technology, is pleased to debut its advanced technology on the iconic "Shark Tank" television show this season. "Shark Tank," the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality series, is known for showcasing innovative products and ideas. Behind the scenes, the same is true.
Issa Rae's Colorcreative And Columbia Pictures Sign Unique Multi-Picture Deal; Will Source And Incubate Diverse, Emerging Screenwriters
[Culver City, CA - December 11, 2018] - Issa Rae's production company, ColorCreative, has signed a multi-picture production deal with Columbia Pictures, and will source and incubate emerging, diverse screenwriters. Selected participants, to be announced in the Spring of 2019, will work with Rae and the studio to develop and write features based on their original ideas
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Victor Kossakosvky's Aquarela
NEW YORK (October 19, 2018) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that it has acquired all rights in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Africa, and India from Participant Media to Victor Kossakosvky's AQUARELA. The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and also screened at the London Film Festival.