NEW YORK (September 23, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, India, Pan Asia (excluding Japan), the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and airlines and ships worldwide to MOTHERING SUNDAY directed by Eva Husson (GIRLS OF THE SUN) and starring Odessa Young (ASSASSINATION NATION), Josh O’Connor (THE CROWN), Colin Firth (THE KING’S SPEECH), Olivia Colman (THE FAVOURITE) and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù (GANGS OF LONDON).
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires The Duke
NEW YORK (September 22, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in the U.S., Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe (Ex. Poland, the Czech Republic and the former Yugoslavia), Russia/CIS, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, South Africa, South East Asia (Ex. Japan and China) and India to THE DUKE, following its critically acclaimed World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Directed by Roger Michell (NOTTING HILL) from a script by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, the dramedy stars Oscar winners Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren.
Sony Pictures Classics To Release Florian Zeller’s The Father, Starring Olivia Colman And Anthony Hopkins, In Theaters On December 18
NEW YORK (September 14, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will release Florian Zeller’s THE FATHER in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on December 18, 2020, followed by most major markets on Christmas Day. The film was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and can next be seen at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival.
Jamie Foxx Signs Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Entertainment Alongside Producing Partner Datari Turner
Culver City, CA – September 9, 2020 -- Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and his producing partner, Datari Turner, have signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to develop and produce feature films. The first project in development that Foxx and Turner are producing for the studio under their new deal is an untitled action thriller written by Juel Taylor and Tony Rettenmaier, which Foxx is also set to star in.
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Luca Guadagnino’s Salvatore: Shoemaker Of Dreams Ahead Of Venice World Premiere
NEW YORK (September 2, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights worldwide, excluding Italy, to Luca Guadagnino’s SALVATORE: SHOEMAKER OF DREAMS, a documentary on the life of fashion icon Salvatore Ferragamo. Written by Dana Thomas with narration by Michael Stuhlbarg, the documentary will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it is screening out of competition, on September 6, 2020. It is produced by Francesco Melzi d’Eril and Gabriele Moratti of MeMo Films, and executive produced by Stella Savino.
Sony Pictures Classics To Release Michael Dweck And Gregory Kershaw’s The Truffle Hunters In Theaters December 25
NEW YORK (August 28, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will release Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS in theaters on December 25, 2020. It was announced this week that the documentary will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, capping off a string of previous acceptances into the Cannes, Telluride, and New York Film Festivals. The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to excellent reviews earlier this year, where it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.
Sony Pictures Classics Sets Release Date For Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit Starring Michelle Pfeiffer And Lucas Hedges
NEW YORK (August 20, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that Azazel Jacobs’ FRENCH EXIT will be released in theaters on February 12, 2021. This follows the news that the film will make its world premiere as the Closing Night feature at the 2020 New York Film Festival.
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.