Culver City, Calif., July 31, 2017 - Sony Pictures Television Networks has reached an agreement to acquire a substantial majority stake in Japanese anime distributor Funimation Productions, Ltd., ("Funimation"), subject to regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions, valuing the company at approximately $150 million. Gen Fukunaga, CEO of Funimation, will retain a minority stake in the business and remain CEO.
[Culver City, CA -- July 24, 2017] Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that Jeff Frost has been named President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, the production side of SPE's television business. Frost will report to SPE Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra. Concurrently, Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter have been named Co-Presidents of Sony Pictures Television Studios, reporting to Frost. Collectively, they will comprise a new “Office of the President” which will oversee all U.S. production and programming for Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
Sony Pictures Television Networks has commissioned "Carter," a new series starring Jerry O'Connell ("Billions") and Sydney Poitier ("Chicago P.D."), for its international channels, including AXN.
In "Carter," Harley Mackay (O'Connell) is a detective on a hit American TV show who is forced to return to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Once back, Carter taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with long-time friend and no-nonsense veteran of the force, Sam St. Clair (Poitier).
ROUND ROCK, Texas (June 20, 2017) - When Spider-Man™: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7, Dell will be at Sony Pictures' side for all the action.
Dell teamed up with Sony Pictures, a long time Dell customer and partner, to take collaborations to the next level with Spider-Man™: Homecoming. Collaborating both behind and in front of the camera, Spider-Man™: Homecoming will kick off a 360-degree integrated global marketing campaign featuring the highly anticipated film and PC gaming industry's newest entrant, Dell's new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop.
June 16, 2017 - CULVER CITY, CA - Sony Pictures Virtual Reality today announced Spider-Man™: Homecoming VR, a new multi-platform promotional VR experience based on Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man™: Homecoming, one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer, in theaters July 7.
Culver City, Calif., June 1, 2017 - In a first for the studio, Sony Pictures Entertainment's consumer products division is establishing a Shanghai-based licensing office with Sabrina Gu leading direct deals in the territory as Director of Consumer Products, China. The program furthers Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) ongoing global reorientation, and commitment to bolster its presence in international territories.
NEW YORK (May 25, 2017) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired the North American rights to The Silent Man, the film based on the life of Mark Felt, the secret high-ranking FBI informant during the Watergate scandal who is famously known as "Deep Throat." The Silent Man is set for a September release, as the recent political turmoil has sparked a renewed public interest in Felt's story.
CULVER CITY, Calif., May 24, 2017 - Rough Night, the highly anticipated R-rated comedy about women directed by Lucia Aniello, brought the party to 20 cities across the country last night as Bustle fans rocked special advance screenings. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz, the film will be released in theaters nationwide on June 16, 2017.
NEW YORK (May 23, 2017)- Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Eastern Europe to Chloé Zhao's THE RIDER at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Zhao (SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME), THE RIDER premiered in Directors' Fortnight to critical acclaim. The film marks Zhao's second feature to be selected for the Directors' Fortnight.
CULVER CITY, Calif., May 22, 2017 - Following the success of The Angry Birds Movie, which slingshot to nearly $350 million in worldwide box office and launched a global movie brand, Columbia Pictures in association with Rovio Entertainment Ltd. are once again joining forces on the next high-velocity adventure as the flightless birds and scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2; Sony Pictures will distribute the sequel.