NEW YORK (January 6, 2017) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights to Luca Guadagnino's CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. The film, based on André Aciman's acclaimed novel of the same name, is directed by Guadagnino (I AM LOVE, A BIGGER SPLASH, THE UPCOMING SUSPIRIA) and co-written by James Ivory, Walter Fasano and Guadagnino. It will have its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in the Premieres section.
CULVER CITY, Calif., December 20, 2016 - Today, Sony Pictures Animation launches the world's first-ever vertical movie trailer designed especially for mobile users supporting the highly anticipated family comedy The Emoji Movie, the computer animated adventure that unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. For the first 24 hours, the trailer will be optimized for mobile users and best viewed on the phone.
CULVER CITY, Calif., December 5, 2016 - "I'm a Lady," a new song from the multi-platinum reigning Grammy Awards Best New Artist Meghan Trainor, will be featured in Sony Pictures Animation's Smurfs: The Lost Village. The song is performed & written by Meghan Trainor and produced by Martin Rene, Monsters & Strangers and Meghan Trainor.
Fans will be able to hear the song in the new year, in advance of the film's debut in U.S. theaters on April 7, 2017.
CULVER CITY, CA, November 2, 2016 - Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group today announced that Hannah Minghella, president of TriStar Pictures, has renewed her contract with the studio.
Since Minghella was named president of the label in August of 2015, TriStar has been an active buyer of acclaimed literary properties and filmmaker-driven projects.
CULVER CITY, Calif., November 1, 2016 - Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio is launching a China Writers Initiative in which emerging and established writers from China will be hosted by the studio. Through the initiative, writers from China will meet with established Hollywood film and television executives and screenwriters to exchange and collaborate on ideas both for Hollywood films as well as Hollywood Chinese co-productions to promote and enhance better mutual understanding.
NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 1, 2016) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Academy Award® winning filmmaker Michael Haneke's HAPPY END. Written and directed by Haneke, the French production wrapped in late August.
"All around us, the world, and we, in its midst, blind." The film is a snapshot from the life of a bourgeois European family.
Los Angeles, Calif. - October 21, 2016 - Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP) today announced that award-winning filmmakers Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman have signed a multi-picture development deal with Sony Pictures International Productions.
Under the deal, Mexico and LA-based Cisneros and Shuman will write and produce three new feature films with SPIP. The partnership furthers Sony Pictures' commitment to broaden its global presence and its support of local language productions.
Culver City, CA, October 10, 2016 - Sony Pictures Animation announced today that Emmy and Tony award winner James Corden (Into the Woods) and Emmy nominee Ilana Glazer (Broad City) would join previously announced T.J. Miller (Deadpool) to lead the cast of summer 2017's animated comedy EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF.
NEW YORK (October 5, 2016) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Academy Award® winner Taylor Hackford's comedy, THE COMEDIAN. Written by Art Linson, THE COMEDIAN stars Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Edie Falco, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone and Veronica Ferres. The film will have an awards qualifying run in 2016 and open officially in 2017.
CULVER CITY, Calif., and LONDON, UK, September 22, 2016 - Columbia Pictures has teamed up with Frederick Warne & Co., part of Penguin Random House UK, for Peter Rabbit™, a new live-action/CG motion picture based on the internationally beloved series of books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, whose 150th anniversary is being celebrated this year.