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Production has begun on Chappie

Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC have begun production in Johannesburg, South Africa, on “Chappie,” the next film from writer-director Neill Blomkamp, it was announced by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio, and MRC[...]

El Mariachi TV show being developed

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Teleset will produce the original scripted series “El Mariachi” for the Latin American market. Seventy episodes of the one-hour drama will air across Latin America on Sony Entertainment Television (SET). Based on the Robert Rodriguez film of the same na[...]

Blue Jasmine expands to 1,200+ screens

Sony Pictures Classics is expanding Woody Allen’s latest box office success “Blue Jasmine” from 229 to over 1,200 screens nationwide this weekend. This surpasses the screen count for “Midnight in Paris,” marking “Blue Jasmine” as the widest release of any Woody Allen film. The film[...]

Watch Dogs movie in the works

At the Sony Computer Entertainment press conference at GamesCom Aug. 20, Ubisoft announced that its film and television division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, is collaborating with Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency on development of a feature film based on “Watch Dogs,” Ubisoft’s hig[...]

Sony acquires Jodorowsky’s Dune

Sony Pictures Classics announced it has acquired the North American rights to Frank Pavich’s documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune.” Executive produced by Donald Rosenfeld and produced by Pavich, Stephen Scarlata, and Travis Stevens, the film was in the Director’s Fortnight se[...]

Sony will release The Armstrong Lie

Sony Pictures Classics announced it will be releasing Alex Gibney’s Lance Armstrong documentary, “The Armstrong Lie,” worldwide. The film, produced by Gibney, Frank Marshall and Matt Tolmach, tells the unfolding story of Armstrong’s life and career over the last four years. A[...]

Sony acquires The Lunchbox

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to the Viewer’s Choice Award, Grand Rail d’Or, winner at the 2013 Critics’ Week, “The Lunchbox.” Written and directed by Ritesh Batra, “The Lunchbox” stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nakul Vaid.[...]

Sony Options Un Prophèt Remake Rights

Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned the rights to remake “Un Prophèt,” the French hit released in the US as “A Prophet” in 2010, into an English language film to be produced by Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe through the Original Film banner. Directed by Jacques Audiard, the film tells t[...]

Sony acquires Only Lovers Left Alive

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive,” which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival May 25 in the In Competition section. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeff[...]

Sony to Release Angry Birds Movie

Sony Pictures Entertainment has won the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the Angry Birds animated film, making it one of the most high-profile deals of the year. The 3D film is being developed, produced and financed by Rovio Entertainment and will be released worldwide by Sony Pictures on [...]

Lawrence of Arabia Restoration Wins Award

The newly-restored, 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece “Lawrence of Arabia” took home the award for “Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title” at the tenth FOCAL International Awards May 2 in London. The 4K restoration of the film was completed l[...]

Sony Acquires Mike Leigh’s Latest Film

Sony Pictures Classics announced it has acquired all North American, Latin American and Eastern European rights to Mike Leigh’s upcoming film, currently referred to as “Untitled Mike Leigh 13.” Leigh has gathered a prestigious cast and crew led by actor Timothy Spall, Casting Direc[...]

Sony Acquires Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen’s next film, “Blue Jasmine,” from Gravier Productions. The film marks the sixth collaboration between the filmmaker and Sony Classics. Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson, “Blue Jasmin[...]

Sony Launches Clean Truck Fleet

Sony Pictures Studios has upgraded its fleet of diesel, generator, and camera trucks to achieve compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations years ahead of schedule, offering its customers in the entertainment industry cleaner and more efficient transportation. The studio has in[...]