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Encyclopedia > Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
Type Subsidiary of Sony Corporation
Founded CBC Film Sales (1919) by Harry Cohn, Jack Cohn and Joe Brandt[1], or 1989 acquisition of Columbia Pictures Entertainment by Sony [2]
or February 10, 1984 founding of Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan), Inc. in Tokyo, Japan [3]
Headquarters Flag of the United States Culver City, California, USA
Flag of Japan Tokyo, Japan (Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan), Inc.) [3]
Key people Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation; Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO; Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman; Jeff Blake, Vice Chairman; Yair Landau, Vice Chairman
Industry Motion pictures, television
Revenue $6.6 billion (2005)
Website sonypictures.com (United States); sonypictures.net (Global gateway);
sonypictures.jp (Japan)

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History

In 1989, Sony acquired the American film and television production company Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, etc.) from The Coca-Cola Company for $3.4 billion. [5] [6] [2] The company was renamed Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1991. Production company refers to a company responsible for the development and physical production of performing arts, film, radio or a television program. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... The TriStar Pictures logo from 1993 to the present TriStar redirects here. ... The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is one of the largest manufacturers, distributors and marketers of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. ...


Sony has since created numerous other film production and distribution units, such as creating Sony Pictures Classics for art-house fare, and expanded its growth on April 8, 2005, when a consortium led by Sony and its equity partners acquired the legendary Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. in a deal worth nearly $5 billion.[7] Sony Pictures Classics is the specialty films division of Sony Pictures. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ...


Corporate structure

Headquartered in Culver City, California, USA, SPE comprises various studios and entertainment brands, including Columbia Pictures and GSN. Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... “GSN” redirects here. ...


Senior management team

  • Michael Lynton
    • Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Amy Pascal
    • Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
    • Chairman, Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Jeff Blake
    • Vice Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
    • Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
  • Yair Landau
    • Vice Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
    • President, Sony Pictures Digital

In January of 2004 Michael Lynton stepped up as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). ... Amy Pascal (born 1958) is Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group and Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ...

List of holdings

SPE office building in Culver City, California
Entrance to SPE main lot in Culver City
Entrance to SPE main lot in Culver City
  • Sony Pictures Cable Ventures, Inc.
  • Sony Pictures Studios: The actual physical buildings, land and movie-making equipment properties in Culver City, California. Includes 22 sound stages, ranging in size from 7,600 to 43,000 square feet (700 to 4,000 m²)
    • Sony Pictures Studios Post Production Facilities
    • Worldwide Product Fulfillment
  • Game Show Network: (joint venture with Liberty Media)
  • Crackle (formerly known as Grouper Networks)
  • Movielink: (joint venture with MGM, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros.)
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) (SPEJ): The company plans, produces, manufactures, sells, imports, exports, leases, broadcasts and distributes movies, TV programs, videos and audio-visual software in Japan. The company web site says it was established on February 10, 1984[3], predating Sony's acquisition of Columbia Pictures Entertainment by 5 years. SPEJ was formed in 1991 through the merger of Columbia Tristar Japan, RCA Columbia Pictures Video Japan, and Japan International Enterprises.[10] Based in Tokyo, Japan.

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A Blu-ray Disc (also called BDray) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The video cassette recorder (or VCR, less popularly video tape recorder) is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ... A UMD The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is an optical disc medium developed by Sony for use on the PlayStation Portable. ... SPT logo Sony Pictures Television, Inc. ... Columbia Pictures Television logo, used from 1992-2001. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Tri-Star Television logo Image:TriStar Televsion. ... 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Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[2] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... For other uses, see Young and Restless. ... Merv Griffin Enterprises was a television production company founded by entertainmer Merv Griffin in 1964. ... Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Barry & Enright Productions (or simply referred to as: Jack Barry-Dan Enright Productions or Jack Barry & Dan Enright Productions), was a U.S. television production company that was formed in 1947 by Jack Barry and Daniel Enright. ... 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Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced shows such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Maude. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced shows such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Maude. ... Bud Yorkin (born in Washington, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1926) is an American producer/director/writer/actor. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Columbia TriStar International Television was known as the worldwide television distribution arm of Columbia TriStar Television that was launched in 1994. ... Sony Entertainment Television is the name of two cable television channels available in Latin America and India, both owned by Sony. ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... East Asia Geographic East Asia. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... AXN is a satellite television network owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was first launched on 21 September 1997. ... Sony Pictures Family Entertainment Group () is an American and global company formed in 2000 by Sony Pictures Entertainment that handles all of the family programs by Sony Pictures Television. ... Wikipedia presents. ... Sony Pictures Animation is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, founded in 2002, which produces computer-animated films. ... 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Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...

Affiliates

Main article: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... This article is about the film studio. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... MGM Television Entertainment logo MGM Television (first known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television, and later MGM/UA Television) is an American television production/distribution company that was launched in 1955 and a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. ... The Samuel Goldwyn Company was an independent film company founded by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Providence Equity Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island that focuses on investments in media and telecommunications. ... TPG Capital, L.P. (formerly Texas Pacific Group, commonly referred as TPG) is a private equity investment firm founded by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William S. Price III in 1992. ... Sony Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japans Sony Corporation. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (DLJMB) is a LBO-focused private equity firm of Credit Suisse. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Sony Pictures History, Sony Pictures Entertainment Museum
  2. ^ a b Nathan, J. (1999) Sony: The Private Life. (Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0-395-89327-5, ISBN 0-618-12694-5)
  3. ^ a b c Sony Pictures Online SPEJ - Company Profile, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan), Inc. official website.
  4. ^ a b c Sony Pictures - Corporate Factsheet, sonypictures.com
  5. ^ a b Rudolph B (1994) So many dreams so many losses. Time vol. 144, no. 22 (November 28, 1994)
  6. ^ a b Griffin N, Masters K (1996) Hit and Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood. (Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0-684-83266-6)
  7. ^ a b Sony will purchase MGM in a deal worth about $5 billion, CNN, September 14, 2004.
  8. ^ The Anime Biz - By Ian Rowley, with Hiroko Tashiro, Chester Dawson, and Moon Ihlwan, BusinessWeek, June 27 2005.
  9. ^ Animax Asia - Corporate Profile - Animax-Asia official website.
  10. ^ History of Columbia Pictures Part 3, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (in Japanese)
  11. ^ MGM Media Center - Operating Units
  12. ^ Acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Completed. April 8, 2005, Press Release, Sony Corporation of America
  13. ^ a b "Why Sony Is Now A Bit Player At MGM", BusinessWeek, November 20, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-11-22. 
  14. ^ Sony Annual Report (SEC Form 20-F) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006
  15. ^ Sony 2006 Annual Report

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Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (SPE) is the television and film production/distribution unit of Japan-based corporate giant Sony.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: Manufactures and distributes the Sony film library in DVD, video cassette, and UMD forms to global markets.
Sony Pictures Television Group: The successor-in-interest to Columbia's television division (first Screen Gems, later Columbia Pictures Television, Coca-Cola Television, TriStar Television (A division of Columbia Pictures Television), and Columbia TriStar Television), as of 2004 the unit was producing 60 titles for various television outlets globally.
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