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August 29, 2015 5:30 PM ET


Company Overview of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Company Overview

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. engages in the production, acquisition, and distribution of motion picture and television programming. It also offers visual effects and digital production; post-production facilities and support services; stock footage of library of studio, news, sports, and creative footage; and film clip and still licensing for clips, stills, one-sheets, dialogues, and other thematic elements. In addition, the company engages in television networks operation; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; the development of entertainment products, services, and technologies; and the distribution of theatrical and non-theatrical products produced...

10202 West Washington Boulevard

Culver City, CA 90232

United States

Founded in 1987





Key Executives for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 55
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President
Co-President of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing and President of TriStar Pictures Inc.
President of International Motion Picture Production Group
President of Sony Pictures Television
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Key Developments

Judge Rejects Sony Pictures Entertainment Bid to Dismiss Former Employees' Suit

Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Entertainment lost its effort to get the dismissal of a lawsuit by nine former employees who said their personal data was stolen during a high-profile hack of Sony's systems in late 2014. U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner dismissed some claims but said the plaintiffs can pursue arguments that Sony Pictures was negligent and violated a California confidentiality law by failing to bolster its security to safeguard employees' personal data after previous breaches.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Appoints Sanford Panitch as President of International Film and Television

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that it has named Sanford Panitch as President of International Film & Television. Panitch comes to SPE after serving as president of Fox International Productions, a division of 20th Century Fox. As President of International Film & Television, Panitch will report directly to Lynton. He will oversee global film and television co-productions as well as local language film and television productions. In international television, he will coordinate with Andrea Wong, President of International Production, Sony Pictures Television, who will continue with all her responsibilities supervising international television production. Panitch joins SPE following a successful tenure at Fox. As the founding president of Fox International Productions, he oversaw all local production activities in 12 territories around the globe in Latin America, Europe, India and China.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Signs Two-Year First-Look Deal with Josh Bratman's Immersive Pictures

Sony Pictures Entertainment has entered into a two-year, first-look deal with Josh Bratman's Immersive Pictures, it was announced by Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella, presidents of Production for Columbia Pictures. In the deal, Bratman is developing and will produce a number of films for the studio, including: onThe Harlem Hellfighters, based on the bestselling graphic novel by Max Brooks (the author of onWorld War Z), with Overbrook Entertainment; onThe Black Count, based on Tom Reiss' bestselling biography of General Alex Dumas, the father of Alexandre Dumas, the author of onThe Count of Monte Cristo and onThe Three Musketeers, with John Legend's Get Lifted Productions and Cary Fukunaga attached to adapt and direct; onThe Sculptor, based on Scott McCloud's graphic novel, which Bratman will produce with Scott Rudin; onThe Themis Files, an upcoming epic sci-fi debut novel by Sylvain Neuvel, which David Koepp will adapt and on which Bratman will team with Matt Tolmach Productions; and on Descender, based on Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's upcoming graphic novel.

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