Sony Pictures Entertainment News

ole Signs Hit Songwriter/Producer Jeremy Stover and Acquires Catalog
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has signed hit songwriter/producer, Jeremy Stover and acquired his song catalog, including several #1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Based in Nashville, Stover is a frequent collaborator with fellow country artist Justin Moore, a partnership that has produced hit tracks such as 'Lettin' the Night Roll' and 'Small Town USA,' which both topped the chart, as well as 'Backwoods,' 'Till My Last Day,' and 'How I Got to Be This Way,' which all reached the Top 20. He also wrote and produced the #1 country hit 'Wherever You Are' for Jack Ingram and wrote the Top 20 track 'Wildflower' by The JaneDear Girls. (more...)

Sony Pictures Television's 'Breaking Bad' Caps Its Historic Run With Six Emmy' Wins, Including Second Win for Outstanding Drama Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Sony Pictures Television, one of the television industry's leading content providers, garnered five Emmy awards Monday evening for the final season of its groundbreaking dramatic series, Breaking Bad. The series, which earned 16 nominations and six wins total, essentially sweeping the top drama awards, took home Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bryan Cranston, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Anna Gunn and Outstanding Single Camera Editing for a Drama Series. (more...)

SPORTS JEOPARDY! Premieres 9/24 on Crackle
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Crackle announced today that the first season of new television quiz show Sports Jeopardy! with Dan Patrick will premiere on Wednesday, September 24 on Crackle and all Crackle platforms. Hosted by Emmy®-Award winning sportscaster Dan Patrick (The Dan Patrick Show), Sports Jeopardy! is a weekly 30-minute program that combines the excitement and prestige of Emmy Award® winning quiz show JEOPARDY! with the rich and diverse world of sports. New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round everyWednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year. (more...)

'National Ghostbusters Day' To Take Place Thursday, August 28, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Who you gonna call? On Thursday, August 28, 2014, grab your Proton Pack and hop in your Ecto-1 for National Ghostbusters Day! Celebrate the 30 th anniversary theatrical re-release of the blockbuster classic with your fellow Ghostbusters, but beware of Slimers and menacing marshmallow men. (more...)

Starz Officially Greenlights “Book Two” of the Hit Drama Series “Outlander”
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Starz Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, announced today that Starz has once again partnered with Sony Pictures Television to greenlight a second season of 'Outlander,' the critically-acclaimed original series adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international bestselling books. Season two will be at least 13-episodes and based upon the second of eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Dragonfly in Amber. (more...)

"Outlander", Based on Book Series, Will Launch 13-Episode Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Starz Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, announced today that Starz has once again partnered with Sony Pictures Television to greenlight a second season of 'Outlander,' the critically-acclaimed original series adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international bestselling books. Season two will be at least 13-episodes and based upon the second of eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Dragonfly in Amber. (more...)

Brad Pitt's FURY to Close 58th BFI London Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year's Festival will close with the European Premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Fury on Sunday October 19 at the Odeon Leicester Square. (more...)

Steven Weber, Matt Long Join Cast of Syfy Thriller HELIX
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Syfy announced today that Steven Weber (Wings, Murder in the First) and Matt Long (Mad Men, Jack and Bobby) have joined the cast of its mysterious viral thriller, Helix. (more...)

Sony Moves Up WWII Epic FURY, Starring Brad Pitt, to October
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Sony Pictures has announced that it has bumped up the release of FURY to October 17. The film, starring Brad Pitt and written and directed by David Ayer, was originally slated for a November 14 release. (more...)

Daniel Ezralow Coming to Ford Amphitheatre, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Winding up the Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series and bringing the Ford Theatres 2014 summer season to a close, Ezralow Dance takes the stage at the Ford Amphitheatre on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Pixelworks Joins the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

“High value video content is increasingly consumed across a broad range of devices, including tablets, notebooks and smartphones,” said Graham Loveridge, Pixelworks' SVP Strategic Marketing and Business Development. “Yet reproducing the content creator's intent requires the sophisticated display processing and picture quality tuning that is only found in televisions and projectors today. The ETC provides a great collaborative forum that will help us to ensure that our display processors provide the best video experience on all screens, including mobile devices.” (more...)

'Men in Blazers' Join NBC Sports Group in New Cross Platforms
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Men in Blazers, featuring popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, are joining NBC Sports Group across television and digital platforms, it was announced today. (more...)

Series Premiere of GSN's SKIN WARS is Rating's Hit
by TV News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

GSN's debut last night of body painting competition series, SKIN WARS, hosted by actress Rebecca Romijn, became the network's second-most watched original series premiere in its history (more...)

Production Begins on Screen Gems' THE PERFECT GUY, Starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy & Morris Chestnut
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Principal photography has begun on Screen Gems' thriller 'The Perfect Guy,' starring Sanaa Lathan ('The Best Man Holiday'), Michael Ealy ('Think Like A Man,' 'Think Like A Man 2,' 'About Last Night,' 'Seven Pounds') and Morris Chestnut ('Think Like A Man,' 'Identity Thief,' 'The Best Man Holiday'). The film also stars Charles S. Dutton ('Longmire,' 'Against the Ropes,' 'Cry the Beloved Country,' 'Alien 3'), Rutina Wesley ('True Blood') and Kathryn Morris ('Cold Case'). Directed by David M. Rosenthal ('A Single Shot,' 'Janie Jones'), the film is produced by Tommy Oliver ('1982,' 'Kinyarwanda'), Darryl Taja ('New IN Town'), Nicole Rocklin ('The Magnificent Cooly-T,' 'Middle of Nowhere') and Wendy Rhoads ('The Haunting in Connecticut,' 'Because I Said So') and will shoot on locations throughout Los Angeles. (more...)

TriStar Announces Title And Wrap Of Production For 'The Walk'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

MONTRAL, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Principal photography has wrapped on the inaugural film from Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions, now officially titled The Walk. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film is a true story based on Philippe Petit's book 'To Reach the Clouds,' starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the young dreamer who dared the impossible: an illegal wire walk between the World Trade Center towers. Zemeckis wrote the screenplay with Christopher Browne. Producersare Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke. The film will be released on October 2, 2015. (more...)

AXS TV to Bring THE X FACTOR UK to U.S. for First Time Ever
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Cable's premier music entertainment channel AXS TV is the official U.S. broadcast home for the upcoming eleventh season of the international mega-hit The X Factor UK. (more...)

Wuaki.tv Sees Huge Increase in Connected Device Streaming, and Predicts the Death of Browser Streaming within Two Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Movies and TV shows streamed directly to a Smart TV increased by 65% since Wuaki.tv introduced native apps for Smart TVs from manufacturers including LG, Samsung and Panasonic. Connected device streaming from tablets, Xbox consoles, smartphones and Google's Chromecast has also increased by 25%. These increases have been driven by the number of connected devices consumers are using in the home, and the stability of the viewing experience when using a native app. (more...)

TriStar Productions Acquires Rights to Thriller MONEY MONSTER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has acquired the worldwide rights and given the go ahead to Money Monster, a fast-paced, character-driven thriller written by Jamie Linden. (more...)

Denzel Washington to Receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award; EQUALIZER to Open San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

During the opening gala the star of the film, Denzel Washington, will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Present 'I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING,' 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

An earthquake romance. A genre-defying song play. With a score by leading contemporary composer John Adams and a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was written as an homage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Now, 20 years later, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission presents the Southern California premiere, performed by Long Beach Opera. LBO artistic director Andreas Mitisek conducts a concert staging at the Ford Amphitheatre on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the Ford's Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series. (more...)

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