Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group and Legendary Entertainment today announced a new multi-year worldwide film distribution partnership pursuant to which Sony Pictures will market plus distribute Legendary’s new upcoming theatrical motion picture titles. Sony Pictures and Legendary are aligned in their ongoing commitment to theatrical distribution as a driver for other “downstream” windows and the theatrical window’s long-term value for films.
As part of the pact Sony Photos will market and distribute new Famous theatrical releases worldwide excluding China, where Legendary East will handle all marketing and submission activities. Sony Pictures will also handle home entertainment and TV distribution for the titles it releases. Renowned retains the option to produce and disperse feature film content for the wide range of streaming platforms existing both today and for future incarnations.
Popular will also continue to remain in business with Warner Bros. Images on select existing game titles including the particular upcoming “Dune: Part Two” currently in production and slated with regard to release on November 3, 2023.
“It’s a rare opportunity to partner in this mutually beneficial way with true pros, who are completely aligned inside our theatrical commitment plus vision for this business, ” said Josh Greenstein and Sanford Panitch, Presidents of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “The creative brilliance and power of Legendary is huge and we look forward to bringing their own work in order to theaters across the world. ”
“As we continue to grow our content offerings, we are excited to forge this particular relationship along with Tony, Tom, Sanford, Josh and the rest of the exceptional Sony team. Sony’s commitment in order to theatrical distribution aligns with our vision of how to best derive the particular most worth for Legendary’s movies. The incredible slate of movies that Mary Parent has amassed are built for the theatrical experience and we are excited about our partnership with Sony for this next phase of Legendary’s growth. ” said Well-known CEO Joshua Grode.
“Legendary is, well, legendary plus we are excited and fortunate to add Josh plus Mary’s strong slate to our ongoing dedication to big movies on the big screen, ” said Tom Rothman, Chairman and CEO associated with Sony Photos Movie Group.
Continued Grode, “We are usually also grateful to Warner Bros. Images who offers been a valuable companion to Legendary over many years, and we look forward to continuing our work with the particular talented executives at Warner/Discovery. ”
Legendary’s film group has had a successful run of movies both theatrical and streaming including the Academy AwardÒ-winning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller “Dune”, “Godzilla Vs. Kong”, “Pokemon Detective Pikachu”, “Enola Holmes” and “Enola Holmes 2” currently performing as one of the top films upon Netflix.
About Famous Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with movie (Legendary Pictures), television plus digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing plus delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and provides established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Renowned Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $19 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com
About Sony Pictures Amusement
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is the subsidiary associated with Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and submission; television networks; digital content material creation plus distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Photos Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Team production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, plus Sony Images Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html