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  1. Sony Entertainment Touts Financial Discipline, Announces Reduced Film Slate

    November 21, 2013 1:13 PM EST Michael Lynton also lauds the studio's work with big-name talent, such as Will Smith and Adam Sandler, while Amy Pascal says the firm is reducing its number of summer movies next year from nine to four after this year's crowded tentpole ...

  2. Sony One-Ups Microsoft With $399 PlayStation 4 Price at E3

    June 11, 2013 1:04 AM EDT Sony Corp. drew cheers Monday night when it announced the price of its upcoming PlayStation 4 console at the annual E3 video game convention in Los Angeles. At $399, the PlayStation 4 will be $100 less expensive than Microsoft Corp.'s nex ...

  3. 2012 Billboard Women In Music Index

    November 30, 2012 7:39 AM EST . Julie Greenwald Atlantic Records 2. Jody Gerson Sony/ATV Music Publishing 3. Kathy Willard Live Nation Entertainment 4. Julie Swidler Sony Music Entertainment 5. Debra Rathwell AEG Live 6. Lia Vollack Sony Pictures Entertainment 7. Melissa Lonn ...

  4. Lia Vollack

    November 29, 2012 3:50 PM EST President of Worldwide Music/Executive VP of Theatrical at Sony Pictures Entertainment (Photo: Joseph Llanes) Forging A Bond More than 18 months ago, Lia Vollack suggested Adele as a vocalist for the next James Bond film, a perfect stylistic fit f ...

  5. Backbeat: The Wanted, Karmin Hit XBOX 360 Event, Rita Ora Performs At MTV/Time Warner VMAs After Party

    September 07, 2012 4:55 PM EDT The Wanted poses for photos with the members of the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team. (Photo: Tiffany Rose/WireImage) Rita Ora tweeted to her 1.2 million fans that she'd be performing at a VMA after-party, but getting in to see the 2 ...

  6. Men in Black: The Musical? Sony Pictures Partners With Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions

    August 23, 2012 3:39 PM EDT Sony Pictures Entertainment Worldwide Music president Lia Vollack will oversee the new deal with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions and has been given the added title of Executive VP, Theatrical. "Men in Black: The Musical," anyone? So ...

  7. Whitney Hill Named SVP, Strategic Parnerships, Global Digital Business for Sony Music Entertainment

    August 07, 2012 12:52 PM EDT Whitney Hill has been promoted to Senior VP Strategic Partnerships, Global Digital Business for Sony Music Entertainment. The announcement was made by Sony Music's Michael Paull, Executive VP, Global Digital Business, who Hill will report to. ...

  8. Aaron Sorkin to Write 'Steve Jobs' Movie for Sony

    May 15, 2012 10:14 PM EDT It's official: Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind "The Social Network," "A Few Good Men" and TV's "The West Wing," has signed on to adapt Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson's biography on the ...

  9. It's Official: Michael Lynton Named CEO of Sony Corp. of America, Nicole Seligman President

    March 29, 2012 3:49 PM EDT Sony Corp. made it official Thursday: Michael Lynton has formally been named CEO of Sony Corp. of America and Nicole Seligman will become president. The promotions will become effective June 27. Lynton will remain chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Lia Vollack

    January 26, 2012 8:05 PM EST No. 51 Lia Vollack President of Worldwide Music Sony Pictures Entertainment Film music maven ... Coming of age in the punk era with Richard Hell and the Ramones, Lia Vollack has leaned on her DIY ethic to navigate different directions for Sony in ...

  11. Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Hub

    December 02, 2011 12:45 PM EST BILLBOARD'S WOMEN IN MUSIC HONOREES INDEX: Our 2011 Top 40 Women in Music list reads like a roster of the top people in the music business who happen to be women. The range of their achievements-at labels or publishing companies, in touring o ...

  12. Billboard Film & TV Music Conference 2011 Hub

    October 25, 2011 7:44 AM EDT October 26, 2011 | PANELS 'Dorothy of Oz' Case Study, 2012 & Beyond and My First Job Panels Attendees Tuesday were treated to three panels representing the past, near-present, and future. This included a case study on the forthcoming ...

  13. Music Supervisors From BET, Sony, More Give Tough Advice to Hopefuls at Billboard Film & TV Music Conference

    October 24, 2011 9:34 PM EDT Nothing Personal: The "Real Time Critique: Music Supervisors React To Your Work" panel (from left): Evan Bogart, Songwriter-TV Producer, Boardwalk Entertainment Group/The Writing Camp, LLC; Nora Felder, Music Supervisor, Picture Music; A ...

  14. Eminem Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Back on Track at New MGM

    October 20, 2011 8:45 PM EDT The new MGM has put the roar back into "Southpaw," a gritty boxing drama that will star rapper Eminem in his first major movie role since the acclaimed 2002 drama "8 Mile," according to a source. It will be distributed through ...

  15. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Lia Vollack

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 24 Lia Vollack President of worldwide music, Sony Pictures Entertainment Website: Sonypictures.com Twitter: @sonypictures Responsible for more than $60 million of music licensing, administration and soundtrack decisions, Lia Vollack works on s ...

  16. Arizona Student Charged in LulzSec Sony Hacking Case

    September 23, 2011 8:58 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Arizona college student was arrested and charged Thursday in a breach of computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment early this summer where more than 37,000 customers had their information stolen. An indictment unsealed in Los ...

  17. Michael Jackson Rehearsal Footage Will Not Be Used in Manslaughter Trial

    July 25, 2011 2:57 PM EDT Jurors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case will not watch previously unseen footage from the singer's final rehearsals to determine the state of his health before his death, a judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor agree ...

  18. Sony Studios Wants Subpoena For Michael Jackson Footage Quashed

    July 23, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Sony studios on Friday asked the judge hearing Michael Jackson's manslaughter trial to throw out a subpoena for footage of the singer's final rehearsals after a defense attorney said earlier this week that reviewing them was "a big ...

  19. Hackers Attack Another Sony Network, Post Data

    June 03, 2011 6:41 AM EDT BOSTON/NEW YORK - Hackers broke into Sony Corp's computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant's systems, the latest of several security breaches undermi ...

  20. Lady Gaga, Zynga Team Up to Promote New Album 'Born This Way'

    May 10, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga has teamed up with social gaming giant Zynga to promote and celebrate her new album, "Born This Way," ahead of its launch. The multi-pronged collaboration will allow little monsters across the world to interact with a Lady Gaga ...

  21. Jay-Z Partners with Will and Jada Smith For 'Annie' Remake Starring Willow

    January 26, 2011 1:34 PM EST The Knowles-Carters & Pinkett-Smiths (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and their partners at Overbrook Entertainment have formed a joint-venture with Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to develop and produce major motio ...

  22. Vevo, Schick Ink Sponsorship Deal

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Schick Hydro, an Energizer brand, has signed on as the exclusive launch sponsor of a new channel showcasing emerging artists on video hub Vevo . “The Next Wave,” as the channel is called, went live on Vevo this week, and features original programm ...

  23. Twitter Expects Hundreds Of Advertisers

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Twitter plans to have hundreds of advertisers using its new ad system in the fourth quarter as the company ramps up plans to become a self-sustaining, profitable business. COO Dick Costolo said the company's newly-launched advertising system ...

  24. Australian Court Fast-tracks iiNet Ruling

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Federal Court is to fast-track its decision in the landmark copyright battle which has pitted Internet Service Provider iiNet against a coalition of film and TV companies. A ruling on the eagerly watched copyright test case is exp ...

  25. Obama Adminstration Pledges Anti-Piracy Help

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST President Obama's administration continues to reassure the movie, music, television, newspaper and other creative communities that it takes seriously its responsibility to enforce laws against the piracy of intellectual content. In a meeting ...

  26. Jackson's 'This Is It' Passes $200 Million Worldwide

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's concert movie "This Is It" has taken more than $200 million at box offices worldwide in the first two weeks of release. Sony Pictures Entertainment said the movie had grossed $61 million in North America and more t ...

  27. iiNet Copyright Trial Begins

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Investigators tracked nearly 100,000 instances of iiNet customers sharing files illegally during a 59-week period, prosecutors told the Federal Court in Sydney today as the Internet Service Provider's copyright trial finally got underway. A c ...

  28. Studio Pushes Up Jackson Film, Ortega To Direct

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The studio behind the Michael Jackson film "This Is It" on Thursday advanced its release by two days to Oct. 28, anticipating huge demand for the movie of his final performance rehearsals just days before his death. Sony Pictures Enterta ...

  29. Broadway Going 'Dark' For Spidey

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The long-in-the-works Spider-Man musical, featuring music and lyrics by U2's Bono and the Edge, has an official opening date. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," directed by Julie Taymor, will open on Broadway on Feb. 18, 2010. Preview ...

  30. Aus ISP iiNet To File Copyright Case Defense

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Australian music industry will keenly watch developments this week as Internet service provider iiNet's copyright infringement trial enters another phase at the Federal Court. Perth-based iiNet will on Thursday (Feb. 5) file its Federal C ...

  31. Paull Takes Exec Post At Sony BMG

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has named Michael Paull as executive VP of global digital business. Paull will be responsible for developing and executing the company's digital strategy, working both domestically and internationally with various Sony BMG divisions. ...

  32. Sony To Shutter Connect Music Store In March

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. will begin shuttering its Connect Music Store starting in March, the company confirmed today. Rumors of the impending shutdown began in June after the company laid off 20 people and allocated remaining staff and resources to the PlaySta ...

  33. Sony TVs To Access Free Internet-Based Video

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony Electronics is hoping to get in the Internet TV game with the introduction of its BRAVIA Internet Video Link, a new feature it says will allow most Sony TVs to access free Internet-based video. The BRAVIA feature relies on a small module that ...

  34. Head Of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Exits

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Benjamin Feingold held position for 12 years. Benjamin Feingold, the longest-serving studio home video president in Hollywood, is leaving his post as worldwide president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, digital distribution and acquisitions. T ...

  35. Universal Music Mobile Appoints Marketing VP

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Flick most previously with Airborne Ent. Universal Music Mobile, a branch of Universal Music Group (UMG), has appointed Adam Flick VP of marketing. Flick reports to Rio Caraeff, GM of UMM, and will be based at UMG's Santa Monica offices. ...

  36. Sony Pictures Home Ent Reorganizes

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Feingold to head digital initiative. In the third major studio shake-up related to digital delivery, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced a massive reorganization Wednesday that finds division president Benjamin Feingold getting a new title ...

  37. MTV Buys iFilm To Boost Internet Presence

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Viacom's MTV Networks unit took a further step to broaden its Internet exposure, announcing that it has taken over privately-held online video destination iFilm Corp. for $49 million. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Viacom's MTV Net ...

  38. Filmmakers Sue SPE Over Rights To 'Zorro'

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A film company wants a federal court to declare it can make a movie based on the character of "Zorro" despite objections by Sony Pictures Entertainment, the movie studio behind the 1998 film "The Mask (AP) -- A film company wants a ...

  39. Marvel, Fox Sue Over 'Zoom'

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Accusing Revolution Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment of copyright infringement and unfair competition, Marvel Enterprises and 20th Century Fox have filed suit against Sony and Revolution, claim LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Accusi ...

  40. New Film Co. Inks Deal With WBP

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giving a $500 million boost to its film financing coffers, Warner Bros. Pictures has signed a multiyear, 25-picture agreement with Legendary Pictures, a new shingle backed by major private investors a LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Giving ...

  41. Former MGM Leader Lands Sony Pictures Post

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bishop to oversee assets across distribution arms. David Bishop, former president/COO of MGM Home Entertainment, has been appointed president of worldwide brand integration strategy for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Bishop will be in charge o ...

  42. Case Summary: Assignments of Right to Sue for Copyright Infringement

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright owners as having an indivisible bundle of property rights that could not be assigned piecemeal. This changed with the Copyright Act of 1976, when Congres For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright ...

  43. Deal Done: The Lion Sleeps

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which once was the reigning studio in Hollywood, has officially been sold to a consortium headed by Sony Corp. of America. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which once was the reignin ...

  44. PlayStation Portable Due In March

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST After a successful launch in Japan in December, Sony's PSP (PlayStation Portable) hand-held entertainment system will debut March 24 in North America. After a successful launch in Japan in December, Sony's PSP (PlayStation Portable) hand ...

  45. PlayStation Portable Due In March

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hand-held device plays games, music, movies. After a successful launch in Japan in December, Sony's PSP (PlayStation Portable) hand-held entertainment system will debut March 24 in North America. Using Sony's proprietary 60mm-diameter, 1 ...

  46. Sold, MGM Takes Its Final Bows

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease to be a stand-alone studio this year once its purchase by a Sony-led consortium is completed. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease ...

  47. Sony Pictures Renames Columbia TriStar

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Pictures Entertainment announced yesterday (Nov. 18) that its home-entertainment division, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, will now be called Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). Sony Pictures Entertainment announced yesterday (Nov. ...

  48. Film Execs: Fewer Soundtracks Good For Biz

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Participants at the Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles say it is healthy for business that fewer soundtrack albums are being released than in previous years. Participants at the Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles say it i ...

  49. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...