Sony Pictures Entertainment

  1. 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 ...

  2. Morning Fix: Pandora & Clear Channel Join Forces; Taylor (& Kendrick's) Week; Rolling Stone's $20 Warm-Up Gig

    October 25, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters TAYLOR SWIFT READY TO PAINT BILLBOARD 200 'RED,' KENDRICK LAMAR HEADING FOR NO. 2: Taylor Swift's "Red" is trending toward a 1 million-plus sales w ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sony Music Names Jenifer Mallory VP International Marketing

    August 06, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Sony Music today announced that Jenifer Mallory has been promoted to Vice President, International Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment. In her new capacity Mallory will lead international marketing campaigns for Sony's U.S.-signed artists, co ...

  5. Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich's 'From the Basement' Series Goes 3D with The Shins, Feist, More

    June 20, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Grammy winning record producer Nigel Godrich's music series From the Basement is getting the 3D treatment for broadcast on 3net in the U.S. and Sky 3D in the UK, as well as a multiplatform 2D release on Crackle. From the Basement is produced ...

  6. Norio Ohga, Former Sony President Credited With Developing CD, Dead at 81

    April 25, 2011 7:49 AM EDT Former Sony President and Chairman Norio Ohga, who gave up a career as an opera singer to join the fledgling consumer electronics maker in the 1950s and later led its expansion into movies and video games, died on Saturday, the company said. He wa ...

  7. Sony Releases Crackle App for Apple Devices

    April 19, 2011 7:34 AM EDT Sony Pictures said Monday it has released iPad, iPhone and iPod apps for its Crackle Web site, which offers hundreds of TV and movie titles for free viewing on-demand with ads. Crackle's content includes movies from Columbia Pictures, TriStar ...

  8. Sony: New Michael Jackson Album Could Sell 400,000 In First Week

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The initial U.S. shipment of Michael Jackson’s "Michael," due Dec. 14 on Epic Records, is 900,000, according to retail sources. Sony is projecting first-week CD sales of 340,000 and digital album sales of 60,000. That projection is simil ...

  9. Former Jackson Manager Seeks Financial Records

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's final business manager asked a judge to unseal detailed financial records from the singer's estate, arguing that the sealing of the documents could prevent him and other creditors from being paid. Business manager Tohme ...

  10. Michael Jackson U.K. Sales Snapshot

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the year since his death, Michael Jackson's combined album and track sales in the U.K. total 4.31 million according to the Official Charts Co. For the 12 months since June 25, 2009, Jackson moved 2.77 million albums and 1.54 million tracks ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. AEG Execs Discuss The Making Of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Although the posthumous Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" reportedly grossed more than $100 million worldwide in its first week, the behind-the-scenes work by concert promoters AEG Live to deliver the film could have made for its own fi ...

  13. 'This Is It' Tops Weekend Box Office, Tallies $101 Million Worldwide

    November 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Michael Jackson's This Is It" pulled in $101 million worldwide in its first five days, and distributor Sony is extending the farewell performance film beyond its planned two-week run. The film was the No. 1 Halloween thriller domes ...

  14. The Inside Story: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For “This Is It,” Michael Jackson’s planned 50-concert residency at London’s O2 Arena, the star’s sudden, tragic death really could have been it, with millions of dollars lost for producer/promoter AEG Live and the star’s vision never realized. n ...

  15. Michael Jackson Film 'Grosses $7.4m' On Day 1

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony's Michael Jackson documentary "This Is It" moonwalked to a stellar $7.4 million in estimated first-day boxoffice on Wednesday. Pre-release forecasts projected that the pic should open north of $40 million through Sunday. " ...

  16. Michael Jackson Movie Set For Big Box Office Week

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson looks likely to have a posthumous hit at the box office this weekend. Sony Pictures bows the Jackson documentary "This Is It" as the week's sole wide release. Sony will get the jump on the weekend by moonwalking &quo ...

  17. Jackson Film Scores Sellouts Galore Before Opening

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Advance sales for "This Is It" look set to make the concert movie starring the late Michael Jackson into one of the hottest tickets of the year. Two weeks ahead of its opening, the singer's concert movie "This Is It" has g ...

  18. New Michael Jackson Single Hits The Airwaves

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's new single "This Is It" began streaming online and playing across the radio airwaves Monday, nearly four months after the "king of pop" died of a prescription drug overdose aged 50. The track, which featu ...

  19. Jackson Sneak Peek Screenings Sell Out In 2 Hours

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is still playing to sell-out crowds. Advance screenings to the music documentary "Michael Jackson: This Is It" sold out within two hours early Sunday as fans who began lining up three days earlier snapped up all 3,000 tic ...

  20. AEG President: Michael Jackson Movie Will Clear Co. Name

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As dozens of buoyant Michael Jackson fans queued up in the Nokia Plaza to be among the first to see their idol's last performance, others watching the scene expressed mixed emotions. Tim Leiweke, president of AEG, which bankrolled Jackson ...

  21. New Michael Jackson Song, Album To Be Released

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new Michael Jackson song entitled "This Is It" will be released as a single on Oct. 12. The song - which features backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons - is part of a two-disc album of music inspired by the upcoming & ...

  22. Jackson Movie To Get Mass Worldwide Premiere

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" -- based on footage from concert rehearsals before his death in June -- will have simultaneous premieres in more than 15 cities around the world next month, the studio behind the film said. "Th ...

  23. Mary J. Blige, Akon, Chris Brown For Jackson Tribute

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Jackson has confirmed that R&B stars Mary J. Blige, Akon and Chris Brown will be taking part in the Michael Jackson tribute concert at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace on Sept. 26. Commenting on recent media speculation that the acts w ...

  24. Michael Jackson Memorabilia Shows Gets Judge's OK

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A judge on Friday firmly approved a deal between Michael Jackson's estate and a concert promoter to exhibit his memorabilia, praising the arrangement that the singer's mother had fought in court over her concerns that it could harm his l ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Judge Approves Michael Jackson Film

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Audiences will get to see the King of Pop perform one more time after a judge approved a major deal to produce a movie fashioned from footage of his final rehearsals. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved a deal on Friday bet ...

  27. Michael Jackson Concert Merchandise For Sale

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's comeback concerts will never happen, but you can still get the T-shirt. Merchandise from Jackson's "This Is It" tour, which was scheduled to begin Monday (July 13) in London, will be available online and at re ...

  28. Fortune At Stake For AEG On Michael Jackson London Concerts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's planned 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London would have been the highest-grossing single concert engagement. Now it's a major problem for the promoter AEG Live. More than $85 million worth of tickets have already been ...

  29. Imageworks Names Speiser Marketing VP, Ups Black

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Imageworks Interactive has named Robert Speiser to the post of VP of marketing and has promoted JD Black to VP of client services. Speiser and Black join senior VP Emmanuelle Borde and Scott Nourse, VP of production, as the senior team of the orga ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Legendary Whitfield Studios Looking For A Buyer

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recording unit placed in administration. Whitfield Street Studios, the famous London recording facility once owned by Sony Corp, has been placed in administration. Acquired by current owner music entrepreneur Robin Millar in February 2004 via his ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Sony Takes Distribution Step In Korea

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Pictures Television International has inked its first distribution agreement with leading Korean producer and distributor CJ Entertainment. Though the deal initially involves two movies, SPTI see SEOUL (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Sony Picture ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Dealmaking

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS team for live shows; Ubisoft, Sony animation developing games; Warner unit links with Destroy; SAG/AFTRA OK contracts This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS Team For Live Shows By Carla Hay NEW YORK -- Clear Channel ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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. ...

  39. Picture This

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment releases Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" on DVD about a month before Election Day. Read Jill Kipnis' column. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment releases Michael Moore's "Fahrenhe ...

  40. 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Set For Q4 DVD Release

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Moore's controversial documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," about President Bush and the events surrounding Sept. 11, 2001, is coming to DVD on Oct. 5 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Michael Moore's controversial doc ...

  41. Picture This

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment obtains the rights to such programs as Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet under an exclusive distribution deal with Discovery Communications. Read Jill Kipnis Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment obtains th ...

  42. Sony Confirms Exclusive Talks To Buy MGM

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negotiations with movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on a possible takeover that could bolster its film library but put a dent in its finances. Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negot ...

  43. Sony Confirms Exclusive Talks To Buy MGM

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negotiations with movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on a possible takeover that could bolster its film library but put a dent in its finances. Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negot ...

  44. Columbia Pics Loses 'Flowery' Trademark Case

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A British flower-grower has won a trademark case that will allow him to continue sell flowers using the name of the hit 1970s TV series "Charlie's Angels." Peter Wood, the managing director of plant-s LONDON--A British flower-grower ...

  45. Producer Millar Acquires Sony Studios

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top U.K. producer Robin Millar has paid a reported £3 million ($5.45 million) for Sony Studios on Whitfield Street in London, which opened in 1965 as CBS Studios before it was acquired by Sony Co Top U.K. producer Robin Millar has paid a ...