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About Sony Pictures

About Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 130 countries. Find out more at sonypictures.com

Motion Picture Group

SPE delivers films using a multi-label approach, which allows us to appeal to both mass and niche markets. Columbia Pictures focuses on big-budget action, drama, and comedy films with both A-list and up-and-coming stars. Screen Gems produces very successful thriller, urban, and sci-fi films with moderate budgets. And Sony Pictures Classics specializes in the acquisition, marketing, and distribution of prestigious independent films from around the world.

We're the first major studio to maintain stand-alone, local language production units throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) benefits from the legacy of SPE's films and television shows, as well as our extensive library of home entertainment products. Our library houses more than 3,500 feature films, including 11 Best Picture Academy Award winners, and 150,000 episodes of more than 500 television series, including 165 Emmy Award winners.  Among the film and TV titles in SPHE's catalogue are the Spider-Man films, Casino Royale, Hancock, Pineapple Express, the Seinfeld TV series and film classics on Blu-ray such as Gandhi, Dr. Strangelove and Ghostbusters.

SPHE continues to be a driving leader in the rollout of the Blu-ray high definition format. With over 150 titles released to date, SPHE has been at the forefront of providing the best high definition picture and sound in the industry. As we rapidly approach mainstream format adoption, SPHE continues to develop new interactive special features for Blu-ray to excite and engage the consumer. These innovations have included Digital Copy and BD-Live, the latter of which enables viewers to access fresh content via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. One feature available exclusively through BD-Live is cinechat, a peer-to-peer application that enables fans to chat with friends while watching a movie. BD-Live has been a feature available on every Sony Blu-ray Disc since June 2008. Other special features on Blu-ray include picture-in-picture graphics and visual commentary, gaming activities, and ringtone and wallpaper downloads. SPHE and Blu-ray continue to deliver on the promise of providing the best possible home entertainment experience available.

Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution.

In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms.

SPT is also a leader in the field of international television production with over 9,000 hours of programming in 13 local languages in over 30 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with over 50 networks in more than 130 countries reaching almost 400 million households worldwide.

SPT creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT is a part owner of cable channel GSN, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States, for Sony Music Entertainment and for the Tennis Channel.

Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP)

SPDP is a leader in the production visual effects and animation. The work of the division in recent years has resulted in 10 Academy Award nominations, making ours the only digital production studio to have its work recognized in both the Visual Effects and Best Animated Feature categories.

SPDP's Imageworks is an in-house special effects unit that works on both Sony Pictures content and films from other studios. Sony Pictures Animation develops and produces CG animated feature films from storyboard to screens, and Imageworks Interactive creates award-winning websites and digital marketing campaigns for Sony Pictures properties and external clients.


The lines of business at SPE are supported by a number of Corporate groups that make sure employees have everything from computer and phone access, to helping us enroll in benefits, and making sure our workplaces in all areas of the world are both safe and comfortable. Corporate includes teams like Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Communications, Legal, Security Environmental Health & Safety, Operations, Sony Pictures Technologies, and many more.