October 21, 2014 8:32 PM ET


Company Overview of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Company Overview

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. produces and distributes motion pictures and television programming. The company engages in the acquisition and distribution of home video; operation of studio facilities for production services; development of new entertainment technologies; development of entertainment products and services for broadband distribution; and distribution of filmed entertainment. The company also offers interactive agency and digital marketing services, including digital marketing strategy, online research, customer relationship management, product development, and Website design and development; digital sound format for motion picture theatres; post production, scoring, re-rec...

10202 West Washington Boulevard

Culver City, CA 90232

United States

Founded in 1987





Key Executives for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President
Co-President of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing and President of TriStar Pictures Inc.
President of Digital Production Division and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group
Chairman of Sony Corporation of America
Age: 72
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Key Developments

T3Media, Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Expanded Technology and Stock Footage Licensing Partnership

T3Media, Inc. announced an expanded agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) to allow T3Media to manage the licensing and distribution of the entire SPE stock footage archive. In addition, T3Media will expand its technology services offering to include enhanced automated metadata creation, additional storage capacity, digital distribution, and use of T3Media's industry leading temporal metadata toolsets. Starting in September 2014, more than 140,000 clips -- including HD, UHD and full 4K resolution material -- from SPE's high quality stock footage archive will be available for the production community to license via T3Licensing.com. With a direct sales team and a global network of sub distributors, T3Media is ideally positioned to provide access and value for the SPE stock footage archive.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Announces Departure of Jeff Blake as Vice Chairman, Effective August 1, 2014

Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice Chairman Jeff Blake is departing the company after 22 years, making him the latest notable executive to leave the studio in the last year. Blake is chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution. His exit is effective Aug. 1, Sony Pictures announced.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Announces Change in Position

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that DeVon Franklin will transition from his position as senior vice president of Production for Columbia Pictures to a long-term, first-look producing deal with the studio. In his new role, Franklin will continue to develop and produce mainstream commercial material, including projects that are geared towards the urban and faith-based markets. Franklin will work across feature film and television units at Sony Pictures Entertainment. In his new role, Franklin will join Joe Roth and T.D. Jakes as a producer on Heaven Changes Everything, the sequel to Heaven Is for Real, and Roth and his son Zack, as a producer on the inspirational sports film Unleash the Mules.

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