Sony Pictures

American television and film studio
(Redirected from Sony Pictures Television)

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., formerly Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is an American company that makes and distributes movies. The company is owned by Sony Corporation. They also own Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Affirm Films and other studios. The company makes movies and television programs. The movies are mainly released under Columbia Pictures (though TriStar, Screen Gems, and the other studios also release movies) and the TV programs are released by its TV department Sony Pictures Television. The main operations of the company are in the United States. Sony Pictures also has many different divisions around the world. These places include Canada, United Kingdom, India and Japan. The company is now headquartered at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
FormerlyColumbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (1987–1991)
Company typeSubsidiary
FoundedDecember 21, 1987; 36 years ago (1987-12-21) as Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
August 7, 1991; 32 years ago (1991-08-07) as Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
United States
Area served
Key people
  • Tony Vinciquerra (Chairman and CEO)
  • Stacy Green (Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer)[1]
  • Jon Hookstratten (Executive Vice President, Administration & Operations)
RevenueDecrease US$7.097 billion (FY2020)
Increase US$753 million (FY2020)
OwnerSony Group Corporation
Number of employees
9,500 (2019 [1])
ParentSony Entertainment
Footnotes / references



Sony Corporation first got into the movie business after buying Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures in 1989. They renamed the company as "Sony Pictures" in 1991.[4]

Sony Pictures eventually branched out. It created other divisions. The company even had a part of rival studio MGM at one point. It made several James Bond movies with them.[5] The company was hacked in 2014 by people who seemed to be from North Korea. The U.S. government thinks this was for making The Interview, a movie that made fun of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.[6]

Sony Pictures recovered after the hacking. They made a deal with Disney to share Spider-Man movies with Marvel Studios.[7] They also stream movies and television programs on Netflix.[8]

Sony Pictures Television acquiring Hazbin Hotel on Prime Video with SpindleHorse Toons, A24, Bento Box Entertainment and Amazon MGM Studios by January 2024.[9] [10]


  1. "Senior Management Team | Sony Pictures Entertainment".
  2. Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.: Private Company Information
  3. "Supplemental Information for the Consolidated Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter Ended March 31, 2018" (PDF). Tokyo, Japan: Sony Corporation. 2018-04-27. p. 10. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  4. David E. Sanger, Special To The New York Times (1989-09-28). "Sony Has High Hopes For Columbia Pictures". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  5. Sony nabs MGM for $5B, source says, CNN, September 14, 2004.
  6. "Hack at Sony Pictures shuts computer system". LA Times. November 25, 2014.
  7. "Sony Pictures Entertainment Brings Marvel Studios Into The Amazing World Of Spider-Man" (Press release). Marvel. Archived from the original on 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  8. Hayes, Dade (2021-04-08). "Netflix And Sony Break Ground With Film Licensing Deal Replacing Starz Pact, Including First Look At New Direct-To-Streaming Titles". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  9. Milligan, Mercedes (August 7, 2020). "A24 Checks in to VivziePop's Hellish 'Hazbin Hotel'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 22, 2023.
  10. Zee, Michaela (September 28, 2023). "Prime Video Orders 'Hazbin Hotel', New Adult Animated Musical Series from A24". Variety. Retrieved September 28, 2023.