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Sony Pictures Entertainment has formed a new brand management division and promoted Jeffrey Godsick to lead the unit — a move to try to exploit the “long-term branding initiatives” for franchise films like “Hotel Transylvania,” “Jumanji,” “Spider-Man,” and “Smurfs.”
Sony’s global marketing and distribution boss, Josh Greenstein, announced the move in an email to employees Thursday morning. Godsick’s title will be executive vice president of worldwide partnerships and brand management.
The new division is charged with giving movies from Sony Pictures “new life beyond the screen,” Greenstein told workers. The memo continued: “These strategies will enhance our collaboration across other Sony Corporation businesses, expand our IP into cross-media opportunities beyond film, and develop new revenue streams. The new structure will offer more concentrated resources to support our growing global infrastructure, and further our ongoing commitment to leverage films for added value.”
Sony has been struggling to get traction with »
- James Rainey
Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania) is returning to the world of Samurai Jack. The original series ran on Cartoon Network from 2001-2004 for a total of four seasons. Before the show was even finished, there was talk of a Samurai Jack movie, which continued for a few more years. That film adaptation never came to fruition, but Tartakovsky’s beloved character is […]
The post ‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer: The Warrior Is Back on March 11th appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
Sony Pictures Animation is moving their next monster mash from the fall to the summer, as Hotel Transylvania 3 has switched to a summer release date.
Deadline reports that Hotel Transylvania 3 will now hit theaters on July 13th, 2018. The sequel was previously scheduled for a September 21st release, which is the same month the first two films in the franchise came out.
The franchise’s director Genndy Tartakovsky will return to helm the third Hotel Transylvania film that will take Dracula and friends on a Monster Cruise Ship. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details and check out the official synopsis below.
From the Press Release: “Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac’s Pack cannot resist going along and once they leave port, »
- Derek Anderson
Hacker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer), exuberant Gene (T.J. Miller) and his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) embark on the app-venture of a lifetime in Sony Pictures Animation’s Emojimovie: Express Yourself, in theaters summer 2017.
Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation today released the project details on its upcoming roster of titles through 2018, along with additional highly anticipated future feature film projects, including one from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says, “We are proud of the artist-driven titles we have coming to the marketplace. The abundance, variety and quality of the features are a testament to the wealth of creative talents who call Sony Pictures Animation their home.”
Smurfs: The Lost Village (April 7, 2017 release)
- ComicMix Staff
Sony Pictures Animation unveiled its slate through 2018 on Wednesday including new voice cast on previously announced features.
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5 items from 2017
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