4-12-04 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. . Howard Stringer, CEO . Located in New York, NY .
Sales for fiscal year 2003: $5.3 billion . Produces, manufactures, distributes and markets recorded music and entertainment in a wide range of formats, including video, CD, DVD, MD, Super Audio CD and via the Internet . Comprised of three divisions: Sony Music (domestic U.S.) Sony Music International (all countries outside of the U.S. and Japan) Sony Classical (the worldwide classical music division) . Sony Music .
U.S. recording company, includes: Automatic Productions; Columbia Records Group (Aquemeni, Columbia Records, Hypnotize Minds, Ill Will, Music World, RPM); Crescent Moon Records; Epic Records Group (Epic Records, Hidden Beach, Sony Wonder, Independiente/epic, Ruthless); Legacy Recordings; Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Sony Disc Manufacturing; Sony Music Custom Marketing Group; Sony Music Distribution; Sony Music Nashville (Columbia Records Nashville, Epic Records Nashville, Lucky Dog, Monument); and Sony Music Studios (recording and production facilities located in New York) . Artists include: Audioslave, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, David Bowie, Destiny’s Child, Dixie Chicks, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Good Charlotte, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Billy Joe, Korn, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, John Mayer, Nas, Offspring, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, and many more . Sony Music International .
A worldwide network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees . Active in over 67 countries, with headquarters in New York City and regional headquarters in Asia (Hong Kong), Europe (London) and Latin America (Miami). . SMI artists include: Chayanne, Creed, Celine Dion, Evanescence, Gipsy Kings, Julio Iglesias, Jamiroquai, Ricky Martin, Oasis, Our Lady Peace, Sade, Shakira, and many others .
Sony Classical . Home to one of the world’s oldest Classical music catalogues, which includes original Broadway cast recordings and performance film and videos. . It includes the Sony Classical Film & Video division, which produces and distributes classical music programming for worldwide television, video release and multimedia Artists include: Marcelo Alvarez, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Aselin Debison, Tan Dun, Mary Fahl, Mario Frangoulis, Salvatore Licitra, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Midori, Murray Perahia, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Lara St. John, Sonia Santana, Casey Stratton, Isaac Stern, Summer, Herbert von Karajan, Arcadi Volodos, John Williams (composer), and John Williams (guitarist) . Sony Pictures Entertainment .
Howard Stringer, President, Chairman and CEO . Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO . Amy Pascal, Chairman of the Motion Picture Group . Located in Culver City, CA . Group Sales for 2003: $6.7 billion . Produces and distributes motion picture and television programming .
Acquires and distributes VHS and DVD’s . Develops entertainment products and services for broadband distribution . Operates studios . Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group . Releases about 22 films per year .
Sony Picture Entertainment’s releasing companies, Sony Pictures Releasing (U.S.) and Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International, are responsible for sales, distribution, and marketing of SPE’s film product in 67 territories worldwide . International motion picture operations include Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia in Hong Kong, Columbia Films Producciones Espanolas in Madrid, Columbia Pictures Producciones Mexico in Mexico City and operations in the United Kingdom and Brazil . The motion picture library is one of SPE’s most valuable assets, featuring more than 3,500 films, including 12 Best Picture Academy Award Winners . Encompasses production studio, Columbia Pictures; film labels Sony Pictures Classics, Screen Gems and TriStar; sources of third-party product (e.g., Revolution Studios); and global motion picture production operations .
Columbia Pictures . Founded in 1924 . Recent releases include: SECRET WINDOW, 50 FIRST DATES, BIG FISH, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, MONA LISA SMILE (with Revolution Studios). Upcoming releases include: HELL BOY (with Revolution Studios), 13 GOING ON 30 (with Revolution Studios), WHITE CHICKS (with Revolution Studios) and SPIDER-MAN 2 . Sony Pictures Classics . Sony Pictures Classics specializes in the acquisition, marketing, and distribution of prestigious foreign and American independent films .
Recent releases include: THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, THE FOG OF WAR, MONSIEUR IBRAHIM, BROKEN WINGS, GOOD BYE LENIN! and BON VOYAGE . Upcoming releases include: SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER…AND SPRING, YOUNG ADAM, CARANDIRU and THE MOTHER . Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment . Distributes Sony Picture Entertainment and acquired third-party theatrical and non-theatrical product on DVD and videocassette worldwide.
. Among the more than 2,500 film titles in C.T.H.E.’s catalog are SPIDER-MAN (the fastest-selling DVD in C.T.H.E. history), CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, MEN IN BLACK II, PANIC ROOM, ALI, BLACK HAWK DOWN, AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS, STUART LITTLE, A KNIGHT’S TALE, SNATCH, CHARLIE’S ANGELS and THE PATRIOT; and such film classics as BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, DR. STRANGELOVE and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA SONY PICTURES TELEVISION GROUP *SPE’s television operations trace their history to the founding of Screen Gems in 1948, the first television business created by a major Hollywood studio *Currently, television operations produce or distribute approximately 60 programs worldwide, spanning all formats and genres; SPE has both domestic and international production capabilities, and creates local programming in eight languages worldwide *SPE also grants licensing rights to its large library of television programs and motion pictures to network affiliates and independent stations in the United States, and to international television stations and other broadcasters throughout the world *SPE’s television operations include Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) SONY PICTURES TELEVISION *Sony Pictures Television is a premier producer and distributor for the network, syndication, and cable markets *SPT’s programs include: *Network Prime Time Series – THE KING OF QUEENS (CBS), THE GUARDIAN (CBS), JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS) and KINGDOM HOSPITAL (ABC) *Upcoming Telefilms – EISENHOWER: THUNDER IN JUNE (A&E) and SUBURBAN MADNESS (CBS) *First-Run Syndication – PYRAMID, RICKI LAKE and JUDGE HATCHETT *Upcoming First-Run Syndication – PAT CROCE: MOVING IN and LIFE AND STYLE *Off-Network Syndication – THE KING OF QUEENS, DAWSON’S CREEK, RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!, SEINFELD, JUST SHOOT ME, MAD ABOUT YOU, THE NANNY, MARRIED…WITH CHILDREN, THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW and WALKER, TEXAS RANGER *Made-for-Cable – THE SHIELD (FX), RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! (TBS), STRONG MEDICINE (LIFETIME), THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY (VH-1), HUFF (SHOWTIME) and RESCUE ME (FX) *The #1 and #2 Network Rated U.S. Daytime Serials – THE YOUNG ; THE RESTLESS (CBS) and DAYS OF OUR LIVES (NBC) *The #1 and #2 Rated U.S. Syndicated Game Shows -WHEEL OF FORTUNE and JEOPARDY! *Animated Series – ASTRO BOY (Kids’ WB!), JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES (Kids’ WB!), HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON (HBO Family), DRAGON TALES (the #1 Series on PBS), and STUART LITTLE (HBO Family) *Library includes: over 35,000 television episodes, 275 television series and more than 22,000 episodes of game show programming from 50 years of television history, including such TV classics as I DREAM OF JEANNIE, BEWITCHED, ALL IN THE FAMILY, BARNEY MILLER, BENSON, DIFF’RENT STROKES, MAUDE, WHO’S THE BOSS, CHARLIE’S ANGELS, FANTASY ISLAND, MARRIED…WITH CHILDREN, THE JEFFERSONS, THE DATING GAME, THE NEWLYWED GAME and THE THREE STOOGES SONY PICTURES TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL *SPE continues to expand its worldwide distribution capabilities and leverage its motion picture and television library assets, having formed or invested in over 35 international networks in more than 100 countries reaching more than 240 million viewers worldwide.
*In addition, SPE produces local language programming and sells SPE owned formats in approximately 25 countries around the world *SPTI’s international channels include: Branded Distribution Channels *SET Latin America: 24-hour general entertainment network in Latin America, launched September 1995 *SET India: Hindi general entertainment network launched October 1995 *SET Max: a Hindi movie/cricket/events channel launched in January 2000 *AXN: 24-hour-a-day action adventure channel. AXN channels were launched in Asian region and India (September 1997 and Fall 1998 respectively); in Japan (July 1998); in Spain (November 1998); in Latin America (August 1999); in Israel (November 2000); in Portugal (December 2002); and in Central Europe (October 2003) *ANIMAX: Animax Japan is SPE’s first network branded and dedicated to popular Japanese animation, launched in June 1998. Animax Asia was launched in January 2004 and is broadcast region-wide from Singapore via three dedicated, highly customized services for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Other International Channel Investments *Europe: HBO Poland; HBO Hungary; HBO Czech/TV Max; HBO Romania, HBO Bulgaria, CineNova (Benelux) and Spektrum *Asia/Pacific: HBO Asia/Cinemax; TV1 entertainment channel (Australia); Premium Movie Partnership (Australia) and HBO India *Latin America: HBO Ole/Cinemax; HBO Brasil/Cinemax; E! Entertainment; Mundo Ole; and WBTV Latin America SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS *Manages film and television licensing opportunities for Sony Pictures Entertainment by working with manufacturers (licensees), retailers and third party promotional sponsors (internationally) to create quality products and increase consumer awareness of the studio’s film and television properties *Recent/upcoming licensing and promotional tie-ins for motion pictures include SPIDER-MAN and SPIDER-MAN 2, UNDERWORLD, S.W.A.T. and the Academy Award -winning short, THE CHUBBCHUBBS. *Recent/upcoming licensing and promotional tie-ins for television include the animated series, ASTRO BOY, SPIDER-MAN, JACKI CHAN ADVENTURES and STUART LITTLE; game shows, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, JEOPARDY! and PYRAMID and library titles, I DREAM OF JEANNIE and BEWITCHED.
SONY PICTURES DIGITAL *Combines SPE’s digital production with its online content and game services to deliver the next generation of entertainment, including the development and production of original computer-generated (CG) animated feature films. *Oversees activities of Sony Pictures Imageworks; Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Online Entertainment (SOE); and Sony Pictures Digital Networks Sony Pictures Imageworks * A state-of-the-art digital animation and visual effects company that creates computer-generated imaging (CGI) and animation for feature films * Upcoming and recently completed projects include SEABISCUIT (Universal), BIG FISH, SPIDER-MAN 2, THE AVIATOR, CURSED, THE FORGOTTEN and THE POLAR EXPRESS Sony Pictures Animation * Responsible for the development and production of all-CG features for SPE * Currently in production on OPEN SEASON featuring the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher and Debra Messing Sony Online Entertainment * A worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming *SOE’s site, TheStation (www.station.sony.com), is an online game destination featuring the leading multi-player game EVERQUEST Sony Pictures Digital Networks * Focuses on mobile entertainment, broadband video delivery and personal media software SoapCity Sony Pictures Mobile (wireless games) Sony Pictures Studios Sony Pictures Studios Post Production Facilities DVD Authoring Center Worldwide Product Fulfillment GAME SHOW NETWORK MOVIELINK