|Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group (1998-2013)|
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Headquarters||Culver City, California, U.S.|
|Parent||Sony Pictures Entertainment|
The Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group (commonly known as the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, formerly known as the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group until 2013, and abbreviated as SPMPG) is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment to manage its motion picture operations. It was launched in 1998 by integrating the businesses of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and TriStar Pictures, Inc.
The Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group was launched in 1998 as the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, as a current division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, owned by Sony. It also has many of Sony Pictures's current motion picture divisions as part of it. Its divisions at that time were Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Triumph Films, Sony Pictures Classics, and Sony Pictures Releasing.
On December 8, 1998, SPE resurrected its former animation and television division Screen Gems as a film division of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group that has served several different purposes for its parent companies over the decades since its incorporation.
In 2002, Columbia TriStar Television was renamed as Sony Pictures Television. The last three remaining companies, with the "Columbia TriStar" brand in its name, were Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, and Columbia TriStar Marketing Group. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment and Columbia TriStar Film Distributors became Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Releasing International in 2004 and 2005 and Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group became the second-to-last subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment to use the "Columbia TriStar" brand name in its name.
In October 2013, Sony Pictures renamed its motion picture group as the "Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group". Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks were moved from Sony Pictures Digital to its motion picture group.
On June 2, 2016, Doug Belgrad had announced he was to step down as president of the SPMPG and would transition his role to producer at the studio. Belgrad was promoted as president of the SPMPG back in 2014.
|Active production/distribution deals||Former production/distribution deals|
|Triumph Releasing Corporation (1982-1994)|
|Founded||November 23, 1994|
10202 West Washington Boulevard., Culver City, California,
|Services||Film distribution and marketing|
Sony Pictures Releasing is an American film distributor owned by Sony. Established in 1994 as a successor to Triumph Releasing Corporation, the company handles theatrical distribution, marketing and promotion for films produced and released by Sony Pictures Entertainment, including Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics, Stage 6 Films, Sony Pictures Animation, Triumph Films, among others. It is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. It also has an international division called Sony Pictures Releasing International, which from 1991 until 2005 was known as Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International.
From 1971 until the end of 1987, Columbia's international distribution operations were a joint venture with Warner Bros., and in some countries, this joint venture also distributed films from other companies (like EMI Films and Cannon Films in the UK). The venture was dissolved in 1988.
On February 6, 2014, Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal Ltda., a joint venture with Warner Bros. which distributed films from both companies in Portugal, announced that they will close their offices on March 31. Sony Pictures' films are distributed in Portugal by Big Picture Films since then, while NOS Audiovisuais took over the distribution duties for Warner Bros. films in the country.
The distribution of Sony Pictures' films in Italy is still handled by Warner Bros..
Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures formed a film distribution joint venture in Southeast Asia in 1997. By December 2006, 14 joint distribution ventures between Sony Pictures Releasing International and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures were formed and exist in countries including Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. In January 2007, their 15th such partnership began operations in Russia and CIS. In February 2017, Sony starting leaving the Southeast Asia venture with the Philippines. In August 2017, Sony terminated the joint venture agreement for their own operations. On January 31, 2019, in anticipation of Disney's then-pending acquisition of the most 21st Century Fox assets (which includes 20th Century Fox), it was agreed that Disney would sell its stake in the Mexican joint venture named Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing de México to Sony Pictures Releasing.
|Blondie||1938-1950||co-production with King Features Entertainment|
|Five Little Peppers||1939-1940|
|Heavy Metal||1981-2000||co-production with CineGroupe|
|Annie||1982-present||co-production with Rastar, Overbrook Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Storyline Entertainment, Chris Montan Productions, and Walt Disney Television (1999 TV movie only)|
|Ghostbusters||1984-present||co-production with Ghost Corps (since 2016) and Village Roadshow Pictures|
|The Karate Kid||1984-present||co-production with JW Films and Overbrook Entertainment|
|Weekend at Bernie's||1989-1993|
|City Slickers||1991-1994||co-production with Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment (1991 film only) and Face Productions|
|3 Ninjas||1994-1998||co-production with Touchstone Pictures|
|Bad Boys||1995-present||co-production with Jerry Bruckheimer Films|
|Anaconda||1997-present||co-production with Phoenix Pictures|
|Men in Black||1997-present||co-production with Amblin Entertainment, Parker MacDonald, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Overbrook Entertainment, and Relativity Media|
|I Know What You Did Last Summer||1997-2006||co-production with Mandalay Entertainment|
|Starship Troopers||1997-present||co-production with Touchstone Pictures|
|Zorro||1998-2005||co-production with Spyglass Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment and Parker MacDonald|
|Wild Things||1998-2010||co-production with Mandalay Entertainment|
|Urban Legends||1998-2005||co-production with Phoenix Pictures|
|Baby Geniuses||1999-present||co-production with Crystal Sky Pictures|
|Charlies Angels||2000-present||co-production with Leonard Goldberg Productions (2000-03), Flower Films (2000-03), Tall Trees Productions (2000-03), Wonderland Sound and Vision (2003), 2.0 Entertainment (2019), Brownstone Productions (2019) and Cantillon Company (2019)|
|Final Fantasy||2001-present||co-production with Square Enix|
|Resident Evil||2002-2016||co-production with Constantin Film, Davis Films, Impact Pictures and New Legacy Films (2002)|
|Spider-Man||2002-present||co-production with Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Animation (including the MCU Spider-Man films)|
|XXX||2002-present||co-production with Original Film, Paramount Pictures and Revolution Studios|
|Daddy Day Care||2003-2007||co-production with Revolution Studios|
|S.W.A.T.||2003-present||co-production with Original Film|
|Underworld||2003-2016||co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Sketch Films (2009-16)|
|The Grudge||2004-present||co-production with Ghost House Pictures|
|Boogeyman||2005-present||co-production with Ghost House Pictures|
|Into the Blue||2005-2009||co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Mandalay Pictures|
|Hostel||2005-2011||co-production with Lionsgate Films|
|The Dan Brown series||2006-2016||co-production with Imagine Entertainment and Relativity Media|
|Open Season||2006-2016||co-production with Sony Pictures Animation|
|James Bond||2006-2015||co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (from Casino Royale to Spectre)|
|Stomp the Yard||2007-2011||co-production with Rainforest Films|
|Ghost Rider||2007-2012||co-production with Marvel Entertainment, Crystal Sky Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Saturn Films, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, and Relativity Media|
|Surf's Up||2007-2017||co-production with Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios|
|Quarantine||2008-2011||co-production with Vertigo Entertainment|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||2009-present||co-production with Sony Pictures Animation|
|Insidious||2011-present||co-production with Blumhouse Productions, Atomic Monster, and Universal Studios|
|The Smurfs||2011-2017||co-production with Sony Pictures Animation and The K Entertainment Company|
|Jump Street||2012-present||co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, and Original Film|
|Hotel Transylvania||2012-present||co-production with Sony Pictures Animation|
|The Tim Sutton directed in the film||2013-present||co-production with Screen Gems, Fake Empire Productions and Alloy Entertainment|
|The Equalizer||2014-present||co-production with Village Roadshow Pictures, Relativity Media, and Original Film|
|Goosebumps||2015-present||co-production with Sony Pictures Animation, Scholastic Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures, and Original Film|
|The Angry Birds Movie||2016-present||co-production with Rovio Animation and Sony Pictures Animation|
|Peter Rabbit||2018-present||co-production with Sony Pictures Animation, Animal Logic, Olive Bridge Entertainment, 2.0 Entertainment, Screen Australia, Screen NSW|
|Sony's Marvel Universe||2018-present||co-production with Marvel, Pascal Pictures|
|Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||2018-present||co-production with Sony Pictures Animation, Marvel, Pascal Pictures|