Legendary and Sony Pictures Announce Film Distribution Partnership

Warner Bros. will still work with Legendary for “Dune: Part 2.”
License Global

November 29, 2022

Sony Pictures and Legendary Entertainment logos, respectively.
Sony Pictures and Legendary Entertainment logos, respectively.Sony Pictures/Legendary

Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group and

Legendary Entertainment

announced a new multi-year worldwide film distribution partnership in which

Sony Pictures

will market and distribute Legendary’s new upcoming theatrical motion picture titles. 

“Legendary is, well, legendary, and we are excited and fortunate to add Josh and Mary’s strong slate to our ongoing commitment to big movies on the big screen,” says Tom Rothman, chairman and chief executive officer,  Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. 

As part of the pact Sony Pictures will market and distribute new Legendary theatrical releases worldwide excluding China, where Legendary East will handle all marketing and distribution activities. Sony Pictures will also handle home entertainment and TV distribution for the titles it releases.  Legendary retains the option to produce and distribute feature film content for the wide range of streaming platforms existing both today and for future incarnations.   

Legendary will also continue to remain in

business with Warner Bros. Pictures on select existing titles including the upcoming “Dune: Part Two” currently in production and slated for release on November 3, 2023. 

“As we continue to grow our content offerings, we are excited to forge this relationship with Tony, Tom, Sanford, Josh and the rest of the exceptional Sony team,” says Joshua Grode, chief executive officer, Legendary Entertainment. “Sony’s commitment to theatrical distribution aligns with our vision of how to best derive the most value for Legendary’s movies. The incredible slate of movies that Mary Parent has amassed are built for the theatrical experience and we are excited about our partnership with Sony for this next phase of Legendary’s growth. “We are also grateful to Warner Bros. Pictures who has been a valuable partner to Legendary over many years, and we look forward to continuing our work with the talented executives at Warner/Discovery.” 

 

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