Products Motion Pictures
Parent organization Sony Pictures
Number of employees 25
|Key people Michael Barker (Co-President)
Tom Bernard (Co-President)|
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Founded January 1992, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Founders Tom Bernard, Michael Barker, Marcie Bloom
Films produced Take Shelter, Made in Dagenham, Redbelt, Restless, Paprika
Interview sony pictures classics co chiefs tom bernard and michael barker
Sony Pictures Classics (abbreviated as SPC) is a film production and distribution studio division of Sony Pictures founded in 1992 by former Orion Classics heads Michael Barker, Tom Bernard, and Marcie Bloom (similar to Fox Searchlight Pictures and Focus Features). It distributes, produces and acquires specialty films such as documentaries, independent and art films in the United States and internationally. As of 2015, Barker and Bernard are co-presidents of the division.
- Interview sony pictures classics co chiefs tom bernard and michael barker
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Sony pictures classics bold films blumhouse productions right of way films
Sony Pictures Classics was founded on January 1, 1992, by Michael Barker, Tom Bernard, and Marcie Bloom, set up as an autonomous division of Sony Pictures. The model of the company is to produce, acquire and/or distribute independent films from the United States and internationally.
Sony Pictures Classics has a history of making reasonable investments for small films, and getting a decent return. It has a history of not overspending. Its largest commercial success of the 2010s is Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011), which grossed over $56 million in the U.S., becoming Allen's highest-grossing film ever in the United States.
Occasionally, Sony Pictures Classics agrees to release films for all other film studio divisions of Sony; However, under Sony Pictures Classics' structure within Sony, all other divisions of Sony (including the parent company) cannot force Sony Pictures Classics to release any film that the division does not want to release.