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Sony Pictures Entertainment signs film and TV deal with British newspaper The Guardian |  News

Sony Pictures Entertainment signs film and TV deal with British newspaper The Guardian | News

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has struck a deal with news organization Guardian Media Group for exclusive first rights to Watchman'Journalism with the aim of developing cinematic, television and documentary projects.

The collaboration extends to SPE's feature film division, which includes brands such as 3000 Pictures, Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures and Screen Gems, as well as SPE's television production groups in the US and internationally, including UK screenplay companies Left Bank Pictures, Bad Wolf and Eleven. .

Under the deal, SPE will have access to guardianCurrent and developing news stories, and to guardian200 year old archive.

Watchman He won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short for the film Colette In 2021, after being nominated in the same category for the film black sheep in 2019. It has a slate of projects in development in the UK and US, and three options deals with SPE that will launch new collaborations will be announced soon.

The agreement, brokered by London agency group Curtis Brown, will be overseen by a new executive team appointed by SPE and Watchman.

“Being able to lean on others,” said Wayne Garvey, president of international production at Sony Pictures Television WatchmanSony's exceptional journalism, past, present and future, to create a new generation of dramas, documentaries and films represents a very exciting opportunity for us at Sony Pictures.

“The scope of this collaboration across feature films and television truly reflects the tremendous scale of potential and reach of this deal,” said Elizabeth Gabler, president of 3000 Pictures.

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