Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
) is the television and film production/distribution unit of Japanese multinational
technology and media conglomerate Sony
. Its group sales in 2010 has been reported to be of $7.2 billion.
On November 8, 1989, Japanese corporation Sony
acquired the American film and television production company Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (Columbia Pictures
, Tri-Star Pictures
, etc.) from The Coca-Cola Company
for US$3.4 billion. Sony also acquired the Guber-Peters Entertainment Company for $200 million (formerly Barris Industries
, Inc.) when Sony hired Peter Guber
and Jon Peters
to head CPE and it was all led by Norio Ohga
, who was the chairman of Sony during that time.Rudolph B (1994) Time
vol. 144, no. 22 (November 28, 1994)Griffin N, Masters K (1996) Hit and Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood.
(Simon & Schuster
, ISBN 0-684-83266-6)Nathan, J. (1999) Sony: The Private Life.
(Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0-395-89327-5, ISBN 0-618-12694-5).
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