Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a movie-making monster. The producer of
is a unit of Sony Corporation of America, the US arm of Japanese electronics giant Sony. It operates Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, which includes Columbia Pictures (big budget films); Screen Gems (midsized budget); Sony Pictures Classics (small budget); and marketing and acquisitions unit TriStar Pictures. Its film library contains more than 3,500 titles, including classics such as
Bridge on the River Kwai
Lawrence of Arabia
. Other holdings include operations devoted to TV (Sony Pictures Television), DVDs (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment), digital production (Sony Digital Production), and online video (Crackle).
SPE distributes content in approximately 160 countries throughout the globe.
This company defrays the high costs of production and distribution by partnering with other movie studios.