Sony Pictures Animation sets first look deal with Gotham Group

Mumbai: Sony Pictures Animation has set a first look producing deal with The Gotham Group to supply four-quadrant family films. The deal was announced by Sony Pictures Animation president production Hannah Minghella and Sony Pictures Digital Productions president Bob Osher.

The Gotham Group is recognized as one of the leading creator-driven management and production firms in the entertainment industry. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein is the founder and CEO of the company, which represents some of the industry’s top directors, writers, authors, actors, illustrators, publishing houses and comic book companies. The Gotham Group represents a wide array of source material from major publishers and comic book companies, including works from such clients as Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s Books (U.S. & UK), Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt, Dark Horse Entertainment, SAF Comics, Bloomsbury Children’s Books USA/Walker & Co., and Simon Spotlight Entertainment.

"Goldsmith-Vein has impeccable taste in material and phenomenal talent relationships," said Osher. "With her client base and Gotham’s association with the top publishers, we are excited to team with Goldsmith-Vein and her team to find original stories, characters and talent."

"We are really excited to be in business with Sony," said Goldsmith-Vein. "This deal is a testament to their commitment to making big, tentpole movies that the whole family can enjoy together."

"Since I joined Sony Pictures Animation, Goldsmith-Vein has been a true ally in discovering new talent and original material," said Minghella. "We see this relationship as a vital part of our continuing design to make Sony Pictures Animation a home for creative talent and formalize what has already been a significant creative relationship."