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Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker, Tom Bernard to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Game Changer Award

The 2022 Zurich Film Festival will honor longtime Sony Pictures Classics bosses Michael Barker and Tom Bernard with their Game Changer award, a lifetime achievement honor for film industry professionals. Barker and Bernard co-founded SPC 30 years ago, in January 1992, together with Marcie Bloom, pioneering and popularizing the distribution of independent and international art […]

Seth Willenson, Marketing Executive and ‘Gas Food Lodging’ Producer, Dies at 74

Seth Willenson, a marketing, finance and distribution executive who worked for New Line Cinema and Paramount, gave early career breaks to Jim Gianopulos, Michael Barker and Tom Bernard and produced Allison Anders’ Gas Food Lodging, has died. He was 74. Willenson died Friday at his home in Los Angeles after a long bout with heart […]

Cannes According To: Sony Classics’ Michael Barker

What have you missed most about Cannes? I missed the movies and the people. What restaurant or bar have you missed the most? Tetou. It closed down forever since the pandemic, not because of the pandemic, but apparently for other reasons. What have you not missed about Cannes? The crowds. How do you feel about […]

Zurich: Alicia Vikander, Patrick Wachsberger and Michael Barker at Zurich Summit

Oscar-winning producers John Lesher, Greg Shapiro and Christine Vachon are among the industry heavyweights speaking at the film summit this year.

Lester Holt and Amazon’s Roy Price Share Honors for Visual Storytelling

Television and studio executives of the past and present gathered Tuesday in New York for a Museum of the Moving Image gala.

Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Chandra Wilson to be Inducted into Texas Film Hall of Fame

Dallas native Jesse Plemons will receive the rising star award as Barker, Wilson and the previously announced Carol Burnett are inducted at the March 10 Texas Film Awards.

Cannes: Dan Rather Scandal Movie Deal Sealed Aboard Yacht With Brett Ratner

It took five days of talks between Ratner and Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker aboard James Packer's 289-foot yacht to come to terms on a deal for 'Truth.'

‘Ghostbusters’ Budget Cut, Fox Execs Courted: Tom Rothman Puts His Stamp on Sony

As Amy Pascal's studio successor lures an exec to head up international operations, he's cool on Scott Rudin, who could end up at Fox.

Julianne Moore Feted by Ethan Hawke, Sarah Paulson: “What Award Hasn’t She Won?!”

Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin and Chloe Grace Moretz also honored the 'Still Alice' star at the Museum of the Moving Image's annual salute.

Sony Pictures Classics Co-President Michael Barker Named Museum of the Moving Image Co-Chairman

He succeeds Herbert Schlosser, who will become chairman emeritus of the New York museum

New York Film Fest: Miles Teller on ‘Whiplash’ Jazz Demands, J.K. Simmons’ Jabs and Downtown L.A.

"I had done a bunch of movies back-to-back, and I had three weeks off in between — blah, blah, blah, I'm very grateful to be working, I'm happy for the work"

Sony Classics’ Michael Barker, Tom Bernard Inducted Into French Legion of Honor

The execs were feted for bringing dozens of French films to American audiences, from 'The Last Metro' in 1981 to 'Saint Laurent,' France's 2014 Oscar entry