Sony pictures television and relativity real enter pact to Distribute programming in international markets

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Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and RelativityREAL, LLC have entered an international distribution deal for entertainment programming produced by Relativity. The deal, where both companies will co-distribute content outside the United States, was announced by Steve Mosko, president, SPT and Tom Forman, CEO, RelativityREAL.

"RelativityREAL has approximately 20 series and pilots in various stages of development at broadcast and cable networks," said Forman. "As we foray into the international distribution business, we're thrilled to have a great partner in Sony Pictures Television. They have the depth and experience to help ensure those projects reach audiences around the world."

"Tom has a terrific track record for creating compelling and award-winning light entertainment, and we can't wait to bring his next formats to the international marketplace," said Mosko.

RelativityReal expects a significant amount of product to be available within the coming year. Past credits for RelativityREAL principals and partners include: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" for ABC "Kid Nation" for CBS "Armed & Famous" for CBS "9/11" for CBS "Here Come The Newlyweds" for ABC "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" for ABC "Tuesday Night Book Club" for CBS "Tourgasm: The Dane Cook Project" for HBO and "Family Business" for Showtime.

RelativityREAL, LLC is a joint venture of Relativity Media, LLC and award-winning television producer Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"). The company produces unscripted and scripted content for broadcast television, cable, and the internet. CEO Forman has won three Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as an Edward R. Murrow and Peabody Award.


Relativity Media, LLC ("RML") is a media and entertainment company which focuses on creating, financing and distributing first class, studio quality entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in media and entertainment related companies and assets. At the end of 2008, Relativity Media finalized its acquisition of Rogue Pictures from Universal. The purchase of Rogue, a company that specializes in the production and distribution of lower-budget films, includes the label's entire library of films, as well as producing deals and more than 30 projects currently in development. Rogue has had particular success within the horror genre; the first two Rogue releases under Relativity's ownership were both box office successes: The Unborn and The Last House on the Left.

To date, Relativity has financed and/or produced over 60 films that have seen wide release and have accumulated $7.4 billion in worldwide box office revenue. Fifty of those films are "Top 10" box office releases from the past two years. Relativity's recent films include Step Brothers, Hancock, Wanted, Burn After Reading, Death Race, The House Bunny, Mamma Mia!, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Pineapple Express, The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor, and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

Relativity's 2008 slate included five of the top twelve highest-grossing films of the year; eighteen of the company's films have opened at #1 at the box office, and eighteen of RML's nineteen summer releases landed in the top three highest earners in their respective opening weekends. The past 34 releases have earned 29 Oscar® nominations, including nods for Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster, and 3:10 To Yuma. Twenty-nine of RML's films have each generated over $100 million in worldwide box office receipts. This past summer, Relativity Media, LLC announced an extensive international distribution program, which included thirteen output deals covering 100+ territories around the world.
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