October 19, 2006
Sony Pictures Releasing International and Buena Vista International have set up a joint venture to distribute their product in South Korea.
The companies will combine their staff into a single office, effective Nov. 30. The films in the pipeline include Casino Royale, Spider-Man 3, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End," "Open Season," "The Pursuit of Happyness," "Deja Vu," "Meet the Robinsons" and Ghost Rider.
The two studios operate similar ventures in Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Switzerland, India and Taiwan. From January, BVI will also distribute SPRI's product in Norway, Finland and Denmark.