Tom Rothman's studio beat out Focus Features with an offer to finance the film for $30 million
Two-year pact covers comedy and drama series
Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis' new venture Epic focuses on long-form investigative journalism
Studio spokesperson tells TheWrap that Sony has an awards team in place and the film footage looks "absolutely incredible"
With two 2013 contenders, Clooney could be the first producer since Selznick to win back-to-back Best Picture Oscars
Sony Pictures is in talks to acquire and develop as a potential directing vehicle for Clooney
Clooney tells TheWrap he will direct and star in the movie, which has been set up at Sony
Oscar winner Chris McQuarrie and his "Valkyrie" co-writer Nathan Alexander will write the script
Cable net adds trio of original series starring Noah Wyle, Alfre Woodard, Angie Harmon
Had been at Warner Bros for almost a decade.