Sony Picture Entertainment has inked a multi-year development and production deal with Steph Curry for film, TV and worldwide partnerships, the company announced Monday.
Curry just recently formed a production company titled Unanimous Media with partners Jeron Smith (CEO) and Erick Peyton (CCO). Their production company will produce film and TV projects with a focus on family, faith and sports, and the deal will also extend to electronics, gaming and virtual reality.
The production company’s headquarters will be located on the Sony Pictures studio lot in Culver City,California.
“Steph is a transcendent figure in current culture. His wide-ranging content creation interests overlap well with our varied businesses and we have been equally impressed with his team,” said Tom Rothman, Chairman, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “We are honored to have been drafted and now we know how lucky Golden State feels every day.”
“We’re thrilled to work alongside Steph to bring his positive, affirming brand to create content in the scripted and non-scripted television landscape,” added Chris Parnell, co-president Sony Pictures Television. “He’s tapping into his drive and creative energy on the court to expand to horizons off the court and we’re honored to be a part of it.”
Bryan Smiley, vice president of production at Columbia Pictures, brokered the deal and will oversee production and development with Unanimous Media for the motion picture group. Jeffrey Godsick, executive vice president of brand strategy and global partnerships, will oversee the opportunities across Sony platforms. Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television will oversee the TV projects in both the scripted and non-scripted spaces.
WME brokered the deal with Curry.
The Golden State Warriors point guard is currently out of the NBA playoffs after suffering a Grade 2 left MCL sprain on March 23.