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Sony and Sendak will make movies

NEW YORK — NEW YORK -- Sony Corp. has teamed up with renowed author and illustrator of children's books Maurice Sendak.

Sony said the working partnership agreement covers existing and new intellectual properties of Sendak's, including books, characters and his national children's theater, "The Night Kitchen."

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The company said Sendak, along with John Carls, his partner in Wild Things Productions, will work with TriStar Pictures, an arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, to develop and produce full-length feature films based on Sendak's own books and books by other artists.

Sony Signatures will be the exclusive global merchandising and licensing agency for Sendak's books "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen."

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Pub Date: 5/20/96


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