|Samuel White (Co-President)|
Benjamin Lewis (Executive Chairman)
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Triumph Films (also known as Triumph Releasing Corporation) was an American independent film studio division of Sony Pictures Entertainment that geared towards theatre and direct-to-video film production and distribution.
It was founded in 1982 as a joint venture between Columbia Pictures and the French company Gaumont to distribute foreign films in the US. In 1984, Marcie Bloom, who was formerly of the New York Film Festival joined Triumph Films to serve as New York publicity director of the film studio.
In 1985, Triumph Films announced that they would cut back down on the production slate, and decided to focus on titles only on foreign-language films with English subtitles. Shortly afterwards, Gaumont decided to cut their ties on the distributing company, and decided that Columbia would be sole owner of the studio. On October 29, 1985, Columbia Pictures decided to shut the foreign film label Triumph Films, and folded into the Columbia Pictures label.
On January 5, 1988, Columbia Pictures Entertainment announced that they would revive the Triumph brand as a new worldwide subsidiary, Triumph Releasing Corporation, and named Patrick N. Williamson as president of the unit, and the company will provide administrative services related to distribution of Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures in the U.S. and Canada, while internationally, Triumph would be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of Columbia and Tri-Star films under the direction of each individual studio. It was officially incorporated on March 24, 1988. In 1989, Triumph distributed films by Crédit Lyonnais's Epic Productions Inc. (Not to be confused with Epic Records).
On November 23, 1994, Triumph Releasing Corporation was renamed as Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation, and the Triumph name was spun off as Triumph Films. After being shut down in 1997, the Triumph Films label was re-activated in 2003. Eventually, the label turned dormant in 2008 and became an in-name-only division of Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation. In 2014, the label was revived yet again for the release of The Remaining.
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Notable films include To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, The Ambulance, Brainscan, Magic in the Water (co-released by TriStar Pictures), The Golden Laws, Steamboy (co-distributed by Destination Films) and the critically panned SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
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|February 10, 1982||Das Boot|
|June 21, 1982||La vie continue|
|June 23, 1982||Bob le flambeur|
|September 14, 1982||Josepha|
|October 6, 1982||Yol|
|January 23, 1983||Parsifal|
|February 11, 1983||We of the Never Never|
|February 16, 1983||That Night in Varennes|
|April 21, 1983||Invitation au voyage|
|April 29, 1983||Querelle|
|May 13, 1983||La Boum|
|May 27, 1983||The Trout|
|September 9, 1983||Moon in the Gutter|
|September 28, 1983||Danton|
|November 11, 1983||Purple Haze|
|December 14, 1983||The Eyes, the Mouth|
|January 26, 1984||And the Ship Sails On|
|May 18, 1984||Angel|
|May 25, 1984||Heat of Desire|
|June 12, 1984||The Last Battle|
|June 21, 1984||After the Rehearsal|
|September 20, 1984||Carmen|
|October 13, 1984||À Nos Amours|
|November 9, 1984||The Little Bunch|
|A Love in Germany|
|August 2, 1985||Death in a French Garden|
|August 26, 1985||My Other Husband|
|October 18, 1985||Acqua e sapone|
|November 1, 1985||Softly, Softly|
|December 8, 1989||Triumph of the Spirit[N 1]|
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|January 12, 1990||Ski Patrol||distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]|
|February 16, 1990||Courage Mountain|
|March 9, 1990||Bad Influence|
|March 31, 1990||The Ambulance|
|April 20, 1990||Modern Love|
|Why Me?||distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]|
|April 27, 1990||Wild Orchid||distribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]|
|June 1, 1990||Ghosts Can't Do It||distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]|
|July 20, 1990||Clownhouse||distribution only: produced by Commercial Pictures[N 1]|
|August 24, 1990||Men at Work||distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]|
|September 28, 1990||Dark Angel||distribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]|
|October 26, 1990||Sonny Boy||distribution only; produced by Trans World Entertainment[N 1]|
|November 2, 1990||Waiting for the Light||distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]|
|November 9, 1990||Mister Frost|
|November 21, 1990||Robot Jox||distribution only; produced by Empire Pictures[N 1]|
|April 12, 1991||Eminent Domain|
|October 9, 1991||Homicide|
|November 1, 1991||Year of the Gun|
|February 28, 1992||Gate 2: The Trespassers||distribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]|
|March 27, 1992||Ruby|
|April 15, 1992||Brenda Starr|
|May 8, 1992||Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue||distribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]|
|August 1, 1992||Jersey Girl|
|October 23, 1992||Zebrahead|
|March 5, 1993||Shadow of the Wolf|
|April 9, 1993||Sidekicks||distribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]|
|April 22, 1994||Brainscan|
|March 3, 1995||Nina Takes a Lover|
|April 12, 1995||Jury Duty||co-production with TriStar Pictures|
|August 30, 1995||Magic in the Water|
|January 26, 1996||Screamers||co-production with Columbia Pictures|
|August 23, 1996||Solo|
|October 18, 1996||To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday||co-production with Rastar|
|April 14, 1997||Bliss|
|May 2, 1997||Truth or Consequences, N.M.|
|August 22, 1997||Masterminds||co-production with Columbia Pictures|
|September 12, 1997||The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca|
|September 26, 1997||The Assignment|
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|December 5, 2003||The Golden Laws|
|August 17, 2004||SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2||co-production with Crystal Sky Pictures|
|March 18, 2005||Steamboy||US distribution only co-distributed by Destination Films, produced by Sunrise and Toho|
|February 17, 2006||The Second Chance||co-production with Provident Films Ruckus Film and Cedar Partners|
|January 2, 2007||Shottas||co-distributed by Destination Films|
|April 18, 2008||Zombie Strippers||theatrical distribution only, produced by Stage 6 Films|
|September 5, 2014||The Remaining||distribution only, produced by Affirm Films|
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Source: "Triumph Films", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 7th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Films.
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- ^ a b c d SONY PICTURES RELEASING CORPORATION businessprofiles.com, Retrieved on January 20, 2014
- ^ "Triumph Appoints Bloom N.Y.-Based Pub Director". Variety. April 18, 1984. p. 20.
- ^ "English-Lingo Fare To Dominate Triumph Films' Release Schedule". Variety. September 25, 1985. p. 6.
- ^ Clark, Ted (October 9, 1985). "Gaumont Pulling Out of Triumph; Buyse To Be Stateside Rep". Variety. p. 3.
- ^ "Col Assessing Fate of Triumph Subsid". Variety. October 30, 1985. p. 3.
- ^ "Columbia Resurrects 'Triumph'". Variety. January 6, 1988. p. 7.
- ^ "METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER INC, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Mar 30, 1999" (PDF). secdatabase.com. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
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