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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • CORII BERG NAMED SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS AFFAIRS FOR SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
  • CULVER CITY, Ca., August 31, 2009 - Corii Berg will join Sony Pictures Television (SPT) as senior executive vice president, business affairs, overseeing production business affairs for the studio's television operations around the world. The announcement was made today by Steve Mosko, president, SPT, to whom Berg will report.

    As part of the ongoing efforts to integrate the United States and international television divisions, production business affairs will be consolidated under Berg, to ensure that deals are structured consistently and that global resources are deployed in the most efficient manner possible.

    "With the merging of our U.S. and international businesses, we have a great opportunity to collaborate on our processes and make them more efficient," said Mosko. "Corii is a talented lawyer and a great executive who has helped shape many of the studio's successful business ventures and whose experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our businesses around the world."

    Berg most recently served as executive vice president and deputy general counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he headed the company's corporate legal affairs group, handling a variety of key issues across the company's multiple units, including international television, home entertainment, digital distribution and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Sony in 1995, Corii was a Corporate Associate in the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Corii obtained B.A.s in journalism and political science from University of Southern California, both cum laude. He earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, cum laude and Order of the Coif."

    About Sony Pictures Television

    Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leading producer of local language scripted and non-scripted programming. SPT also sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio, which includes branded networks AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, and Animax, is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 119 channel feeds available in more than 130 countries, reaching almost 400 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT is a part owner of cable channel GSN, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States, and for Sony Music Entertainment. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

    For more information:

    Paula Askanas
    (p) 310.244.3790
    paula_askanas@spe.sony.com