Miami, FL (March 7, 2011)—Donna Cunningham has been named managing director and executive vice president, production, Latin America/US Hispanic for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Kees Abrahams, president, production, SPT. In this role, Cunningham will oversee the company's production business in the region, including SPT's interests in production companies Teleset in Colombia and Floresta Productions in Brazil.
"Donna is a seasoned global television executive who understands our business from the ground up and has a proven track record working with talent and broadcasters," said Abrahams. "She brings the experience needed to grow our dynamic production businesses in the region to the next level, and her background working closely with our production companies across the world gives us the opportunity to consider new approaches to the business in the region."
Cunningham most recently served as executive vice president, operations, international production, where she headed global operations, strategic planning, and business affairs for SPT's international production group.
Cunningham joined SPT in 2004 as senior vice president, business affairs, international production. Previously, she served as general counsel and chief privacy officer for Radical Communication, Inc. a software licensing company in Marina Del Rey, California; as general counsel and executive vice president, business and legal affairs for Fox Family Worldwide in Los Angeles; as vice president, business and legal affairs, at Hanna-Barbera, Inc.; and as vice president, business and legal affairs at DIC Entertainment, Inc. Additionally, she worked at several law firms in the Los Angeles area including, McCambridge, Deixler, Marmaro & Goldberg, Swerdlow & Florence and Parkinson, Wolf, Lazar & Leo.
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