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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • NIGEL CLARK PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL MARKETING FOR SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL
  • CULVER CITY, Calif., March 15, 2011 — Nigel Clark has been promoted to President of International Marketing for Sony Pictures Releasing International, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures.

    Clark, who previously served as Senior Executive Vice President of the department, will continue to direct the home-office team which coordinates marketing and publicity strategies for international theatrical launches of all titles released by Sony Pictures, including acquisitions and local productions. Clark will also oversee the execution of marketing, media plans and public relations plans created by SPE's local territory offices around the world. He reports to Marc Weinstock, President of Worldwide Marketing for the studio.

    During his most recent tenure with the studio, Clark has overseen the international campaigns of such worldwide hits as Angels & Demons, The Ugly Truth, District 9, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2012, The Karate Kid, Grown Ups, Salt, Eat Pray Love, The Social Network, The Tourist, and The Green Hornet, among others. He is currently overseeing the international campaigns for Sony's upcoming films, including Battle: Los Angeles, Bad Teacher, Zookeeper, The Smurfs®, Arthur Christmas, Jack and Jill, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as well as Men in Black™ 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man&#0153, both coming in 2012.

    Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, "Nigel is one of the brightest and most exceptional international marketing executives working in the industry today. He has been instrumental to the success of some of the biggest worldwide blockbusters ever released and he has earned the respect and admiration of colleagues, competitors and filmmakers. We are proud to recognize his contributions to our company with this well-deserved promotion."

    Said Clark, "The international market is more important to our business than ever before, and I am thrilled by the challenge and the opportunity to work with such a gifted and creative team to support our upcoming films."

    Clark first joined Sony in London as European marketing supervisor in 1990. In 1994, he was promoted to vice president of marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Two years later, Clark was tapped for the position of senior vice president, international marketing, transferring to the Los Angeles home office to oversee theatrical marketing for all territories outside of North America. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2000 and left the company in 2003 where he later joined UIP as Executive Vice President of International Marketing.

    During his time at UIP, he oversaw the international releases for King Kong, MI:3 (Mission Impossible III), War of the Worlds, Madagascar, Munich and An Inconvenient Truth, among many others. Prior to rejoining Sony Pictures in 2008 as senior executive vice president of International Marketing, he served as a marketing consultant for EON Productions on the launch of Quantum of Solace.

    About Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

    Steve Elzer
    Senior Vice President, Media Relations
    Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
    (310) 244-7142
    steve_elzer@spe.sony.com