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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES KEITH WEAVER PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF WORLDWIDE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
  • CULVER CITY, CA(September 19, 2011) - Keith Weaver has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President, Worldwide Government Affairs for Sony Pictures Entertainment (http://www.sonypictures.com); it was announced today by Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel Leah Weil, to whom he will report.

    "In nearly a decade at Sony Pictures, Keith has proven himself to be nothing short of a superstar," said Weil. "Through his thoughtful insight, he has consistently helped us navigate the dynamic entertainment business landscape and complex legislative and regulatory issues that surround it."

    In his new role as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, Weaver will oversee all aspects of the SPE's government relations and public policy activities as well as community affairs. Weaver has been with the company since June 2002 when he joined as a Vice President in Government Affairs and has served as Senior Vice President since October 2005 prior to this promotion.

    "I'm proud to expand my role at Sony Pictures," said Weaver. "At this transformative time for our industry and the policies that surround it, it has been especially rewarding for me to work for a leadership team here that continues to demonstrate an inspiring balance of vision and practical execution."

    Weaver and his team work closely with SPE's operating units and corporate staff groups to develop the company's legislative and regulatory agenda that supports the business strategies and initiatives of the motion picture, television, home entertainment and digital entertainment divisions. He also plays a role in the studio's affiliations with the Motion Picture Association.

    Prior to joining SPE, Weaver helped develop the proposal for new districts for California's Senate, Congressional and Board of Equalization. Before that, Weaver was a regional manager of Community and Government Relations for Kaiser Permanente and served on the staff of former State Senator Herschel Rosenthal.

    Weaver serves as Vice President of the California State Film Commission and has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Exceptional Children's Foundation; Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation; Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs; Providence Health & Services Community Ministry Board; and Slavery No More.

    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, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

    Contact:
    Ann Boyd
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    310-244-3683
    ann_boyd@spe.sony.com