CULVER CITY, CA (November 8, 2011) - Two veteran sales executives, Flory Bramnick and Philip Martzolf, have been promoted at Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by John Weiser, president, U.S. distribution, SPT.
Flory Bramnick has been promoted to executive vice president, U.S. cable sales and now runs all U.S. cable sales operations for SPT. In this role, she is responsible for feature film and television sales to cable outlets and for creating strategic sales opportunities for the studio. Bramnick will manage the U.S. cable sales teams in the New York and Los Angeles offices.
Philip Martzolf has been named executive vice president, U.S. syndication sales, and now leads all first-run and off-net syndicated programming sales as well as current feature film sales and titles from SPT's vast library. He will manage the U.S. syndication teams in the four regional offices located in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Atlanta.
"Flory has been a rock star for years in the company," said Weiser. "This promotion recognizes her contributions, but more importantly puts Flory in a position to take charge of the group and grow our cable business in a meaningful way. Phil has really excelled at organizing sales efforts. People love working with him and, as a result, he has developed and maintained long-lasting relationships in the marketplace."
Since 2004, Bramnick has served as senior vice president, U.S. cable distribution. In that role, she was responsible for sales of SPT product to cable networks and for identifying new distribution channels for SPT content. She joined SPT in February 2002 in the newly created position of vice president, strategic sales operations. There, among other accomplishments, she created new business opportunities for the company in high definition programming, utilizing assets from SPT's film and television libraries. Before joining SPT, Bramnick spent five years at Belo Corporation in Dallas. At the time of her move to SPT, Bramnick held the position of vice president, business development and strategic alliances at Belo Interactive, overseeing the sales and news areas for Belo's online subsidiary of over 30 newspaper and television station websites, as well as managing the company's equity investments. Bramnick graduated from Yale College and later earned her M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Martzolf has served as senior vice president, northern region at SPT since 2007, where he managed the day to day operations of the Company's New York and Chicago offices. Beginning in 2000, Martzolf served as senior vice president for Studios USA, later Vivendi Universal Entertainment and finally NBC Universal Television, and was responsible for domestic syndication sales. These duties included sales and marketing of first-run and off-network syndicated programs, library properties and several movie packages. Prior to Studios USA, Martzolf was vice president, midwest sales for MCA Television in Chicago, and before that, division manager, northeast for MCA in New York. He began his career in New York as an account executive for Worldvision Entertainment.
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