London, UK (March 22, 2012) - Donna Cunningham has been named executive vice president, operations, international production for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Andrea Wong, president, international production, Sony Pictures Television and president, international, Sony Pictures Entertainment. In this role, Cunningham will oversee the day-to-day operations for all of SPT's wholly-owned and joint venture production companies, facilitating the use of corporate resources to help each company reach their creative potential and grow their business.
"Donna's successful experience running our production business for the Latin American and US Hispanic regions, combined with her many years of operational production experience, makes her the perfect person to serve as a business partner to our 16 production companies and joint ventures around the world. She brings a cross-cultural and practical approach to business that is essential to this role.""
Cunningham most recently served as managing director and executive vice president, production, Latin American/US Hispanic where she was responsible for overseeing the company's production business in the region, including SPT's interests in production companies Teleset in Colombia and Floresta Productions in Brazil. She will continue to run SPT's Latin America/US Hispanic production business until a replacement is named.
Cunningham joined SPT in 2004 as senior vice president, business affairs, international production. She then served as executive vice president, operations, international production, where she headed global operations and strategic planning for SPT's international production group. 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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