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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT APPOINTS JOSH GREENSTEIN PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION
  • CULVER CITY, Calif., September 5, 2014 - Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that Josh Greenstein will join the company as the studio’s President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution. In this role, Greenstein will assume the role previously held by Jeff Blake and oversee the day-to-day management of SPE’s worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution activities. He will report to Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

    Greenstein most recently worked as Chief Marketing Officer for Paramount Pictures and earlier served as Co-President of Marketing. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Creative Advertising. Before joining Paramount, he served as Head of Marketing for Dimension Films.

    "We seized the opportunity to attract someone of Josh’s caliber to lead marketing and distribution for the Motion Picture Group," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. "Josh will be instrumental in helping to implement the vision we have for our motion picture business as we utilize cutting edge and innovative approaches to drive audiences to theaters."

    "We are thrilled to welcome Josh to SPE," said Pascal. "He has an impressive and unparalleled track record of success, and we are confident that he will be a valuable addition to our executive team."

    "I am looking forward to working with the many talented people at SPE. I would like to thank Brad Grey and Rob Moore for the incredible opportunities and leadership they provided me while working for them over the last nine years at Paramount," said Greenstein. "Looking ahead, I am excited to join SPE’s Motion Picture Group to create compelling and impactful marketing and distribution campaigns that will reach audiences and help SPE deliver at the global box office."

    While at Paramount, Greenstein led the marketing campaigns for a diverse mix of hit films, including: The Wolf of Wall Street, World War Z, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Flight, Star Trek Into Darkness, Paranormal Activity, True Grit, The Fighter, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

    About Sony Pictures:
    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

    Contact:
    Charles Sipkins
    310.244.5651
    Charles_Sipkins@spe.sony.com