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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SONY PICTURES MOTION PICTURE GROUP TAPS JAKE ZIM TO BUILD VIRTUAL REALITY SLATE
  • June 27, 2016 – CULVER CITY, CA – Tom Rothman, Chairman, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, has appointed Jake Zim as Senior VP, Virtual Reality. In this newly-created position, Zim will be tasked with building a slate of narrative VR content for the motion picture group, working closely with Kuni Suzuki, EVP for Strategic Corporate Initiatives at Sony Entertainment, and a team of professionals from across Sony Pictures who are dedicated to the production and distribution of virtual reality (VR).

    Previously, as Senior VP, Digital Marketing, Zim oversaw promotional VR initiatives for the studio, including the recently announced collaboration between Sony Pictures and The Void to create Ghostbusters: Dimension, a fully immersive VR experience at Madame Tussauds New York.

    Commenting on the announcement, Rothman said, "Sony is in a unique position to shape the VR landscape with its assets in entertainment, gaming and technology. Jake has the background and expertise to help us develop innovative narrative content in this exciting new medium."

    About Sony Pictures Entertainment
    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.

    Jason Allen
    VP, Corporate Communications
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
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