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  • WAYNE GARVIE NAMED PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION, SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
  • [CULVER CITY, CA / LONDON, UK – October 12, 2017] Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that Wayne Garvie has been named President, International Production for Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Garvie has been overseeing SPT’s international productions on an interim basis for the last several months. As President, he will lead the studio’s international television production business, overseeing the creative teams outside the US as well as SPT’s 20 owned and joint-venture international production companies around the world. Garvie, who is based in London, will continue to report to SPE Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra.

    "Wayne has been a strong leader, galvanizing our international production team with his energy, enthusiasm and creativity without missing a beat," said Vinciquerra. "I want to thank Wayne for his hard work over the last few months of transition at SPT. We look forward to growing this important line of business for SPE with Wayne officially at the helm."

    "I’m thrilled to work with some of the world’s greatest storytellers in Sony’s international group. I want to thank Tony for this opportunity to lead them and continue to make great content that entertains audiences around the world," said Garvie.

    Garvie was previously chief creative officer for international production at Sony Pictures Television, where he was responsible for driving creative development across SPT's global network of production companies outside of the US. In this capacity, he has overseen numerous deals including SPT’s recent partnership with Stolen Picture, and shepherded notable productions including award winning series The Crown for Netflix and the forthcoming BBC/Amazon project A Very English Scandal.

    Garvie joined SPT in 2012 from All3MEDIA, where he was managing director of international production with special responsibility for the company's growth in the US. Previously, Garvie was managing director for content and production at BBC Worldwide, responsible for establishing the corporation's global network of production companies and overseeing its international formats business including Dancing With the Stars and Top Gear. Garvie has also held senior positions in UK broadcasting, including head of entertainment for the BBC and director of broadcasting for Granada. He graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in history and received a PhD in economic and social history from the University of Sheffield.

    Sony Pictures Television produces original and formatted scripted and unscripted programs for television around the world. SPT currently has production companies outside the United States serving France, Germany, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, Latin America, Brazil, the Middle East, Asia, China and Russia.

    ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
    Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 22 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

    ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is 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. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com.

    Contact:
    Lisa Broock
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Lisa_broock@spe.sony.com
    310-244-4148