[Culver City, CA – July 13, 2022] – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that Katherine Pope will join the studio as President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, overseeing all Domestic scripted productions. Pope, who most recently was Head of Original Content at Charter Communications, has held leadership roles at major networks, studios and production companies and has developed and overseen numerous acclaimed drama and comedy series over the course of her career.
Katherine Pope Joins Sony Pictures Television As President, Sony Pictures Television Studios
Michael Weinberg Joins Sony Pictures Television as SVP of Development, Game Shows
CULVER CITY, CA, June 8, 2022 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that Emmy® Award-winning producer Michael Weinberg has been named SVP of Development in the newly formed Game Show production division. In this new role, Weinberg will develop game show content for all platforms and will identify new growth opportunities for the game shows division. Weinberg started his new role at SPT this week and is based in SPT’s Culver City, CA headquarters. He reports to Suzanne Prete, EVP, Game Shows.
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Worldwide Rights to Documentary, ‘The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile’
New York (March 16, 2022) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today they have acquired worldwide rights to the documentary THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER – FEATURING BRANDI CARLILE. The film had its world premiere out of South by Southwest earlier this week.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Merlin Entertainments Join Forces to Bring Jumanji Brand to Life Through Global Strategic Collaboration
Merlin Entertainments (“Merlin” or “the Company”), a global leader in location-based entertainment with brands including LEGOLAND®, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE, today announced that it has entered into a formal multi-territory exclusivity agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment, to develop and operate attractions, rides, lands, retail outlets and themed hotel rooms based on the studio’s box office hit Jumanji film franchise across Merlin’s Resort Theme Parks and Waterparks in Europe (including the UK) and North America.
Sony Pictures Television Announces 15 Finalists from Seventh Annual Diverse Directors Program
Culver City CA – March 4, 2022 – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has announced the fifteen finalists in its 2022 Diverse Directors Program. This initiative, which SPT established in 2014, is part of the studio’s overall strategy to identify and cultivate an expanding pool of emerging talent from a wide range of backgrounds.
Sony Pictures Television to Acquire Industrial Media
CULVER CITY, CA, March 3, 2022 – Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”), a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”), today announced an agreement has been signed to acquire Industrial Media, one of the foremost independent nonfiction production companies. SPT also announced the formation of a new Game Show production division to be led by longtime SPT executive, Suzanne Prete.
Anime Fans Win As Funimation Global Group Content Moves to Crunchyroll Starting Today
Culver City, California – March 1, 2022 – Starting today, existing and new Crunchyroll subscribers will have access to library and simulcast content previously exclusive to Funimation. This move makes good on the promise to fans that the merger of Funimation and Crunchyroll would bring together the previously separate services into a single subscription. Crunchyroll’s pricing remains unchanged, offering fans the ultimate anime experience with subs, dubs, films, and simulcast series in over 200 countries and territories and in 10 languages.
Joe D’Ambrosia Named EVP & General Manager of Silvergate Media
CULVER CITY, CA, February 18, 2022 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that Joe D’Ambrosia has been named EVP & General Manager of Silvergate Media, the award-winning media company that develops, produces and licenses top children’s programming. D’Ambrosia will begin his new role April 1, 2022 and be based in SPT’s Culver City, CA headquarters while also spending time with Silvergate’s teams in New York and London.
Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment launch ‘Sony Entertainment Talent Ventures India’
3 February 2022 - Mumbai - Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today the creation of ‘Sony Entertainment Talent Ventures India’ (SETVI), a new entertainment company focused on creating ventures for media talent in India.
Sony Pictures Television Ad Sales Veteran Stuart Zimmerman Named Executive Vice President, Ad Sales for SPT & GSN
(Santa Monica, CA) – February 3, 2022 – Veteran ad sales executive Stuart Zimmerman has been named Executive Vice President, Ad Sales for Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and GSN, effective immediately.