Scott Landsman Named Vice President, U.S. Comedy Development For Sony Pictures Television

CULVER CITY, CA (July 11, 2011) - Scott Landsman has been named vice president of U.S. comedy development for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Glenn Adilman, executive vice president, U.S. comedy development, SPT, to whom he reports.

In this role, Landsman will foster relationships with writers and creative talent and supervise new concepts from the idea stage through series launch for both cable and network programming.

Previously, Landsman served as vice president, original programming and development at Comedy Central since 2007. He joined the network in 2004 as director, current programming and in 2006 was named director, original programming and development. There he developed series such as Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, Krod Mandoon & the Flaming Sword of Fire and Lewis Black's Root of All Evil. Additionally, he spearheaded an internal development team focusing on scripted, reality and hybrid programming. Prior to that, he was director of development at Stun Creative where he developed a slate of scripted and reality television shows for broadcast and cable networks and, before that, he was executive director of development at USA Interactive Entertainment.

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 120 channel feeds, which are available in more than 142 countries reaching more than 500 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT ( is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

Jamie Drayton