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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.
“I am thrilled to have Michael joining the SPT family. He is a multi-talented, creative producer with wide-ranging experience, which makes him an ideal fit for this role,” said Prete. “I look forward to working closely with Michael to develop exciting new programs for our clients who are hungry for more exciting game show content.”
“I feel like I won the ultimate game show prize! Working with Suzanne and the stellar Sony IP is a dream come true,” said Weinberg. “As game shows are going through an exciting renaissance, we have the perfect combination of legacy and limitless possibilities to create compelling content for everyone, everywhere.”
SPT is a leading producer of some of the highest rated game shows on television, including the iconic Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! franchises. The recently launched division dedicated to game show development and production is focused on expanding SPT’s footprint in this growing category.
Weinberg has an extensive list of game show credits including Press Your Luck, 1 Versus 100, To Tell the Truth, and Don’t Forget the Lyrics. He comes to SPT from InventTV, where he served as President, developing their slate of original programming for linear and streaming platforms, as well as overseeing all aspects of production, from development to delivery. InventTV’s most popular projects include, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Oprah with Meghan and Harry, The Oprah Conversation with Barack Obama, Will Smith and Dolly Parton, Twenties After Show with B. Scott, and Preaching Evil: A Wife on the Run with Warren Jeffs.
Prior to his tenure at InventTV, Weinberg served as the EVP of Syndication at Endemol Shine North America, where he successfully developed The Steve Harvey Show and Page Six TV, among many other hit series. Weinberg joined Endemol Shine in 2009 as VP of Development before being promoted to SVP in 2014 and then to EVP in 2019.
Weinberg graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Economics.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying 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 content business, operating a robust portfolio of wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.