Magazine article Screen International

Sanford Panitch to Head Columbia Pictures

Magazine article Screen International

Sanford Panitch to Head Columbia Pictures

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Alongside his new role as president of Columbia Pictures, Panitch will continue to oversee the international local language production operation he has been assembling since his former Fox boss Rothman brought him over to Sony last year.

The former Sony president of international film and television is a good fit for Sony as Rothman is keen to use Panitch's international and local-language expertise to crafta company that can create globally appealing content.

Prior to Sony, Panitch served as head of Fox International Productions. Before that he served as president of filmed entertainment at New Regency and was executive vice-president of production at 20th Century Fox, serving as an executive on Titanic.

Belgrad will segue from his post in July to a multi-year production and finance deal with Columbia Pictures. …

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