Magazine article Screen International

Anthony Vinciquerra to Lead Sony Pictures Entertainment

Magazine article Screen International

Anthony Vinciquerra to Lead Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Anthony Vinciquerra will become chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) on June 1.

Vinciquerra reports to Sony Corporation president and CEO Kazuo Hirai, and replaces Michael Lynton, who announced in January that he would step down this spring to become chairman of Snapchat owner Snap Inc.

The new hire currently serves as senior advisor to Texas Pacific Group in the technology, media and telecom sectors, where he has focused on investment opportunities and digital and emerging technologies.

Prior to that Vinciquerra spent close to a decade at Fox where he served as chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group. Before that he was an executive at Hearst Corporations broadcasting group and CBS's television group.

Vinciquerra will oversee the studio's corporate groups and its lines of business: SPE's Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures Television, and SPE's Worldwide Media Networks division.

"Tony is a proven, results-oriented leader with extensive experience running and driving growth in large, complex media and entertainment businesses," Hirai said.

"His operating skills, effectiveness working with creative teams and expertise in managing digital disruption and new technologies make him the perfect choice to lead SPE, and build on the studio's turnaround efforts to date. …

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