Magazine article Screen International

Kristine Belson Expands Remit at Sony Pictures Animation

Magazine article Screen International

Kristine Belson Expands Remit at Sony Pictures Animation

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Executive shepherded Oscar-winner Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.

Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson, under whose watch the latest entry in the Hotel Transylvania franchise attained record international and global box office results, has renewed her contract and expanded her role to include producing animated series for television and streaming platforms.

In her new role as president, Sony Pictures Animation, features and series, Belson will continue to report to Sony Pictures Entertainment motion picture group chairman Tom Rothman.

For television projects, she will liaise with Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins and work with Sony Pictures Television Studios co-presidents Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter on select projects.

In her four years at the studio, Belson has shepherded the most recent instalment of the $1.3bn Hotel Transylvania global series, which became Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing animated film and earned $361.1m internationally and $528.6m worldwide. This year’s Oscar winner Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse grossed $375.5m at the global box office, and $185.3m internationally.

Belson currently oversees more than a dozen projects in active development across the studio including the Phil Lord and Christopher Miller-produced original animated comedy, The Mitchells vs. …

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