Sony Entertainment

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Sony Entertainment Inc.
Subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America
Industry Film
Television
Music
Founded 2012; 6 years ago (2012)
Headquarters New York City, New York
Los Angeles, California, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Kaz Hirai
(Chairman)
Kunimasa Suzuki
(Executive Vice President)
Owner Sony Corporation
Parent Sony Corporation of America
Website www.sony.com

Sony Entertainment Inc. is a global entertainment company established in 2012. It focuses on Sony's motion picture, television, and music businesses. It is currently the world's seventh largest entertainment company in terms of revenue, after Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, National Amusements (CBS/Viacom) and Bertelsmann.

History

On March 30, 2012, Michael Lynton, co-chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), was named as CEO of Sony Corporation of America to oversee all of Sony's global entertainment businesses and Nicole Seligman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sony Corporation, was named as president.[1] On April 9, 2013, Lynton renewed his contract with the company.[2]

On February 18, 2016, Seligman resigned after 15 years working for Sony and remained with the company until the end of March.[3]

On January 13, 2017, Lynton announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Sony Entertainment and chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment to be chairman for Snap Inc.[4][5] He was later replaced by Anthony Vinciquerra on June 1, 2017 after he was named as chairman/CEO of SPE.[6]

Companies

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Film

Television

Sony Music Entertainment

Sony/ATV Music Publishing

References

  1. ^ MICHAEL LYNTON NAMED CEO OF SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA; NICOLE SELIGMAN TO BECOME SCA PRESIDENT sonypictures.com, Retrieved on February 16, 2016
  2. ^ Michael Lynton Re-Ups As CEO Of Sony Entertainment deadline.com, Retrieved on February 16, 2016
  3. ^ Sony's Seligman Quits U.S. Business in Another High-Profile Exit Anousha Sakoui bloomberg.com, Retrieved on February 19, 2016
  4. ^ Mike Flemming, Jr., Anita Busch, and David Lieberman "Deadline" Michael Lynton Is Out As CEO Of Sony Entertainment deadline.com, Retrieved on August 13, 2017
  5. ^ Michael Lynton Exits Sony Pictures Entertainment to Become Chair of Snapchat James Rainey variety.com, Retrieved on August 13, 2017
  6. ^ Anita Busch "Deadline" Tony Vinciquerra Named Chairman/CEO Of Sony Pictures Entertainment Replacing Outgoing Exec Michael Lynton deadline.com, Retrieved on August 13, 2017

External links

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment - Official site
  • Sony Music Entertainment - Official site
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing - Official site
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