Andrea Wong

Ex-Sony int’l production chief Wong joins TRX board

Former Sony Pictures Television (SPT) international production president Andrea Wong has joined the board of disruptive distribution platform TRX. Wong joins other industry figures such as Stephen lambert and John McVay on the company’s board. She is already on the boards of Liberty Media, Liberty Interactive Corporation and the Hudson’s Bay Company. TRX went live […]

Sony Pictures Television co-presidents out

Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht are leaving their roles as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Tony Vinciquerra, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)’s new CEO, will work directly with remaining leadership until the president role is filled. No direct replacement has been lined up. Van Amburg (right) and Erlicht had been co-presidents of SPT since […]

Andrea Wong leaving Sony

Andrea Wong is leaving Sony amid the ongoing shake-up at the entertainment arm of the Japanese company. Wong will leave her role as president, international production at Sony Pictures Television and Sony Pictures Entertainment in the coming weeks. Sony declined to comment, but is thought to be planning to recruit a replacement for Wong after […]

Sony buys into Jordskott team’s Swedish prodco

Sony has bought into Palladium Fiction, the Swedish firm behind mystery drama hit Jordskott. Sony Pictures Television has taken a minority stake for an undisclosed amount, and will sell Palladium’s content internationally with the prodco focused on high-end drama for the international market. Its current projects include season two of Jordskott, which goes out on […]

Sony backs Dragonslayer indie

Sony is backing Blueprint Television, the new foray into TV by film production company Blueprint Pictures. Sony Pictures Television has bought into the new indie, and the prodco has brought in Eastenders showrunner Dominic Treadwell-Collins as head of television. Hitherto, Blueprint has been known as a movie producer, making features including The Best Exotic Marigold […]

Sony poaches Fox exec for key post

Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired Fox executive Sanford Panitch to become its president of international film and television. The newly-created post will see Panitch working alongside Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko on TV projects, as well as on the feature film side of the Hollywood studio. This is the first significant hire SPE has […]

Sony sets up new prodco with Discovery exec Andreae

Simon Andreae is leaving Discovery to set up his own production company Scarlet Media. Sony Pictures Television is bankrolling the new business and will hold a majority stake as well as distribute its shows internationally. The London-based producer will make factual and fact-ent series for UK and international broadcasters. Andreae is creating the firm and […]

Sony hires Carrie Ferman

Sony Pictures Television has hired Carrie Ferman as senior VP, business strategy and development, International Production. She will support SPT’s international productions, and its portfolio of 18 production companies, in strategic planning and growing SPT’s business. Reporting to Andrea Wong, president, International Production for Sony Pictures Television, she will be based at SPT’s London office. […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]