Wayne Garvie

First ever Bell/CTV format deal secured through Sony in UK

A deal that will see Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shopping Canadian format The Launch internationally marks the first time a CTV format from Bell Media has sold overseas. Sony-backed UK formats house Electric Ray is working up a local version of the music reality show, which comes from CTV parent Bell and Big Machine Label […]

Sony rejigs senior team making Parsons EVP of int’l production

Sony Pictures Television International Production (SPT Int’l) has made changes to the senior management team, including making Richard Parsons its new EVP of operations for international production. Parsons has been senior vice president of international production since 2012, when he joined the company. In this new role he will oversee all operational and commercial matters […]

Kaplan exits Sony as Le Goy expands role

Andy Kaplan is one of three president-level executives leaving Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), with worldwide distribution chief Keith Le Goy rising in the reshuffle. Kaplan (pictured) has been with Sony or its affiliates for nearly 30 years, and has greatly expanded the US studio’s channels operations in his most recent role. However, he will leave […]

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 […]

YouTube Red orders Sony’s Origin story drama

Subscription VOD service YouTube Red has ordered a sci-fi drama called Origin that has China International Television Corporation (CITVC) and Sony Pictures Television (CPT) attached. The ten-part drama comes from Sony-owned UK prodco Left Bank Pictures (The Crown) and Knighfall producer Midnight Radio, with CITVC and SPT’s international production arm producing in association. Origin is […]

Sony names Garvie int’l production president

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has named Wayne Garvie president of international production. Garvie moves from his role as chief creative officer in the company, to now lead the studio’s international television production business, overseeing the creative teams outside the US as well as SPT’s 20 owned- and joint venture international production companies around the world. Based in […]

Sony invests in Simon Pegg/Nick Frost prodco

Sony Pictures Television has taken a minority stake in Stolen Picture, the new UK-based prodco of actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (pictured). Stolen Pictures has been established to produce television, film and digital projects for global audiences. Bad Wolf COO Miles Ketley has been installed as its CEO, leaving Jane Tranter’s prodco after joining […]

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, S4C renew formats pact

Sony Pictures Television has renewed a formats development pact with Welsh pubcaster S4C. This pact sees the pair work on non-scripted format ideas with Welsh production companies, with a focus on primetime entertainment, fact-ent, reality and game shows for S4C that SPT then sells internationally. The partnership is in its second year, and has already […]

Ex-FremantleMedia exec Tegelaar joins Sony

Jason Tegelaar, formerly of FremantleMedia-owned prodco Blue Circle, has joined Sony Pictures Television in the Netherlands. TBI has learned Tegelaar has joined SPT as a development executive on a six-month contract. He will work closely with SPT’s VP, acquisitions, international production Lisette van Diepen and report to chief creative officer, international production Wayne Garvie. SPT […]