Sanford Panitch

Berlin: Sony to pepper buyers with Salt pitch

Sony Pictures Television is planning to take action spy thriller Salt to television. Diego Suarez, senior VP of international television production at SPT parent Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed he was pitching a TV adaptation of the 2010 Phillip Noyce movie to potential partners at the European Film Market, which is being held here in Berlin […]

Sony poaches ABC exec for int’l post

Sony Pictures Television has poached an ABC Entertainment Group programming chief for a new international post. Jodie Platt has been named VP, programming and development, international production at the Culver City-based studio. She was previously VP, current programming at the entertainment arm of broadcast network ABC. Having been in that post for four years, she […]

Sony nabs Fox exec to build int’l production

Sony Pictures Entertainment has a new senior VP, international television production after the hire of Fox21 executive Diego Suarez. This is the first TV hire Sony Pictures Entertainment’s president of international film and television, Sanford Panitch, has made since leaving Fox to take the post back in April. Suarez worked with Panitch at Fox, and […]

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 […]