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Sony Pictures TV Studios promotes Lauren Stein to head of creative

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has promoted drama development exec Lauren Stein to the newly created position of head of creative for SPT Studios. In her new role, Stein will take responsibility for drama and comedy development, TriStar Television, international co-productions, and current programming on series in their first year of production. She will continue to […]

Sony veteran Jason Clodfelter named TV chief at Legendary Entertainment

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Studios co-president Jason Clodfelter has exited the company after 17 years to become president of television at Legendary Entertainment. Clodfelter will be responsible for developing new scripted and limited series at Legendary, which is behind shows such as Carnival Row for Prime Video and Drops Of God for Apple TV+. His […]

Jeffrey Glaser exits Sony Pictures TV Studios, Marie Jacobsen to lead current programming

Jeffrey Glaser is exiting his role as Sony Pictures Television Studios’ EVP of current programming after six years. Marie Jacobson, who has co-led the current programming department alongside Glaser since November, will take over as sole head following his departure in June. Glaser joined the company as EVP and head of current in September 2017, […]

Sony Pictures Television Studios hires Charter & NBC veteran to succeed Jeff Frost as president

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Studios has appointed former Charter Communications’ Spectrum Originals exec Katherine Pope to take over from the outgoing Jeff Frost as president. Reporting to Ravi Ahuja, chairman of global television studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment corporate development, Pope will join the studio on 22 August to take charge of all domestic scripted […]

Disney+ boosts originals with unscripted & kids orders

Disney+ and Disney Channels have commissioned a slew of new content across unscripted, kids & family and original movies. Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, Disney Branded Television president Ayo Davis unveiled the new projects, which include both live action and animation productions. Davis announced two unscripted projects for Disney+, both of […]

Amazon confirms ‘The Boys’ spin-off set in US superhero college

Amazon Studios has confirmed a spin-off series from its subversive superhero drama The Boys. The show, details of which emerged last year, is from Sony Pictures Television Studios – which is behind the original – and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film. Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters attached […]

Sony beefs ups drama team with ex-Syfy exec

Sony Pictures Television (SPT)’s new leaders have hired former Syfy development exec Andrew Plotkin for its studio drama team. Plotnik has been handed a senior VP of drama development post at the Culver City studio’s TV wing, Sony Pictures Television Studios (STVS). He will replace Lauren Stein, who was upped to executive VP and head […]