Wayne Garvie


Sony & Komixx ink deal for young adult content

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Komixx Entertainment have signed a multi-project deal to co-develop and co-produce author-based IP for young adult audiences. The collaboration marks SPT’s first move into young adult content. It will look to develop Komixx’s extensive portfolio of IP optioned from young-adult authors worldwide. The portfolio includes thriller novel Captured by Kelly Anne […]

Sony hires W exec as Latin America production head

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has named W Studios’ Ana Bond as senior vice president and managing director of international production for Latin America. Bond will report to SPT president Wayne Garvie, who appointed her. Based in Miami, she will oversee the company’s production business across the region, including SPT’s joint venture entities Teleset, in Colombia, […]

EbonyLife and Sony seal scripted series pact

EbonyLife Ltd, owners of Africa’s Global Black TV Network and Sony Pictures Television (SPT), are co-developing three new scripted TV projects with SPT set to distribute internationally. The three-project deal, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian production company, will include a TV series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors, an all-female army […]

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 […]

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