Inside Move: Sony taps 7 for committee

Org to review how core businesses operate

A seven-member committee of top execs will now oversee the operations of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

In addition to Sony Corp. chairman Howard Stringer, SPE chairman-CEO John Calley and SPE vice chairmen Jeff Blake, Yair Landau and Amy Pascal, the committee includes Revolution Studios’ Joe Roth and Sony Corp. executive VP-chief financial officer Rob Wiesenthal.

The committee, which Stringer announced April 17 in a company-wide memo, is designed to review “how we operate each of our core businesses,” Stringer said.

He highlighted the committee’s inclusion of Roth as reflecting “the importance of one of SPE’s most successful partnerships.”

Items on the committee’s weekly agenda include comprehensive SPE business reviews, evaluation of significant financial commitments and long-term strategy development.

While Stringer said he expected the committee to provide “ideas, energy and seriousness of purpose,” he also sought to dispel anyone from taking the group’s creation too seriously.

“We are not exactly ‘The Seven Samurai,’ ” he said, “but, then again, you will remember what happened to them.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading