Sony Pictures TV Intl. taps new sales VP

Exec to o'see publicity, promotions, creative services

Global TV vet Kim Hatamiya has joined Sony Pictures Television Intl. as the company’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Hatamiya replaces Annie Morita, who abruptly left the company in late February. Hatamiya will report to Sony Pictures TV Intl. prexy Michael Grindon, who made the announcement Monday.

Sony Pictures TV Intl.’s worldwide reach includes program distribution and licensing, international networks (such as AXN) and local production. As the new sales and marketing chief, Hatamiya will handle the division’s advertising, publicity, promotions, creative services and research.

Hatamiya helped launch Fox Kids U.K. and Fox Kids Latin America as senior vice president of Fox Kids Worldwide. She also headed up the Latin American cable channel Canal Fox, which became the region’s most-viewed cable/satellite outlet under her watch.

“She brings a wealth of experience in international television marketing, channel management, programming, production and digital media,” Grindon said.

The exec was most recently senior VP and G.M. of TV and film at Mindrocket Media/JP Kids, which produces the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson.”

Hatamiya’s other credits include stints as senior VP of marketing at Passport New Media; director of international operations at HBO; and VP of film and TV business affairs at Imagine Entertainment.

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