Sony exhib relations unspools senior VP

Crotty to head up exhibitor relations worldwide

Ann-Elizabeth Crotty has been promoted to senior VP of exhibitor relations worldwide at Sony Pictures Releasing.

Rory Bruer, prexy of distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing, and Mark Zucker, senior exec VP of Sony Pictures Releasing Intl., made the announcement.

Crotty’s duties in the newly created post will include all trailer placement and in-theater marketing worldwide. In addition, she will continue to be a liaison between marketing and distribution. She will also oversee a newly created department consisting of seven North American field reps.

Crotty began her career in 1993 as an assistant in Columbia Pictures’ sales department, Western division. In 1995 she moved to nontheatrical sales. Two years later, she was promoted to director of exhibitor relations, and in 2000 was upped to VP of exhibitor relations.

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