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Sony ups TV distrib exex

Marx, Johnson to manage MGM TV series, movies

NEW YORK — Sony Pictures TV has chosen two executives to ride herd on TV distribution of the 7,500 movie titles and 100,000 TV series episodes amassed by Sony via its official takeover of MGM.

Eric J. Marx gets a promotion to senior VP of domestic TV product status. Marx’s responsibility will be to keep track of the availability of all of the movies, both theatrical and made-for.

Careful tracking will make it easier for Sony’s sales force to package the movies and sell them in pay TV, basic cable, network TV, TV syndication and newer windows like Comcast Corp.’s Movie Pass video-on-demand platform, which offers dozens of pictures to the operator’s digital subscribers with no extra fee.

Sony has promoted Scott Johnson to executive director, with a focus on keeping the merged company’s TV series in circulation and racking up license fees.

Marx and Johnson, both veterans of Sony Pictures TV, report to John Weiser, president of distribution.

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