Sony names Calkin sr. VP

Exec fills position left by Carey

John Calkins has been named senior VP of corporate development at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

He’ll spearhead and manage the studio’s corporate development initiatives in all of its entertainment divisions, reporting to both David Hendler, exec VP and chief financial officer of SPE, and Bob Osher, chief operating officer of the Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group.

Calkins is taking over the position from Sean Carey, who was promoted to exec VP of digital distribution and product acquisition for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Calkins comes to SPE from Lieberfarb & Associates, where as president he oversaw operations, evaluated acquisitions and led the business development efforts related to Lieberfarb’s broadband video initiatives.

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