You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Lee leaving Microsoft

Allard to replace exec

Bryan Lee, the former Sony Pictures exec who helped to lead Microsoft’s moves into the entertainment biz, has ankled the software giant after more than six years on the job.

Lee originally worked on business development around the launch of the original Xbox in 2000, then became corporate VP of the entertainment business, where he has overseen business strategy for the company’s TV, video, and music efforts.

Most recently, he led the launch of the Zune digital music and video player, which has had a slow start in its effort to challenge Apple’s market-dominating iPod.

J Allard, who came with Lee from Xbox team, will now take over full responsibilities for the Zune product line.

More Scene

  • 'Patrick Melrose' TV show premiere

    Benedict Cumberbatch Calls 'Patrick Melrose' His 'Passion Project'

    Bryan Lee, the former Sony Pictures exec who helped to lead Microsoft’s moves into the entertainment biz, has ankled the software giant after more than six years on the job. Lee originally worked on business development around the launch of the original Xbox in 2000, then became corporate VP of the entertainment business, where he […]

  • 'Cobra Kai' premiere

    ‘Cobra Kai’: Why Ralph Macchio Revisited 'Karate Kid' Character After 30 Years

    Bryan Lee, the former Sony Pictures exec who helped to lead Microsoft’s moves into the entertainment biz, has ankled the software giant after more than six years on the job. Lee originally worked on business development around the launch of the original Xbox in 2000, then became corporate VP of the entertainment business, where he […]

  • Robert Downey Jr'Avengers: Infinity War' film

    'Avengers: Infinity War' Premiere Draws Largest Contingent of Marvel Superheroes

    Bryan Lee, the former Sony Pictures exec who helped to lead Microsoft’s moves into the entertainment biz, has ankled the software giant after more than six years on the job. Lee originally worked on business development around the launch of the original Xbox in 2000, then became corporate VP of the entertainment business, where he […]

  • 'The Week Of' film premiere

    'The Week Of' Director Talks Reuniting With Adam Sandler After 'SNL'

    Bryan Lee, the former Sony Pictures exec who helped to lead Microsoft’s moves into the entertainment biz, has ankled the software giant after more than six years on the job. Lee originally worked on business development around the launch of the original Xbox in 2000, then became corporate VP of the entertainment business, where he […]

  • Beautycon Festival

    Laverne Cox, Paris Hilton Promote Self-Love at Beautycon NYC

    Bryan Lee, the former Sony Pictures exec who helped to lead Microsoft’s moves into the entertainment biz, has ankled the software giant after more than six years on the job. Lee originally worked on business development around the launch of the original Xbox in 2000, then became corporate VP of the entertainment business, where he […]

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to Baby Boy

    Bryan Lee, the former Sony Pictures exec who helped to lead Microsoft’s moves into the entertainment biz, has ankled the software giant after more than six years on the job. Lee originally worked on business development around the launch of the original Xbox in 2000, then became corporate VP of the entertainment business, where he […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content