Steve Kent to head Sony suds

Exec tapped for daytime dramas position

Sony Pictures TV has tapped Steve Kent to head its daytime dramas as senior exec vice president of programming.

Kent will oversee Sony’s “The Young and the Restless” and “Days of Our Lives,” as well as program extensions, and develop new serialized skeins.

He’ll report to Sony Pictures TV prexy Steve Mosko, who announced the appointment on Monday.

“Steve has done a phenomenal job working with our producers to make our daytime dramas financially efficient and technically state of the art,” Mosko said. “With his incredible experience with serialized programming here and around the world, he’s an expert in the field in every way.”

Kent most recently oversaw worldwide development and production of local language productions — in addition to scripted and non-scripted formats — as senior exec VP of international production at Sony Pictures TV Intl.

Kent first joined Sony in 1996 as VP of production at Columbia TriStar TV, where he worked on shows such as “Dawson’s Creek.” He oversaw Spanish-language development and production at the studio, particularly for Telemundo, which was once co-owned by Sony.

The exec’s credits include scoring three Emmys for his work as supervising producer on the NBC sudser “Santa Barbara.”

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