Vet named exec VP of legal affairs

John Fukunaga has been promoted to exec VP legal affairs at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Formerly working as senior VP of international distrib at Sony Pictures Television for six years, Fukanaga returns to SPE’s legal dept and will be responsible for strategic relationships, financings, TV network operations and distribution.

“His long history at the company, the depth of his knowledge, his keen legal skills and his deep international ties are all tremendously valuable as the company explores new opportunities around the world,” said senior exec VP Leah Weil, to whom Fukunaga will report.

Fukunaga has been with Sony for 15 years.

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