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Schlessel leaves Sony for GK Films

Studio veteran named president of company

Sony’s Peter Schlessel is exiting from his post as president of worldwide affairs to head up GK Films.

Schlessel, a longtime veteran of the studio, was instrumental in sealing a pact between Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group and GK Films last year which calls for for the studio to distribute GK Films’ pics.

GK Films confirmed that Schlessel will be president of the company.

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