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Sony Taps Ryan Doherty as Vice President of New Literary Development Division

Ryan Doherty has joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in the newly created position of vice president, literary development.

He will be pursuing book to film and television opportunities for all content divisions across Sony Pictures Entertainment, including Columbia Pictures, Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Television.

“Sony Pictures has a strong track record of adapting literary material into successful television and films,” said Doug Belgrad, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. “By bringing Ryan into this new executive position in New York, we are strengthening our commitment to finding the highest quality and most commercial source material for each of our divisions. Ryan is a rising star in the publishing world, with great taste and strong relationships in that community. We are lucky to have him.”

Doherty was most recently a senior editor at Ballantine Bantam Dell, a division of Penguin Random House. There, he focused on narrative nonfiction, including history, pop culture, personal narrative and biography.

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