Steinberg retires from Sony

Will still work for co. as consultant

Stanley (Mickey) Steinberg has retired from his position as chairman of Sony Retail Entertainment, a division of Sony Corp. of America. Beginning June 1, Steinberg will relocate from N.Y. to his home in Atlanta and assume a new role as consultant to Sony Development.

In his new consulting role, Steinberg will help manage Sony’s ongoing relationships with various creative individuals and other enterprises who contribute to existing projects, including Metreon, a Sony entertainment center in San Francisco. Steinberg will also serve on the board of directors for Loews Cineplex Entertainment, which will become an independently traded company.

With the new organizational changes and the spinoff of Sony/Loews Theatres from Sony Retail Entertainment, Shin Takagi assumes the position of chairman and CEO for Sony Development. He will lead the team developing location-based entertainment centers for SPA. Takagi joined Sony Retail Entertainment as vice chairman in June 1997. He joined Sony in 1973 and has held key positions in Japan, Europe and the U.S.