You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sogable ankles Col TriStar post

Exec leaves to pursue other interests

Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region.

“Kunikazu has been a key member of our international team as our Japanese manager and, of course more recently, as a key player in setting up our first-class operation in southeast Asia,” said CTFDI prexy Duncan Clark.

Sogabe joined CTFDI in 1977 as an international department management trainee in the company’s New York office. He joined Columbia’s Japan branch as an assistant manager in 1979, and was upped to managing director two years later. He’s been at his present post since early 1997.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with the Columbia TriStar family, but I am delighted to have the opportunity to pursue new challenges,” Sogabe said.

More Biz

  • Donald Trump

    Trump Powers Boom Time for Book Publishers

    Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region. “Kunikazu has been a key member of our international team as our Japanese manager and, of course more recently, as a key player in setting up our first-class operation […]

  • tencent logo

    Tencent Music IPO to Be Halved (Report)

    Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region. “Kunikazu has been a key member of our international team as our Japanese manager and, of course more recently, as a key player in setting up our first-class operation […]

  • US Capitol

    Senate Passes Music Modernization Act

    Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region. “Kunikazu has been a key member of our international team as our Japanese manager and, of course more recently, as a key player in setting up our first-class operation […]

  • Nas, Pusha T, Vic Mensa to

    Nas, Pusha T, Vic Mensa to Perform at Inaugural Red Bull Music Festival Chicago

    Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region. “Kunikazu has been a key member of our international team as our Japanese manager and, of course more recently, as a key player in setting up our first-class operation […]

  • Sirius Logo

    SiriusXM Responds to Artists’ Letter Threatening Boycott

    Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region. “Kunikazu has been a key member of our international team as our Japanese manager and, of course more recently, as a key player in setting up our first-class operation […]

  • Joe Ianniello

    CBS CEO Ianniello: Workplace Culture is 'A Personal Commitment of Mine'

    Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region. “Kunikazu has been a key member of our international team as our Japanese manager and, of course more recently, as a key player in setting up our first-class operation […]

  • Josh Roth dead

    UTA Fine Arts Head Josh Roth Dies at 40

    Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region. “Kunikazu has been a key member of our international team as our Japanese manager and, of course more recently, as a key player in setting up our first-class operation […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content