Fineman will become a producer at Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures, working on both films and television projects. He served as Sony’s vice president of production. Pascal’s new shingle is on the Sony lot.
Kagan has been poached by Orion Pictures, the newly relaunched Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer label. Orion had been associated with ’80s and ’90s hits such as “Dances With Wolves,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” and “Married to the Mob.” It will be a standalone theatrical marketing and distribution company. At Sony, Kagan was director of development.
Kagan and Fineman’s exits aren’t the only recent executive departures. Paramount hired Lumumba Mosquera to become executive vice president of business affairs. He’s primary responsibility for Paramount Players, the newly created film division headed by Brian Robbins, the founder of AwesomenessTV.
Sony’s brass did manage to convince Josh Greenstein to re-up for another three years as president of worldwide marketing and distribution.
Fineman previously served as director of development at Sony before getting a promotion in 2016. He joined the studio as an intern in 2009. Kagan joined Sony in 2014. Before coming to the studio, he was a creative executive at Break Media and an executive assistant at MGM.