Jeff Frost is stepping down from his role as president of Sony Pictures Television Studios.Frost has held the position as the studio's chief for the past five years. He was appointed by Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra following the exits of former presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht for their roles leading Apple TV+. Frost formerly served as Sony Pictures Television Studios' head of business affairs.Ravi Ahuja, Sony's chairman of global television studios, and Frost revealed...
Under Frost, Sony Pictures Television has had more shows airing in 2020 than any other year, and the studio has nearly 50 series in production across 20 platforms domestically. As the field of streaming services craves content, Sony has placed projects with every major direct-to-consumer platform, from Netflix to HBO Max to now-defunct Quibi, and itself has 11 broadcast network series on air. COVID-19 presented new challenges, and Frost’s team devised creative ways to finish production, such as animated versions of “The Blacklist” and “One Day at a Time.” Frost scored in October when two Sony series — YouTube-turned-Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” and Amazon’s “The Boys” — reached large enough audiences to crack Nielsen’s new top-10 tracking for the most popular programs across subscription video streaming.