Tony Vinciquerra
Courtesy of Sony Pictures
United States
2021

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tony
Vinciquerra

Chairman / CEO

Vinciquerra weathered arguably the biggest controversy of his career with the debacle that was finding a new “Jeopardy!” host. While seemingly insignificant for Vinciquerra, who oversees Sony Pictures’ global operations — content, distribution, technologies, facilities and investments — but the show gene­rates upwards of $100 million annually. Sony is the lone major without a signature streaming platform, but Vinciquerra solidified its dominance in the anime niche in December 2020 with the $1.175 billion acquisition of Crunchyroll, which is being merged with its own anime streamer Funimation. He also tended to Sony’s top tier, promoting Keith Le Goy to chair of distribution and networks and keeping film chief Tom Rothman.

Career

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • TPG Capital

Education

  • State University of New York Albany (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Buy, Sell, Rebuild: How Sony Pictures Chief Tony Vinciquerra Realigned the Studio for Streaming

Buy, Sell, Rebuild: How Sony Pictures Chief Tony Vinciquerra Realigned the Studio for Streaming

You can learn a lot about a company by watching what assets it buys and what assets it sells. Sony Pictures Entertainment has been busy over the past four and a half years with a steady stream of deal activity.Most of the transactions haven’t made big headlines because they haven’t involved big dollars compared with megabucks media mergers and acquisitions of late. But they have been signposts of how the company has positioned itself for the future under the direction...

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