July 12, 2014 5:57 PM ET


Company Overview of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Company Overview

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. produces and distributes motion pictures and television programming. The company engages in the acquisition and distribution of home video; operation of studio facilities for production services; development of new entertainment technologies; development of entertainment products and services for broadband distribution; and distribution of filmed entertainment. The company also offers interactive agency and digital marketing services, including digital marketing strategy, online research, customer relationship management, product development, and Website design and development; digital sound format for motion picture theatres; post production, scoring, re-rec...

10202 West Washington Boulevard

Culver City, CA 90232

United States

Founded in 1987





Key Executives for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President
Co-President of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing and President of TriStar Pictures Inc.
President of Digital Production Division and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group
Chairman of Sony Corporation of America
Age: 72
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Key Developments

Fritz Friedman to Step Down as SVP of Worldwide Publicity, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Effective August 31, 2014

Veteran publicist Fritz Friedman is leaving Sony Pictures at the end of summer, after more than 34 years of leading publicity efforts for home entertainment and, more recently, acquisitions. Friedman will focus on other endeavors, including serving as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. Fritz Friedman, who for more than 34 years has driven Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 's publicity and corporate communications campaigns, has chosen to step down as SVP of Worldwide Publicity, effective August 31, 2014.

Sony to Begin Sports Version of 'Jeopardy!'

Sony Pictures announced that 'Sports Jeopardy!' will begin this fall on Crackle, a Sony-owned digital service available on mobile devices and services such as PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV and Roku. The sports-themed game show will diversify programming on the service, best known for the Jerry Seinfeld comedy shorts series 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Unit Cut Jobs at its Studio Operations in the U.S. and Other Locations Worldwide

Sony Pictures Entertainment unit is cutting jobs at its studio operations in the U.S. and other locations worldwide. The job cuts affect several divisions, including the company's interactive team that oversees digital marketing. Sony recently unveiled plans to sell its PC business, currently operated under the VAIO brand. The restructuring is expected to result in a headcount reduction of about 5,000 employees by the end of fiscal year 2014.

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