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Vinciquerra appointed SPE chairman and CEO

Replaces the outgoing Michael Lynton

Former Fox Networks Group chairman Tony Vinciquerra has been appointed as Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) chairman and CEO.

Replacing the outgoing Michael Lynton, Vinciquerra will oversee the TV and film side of SPE but, unlike his predecessor, will not take charge of the music business.

Prior to his ten years at Fox Networks Group, Vinciquerra held roles with Hearst and CBS, as well as serving as a senior advisor to TPG Capital in the technology, media and telecom sector.

He will report to Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai, who said: “Tony is a proven, results-oriented leader with extensive experience running and driving growth in large, complex media and entertainment businesses.

“His operating skills, effectiveness working with creative teams and expertise in managing digital disruption and new technologies make him the perfect choice to lead SPE, and build on the studio‚Äôs turnaround efforts to date.

“I want to thank Michael for his years of service and dedication to the success of our entertainment businesses, and for his commitment to our CEO search and this transition.”