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Sony Pictures TV shuffles int’l distribution leads

After promoting Steve Mosko to chairman, Sony Pictures Television has reorganized its executive ranks within its international distribution business, with Mike Wald set to oversee Asia-Pacific.
September 29, 2015

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has reorganized its executive ranks within its international distribution business, with Mike Wald set to oversee distribution in Asia-Pacific.

In his new role as executive VP of international distribution, Wald will be responsible for the distribution and strategic management of Sony Pictures Entertainment feature films and TV series for international free-TV, basic cable, subscription pay-TV and new media platforms including SVOD and TVOD. Based out of the company’s LA offices, he will also oversee global opportunities and partnerships while leading SPT’s distribution across Asia-Pacific.

Wald most recently served as executive VP of international distribution across EMEA for SPT leading the studio’s distribution efforts across the region. Prior to this, Wald served as SPT’s director of corporate development in California and Hong Kong concentrating on emerging entertainment markets in Asia, assisting with the launch of SET India and AXN in Asia.

Elsewhere, Angel Orengo – former executive VP of international distribution Asia Pacific – will move to SPT’s London offices as executive VP of international distribution EMEA. Previously, Orengo was based in Miami serving as VP and senior VP of distribution for SPT in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alexander Marin, exec VP of international distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean, will also now oversee the Canadian marketplace.

All three will report to Keith Le Goy, president of international distribution.

Additionally, Robert Lanier was tapped as senior VP of international distribution for Asia-Pacific, overseeing Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He will work out of the company’s Sydney office reporting to Wald.

Meanwhile, the Hong Kong-based Ken Lo, senior VP of international distribution for Asia-Pacific – responsible for China, India, Korea and Southeast Asia – will also report to Wald.

“All of these executives are amazing and talented leaders who have established excellent relationships across multiple territories,” LeGoy said in a statement. “These appointments not only allow them to bring their learning and expertise to different markets, but also underscore our commitment to developing and providing opportunities for our executives who excel.”

The moves follow the promotion of Steve Mosko, previously president of Sony Pictures Television, to chairman, with oversight for all television operations worldwide.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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