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SPT announces first wave of territory heads as part of business revamp

Sony Pictures Television has announced its first wave of territory managers as it moves into consolidating a management model which brings together business under a single leader. The newly appointed country ...
July 31, 2018

Sony Pictures Television has announced its first wave of territory managers as it moves into consolidating a management model which brings together business under a single leader.

The newly appointed country leaders are: France: Noemie Weisse; Germany: Andreas Ditter; Italy: Zelda Stewart (pictured); Spain: Jorge Lezaun; Nordics/Benelux: Louise Emblem; Africa: Kunle Falodun; Central & Eastern Europe: Damian Newton; Russia: Irina Panfilova; Middle East: Ziad Yaghi; Australia & New Zealand: Robbie Lanier; China: Dai Huang; Japan: Masao Takiyama; Canada: Phil King; Mexico: Ramon Garcia; Brazil: Jefferson Pugsley; Latin America (excluding Mexico & Brazil): Monica Veiga and Nathascha Rengifo.

In the coming days and weeks, regional and country leaders will provide more information about their respective areas.

“With this new leadership structure, we have already seen increased collaboration and the generation of great ideas driving our business forward,” said Keith Le Goy, president, worldwide distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in a memo. “From innovations in how we work across SPHE windows to developing new revenue share models around the world with AXN, we can already see meaningful early wins.”

SPT will confirm additional territory managers for other countries, such as the UK, at a later time.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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