|Subsidiary of Sony America|
|Headquarters||New York City, United States|
(Executive Vice President)
|Owner||Sony Corporation of America|
Number of employees
Sony Entertainment, Inc. is a Japanese global entertainment company established in 2012. It focuses on most of Sony's motion picture, television and music businesses. It is a subsidiary of the Japanese Sony Corporation, managed by Sony's American subsidiary, Sony Corporation of America.
In terms of revenue, as of 2019, it is currently the world's 6th largest entertainment company at $14.1B, alongside The Walt Disney Company ($55.13B), Comcast (inc. NBCUniversal $33B), AT&T (inc. WarnerMedia $31.27B), ViacomCBS ($27.352B), Bertelsmann (€17.96b/$20.30b) and Vivendi (€13b/$14.70b).
On March 30, 2012, Michael Lynton, co-chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), was named as CEO of Sony Corporation of America to oversee all of Sony's global entertainment businesses and Nicole Seligman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sony Corporation, was named as president. On April 9, 2013, Lynton renewed his contract with the company.
On February 18, 2016, Seligman resigned after 15 years working for Sony and remained with the company until the end of March.
On January 13, 2017, Lynton announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Sony Entertainment and chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment to be chairman for Snap Inc. He was later replaced by Anthony Vinciquerra on June 1, 2017 after he was named as chairman/CEO of SPE.
It was reported in December of 2016 by multiple news outlets that Sony was considering restructuring its U.S. operations by merging its TV & film business, Sony Pictures Entertainment, with its gaming business, Sony Interactive Entertainment. According to the reports, such a restructuring would have placed Sony Pictures under Sony Interactive's CEO, Andrew House, though House wouldn't have taken over day-to-day operations of the film studio. According to one report, Sony was set to make a final decision on the possibility of the merger of the TV, film, & gaming businesses by the end of its fiscal year in March of the following year (2017). However, judging by Sony's activity in 2017, the rumored merger never materialized.
On July 17, 2019, Sony announced that they will merge Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing to form the Sony Music Group. The merger was finalized on August 1, 2019.
- Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group (Film)
- Columbia Pictures
- TriStar Pictures
- TriStar Productions
- Sony Pictures Classics
- Screen Gems
- Sony Pictures Animation
- Sony Pictures Imageworks
- Sony Pictures Releasing
- Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group
- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Sony Pictures Television (Television)
- Califon Productions, Inc.
- Jeopardy Productions, Inc.
- Sony Crackle
- CPT Holdings, Inc.
- TriStar Television
- Culver Entertainment
- Embassy Row
- Starling Productions
- Lean-M Producers Center
- Teleset (50%)
- Fable Pictures
- Left Bank Pictures (majority stake)
- Electric Ray
- Stellify Media
- Playmaker Media
- Funimation (95%)
- Funimation Films
- Manga Entertainment (UK)
Sony Music Group
- Sony Music Entertainment
- Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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- Mike Flemming, Jr., Anita Busch, and David Lieberman "Deadline" Michael Lynton Is Out As CEO Of Sony Entertainment deadline.com, Retrieved on August 13, 2017
- Michael Lynton Exits Sony Pictures Entertainment to Become Chair of Snapchat James Rainey variety.com, Retrieved on August 13, 2017
- Anita Busch "Deadline" Tony Vinciquerra Named Chairman/CEO Of Sony Pictures Entertainment Replacing Outgoing Exec Michael Lynton deadline.com, Retrieved on August 13, 2017
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