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Sony Entertainment chief’s contract renewed

By | Published on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Michael Lynton

Sony Corp has renewed the contract of Michael Lynton, the head of the Japanese conglom’s US-headquartered entertainment business. As previously reported, Lynton, boss of the Sony film company, also became CEO of Sony Entertainment just over a year ago, so that the Sony record and music publishing companies also report into him.

He in turn reports into Sony Corp chief Kazuo Hirai, who said yesterday: “Michael’s steady leadership and strong vision for the digital future will help keep Sony’s entertainment businesses stable and reliable contributors to Sony’s growth. I look forward to working closely with Michael in ensuring that music and pictures remain integral parts of our global strategy. We’re thrilled he will continue at the helm for years to come”.

Lynton himself added: “I am grateful to work with some of the finest minds in the entertainment business, starting with my partner at Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, as well as Doug Morris at Sony Music and Marty Bandier at Sony/ATV. They are the best in their fields, and together we will strive to bring the very best films, music and television shows to our growing, global audiences”.