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Sony Promotes Adrian Smith to President of Domestic Distribution

Adrian Smith Headshot - P 2013

He'll report directly to president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer.

Adrian Smith has been promoted to president of domestic distribution at Sony, where he's worked for nearly a quarter of a century.

At the same time, Adam Bergerman and John Spinello have been named assistant general sales managers for domestic distribution, reporting to Smith.

The trio of promotions are part of a realignment of the unit. "For nearly 25 years, Adrian has helped to make our domestic team the best in the business. He is one of the most savvy and skilled sales executives in our industry. Adrian is both respected and beloved by our team and our exhibition partners," Bruer said, to whom Smith will report.

Smith, who joined the studio in 1989 as western district manager for TriStar Pictures, rose through the ranks to the post of executive vice president and general sales manager.

Sony is coming off its most successful year at the domestic box office, with its films taking in $1.8 billion in ticket sales.

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