Sony Taps Michael Horn to Oversee Latin American Distribution

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Michael Horn

The former Paramount exec joins Sony as a senior vp

Sony has hired Michael Horn as a senior vp supervising the region of Latin America, the studio announced Wednesday.

Horn, who has worked at Paramount for the past few years, will oversee Latin American distribution operations for the studio. He’ll report to Steven O’Dell, president of Sony Pictures Releasing International, beginning Oct. 1.

“I’ve crossed paths with Steven many times — he left me large shoes to fill in Chile and Mexico — but this is the first time we’ll be working together, and it’s exciting to be on his team,” Horn said in a statement. “It’s an especially auspicious time to be joining Sony Pictures — the studio has an excellent slate of films with rich possibilities in this booming and increasingly important region.”

Horn served as vp and managing director of Paramount Pictures Mexico since 2007. Previously, he was the managing director for United International Pictures in both Chile and Mexico from 1997 to 2007, handling the combined film slates from Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Focus Features and Paramount Classics.

Over the years, Horn has worked on many high-profile films including Transformers, The Fast and the Furious, Madagascar, Shrek, Mission: Impossible, G.I. Joe, Paranormal Activity, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

“It’s not often that you have the chance for an executive like Michael to join the team,” president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer said in a statement. “His knowledge, experience and understanding of the region is unparalleled, but he also brings a passion for the film business that’s going to serve us well as we launch new franchises and keep our slate fresh and exciting for audiences.”

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