TriStar Pictures President Hannah Minghella Re-Ups With Sony

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Minghella was named president of the label in August 2015.

TriStar Pictures president and longtime Sony Pictures exec Hannah Minghella has renewed her contract with the studio, it was announced Wednesday.

Since Minghella was named president of the label in August 2015, TriStar has been an active buyer of acclaimed literary properties and filmmaker-driven projects.

"Hannah is a rare jewel: wise, brave, classy, aggressive and smart as a whip,” said Sony’s Tom Rothman in making the announcement. “With her, Nicole Brown and the whole team there, TriStar has never been in better hands … and I speak from experience on that matter. I’m proud to be backing her vision and excited for the very cool movies that are coming our way.”

Minghella has called Sony her home for 11 years, even serving as Sony Pictures’ president of production. She also acted as head of Sony Animation. When Rothman became chairman of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, he named Minghella president.

"It is a privilege to come to work every day with an incredible team of executives committed to making great movies worthy of the Pegasus," Minghella said in a statement. "I am grateful to Tom for his continued support of the filmmakers and movies we are making.”

Under Rothman, TriStar was realigned to be more filmmaker-centric. Its upcoming releases including Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver.

Minghella is currently overseeing a development slate that includes an adaptation of The Nightingale, with Michelle MacLaren attached to direct; a new Chronicles of Narnia project, The Silver Chair; and an adaptation of Paul Coelho's novel The Alchemist.

The renewal is seen as Rothman bolstering his executive team as he seeks to rebound the studio after a string of disappointments.

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