Two more Sony TV current execs exit

Debra Curtis, Rose Lee depart studio as part of SPE layoffs

Two more Sony Pictures TV current executives have departed as part of Sony Pictures Entertainment's companywide layoffs.

Debra Curtis, vp current programming, and Rose Lee, manager of current programming, join SPT's longtime head of current programming Jeanie Bradley, who is leaving after 25 years at the studio.

SPE said this month that it will lay off 450 staffers, or nearly 7% of the Culver City studio's worldwide work force of 6,800 employees.

The cuts at SPT are not expected to be particularly deep as most of SPE's pink slips will be in the home video and IT departments. But by being so focused on the current department, SPT could be signaling a management restructuring in the division.

With Bradley, Curtis and Lee gone, there is only one Sony TV current executive left -- vp John Westphal -- raising questions whether the studio might shift some or all current series responsibilities to its comedy and drama development teams.

Such consolidation has been a trend among major TV players. NBC and ABC eliminated their current departments on the network and studio sides the past two years.
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