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Sony Pictures Entertainment veteran exec Keith Le Goy has been named chairman of distribution and networks.
The announcement was made by SPE chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, who wrote that Le Goy will continue to oversee Sony Pictures Television’s international networks operations, programming and strategy group, and the Funimation division, as well as “co-lead our recently merged theatrical, home entertainment and television distribution and marketing businesses with Josh Greenstein, with Tom Rothman’s oversight.” Le Goy recently led negotiations on the pay-one window deal with Netflix and the subsequent pay-two window deal with Disney.
With the appointment, Le Goy becomes Sony’s third chairman-level exec, joining Tom Rothman, chairman of the motion picture group, and Ravi Ahuja, chairman of global television studios.
See Vinciquerra’s full memo to staff below.
I am pleased to announce that Keith Le Goy has been named Chairman, Worldwide Distribution and Networks. In this role, Keith will continue to oversee SPT’s international networks operations, programming and strategy group and our Funimation business, with my oversight. Keith will also co-lead our recently merged theatrical, home entertainment and television distribution and marketing businesses with Josh Greenstein, with Tom Rothman’s oversight.
Over the last few years, Keith’s responsibilities and oversight have grown significantly across SPE’s multiple lines of business. His new title reflects that expansion and the outstanding leadership he has shown.
During his 22 years at SPE, Keith has been at the center of some of the studio’s most transformative initiatives and accomplishments – most recently leading the complex negotiations for the unprecedented output deals with Netflix and Disney. Keith has also been an integral part of SPE’s restructuring of several of the studio’s businesses and operations, including our “Reimagining SPE” efforts, which brought together SPT’s global networks operations and worldwide distribution/home entertainment businesses into a single business group operating in a territory management model. Additionally, Keith, along with Josh Greenstein, drove the effort to combine the studio’s theatrical, home entertainment and television distribution marketing operations into one unit, and established a regional model to integrate our international distribution businesses, which is creating greater collaboration among the various teams and opening up more opportunities with our partners around the world.
Keith previously served as President of Distribution before expanding his role to include oversight of home entertainment and networks. Prior to that, Keith was President of International Distribution and was SPT’s Executive Vice President of Distribution. Previous to that, he held leadership positions in TV distribution in Latin America, based in our Miami office, and in Europe, based in our European headquarters in London.
Please join me in congratulating Keith on this well-earned promotion.
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