2:06pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Sony Pictures TV Taps Jeffrey Glaser to Replace Kim Rozenfeld as Head of Current
There's another shake-up at Sony Pictures Television Studios.
20th Century Television vet Jeffrey Glaser has been tapped to replace Kim Rozenfeld as head of current programming at the studio.
Rozenfeld will depart at the end of the month, and Glaser will start at Sony on Sept. 5, reporting to new co-presidents Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter. The two, along with president Jeff Frost, made the announcement via internal memo on Thursday.
Glaser's hiring is part of Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra's restructuring of his executive team following the departures of Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht to Apple. Parnell, Clodfelter and Frost were promoted to the "office of the president" in July, and more recently Lauren Stein was upped to head of drama development at the studio. To fill her former position, Sony announced the hiring of former Syfy head of development Andrew Plotkin to serve as senior vp drama development earlier in the week.
Glaser comes to Sony TV from startup podcast company Wondery, which he helped found and where he served as president of content. Before that, Glaser enjoyed a nearly 20-year career at 20th Century Fox Television, where he served as head of programming for almost a decade. He supervised series including 24, The X-Files, Arrested Development, Bones, Empire, Family Guy, Glee, How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family.
Rosenfeld had been head of current at Sony TV for six years. Before that, he served as senior vp current programming at ABC and also exec produced the ABC Family drama Huge.
Read the memo below:
Today we are announcing that Jeffrey Glaser will join Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPTS) as executive vice president, U.S. current programming, overseeing the studio’s on-air series. Jeffrey will replace Kim Rozenfeld, who will be leaving SPTS at the end of the month. Jeffrey will start September 5th and report to Chris and Jason.
With over 20 years of experience in this space, Jeffrey is a talented executive and a terrific addition to our new team at SPTS. He comes to us directly from Wondery, a start-up podcast company, which he helped found and served as president of content. Prior to that he spent nearly 20 years at 20th Century Fox Television, serving as head of current programming for over half that time, guiding series to syndication sales and supervising some of television’s most iconic and acclaimed titles including 24, The X-Files, Arrested Development, Bones, Empire, Family Guy, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, and Modern Family. He also held senior positions in Fox’s drama division, overseeing the production of pilots including James Cameron’s Dark Angel and Joss Whedon’s Angel.
We want to thank Kim for his years of commitment and dedication to SPTS, and his immeasurable contributions to some of our greatest successes. We are fully supportive of Kim’s desire to start a new chapter in his career, and we wish him all the best.
We look forward to introducing Jeffrey to the team next month.
Jeff, Chris, Jason