SPE taps Ann Junod Burkart

She becomes vp of global communications

Sony Pictures Entertainment has brought aboard Ann Junod Burkart as vp for global communications.

Burkart moves over from Fox Interactive Media, where she was vp of corporate communications for New Corp.'s online division, serving as chief spokesperson and overseeing media relations for a number of FIM properties.

Burkart will report to Jim Kennedy, Sony's executive vp of global communications, and will help lead corporate media relations for the company.

"Ann has extensive experience in corporate communications involving both technology and entertainment, and that is a really valuable combination at this time of change in our industry," said Kennedy.

Burkart also worked for several years at AOL in a communications positions that included AOL Music Group and AOL Radio Network. She began her career in communications at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, working on media relations for Microsoft.

"I am proud to be joining the Sony Pictures team," said Burkart. "This is an organization that has a strong heritage in industry innovation, and I'm excited to help the company as it continues to extend its leadership internationally and technologically."
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