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Lynton renews Sony contract

The Sony Entertainment CEO and Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton has extended his tenure at the studio.

Lynton joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in January 2004 and was appointed to the additional role of CEO of Sony Entertainment in 2012, overseeing Sony’s global entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures.

“Michael’s steady leadership and strong vision for the digital future will help keep Sony’s entertainment businesses stable and reliable contributors to Sony’s growth,” said Sony Corporation president and CEO Kazuo Hirai.

“I look forward to working closely with Michael in ensuring that music and pictures remain integral parts of our global strategy. We’re thrilled he will continue at the helm for years to come.”

“I am grateful to work with some of the finest minds in the entertainment business, starting with my partner at Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, as well as Doug Morris at Sony Music and Marty Bandier at Sony/ATV,” said Lynton.

“They are the best in their fields, and together we will strive to bring the very best films, music and television shows to our growing, global audiences. We will continue to collaborate closely with Kaz Hirai to create innovative, world-class entertainment and technology experiences, as only Sony can.”

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