Wong also becomes resident of international production for Sony Pictures Television
Andrea Wong is joining Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) as president of international for SPE and as president of international production for Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
Based in London, Wong will also serve as international president for SPE, where she will report to SPE chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal and act as the company’s commercial and industry representative related to production abroad.
In her SPT position, Wong will head the studio’s international television production business, overseeing the creative teams outside the US as well as the fifteen owned and joint venture international production companies around the world. In this role, Wong will report to Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko.
“Andrea is a truly unique talent who brings tremendous experience to the company,” said Lynton. “She will be an important ambassador for Sony Pictures in the international marketplace.”
Of Wong’s appointment Mosko added: “Andrea’s business acumen and her role in developing successful unscripted programming like Dancing with the Stars, and The Bachelor, make her a perfect fit for SPT. I’ve watched Andrea succeed in a variety of roles over the years, and it’s great to have her on our team, leading a key part of our international television business.”
Kees Abrahams, former president of international production for SPT, will be leaving his post.
“Kees is a talented businessman who, with 2waytraffic, made significant contributions to the company,” said Lynton. “His entrepreneurial spirit has been instrumental to the growth of our television production business internationally and we thank him for all of his efforts,” said Mosko.
Most recently, Wong served as president and CEO of Lifetime Networks, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, and Lifetime Digital.