Wayne Garvie has landed the top international role at Sony Pictures Television – nine months after the departure of Andrea Wong (reports Broadcast).
Garvie becomes president of international production at the Hollywood studio, having done the role on an interim basis for the last several months.
The move will see the former BBC Worldwide and All3Media exec oversee all of Sony Pictures Television’s creative teams outside of the US and the firm’s 20 owned and joint venture production companies including Left Bank and Stellify Media.
He was recently responsible for Sony’s partnership with Stolen Picture, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s fledgling indie.
It is the latest executive move at the company, following the departure of US bosses Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht earlier this year to join Apple and the appointment of Tony Vinciquerra as chief executive and chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Garvie reports to Vinciquerra, who said he was a “strong leader”.
“Wayne has galvanized our international production team with his energy, enthusiasm and creativity without missing a beat.
“I want to thank him for his hard work over the last few months of transition at SPT. We look forward to growing this important line of business for SPE with Wayne officially at the helm.”
Garvie added that he was “thrilled to work with some of the world’s greatest storytellers in Sony’s international group”.
“I want to thank Tony for this opportunity to lead them and continue to make great content that entertains audiences around the world,” he added.