Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Ravi Ahuja as chairman of International Tv Studios and its company improvement operations, the place he’ll lead Sony Footage TV’s home and worldwide productions, the studio’s sport present franchises and its India enterprise, in accordance with the corporate.
Ahuja will even oversee the corporate’s company improvement and mergers and acquisitions alongside SPE chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, to whom Ahuja will report. The exec will basically fulfill the position that former SPT chairman Mike Hopkins fulfilled earlier than departing for Amazon; SPE head of worldwide distribution and networks Keith Le Goy will proceed in his present place.
“Ravi is a very gifted and confirmed government with broad expertise in practically each facet of our enterprise,” mentioned Vinciquerra in an announcement. “Having labored immediately with Ravi, I’ve seen first-hand his strategic, results-driven method which has made him such a robust chief, and which I do know will result in additional development and success for SPE. His determination to return to SPE is a testomony to the studio’s power and talent to draw nice expertise.”
Ahuja, who begins at Sony on March 15, was most lately president of enterprise operations and CFO of Walt Disney Tv. He departed Disney final November after a yr and a half on the helm. At Disney, Ahuja was key in merging Disney/ABC Tv and Fox Networks following the Walt Disney Firm’s acquisition of Fox’s leisure belongings in 2019.
“It was a simple name to affix the superb Sony Footage administration crew and to work once more with Tony,” mentioned Ahuja. “With extra methods to get extra TV, nice content material has by no means been extra useful. Sony Footage Tv is an incredible studio, making among the most acclaimed and watched exhibits on this planet, like The Good Physician, Cobra Kai, The Boys and The Crown – simply to call just a few. And Sony Footage could be very well-positioned for the long run, aligned with excellent creators and targeted on the success of its community and streaming companions. I sit up for contributing to the corporate’s continued development on this thrilling time for our trade.”