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Sony Names Bersch Worldwide Acquisitions Head

1 Feb, 2008 By: Billy Gil

Steven Bersch has been hired as president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group. Bersch will report to Peter Schlessel, Sony Pictures Entertainment's president of worldwide affairs.

Bersch will oversee acquisitions for the division and co-financing of pictures for various Sony Pictures distribution platforms. He also will manage Stage 6 Films label.

Bersch joins Sony Pictures after 14 years at 20th Century Fox, most recently serving as COO for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, where he ran the studio's acquisition program and DVD Premiere production unit. His past experience includes executive positions at Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and MGM/UA.

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