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Sony Pictures Promotes Schlessel

23 Jan, 2008 By: Ruby Cardenas

Peter Schlessel

Peter Schlessel has been promoted to president of worldwide affairs at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The former president of the Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group will now directly report to Michael Lynton, CEO and chairman, and Amy Pascal, co-chairman.

Schlessel will continue to oversee the Acquisitions Group in his new position; however, he also will be responsible for managing critical corporate-wide programs as well as pinpointing strategic opportunities for the advancement of the company.

'This promotion reflects the importance of coordinated, strategic planning across all of our lines of business, and Peter is the perfect person to partner with in this effort,' Lynton said.

Schlessel's recent acquisitions include District 9, which will be produced by Peter Jackson, and The Spirit, to be produced by Frank Miller.

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