09 Mar DEG Welcomes Back Sony Pictures Entertainment
March 9, 2022 | DEG is proud to welcome Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) as a returning member. The studio will take an active role in the organization, with Jason Spivak, EVP, Distribution for North America Television & Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, serving as Special Advisor to the DEG Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“DEG is very happy to reengage with Sony Pictures Entertainment,” said Amy Jo Smith, President & CEO of DEG. “Sony Pictures’ membership helps to position our organization of more than 80 members for even more effective industrywide collaboration – including content owners, distribution platforms, and industry partners – to support a robust marketplace for all the ways consumers experience content for home and personal viewing.”
“We are thrilled to be returning to the DEG,” said Spivak (pictured at right). “As the industry continues to evolve, we’re looking forward to contributing and actively collaborating with other DEG members across the board and exploring new technologies and avenues to improve the consumer experience.”
Separately, SPE also recently became a member of DEG International.
SPE is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, and Sony Pictures Classics.