Bob Osher named president for Sony’s digital production

Mumbai: Bob Osher has been named president of the Digital Production division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, it was announced by Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal.

Lynton and Pascal also announced that Hannah Minghella will become president of production at Sony Pictures Animation.

Also, Sandra Rabins, who had been in charge of Sony Pictures Animation as senior executive vice president, will return to her roots as a producer and continue working with Sony Pictures Animation in that capacity.

"Bob’s unique blend of experience in production and finance, along with his strong background in animation, make him superbly qualified to lead our Digital Production division," said Lynton.

"I’m very excited about getting back into the creative side of the business, which has been a big part of my career. I’m especially thrilled to be working with Tim Sarnoff and Hannah Minghella, along with the world class team of people who work at Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation," said Osher.

"Hannah is one of the most intelligent and creative people I’ve worked with, and I know from first-hand experience how capable she is in dealing with a wide range of some of the most complex issues we confront in this business," said Pascal.

"I am so grateful to Amy and Michael for this wonderful opportunity. Animation is such a pure and boundless medium for storytelling and I’m excited to start working with the extraordinary group of innovative artists and filmmakers at Sony Pictures Animation," said Minghella.

"With the extraordinary talent that we have in place I am very excited about what the future has in store," said Imageworks president Tim Sarnoff.

"Sandy and the amazing artists and talent she recruited have done a really outstanding job of ramping up Sony Pictures Animation over the past several years, and we look forward to working with her on projects that are very important to our studio," said Lynton.