Cookson is prez Sony Pictures Technologies

MUMBAI: Christopher J. Cookson has been named President of Sony Pictures Technologies according to Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive officer and chairman Michael Lynton and Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal. This is a new position at Sony Pictures.

Cookson will oversee development and implementation of the studio’s technology policy and processes.  He will also be Sony Pictures’ chief liaison with other Sony Corporation businesses in the area of technology. Cookson was earlier Chief Technology Officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment and President of the Warner Bros. Technical Operations Division. 

“New developments in technology are rapidly changing the ways that we create, distribute and enjoy the experiences that entertain us. This is a most exciting time to be part of this industry, and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to join with the unmatched resources of the Sony Corporation in helping shape this revolution,” said Cookson.