Sony Pictures Entertainment ups Kennedy as EVP global communications

Mumbai: Jim Kennedy has been promoted to executive vice president for Global Communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The announcement was made by Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal, to whom Kennedy reports.

Kennedy is responsible for overseeing media relations for Sony Pictures and serves as a communications counselor and speechwriter for the executive team.

He joined Sony Pictures in 2005 as senior vice president for corporate communications. Since that time his department has expanded to include employee communications and corporate social responsibility.

"It’s an honor to work for Lynton and Pascal, under whose leadership the studio has experienced great stability, technological innovation and global growth. I’m also grateful to my staff and colleagues for their counsel and patience in teaching an old dog some new tricks over the past three years," said Kennedy.

Kennedy previously served as a spokesman for President Bill Clinton, Senators Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman, and Vice President Al Gore. He was a volunteer advisor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign this year.