Randy Lake named EVP & GM for Sony Pictures Imageworks


MUMBAI: Randy Lake has been named executive vice president and general manager of Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Lake, who has worked with Sony Pictures Digital Productions since 2006 in a business strategy and development role, moves into Imageworks to manage overall operations, strategy and planning. In his new position, Lake will partner with Imageworks Visual Effects senior supervisor and creative leader Ken Ralston and Sony Pictures Imageworks executive vice president Production Debbie Denise, who is responsible for overseeing Imageworks’ producers and digital production management team, as well as crewing and scheduling, production infrastructure, satellite operations, and client relations.

"Randy has been working closely with Imageworks for over three years and has been a key figure in planning and strategy throughout that time. He is a brilliant business thinker who understands the challenges and opportunities on the digital landscape," Sony Pictures Digital Productions president Bob Osher.

"Imageworks has built its reputation on quality and innovation. Having been a close partner in planning and strategy, it is exciting to take on operating responsibility with this extraordinarily talented team," added Lake.

Lake joined Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in 2006 as vice president and later senior vice president of corporate development for SPE. In that capacity, Lake played a major role in the acquisition of what is now Imageworks India and in the development of the strategic plan for Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation. In addition, Lake was part of the team responsible for creating the overall three-year medium range plan for Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as providing leadership on various corporate initiatives.