Sony Pictures appoints Lifetime Networks’ Andrea Wong

MUMBAI: Andrea Wong will join Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) as president of international production for Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and as president of international for SPE.

She will report to Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal, and Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko.

In her SPT position, Wong will head the studio’s international television production business, overseeing the creative teams outside the US as well as the 15 owned and joint venture international production companies around the world. In this role, Wong will report to Mosko.

Based in London, Wong will also serve as international president for SPE, where she will report to Lynton and Pascal and act as the company’s commercial and governmental representative related to production abroad.

"Andrea is a truly unique talent who brings tremendous experience to the company. She will be an important ambassador for Sony Pictures in the international marketplace," said Lynton.

"Andrea’s business acumen and her role in developing successful unscripted programming like Dancing with the Stars, and The Bachelor, make her a perfect fit for SPT. I’ve watched Andrea succeed in a variety of roles over the years, and it’s great to have her on our team, leading a key part of our international television business," added Mosko.

"I am excited to begin working with Michael, Amy and Steve, and everyone at Sony Pictures Entertainment to expand and grow the company’s business around the world. There has never been a better time to be globally focused and I look forward to collaborating with Sony’s strong creative team to build and produce great programming worldwide," said Wong.

Kees Abrahams, former president of international production for SPT, will be leaving his post.

Previously, Wong served as president and CEO of Lifetime Networks, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, and Lifetime Digital.