Steve Mosko, whose exit as Sony Pictures TV chairman made headlines this week, said his departure had been in the works for some time. But Deadline.com reports that Mosko resisted the temptation to do any real dishing.
He talked about the move during an appearance Thursday night at the Paley Media Council’s PaleyDialogue event. The only mildly negative thing Mosko would say when prodded for some dirt, according to the report, was: “It’s been brewing for a while.”
“Earlier in the day, Sony announced Mosko’s top lieutenants will now report directly to Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment,” Deadline notes. “That team includes Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Presidents of Programming and Production; Andy Kaplan, President of Worldwide Networks; Keith Le Goy, President of Distribution; and Amy Carney, President of Advertiser Sales & Research.”
Mosko downplayed stories about conflict between himself and Lynton. “We worked together 13 years. I’ve never worked with somebody 13 years! We had a pretty good run together,” Mosko said, adding that Lynton “gave me complete autonomy; you don’t find that very often.”