A veteran executive with a strong background in television is emerging as a candidate for the Sony Pictures executive job. In an exclusive, Deadline.com reports that former Fox Networks Group Chairman Tony Vinciquerra, who also worked at Hearst and CBS, is that candidate.
The report notes that Vinciquerra is the senior adviser for the technology, media and telecom sectors at TPG Capital. “He also serves as a director of STX Entertainment, Pandora, Univision Holdings and at Qualcomm; he was a previous director at both DirecTV and Motorola,” Deadline adds.
“Meetings are still going on over the next two to three weeks, and we hear that outgoing Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is helping Sony Corp. President and CEO Kazuo Hirai in pulling in legitimate candidates,” Deadline notes.
A spokesperson for Sony declined to comment.