Sony Pictures has restructured its TV unit now that Steve Mosko (pictured above) is gone. Top responsibilities going forward will be split among the presidents of different departments: Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht, Andy Kaplan, Keith Le Goy, and Amy Carney.
Van Amburg and Erlicht lead Programming and Production, Kaplan leads Worldwide Networks, Le Goy has the top title in Distribution, and Carney runs Advertiser Sales & Research.
The prolific Sony Pictures Television produces “The Blacklist,” “The Goldbergs,” “Shark Tank,” “Masters of Sex,” “Preacher,” “Better Call Saul,” “Outlander,” “Underground,” “Bloodline,” “Sneaky Pete,” and “Good Girls Revolt,” among others.
“I want to thank Steve for his many years of service at Sony Pictures and for helping to build SPT into the one of the strongest television studios in the business,” said Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, tho whom each of the five will directly report. “Steve has overseen some of SPT’s greatest triumphs and I wish him the very best in the next chapter of his career. We have incredibly strong leadership within our TV divisions. Zack and Jamie, Andy, Keith and Amy have contributed immeasurably to SPT’s success over the years, and bring the right energy, skill and sophistication to navigate a rapidly changing environment and lead our TV business to even greater heights.”
Here are bios for the aforementioned execs, all in Sony’s own words:
Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht
Van Amburg joined the studio in 1997; Erlicht in 2002. They were appointed Presidents of U.S. Programming and Production in 2005, and quickly doubled the unit’s output of original programming. SPT has launched multiple Emmy award-winning shows including Rescue Me, The Shield, Breaking Bad and Shark Tank, in addition to successful original network primetime series including The Blacklist for NBC and The Goldbergs for ABC. SPT also boasts a prolific roster of primetime cable series that includes Better Call Saul and Preacher for AMC, Masters of Sex for Showtime, Outlander for Starz, andOutsiders and Underground for WGN America. The studio is also producing a number of series for digital platforms such asBloodline, One Day at a Time and The Get Down for Netflix, Sneaky Pete and Good Girls Revolt for Amazon, Powers for PlayStation, and Shut Eye for Hulu.
Kaplan is president of worldwide networks for (SPT). He has led the company’s global television networks and investments and the tremendous growth and success of SPT’s networks portfolio worldwide. Kaplan oversees SPT’s branded networks, including AXN, Sony Channel, Animax, and Crackle as well as SPT’s majority stake in GSN (a joint venture with AT&T), which offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 80 million subscriber television network and digital game platform. Kaplan’s largest portfolio is in India, where he has played an instrumental role in the growth and success of Sony Pictures Networks India, which operates a group of channels that includes SET, MAX, AATH, SAB, PIX, MIX, SIX, LIV, AXN, Animax, Sony-BBC Earth and Sony-ESPN channel. Kaplan is Chairman of the Board of Directors of NATPE, Chairman of the Board of Governors for the USC Annenberg School’s Center for the Digital Future, and a member of the Board of Directors for the International Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences.
Keith Le Goy
Keith Le Goy has served as president, international distribution, for SPT since 2008. He manages all distribution for SPE’s international television division, directing the company’s licensing operations outside the United States. He oversees the international distribution of Sony Pictures’ film, television and other content to all media platforms – from terrestrial broadcast, satellite, and cable, to digital and electronic delivery, including video-on-demand, subscription-video-on-demand, electronic sell-through, and mobile.
Amy Carney is president, advertiser sales & research for Sony Pictures Television, where she leads the worldwide research group, which conducts and assembles all program, sales, channels and corporate research, and oversees the sale of commercial inventory in SPT’s first-run and off-network programs. Prior to joining SPT in 2003, Carney served as vice president, sales, for Univision, where she launched that network’s online sales division and created the national sales and client services team. Carney currently sits on the board of The Women’s Entertainment and Technology Board at Digital Hollywood, is involved in the Step Up Organization in Los Angeles, and is a member of World50.