Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Jeff Frost as president of Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPT), the company announced on Monday. Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter have been selected as co-presidents.
Together, the three individuals will comprise a new “Office of the President” to oversee all domestic production and programming. This follows Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg stepping down as SPT presidents last month to head for Apple.
Frost was previously executive vice president of U.S. business affairs for SPT. He joined Sony in 2008 from ABC Studios, where he was senior vice president of business affairs for traditional production and digital media.
Parnell and Clodfelter joined SPT in 2003 and 2006, respectively. They both served as executive vice president of U.S. drama development and programming at SPT.
“Jeff, Chris and Jason are the perfect team to run our U.S. television business,” Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra said in a statement Monday. “Over the last several weeks, I have been able to see firsthand the strong leadership qualities possessed by Jeff, Chris and Jason, the high energy and vitality of everyone in their groups and throughout SPT, and the outstanding collaboration that exists between them all.”
Frost said in a statement that he is “thrilled” about his new role and is “honored to work with some of the most talented and creative individuals and teams in the business.”
“I am particularly excited about working with Chris and Jason,” he continued. “The landscape of our business continues to rapidly evolve, and SPT is in an ideal position to take advantage of industry shifts due to our diversity of programming and ability to air across a broad array of broadcast, cable and digital platforms. We have had great success over the past 10 years, and I look forward to working with the team to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead.”