Man Jit Singh will replace David Bishop as president of Sony Pictures’ home entertainment division, reporting to Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal, the studio said Monday. Bishop said a few weeks ago he would be leaving Sony, where he worked since 2006.
“Man Jit is a savvy global executive with a long track record of success at Sony Pictures, having built our Indian TV channels into high-performance, high-margin businesses. I am confident in his vision for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and his ability to provide strong leadership for the division as the marketplace continues to evolve,” Lynton said in a statement.
Man Jit was previously CEO of Multi Screen Media, the Sony TV subsidiary in India. MSM COO N.P. Singh will succeed Man Jit as CEO.
There has been a lot of movement in and out of the Sony executive suites in recent months as the studio tries to shake things up after a rough summer at the box office and the public comments of shareholder Dan Loeb.
In announcing the news, Sony credited Man Jit with leveraging “changing technologies and consumers behaviors” to grow Sony’s channels in India, and hoped he would bring that expertise to its home entertainment division.
“As the ways in which consumers experience our content continue to change and multiply, our organization and its strategy for delivering content must evolve to meet the demands of the market,” Man Jit said in a statement. “I look forward to building on the foundation of innovation and operational discipline at SPHE to position this business for future growth.”