Tony Vinciquerra Named Chairman/CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment

Former Fox Networks Group president/CEO succeeds Michael Lynton

Anthony Vinciquerra has been named chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. He starts June 1 and will report to Kazuo Hirai, Sony Corp. president and CEO. 

Vinciquerra, former CEO of Fox Networks Group, replaces Michael Lynton atop Sony Pictures Entertainment. 

Vinciquerra is currently senior advisor to Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in the technology, media and telecom sectors. Prior to TPG, Vinciquerra spent almost 10 years at Fox, where he was chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group. Before Fox, Vinciquerra was with Hearst Corporation’s broadcasting group and CBS’ television group.

“Tony is a proven, results-oriented leader with extensive experience running and driving growth in large, complex media and entertainment businesses,” said Hirai. “His operating skills, effectiveness working with creative teams and expertise in managing digital disruption and new technologies make him the perfect choice to lead SPE, and build on the studio’s turnaround efforts to date.

“I want to thank Michael for his years of service and dedication to the success of our entertainment businesses,” added Hirai, “and for his commitment to our CEO search and this transition.”