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In January of 2004 Michael Lynton stepped up as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Acting as CEO, Lynton oversees Sony Pictures Entertainment's world wide operations including movies (motion pictures), TV and digital content distribution and production, global TV channel investments, and the creation of innovative entertainment products, services, and technologies. He speaks and deals directly with Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation [1]. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Howard Stringer. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Lynton was responsible for bringing in a major financing partner in sony's recent auisition of MGM's library product. He also has stated on many occasions that he believes that there is a strong future in DVD's and pledges that SONY will be a major player in the development and new technology associated in and around DVD's [2]. Under the lead of Lynton and other key players sony has made many purchases of different companies in attempts to bring them to the forefront of the entertainment business. In late August of 2006 sony spent 65 million dollars on grouper.com, which is a rapidly expanding user-generated video site on the internet [3].


Lynton is part of Sony Pictures executive team which includes; Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman, and Chairman of Motion Picture Group, Jeff Blake, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, and Yair Landau, Vice Chairman and President of Sony Pictures Digital [4]. Lynton has been a major part of the business world for a long period of time. He has served on many Boards of Directors including his most recent project with JAMDAT Mobile [5]. Some of Lynton's previous jobs include, president of Time Warner International, President of AOL International, and CEO of AOL Europe. During his time at AOL Europe, Lynton was credited with the revamping of AOL Europe [6]. In 1992 Lynton Joined The Walt Disney Company where he acted as President of Hollywood Pictures. In 1996 Lynton Joined Pearson plc where he acted as chairman and CEO of Pearson's Penguin Group until 2000. During his time there, the Penguin Group broke barriers in bestsellers, revenues and profits [7]. When president of AOL International he led the largest Internet service in the world, which can be used in 17 different countries and 8 different languages. During his time there Lynton was successful in gaining revenue and a sizeable growth of AOL subscriber base [8]. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is the television and film production unit of Japan-based corporate giant Sony. ... Amy Pascal (born 1958) is chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group and vice chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ... Jeff Bertrand Coleman Blake (born December 4, 1970 in Daytona Beach, Florida) is a retired American football quarterback who played in the NFL. Although he finished his career with the Chicago Bears, he was formerly a quarterback for the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Arizona... Columbia Pictures logo, used only in the early-1990s Columbia Pictures, now Columbia-Tristar Pictures after their merger with the former Tristar Entertainment, is a film production company, and part of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ... Sony Pictures Digital (First known as Columbia TriStar Interactive) is known as the digital website interactive creator for Sony Pictures Entertainment that was established in 1997. ... JAMDAT Mobile, Inc. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... The Hollywood Pictures Sphinx logo Hollywood Pictures is one of The Walt Disney Companys subsidiary movie studios. ... Pearson plc LSE: PSON;NYSE: PSO is a London-based media conglomerate. ... Penguin Group is the second largest trade book publisher in the world. ...


Michael Lynton was born on Janaury 1, 1960 in the Netherlands and is fluent in three languages including French, German, and Dutch. Lynton attended Harvard College and Harvard Business School [9]. Harvard Business School, officially named the Harvard Business School: George F. Baker Foundation, and also known as HBS, is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ...



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