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Sony Corp. casting wide net for Michael Lynton’s replacement

2017.03.27 06:46

Sounds like Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai is casting a wide net in talks to replace Sony Entertainment boss Michael Lynton.

Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara has interviewed for the position, according to two people familiar with the talks.

Warner’s owner Time Warner is in the process of being acquired by AT&T, and some speculate that the telecom giant will want to swing the ax and cut corporate overhead.

Another top executive being considered for the position is former Fox Networks chairman and former TPG adviser Tony Vinciquerra.

That news was first reported by Vinciquerra is also a director at Pandora and Univision. Earlier in the week, The Hollywood Reporter tipped that former Hulu boss Jason Kilar
was also under consideration.

The Sony brass isn’t known for making risky moves.

On the Money hears the candidate with the inside track is Andrew House, who is CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.

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