Tony Vinciquerra

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Tony Vinciquerra
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Anthony Vinciquerra

(1954-08-30) 30 August 1954 (age 66)
Albany, New York, United States [1]
Alma mater SUNY Albany
OccupationChairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Spouse(s)Toni Knight

Anthony "Tony" Vinciquerra (born August 30, 1954) is a film executive who is the current Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. [2] In May, 2017, it was announced that Vinciquerra would be filling the role left vacant by Michael Lynton, after he announced his departure for Snap, Inc. Vinciquerra climbed through the ranks of television broadcasting ad sales, and led Fox Networks Group from 2001 to 2011. After spending time as an entertainment consultant and advisor at TPG Capital, L.P., Vinciquerra was hired by Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai. He is credited with reversing a downward trend of film box office performances, as well as strengthening the television division. [3]

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Early life and education

Vinciquerra was born in Albany, New York, and grew up with three sisters in a three bedroom apartment. He performed various odd jobs in his youth, and began working in radio ad sales in college. After graduating from State University of New York, Albany in 1977, he moved into television ad sales and eventually was named COO of Hearst-Argyle Television in New York in 1999.

Personal life

In 2001, Vinciquerra moved to Los Angeles and met his future wife, Toni Knight, an advertising executive who now owns her own firm. [4]

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References

  1. Lang, Brent. "Tony Vinciquerra Named Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO". Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. Barnes, Brooks (11 May 2017). "Sony Pictures, Shifting Toward TV, Names Tony Vinciquerra Its C.E.O." New York Times. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  3. James, Meg (23 March 2009). "Low-profile News Corp. executive Tony Vinciquerra given starring role". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 May 2017.