Michael Lynton gets bigger role at Sony

Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton is getting oversight of the rest of Sony's U.S. entertainment units except for video games, various media sources are reporting, with small discrepancies in the details. The promotion makes Lynton a top lieutenant of Kaz Hirai, who takes over as Sony CEO from Howard Stringer on April 1. Reports say that Lynton will remain in the Culver City offices even though Sony's U.S. operations are based in New York. LAT, THR, FT, The Wrap, NYT, Deadline

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