Sony Pictures chief Tony Vinciquerra has tapped a trio of insiders to lead its TV production division. Business affairs veteran Jeff Frost
has been promoted to president of Sony Pictures TV Studios, while drama development chiefs Chris Parnell
and Jason Clodfelter
have been upped to co-presidents focusing on creative matters.
The trio will serve as an “office of the president” spearheading all production and development, per Sony. Frost reports to Vinciquerra, who took the reins of the studio in June. Parnell and Clodfelter report to Frost.
The new structure fills the void left last month by the departures of longtime Sony Pictures TV presidents Jamie Erlicht
and Zack Van Amburg
, who segued to launch a TV production operation for Apple.
“Jeff, Chris and Jason are the perfect team to run our U.S. television business,” Vinciquerra said. “Over the last several weeks, I have been able to see first-hand the strong leadership qualities possessed by Jeff, Chris