Culver City, CA – November 30, 2010 – Andrew Gumpert has been promoted to President, Worldwide Business Affairs and Operations for Columbia Pictures, it was announced today by Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, co-chairman, to whom he will jointly report. Gumpert will work closely with Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad while also serving as a key strategic advisor to Lynton and Pascal. He will oversee worldwide business affairs and operations for Columbia and will be integrally involved in securing co-financing arrangements and new and emerging revenue streams for the label’s theatrical releases.
In his years with Columbia, Gumpert has overseen negotiations for many of the studio’s most high profile productions, including the re-imagining of the Spider-Man franchise, Men in Black III, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Social Network, Grown Ups, 2012, Quantum of Solace, Hancock, Casino Royale, The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 3, Superbad, and the upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, among others. Gumpert joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2005 as Executive Vice President of Business Affairs for Columbia and was promoted to President of Business Affairs & Administration for the label in 2008. He previously led business and legal affairs for Miramax’s Dimension Films division for seven years.
BREAKING: Sony Pictures Entertainment has just announced this:
LONGTIME COLUMBIA PICTURES CHIEFS MATT TOLMACH AND DOUG BELGRAD TRANSITION INTO NEW ROLES
Tolmach Launches New Production Company and Joins Spider-Man Team As Belgrad Promoted to Sole President of Columbia Pictures
– Hannah Minghella Named President of Production for Historic Banner–
(Culver City, Calif. – October 29, 2010) – Matt Tolmach has launched a new production company and will become a producer on the next installment of Spider-Man, the blockbuster film franchise he helped shepherd since its inception in 2002, it was announced today by Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman. Doug Belgrad has been promoted to sole president of Columbia Pictures and will take on additional divisional responsibilities. As part of the transition, Belgrad has named Hannah Minghella president of production for Columbia Pictures.
Said Pascal, “I couldn’t be happier for or prouder of Matt, Doug and Hannah. Matt and I have worked together for over 15 years. Anyone who knows him knows he has been talking about this for a long time. He has always approached every project he has ever worked on with the attentiveness of a brilliant producer’s eye and that is what has made him such an excellent executive. As he takes this amazing step with his career, I know we will continue working together for as long as we are both in this business. We tried to convince him to stay in his current job, but we understand the time has