Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced that Katherine Pope will join the studio as President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, overseeing all domestic scripted productions. Pope, who most recently was Head of Original Content at Charter Communications, has held leadership roles at major networks, studios and production companies and has developed and overseen numerous acclaimed drama and comedy series over the course of her career. She will begin her new role at SPT on August 22, reporting to Ravi Ahuja, Chairman of Global Television Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment Corporate Development.
“Katherine has proven herself as a dynamic leader with impeccable taste and the ability to successfully develop and produce content that resonates with audiences. She is an excellent fit for this role and I’m delighted that she has chosen to join us at SPT,” Ravi Ahuja commented. “Katherine brings vast experience that will help us build on the overall strength of our global production capabilities at the studio. With Katherine leading our scripted production business in the United States and Wayne Garvie leading our international production business, we have an incredible leadership team dedicated to working with the industry’s top talent to produce undeniable content around the world,” he continued.
“I am thrilled to be joining the incredibly talented team Tony and Ravi have assembled at SPT - a studio with the strength, expertise and independence to lead amidst the challenges of a rapidly evolving marketplace. I have long admired the creativity and high-quality work SPT consistently produces and can’t wait to explore all the opportunities that lie ahead. I am excited to step onto the lot and get started,” Katherine Pope declared.
SPT’s global scripted productions include a wide array of programs for every major streaming, cable and broadcast platform, and have received numerous nominations and awards for its creative and ground-breaking series, such as “The Crown,” “Better Call Saul,” “The Good Doctor,” “The Boys,” “Cobra Kai,” “Sex Education,” “The Blacklist,” “S.W.A.T.,” “The Goldbergs,” “Outlander,” “The Afterparty,” “For All Mankind,” “The Wheel of Time,” and upcoming series including “A League of Their Own,” “Accused” and “Twisted Metal,” among many others.