Mar 10 • 39M

Tony Vinciquerra: Will Smith, the 'Woman King' Snub & Spider-Man's Future

Sony Pictures Entertainment's CEO also lays out the coming streaming consolidation

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Tony Vinciquerra interviewed by Janice Min on March 8. (credit: Todd Williamson)


This is first in a series of recorded conversations from the stage at NXStream Global, the March 8 summit held by Advertising Week and The Ankler at UTA.

“Arms dealer” of Hollywood? Thank you, but Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra might prefer you refer to Sony Pictures Entertainment as “Hollywood’s strategic supplier”. But whatever you call it, the studio, possibly the town’s top seller of content, has undergone a stunning transformation since the former Fox exec took the helm in 2017. In a lively conversation with Janice Min, Vinciquerra talks Sony’s Netflix deal (“the best Pay-1 deal in the history of the business”; 8:58); his response to The Woman King’s Oscars snub (23:59); PlayStation and The Last of Us (29:45); the decision to work with Will Smith again (36:49), Spider-Man and Kevin Feige (25:38); and the studio’s big future in India (32:58).

For a full transcript of today’s conversation, click here.

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