Sony Pictures Names New Division President
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Michael Marshall will move from President of Business Affairs for Columbia Pictures to overseeing the film slate across all Sony labels as President, Business Affairs, of the SPE Motion Picture Group. Since then, he has negotiated deals for features such as Venom,Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, as well as talent deals like Steph Curry’s Unanimous Media first-look pact. Marshall joined Columbia in 2008 as SVP of Business Affairs, with the new Spider-Man, Men in Black 3, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo among the projects he oversaw. Before Columbia, Marshall worked at Our Stories Films where he served EVP of Business and Legal Affairs. He also worked at Marvel Studios in the early days of the company’s slate reboot where he helped execute deals on The Hulk and Iron Man. Before that, he worked at Dimension where he drafted agreements for many Robert Rodríguez movies. The Pepperdine and University of California-Berkeley graduate has also worked at Universal Pictures, Arama Entertainment, and MGM. Marshall is a member of the California State Bar and the Executives Branch of the Film Academy. More here.