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Sony Entertainment Boss Michael Lynton Keeps His Job

Veteran Hollywood exec Tom Rothman gets Amy Pascal's old job.

Asa Mathat
Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Michael Lynton, the Sony executive who oversees its entertainment business, including its embattled Hollywood studio, will stay with the company.

Via a press release, Sony says it has extended Lynton’s contract, but didn’t provide other details.

Lynton’s presence has been a question mark since last year’s hacking attack; earlier this month the company announced that Amy Pascal, who had run Sony Pictures, would leave. Pascal later said she was “fired.”

Sony also announced that Tom Rothman, who has been running Sony Picture’s Tristar Productions, will get Pascal’s old job. Rothman is best-known in Hollywood for running Fox’s movie studio from 2000 through 2012.

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