Global Entertainment & Consumers
Andy Kaplan is president of worldwide networks for Sony Pictures Television (SPT). He leads Sony Pictures' global television networks and investments, a portfolio that includes over 160 channel feeds reaching well over one billion households around the world as well as some of the most popular media brands in North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Previously, he served as SPT's executive vice president and chief operating officer, and his earlier experience includes senior positions at Hollywood Stock Exchange, Hal Roach Studios and Embassy Pictures, as well as consulting roles with Sony Corporation of America, Lionsgate Entertainment, Liberty Media, Fremantle Television and Galan Entertainment, among others.
Mr. Kaplan is board chairman of the National Association of Television Program Executives, the premier global business forum for content creators, distributors and buyers across all platforms, as well as a board member for the International Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences. He is also board chairman for the USC Annenberg School's Center for the Digital Future, as well as a board member for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.