Ex Sony Co-President Jason Clodfelter Appointed TV Chief at Legendary Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Studios co-president Jason Clodfelter leaves company to become president of television at Legendary Entertainment. By: Theng Min Yee
Following former Legendary Television president Chris Albrecht’s exit and establishment of his own firm Rubicon Global Media, Clodfelter is now stepping up to fill the gap. Clodfelter will work closely alongside Mary Parent, vice-chairman of worldwide production at the company’s film division, Legendary Pictures. His new position will require him to develop new scripted and limited series at Legendary, which is behind shows such as Carnival Row for Prime Video and Drops of God for Apple TV+.
The SPT Studios topper has been at the company for more than 17 years, tasked with overseeing US drama and comedy development, US scripted and current programming, global programming and development, talent and casting, TriStar Television, marketing, and research. During his time as co-president, SPT Studios has produced series including The Boys for Prime Video, Twisted Metal for Peacock, The Night Agent for Netflix, For All Mankind for Apple TV+ and Outlander for Starz.
As Clodfelter exits this August, his responsibilities will be shared by SPT president Katherine Pope and other members of the leadership team.
In her memo to staff, Pope wrote: “Jason’s move marks a change for our senior leadership team, but we fully support his decision and wish him success as he embarks on this exciting new chapter in his career.”
Legendary CEO Josh Grode commented, “We are pleased to welcome Jason to the Legendary team, where he will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our television business with compelling content that resonates with our audiences worldwide. His creative instincts, understanding of IP and ability to work with the creative community are key strengths that he brings to our television department and complements Carmi Zlotnik and our other senior executives.”
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