Culver City, CA (March 22, 2012) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) today announced that Kim Overall has been appointed to Senior Vice President, Northern Europe. The announcement was made by Matt Brown, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Commercial, to whom Overall will report.
Overall joined the company in 2008 as the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to SPHE, she was European Vice President of International Sales & Marketing at Paramount Home Entertainment as well as Vice President of International Marketing for DreamWorks Home Entertainment, both positions based in London.
Overall’s responsibilities in the new position will include leading and implementing the commercial strategies and program development throughout the U.K. and Northern Europe while ensuring strategic alignment among all new release, catalog and TV releases for the company. In addition, she will have a key role in the recently formed SPHE Worldwide Commercial Team.
“I am very excited to move Kim into this new role. Not only will she drive our business in northern Europe, but she will be a key partner in driving our global strategies, innovation, and account business into the future,” stated Brown. “Kim’s impressive leadership both in launching the joint venture with Universal as well as growing the business into a market-leading position in Australia and New Zealand has made her extremely valuable to the company.”
Andrew Armstrong will be leaving the company in March. Armstrong has been with the company for 14 years after joining as UK Marketing Director in 1998. He has held several posts at the company including most recently Managing Director of Northern Europe. Prior, he was Managing Director of the U.K. and Ireland. During his tenure, Armstrong has made tremendous contributions including successes with the Bond and Spider-Man franchises on video, as well as winning over a dozen Customer and Industry Marketing awards. He also led a number of key initiatives for the company including the integration of Digital into the Home Entertainment business and the partnership with Universal/U.C.A.
“Andy’s career highlights are many and varied. He has played a significant role in the development of our business and has been an important contributor to the organization we have today. He will be remembered by colleagues for his professional approach to every challenge he faced,” added Brown.