The layoff picture at Sony Pictures is clearing, at least a little bit. The studio was required to file a Worker Adjustment And Retraining Nofication with the state, and it has formally declared that 216 will be the head count. That’s hardly the total picture, however, and it mostly covers the number of employees who’ll be pink slipped on the Culver City lot. Here’s the formal notification. We knew this was going to be a painful week at the studio, but we have not gotten the full head count yet.
One more person who was let go is John Cacavas, VP Worldwide Theatrical Distribution. Cacavas has worked up the weekend studio estimates for the last 20 years for distribution head Jeff Blake.