A double Sony announcement this afternoon: Bob Osher has been named president of the Digital Production division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, it was announced today by Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and Co-Chairman Amy Pascal. And the duo also announced that Hannah Minghella will become president of production at Sony Pictures Animation. Minghella and Tim Sarnoff, president of Imageworks, will report to Osher. Sandra Rabins, who had been in charge of Sony Pictures Animation as senior executive vice president, will return to being a producer. Osher replaces Yair Landau, who earlier this week announced he was leaving Sony Pictures to begin a new games and animation venture. The Digital Production division, formerly known as Sony Pictures Digital, comprises Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation. (It was announced yesterday that Sony Online Entertainment, once part of Sony Pictures Digital, will move to Sony Computer Entertainment.) Osher joined Sony Pictures in 2004, and has been chief operating officer of the Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group, overseeing operations, business affairs and production-related film financing. He’ll continue oversight over his current areas of responsibility within the Motion Picture Group.
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