Adrian Smith has been named president of Sony Pictures Releasing Domestic Distribution, and Adam Bergerman and John Spinello have been upped to Assistant General Sales Managers. Bergerman and Spinello will report to Smith. The promotions are part of a re-alignment of the studio’s domestic distribution division. Smith joined Sony Pictures in 1989 as Western District manager for TriStar Pictures. In 2000, he was named SVP and Western Division manager for Sony Pictures Releasing, and in 2011, he was appointed EVP and general sales manager, overseeing domestic sales for all Sony Pictures films.
Spinello joined Sony Pictures in 1997 as managing director, Eastern Sales Division, and was promoted to VP Eastern Sales Division in 2003. He was again promoted to SVP/Division Manager Eastern Sales Division in 2008. Bergerman joined Sony Pictures in 1996 as a booker for the Eastern Division, was promoted to sales manager Eastern Division in 1998, district manager for the Eastern Division in 2001, VP/managing director for the Eastern Division in 2009, and SVP/division manager for the Western Division last year.