Michelle Raimo Kouyate Exits President Of Production Post At Sony Pictures Animation

Michelle Raimo Kouyate mugMichelle Raimo Kouyate is stepping down as President of Production of Sony Pictures Animation. During her four-year tenure, she was responsible for overseeing the development and production of all films on the SPA slate, including, The Smurfs franchise, Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2.

Studio officials wouldn’t say why she’s leaving, but she’ll remain on the Sony Pictures lot with a production deal for animated and live-action films. She was an executive producer of Best Picture  Oscar nominee Silver Linings Playbook, and other credits including co-executive producer of Chocolat, associate producer of The Shipping News and executive producer of An Unfinished Life.

Prior to joining Sony Pictures Animation in 2010, she had been a production executive at DreamWorks Animation. She also held SVP Production posts at Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.

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