Parsons joins Sony

Sony Picture Television (SPT) has appointed Richard Parsons SVP for corporate business and legal affairs, international production.

Based in London and reporting to Corii Berg, SPT’s senior executive VP, business affairs, in Los Angeles, he will take up his new role later this month and lead corporate business affairs for SPT’s portfolio if international production companies and manage deal executions on acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships.

Parsons most recently served as a consultant for the leading UK media legal practice Wiggin LLP.

He was previously at Shine Group and BBC Worldwide, in the latter as director of corporate finance and legal affairs.