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Lynton extends contract with Sony Pictures


CULVER CITY, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and ceo Michael Lynton has extended his contract with the company to 2012. The announcement was made by Sir Howard Stringer, chairman and ceo of Sony Corp.

Lynton joined Sony Pictures in January 2004 and since that time the studio has enjoyed considerable stability and success across its lines of business, which include motion picture and television production and distribution, home entertainment acquisition and distribution and digital content creation.

During Lynton's tenure, Sony Pictures has expanded its global presence with the creation of a vibrant international motion picture production group and the establishment of new television channels in countries around the world. Lynton has also overseen the studio's entry into the digital distribution of content, the development of the "Blu-ray" disc business and the acquisition of Crackle, an online streaming entertainment network.

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