This summer started with changes on Sony Pictures TV, its Chairman Steve Mosko is leaving the studio because of his expiring contract. It is the official reason for his stepping aside, so Steve is leaving the company after 24 years, Variety has learned. From now, Sony TV intended to work with an absolutely new management team.
A Sony Pictures TV spokesman still declined to comment on leaving Steve Mosko, 60-year-old ex-Chairman of the Studio. Bosses decided not to renew Mosko’s contract to hire new persons with new vision. Despite of Steve Mosko’ abilities and talents in TV-business, management and regime in Sony Pictures TV planned to be changed rapidly.
Mr. Mosko (60) began to work on Sony Pictures TV in 1991, there’re hard times for Sony’s TV business, so Mosko’s ideas and methods were extremely helpful. According to figures, Sony Television has been considered a success, especially compared with Sony’s considerably larger film operation. In 2001, Mosko’s unit left for dead in a downsizing, but it could provide more than half of the overall studio’s annual operating income that year.
“It’s been brewing for a while. I just turned 60. … It was a really good time to take a step back and decide what to do for the next five to 10 years. … I’m proud of the work we’ve done and we’ve built a great team and it is time to do something different,” Mosko said to journalists.