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CEO, Sony Entertainment

Turns out people are still willing to pay money to watch films in a theater. For evidence, see Sony’s Skyfall, which has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide in the last few months. That’s good news for Michael Lynton, but the head of Sony’s film and music units has lots of challenges on his plate. Among his newest priorities: Trying to kick- start the new “4K” digital format for ultra-high-definition TVs, a job that involves both creating and distributing titles in the new format.

Posts With Michael Lynton

Loved the Viral Video. Hated the Movie.

Generation YouTube clicked on that “Carrie” clip over and over. But a viral video can’t beat bad word of mouth.
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Snapchat Closes $60 Million Round Led by IVP, Now at 200 Million Daily Snaps

Oh, snap! A cash injection for the ephemeral messaging service.
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Sony Re-Ups Movie, Music Boss Michael Lynton

So maybe it’s not selling those businesses off yet.
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Hollywood Goes Digital — But Not Too Digital. Sony Boss Michael Lynton’s Candid Dive Into Media Interview.

Technology changes everything about media, except for the stuff it doesn’t. A thoughtful chat with the studio boss behind “Skyfall” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”
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Day Two at D: Dive Into Media 2013, in Pictures and Tweets

Storified: The best tweets and pictures from the second day of D: Dive Into Media.
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Sony’s Michael Lynton on How the Net and Social Media Are Changing the Movie Business

Sony’s Michael Lynton says that in the age of social media, a film’s audience can now help kill a movie or extend its life.
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Game On! Xbox Bosses Mehdi, Tellem Come to Dive Into Media.

The Xbox is a Web TV player that also happens to work for games. Meet the people in charge of making it an even bigger deal in the media world.
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Meet the Man Who Wants to Blow Up the TV Business: Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen Comes to Dive Into Media

A rare appearance from a maverick billionaire with big plans.
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