EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired Andrew Reinsdorf as its head of global public policy and external affairs.
Reinsdorf will report to Leah Weil, senior EVP and general counsel.
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He succeeds Keith Weaver, who is stepping down to focus on entrepreneurial ventures, including the Humble Baron bar and entertainment venue in Tennessee.
Reinsdorf served as senior vice president of WarnerMedia’s government relations during its ownership by AT&T. Before his tenure at AT&T, he led the government and regulatory affairs team at DirecTV. He earned a bachelor’s degree in politics from Ithaca College in New York.
At SPE, Reinsdorf will oversee the company’s government relations strategies, public policy and public impact work and the corporate social responsibility team.
Weil said in a statement, “Andrew comes to the company with vast experience and expertise spanning three decades in the government affairs and policy space. I look forward to working with Andrew and for him to bring his valuable insights and leadership to Sony Pictures.”
Reinsdorf said that he was “excited to lead SPE’s global policy and government affairs initiatives to ensure that the company’s innovative and diverse content creation positively impacts communities and audiences everywhere.”
He also is a board member emeritus of the nonprofit United Community and has been a reading mentor with EveryBodyWins! in Washington, D.C. public schools.
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