Richard Parsons, SVP of Corporate Business Affairs and Operations Sony Pictures

Richard is SVP of Corporate Business Affairs and Operations at Sony Pictures Television’s International Production division. As well as managing the portfolio of 18 production companies across 12 territories, he is responsible for assessing new deals including acquisitions, investments and first-look deals.

In the UK, SPT’s scripted portfolio includes Left Bank Pictures, producer of the Golden Globe-winning Netflix original The Crown, Blueprint TV and Fable Pictures. On the non-scripted side, it includes Electric Ray, producer of Class of ‘92 and Belfast-based Stellify Media, responsible for C5’s reboot of Blind Date.  SPT’s format portfolio includes Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wheel of Fortune and Dragons’ Den.

Richard spent 10 years at BBC Worldwide as Director of Corporate Finance and Legal, working across all of their business lines, including the launch of its Content and Production Division.  He was also part of the team who set up Greenbird Media in 2012.

Harriet Palmer