Brand Builders: John WeiserPresident, U.S. Distribution, Sony Pictures Television 6/11/2012 12:01:00 AM Eastern
John Weiser serves as president, U.S. distribution for
Sony Pictures Television (SPT). He oversees all domestic
sales operations for SPT, including sales of feature films produced by Sony Pictures, first-run and off-network
syndicated programs and Sony Pictures library titles to
U.S. broadcast networks, cable
networks and television
station groups along with
domestic pay television.
Weiser also manages the
personnel and operations of
four regional offices located
in Los Angeles, New York,
Chicago and Atlanta.
Joining the company in
1990 as account executive,
West Coast, Weiser became
division manager in 1992.
In 1995, he was promoted to vice president, West Coast,
managing all sales activities for the regional office. In 1999,
Weiser was named senior vice president, sales for Columbia
TriStar Television Distribution, expanding his duties to
include sales of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s (SPE) vast
library. With more than 400 television series and 5,000 films, it is the largest catalogue of its kind. Weiser became
executive vice president, Sony Pictures Television in 2002.
Before joining the studio, Weiser served as senior vice
president, Guber-Peters Entertainment and as head of sales
for Chuck Barris Entertainment. His television career began
at Tribune Broadcasting, where he oversaw its Northeast
and Midwest sales offices.
Weiser has served on the board of directors of the Television
Bureau of Advertising since
2004. In 2006, he served on the
board for the Broadcasters Foundation
charity event. From 2003-06,
Weiser was the cochairman of the
National Association of Television
Program Executives (NATPE), and
from 2003-05, he served on the
fund-raising steering committee
board for the Cedars-Sinai Prostate
Cancer Center. Weiser also
served on the board of the Southern
California chapter of UNICEF.
—biographical info provided by Sony