Alumna named senior VP at Sony Pictures Television

Allison Teixeira
June 09, 2011

Lucia Cottone ’92 has been named senior vice president of development and current programming for networks at Sony Pictures Television.

In this newly created role, Cottone will work on global television development for Sony Pictures Television’s channel portfolio. She will also oversee current programming, managing a slate of hundreds of original hours for the company’s international channels, including AXN, SET, SPIN, Animax, and related sub-brands around the world.

Lucia Cottone

Lucia Cottone '92 will work on global television development for Sony Pictures Television.

“Developing quality…franchises to further strengthen our worldwide brands is [our] top priority, and Lucia’s distinctive expertise, both in cable programming and versatile storytelling, will allow us to compete aggressively on a global stage,” said Marie Jacobson, executive vice president, programming and production for networks at Sony Pictures Television.

Cottone spent five years developing drama and comedy series at Lifetime, most notably Army Wives,the network’s highest-rated scripted series of all time. Prior to Lifetime, Cottone honed her story skills at NBC Universal, Telemundo, UPN, and Rysher Entertainment. Her experience spans scripted drama, comedy, reality, game show, and telenovela genres. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/Television at Emerson.

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