CULVER CITY, CA — Sony Pictures Animation has promoted Pam Marsden to head of production. She held the title of executive vice president of production for the past six years, and was responsible for supervising all projects on the Sony Pictures Animation slate. She recently has been overseeing every aspect of the studio's growth.
Sony Pictures Animation (www.sonypictures.com) — which is drastically increasing its output starting in 2017 with three theatrical features, two series, a short film and a direct-to-home feature - nearly tripled the size of its staff over the last year. The studio’s upcoming films include Smurfs: The Lost Village - a fully animated, fresh new take on the Smurfs, and the original feature The Emoji Movie, which will unlock the secret world inside of smartphones. In November, The Star will reveal the inspirational story of the first Christmas from the point of view of the animals. In July 2018, Hotel Transylvania 3, once again directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, will arrive in theaters. And in the fourth quarter of 2018, an animated Spider-Man, from the creative minds behind The Lego Movie, will hit theaters.
Prior to her role as EVP, Marsden produced Sony Pictures Animation's hit comedies Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs and its sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Before joining Sony Pictures Animation, she produced Walt Disney Feature Animation's first computer animated feature Dinosaur, and the home entertainment feature Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, featuring the first CG Mickey Mouse for Walt Disney Pictures' DisneyToon Studios.