Sony Pictures Television It announced a new division focused on music development headed by Palash Ahmed, who worked as a music producer before joining the company in 2017. The move aims to strengthen the company’s ties with Sony Music Group and the larger music industry.
In this role, Ahmed will collaborate on music-related projects in SPT’s production groups (US script, international production, nonfiction and children’s divisions).
SPT Chairman Ravi Ahuja made the announcement in an internal memo to staff. Variation.
I am writing today to tell you about an exciting initiative that we believe will be the next successful content development area for SPT.
We have had great success with our partnership with PlayStation Productions in producing TV adaptations of the popular game IP, and now we want to apply the same logic to leverage our ties to Sony Music and the music industry. Like content associated with video game franchises, film and TV content linked to music artists comes with a built-in, highly engaged fan base, and we’re excited to start taking project development opportunities with music artist connections.
To lead this effort, we have appointed Palash Ahmed as Head of Music Development, SPT, reporting to Wayne Garvie. In this newly created role, Palash will facilitate collaboration on music-related projects across multiple production groups at SPT, including US scripted, international production, nonfiction and children’s divisions. He will work closely with our US and international development teams to identify and develop music-related television projects that offer musicians the opportunity to extend their creative expression to visual storytelling. This effort includes our close collaboration with Sony Music and Sony Music Publishing, as well as possible partnerships with other artists and record labels.
Palash has deep experience in the music industry, working with artists and record labels as a producer and entrepreneur before joining SPE’s Corporate Development team in 2017. This background, combined with her passion for bringing together the worlds of music and entertainment content, makes her a perfect fit for this new role.
Led by Wayne, our International Production team is looking for new ways to integrate music into our projects, whether we feature musical artists in our television shows or develop new formats with Sony Music. His experience will be valuable as we build this global talent.
I’m really excited to see where this new effort will take SPT and to start seizing the many opportunities to work with our colleagues at Sony Music.