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SONY’S JEFF BLAKE IS A WALK MAN

July 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the latest shakeup at Sony Pictures, Jeff Blake, the company’s vice chairman and the chairman of its worldwide marketing and distribution operation, announced that he will leave on Aug. 1 "to pursue other opportunities." Blake had managed to stay aloof from the recent round of executive firings, and his job was thought to be secure. However, the latest Spider-Man film came up far short of expectations, and Blake’s marketing department was widely blamed. "I have had a great 22 years here at Sony Pictures and have worked for and with some amazing people," said Blake in a parting statement in which he praised the company’s co-chairmen, Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton. "I have tremendous respect for Michael and Amy, and I wish them and the great team at Sony nothing but the best," he said.