Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) has hired Alison Mann as VP of creative/strategy, a newly created role at the studio. Mann joins from her position at Illumination Entertainment as VP in talent where she was responsible for industry outreach, artistic talent acquisition, and development.
In her new role, Mann will help expand Sony Pictures Animation’s efforts to foster international talent She will also advise on a variety of film and series-based projects in development across the SPA brand, among other duties. Mann will report directly to SPA president Kristine Belson.
In an internal studio memo, Belson welcomed Mann to the studio: “This is a new position at our studio that will collaborate with our creative executives to continue to expand and elevate animation boundaries. Alison shares SPA’s passion for telling meaningful stories and working with inspiring artists and creators from around the world.”