Sony Cuts Staff at Technology Division reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment has laid off a number of senior staffers at its Culver City operation which looks after Sony’s Hollywood-based technology group, including the outfit’s president Chris Cookson and some of his staff. Sony Pictures Technologies provides advice and solutions to movie and TV programming including 3D, the newly-emerging 4K production methodology and workflow.

Cookson only recently received a Lifetime EMMY for his work in the technology sector. He was previously at Warner Bros.

Sony Pictures is widely reported to be seeking annual savings of some $250 million in overheads and has hired management consultants Bain & Co to help in that process.


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