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The Manager of Event Planning will report into the Executive Director of Event Planning and will take on projects as assigned.  This will include the management and coordination of: Conventions, Distribution and Ad Sales events, SPT Corporate allocation of movie premiere tickets, internal meetings and retreats. With this comes the oversight of all vendors and support staff necessary to effectively execute these events.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Executive Director of Event Planning and key internal executives in the development and execution of integrated event plan. This plan supports SPT priorities (LA Screenings, NATPE, FYC etc.)
  • Support and/or independently manage events as assigned, with associated tasks including (but not limited to) the following:
  • Work with internal teams to produce a wide variety of events ranging from industry conferences to premieres with innovative approaches to engage guests
  • Lead event meetings when applicable and communicate pertinent information
  • Work with the studio operations team to manage on-lot union labor, or with venue-related union labor
  • Manage a detailed line-item budget and manage appropriately to stay within approved total cost
  • Support key aspects of events including but not limited to: manage production agency, work back schedule, talent, venue, design/décor, catering, travel
  • Continually evaluate effectiveness of events as they relate to overall return and goal
  • Understand and anticipate industry trends that will affect SPT in the short and long term
  • Effectively communicate issues, and respond respectfully to requests made by the executives that are being supported for respective event
  • Research and actively seek out new vendors to keep events fresh and innovative
  • Oversee SPT participation in Sony Pictures’ feature film premieres in partnership with our counterparts in MPG
  • Assist in managing and guiding the junior members of the Event Planning team (Coordinator, Trainee, or Intern) and assign tasks as necessary


  • Must be flexible, creative problem-solver with a positive demeanor
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, with superb attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects under deadlines, work independently and set appropriate priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Discretion and integrity
  • At ease in fast-paced/high energy work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • Skilled in: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Internet

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

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