The boss is in town. Sony Corp. CEO Kazuo Hirai has been making plans to meet his counterparts around Tinseltown, sources tell On the Money.
The Tokyo-based executive, who was at the Grammys last week, has taken charge of the studio while the firm seeks a replacement for outgoing Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Michael Lynton.
Hirai has been in touch with CBS CEO Leslie Moonves to get his advice on a few things. The two made plans to break bread and kick some ideas around.
As Hirai makes the rounds, former TV boss Steve Mosko is back in favor with Sony brass. Mosko, who was Sony Pictures TV chairman, exited the company after a personality clash with Lynton last June.
The company’s TV division has delivered a nonstop flow of dramas — from Netflix’s “Bloodline” to AMC’s “Better Call Saul” to NBC’s “The Blacklist” — while the movie labels have struggled to find hits. Sony Pictures Entertainment took a $962 million write-down on Jan. 30.