Sony Pictures Promotes Tahra Grant to Chief Communications Officer

Sony Pictures Entertainment has promoted Tahra Grant to chief communications officer.

Serving as executive vp in the role, Grant will report to SPE CEO Tony Vinciquerra after previously leading corporate communications for the studio’s Motion Picture Group over the past eight years. She steps into the position vacated by Bob Lawson, who was promoted earlier this year to lead corporate communications for Sony Group Corporation and will be based in Tokyo. Grant and Lawson will continue to work together closely in their new roles.

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In a message to Sony Pictures staff, Vinciquerra praised Grant’s work with film chief Tom Rothman and her leadership amid industry-wide challenges.

“With her strong relationships and partnership with Tom Rothman and our MPG leadership, Tahra has strengthened the narrative around the vitality, sustainability and forward-looking strategies of our motion picture business, while navigating some of the most complicated industry events of our time, including the COVID pandemic and the historic double strikes last year,” Vinciquerra wrote.

During her time at Sony, Grant has been involved with film projects including Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, the Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man trilogy, Where the Crawdads Sing, Little Women, The Woman King, last year’s rom-com Anyone but You and such franchises as Spider-Verse, Jumanji, The Equalizer and Ghostbusters.

Prior to joining Sony in 2016, Grant worked at New York-based PR firm Rubenstein Communications, where she and Lawson were colleagues. At Rubenstein, she represented such clients as Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Enterprises, the Metropolitan Opera and the Hunger Games franchise.

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