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Sony Pictures executive Jeff Blake departing company after 22 years
Sony Pictures executive Jeff Blake departing company after 22 years

Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice Chairman Jeff Blake is departing the company after 22 years, making him the latest notable executive to leave the studio in the last year. Blake, 61, serves as the studio's chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution. His exit is effective Aug. 1, Sony Pictures said in a statement Tuesday morning. The studio, a unit of Tokyo-based Sony Corp., did not name a successor for Blake, who led the studio's marketing campaigns for its five recent "Spider-Man" films, including this year's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." That film has grossed more than $700 million worldwide, but has not performed as well as the studio's...

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