Sony Pictures Entertainment Names Tahra Grant Chief Communications Officer, Succeeding Bob Lawson

Sony Pictures Entertainment has promoted Tahra Grant to chief communications officer in the wake of longtime leader Bob Lawson being elevated to head of corp comms for the entire Sony group.

Most recently, Grant has overseen corporate communications for the Motion Picture Group, a position she’s held for the last eight years. During that time, Grant has reported to Lawson, who will now be based in Tokyo, making for an easy transition within the company upon her taking the reins. She will now report directly to Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra.

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As head of the film side’s comms team, Grant’s tenure has included PR surrounding Sony movies “Once Upon A Time in… Hollywood,” “Where The Crawdads Sing,” the “Spider-Verse” franchise, the “Jumanji” franchise, “Little Women,” “Anyone But You,” the Tom Holland-led “Spider-Man” trilogy, the “Venom” franchise, “The Woman King,” the “Ghostbusters” franchise, “The Equalizer” franchise, “A Man Called Otto,” “Peter Rabbit” and more.

Prior to joining Sony in 2016, Grant worked at Rubenstein Communications (previously alongside Lawson), where she repped New York institutions and clients across film, television and arts, including the Tribeca Film Festival and the Metropolitan Opera.

See Vinciquerra’s memo to staff regarding Grant’s promotion below.

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Tahra Grant, who has led corporate communications for the Motion Picture Group for the last eight years, has been promoted to EVP, Chief Communications Officer for Sony Pictures Entertainment, reporting to me. Tahra takes the reins from Bob Lawson who was promoted earlier this year to lead corporate communications for Sony Group Corporation in Tokyo.

Tahra joined the studio in 2016 after working at New York-based PR firm Rubenstein Communications. At Sony Pictures, she has streamlined and sharpened the MPG corporate communications operation, driving crisis and issues management, advancing leadership strategies, and overseeing all film announcements skillfully.

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.

Tahra and Bob will continue to work closely together in their new roles, creating more opportunities for Sony Group Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment to align and collaborate at a time when Sony’s entertainment companies are becoming an even greater part of SGC’s overall business.

Please join me in congratulating Tahra on this promotion!


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