Tahra Grant Promoted To Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP, Chief Communications Officer

Sony’s SVP of Corporate Communications for the Motion Picture Group, Tahra Grant, has been upped to EVP, Chief Communcations Officer for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Grant succeeds Robert Lawson in a top Corp Comm post that reports directly to Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra. As we told you back in February, Lawson was promoted to SVP, Corporate Communications for the entire Sony Group and is moving to the conglom’s HQ in Tokyo, Japan.

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Grant arrived at the studio in 2016 and within a year was promoted to SVP of Media Relations. Grant worked with Lawson at New York-based PR firm Rubenstein Communications. During Grant’s run at Sony Pictures, she’s streamlined and sharpened corp comm ops, handling crisis and issues with deft skills during Covid and the double strikes, before and after. Grant is known for assessing promptly entertainment business situations as they arise, as well as advance strategizing for them. She’s worked on several Sony blockbusters including Oscar winners Once Upon A Time in… Hollywood, Little Women, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (and its Oscar nominated sequel), as well as tentpoles such as the Jumanji franchise, 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 OttoPeter Rabbit, and countless others.

At Rubenstein, Grant repped prominent New York institutions and clients across film, television, and arts and culture in corporate communications, publicity, and broad strategic counsel capacities including the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Enterprises, the Metropolitan Opera, The Hunger Games franchise, and many others.

You can read Vinciquerra’s note to staff below about Grant’s promotion:

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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