Sony Pictures Entertainment just promoted Nicole Brown to president of TriStar Pictures, reports Variety.
This extends her contract with the studio as she will continue to oversee the specialty label. This promotion comes just a year after she was appointed as executive vice president. Brown will continue to report to the Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group, Tom Rothman, and she will provide oversight for all of TriStar’s film production and development.
According to Variety, Brown was instrumental in securing rights to the Whitney Houston biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody;” the first LGBTQ+ holiday rom-com from a major studio “Happiest Season;” “The Woman King,” directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and starring Viola Davis; and more.
“Nicole was the very first person I hired when I came to the company seven years ago, and that was a lucky day for me and for Sony Pictures,” Rothman said. “She is a first-rate executive whose energy, drive, taste, and relationships are a boon to us, and this promotion is richly deserved. TriStar is a historic brand and I know she will continue to add mightily to its great legacy.”
During her tenure at TriStar, she has worked on “Baby Driver,” Danny Boyle’s sequel to “Trainspotting,” “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,” “Money Monster,” starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, and countless other notable films.
“I am honored to lead the next chapter in TriStar’s storied history. When Tom and I set to relaunch the label in 2013, we were armed with just our ideas and our contacts, and a mission to empower dynamic storytellers,” said Brown. “It is such an honor to be here seven years later furthering TriStar’s impact with our new slate of bold, culturally relevant, and filmmaker-driven content.”
Prior to TriStar, Brown served as the executive vice president at Good Universe (formally Mandate Pictures) where she oversaw the development of films like “Evil Dead, the Harold & Kumar franchise, “Whip It,” and more.
A woman of many hats, Brown also serves on the board of Women in Film, is a mentor for ReFrame Rise, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.