LOS ANGELES—Jim Kennedy has been promoted to executive vice president for global communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He will report to Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal, and will be responsible for overseeing media relations for Sony Pictures and serving as a communications counselor and speechwriter for the executive team.
He joined Sony Pictures in 2005 as senior vice president for corporate communications. Since that time his department has expanded to include employee communications and corporate social responsibility.
Kennedy previously served as a spokesman for President Bill Clinton, Senators Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman, and Vice President Al Gore. He was also a volunteer advisor to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign this year.