Tahra Grant Named Chief Comms Officer at Sony Pictures, First Black Woman to Hold Title at Major Hollywood Studio


May 20, 2024

She’s blazing a trail in corporate communications!

Tahra Grant, Sony’s SVP of Corporate Communications for the Motion Picture Group, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). This significant elevation places Grant in a top corporate communications role, succeeding Robert Lawson and reporting directly to SPE Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, according to Deadline. She is the first Black woman in any Hollywood studio to hold this title.

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Grant’s journey with Sony Pictures began in 2016, and within a year, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Media Relations. Her tenure has been marked by a series of remarkable achievements, where she streamlined corporate communication operations and skillfully managed crises, including navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and industry-wide strikes. Her ability to assess and strategically address entertainment business situations has reportedly been instrumental in Sony’s success.

Over the years, Grant has worked on several high-profile projects, including Oscar-winning films like Once Upon A Time in… Hollywood, Little Women, and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, along with its Oscar-nominated sequel. Her portfolio also boasts blockbusters such as the Jumanji franchise, the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man trilogy, the Venom franchise, The Woman King, and the Ghostbusters franchise.

Before her time at Sony Pictures, Grant honed her skills at Rubenstein Communications in New York, where she represented prominent institutions and clients across film, television, arts, and culture. Her impressive list of clients included the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Enterprises, the Metropolitan Opera, and The Hunger Games franchise, among others. This diverse experience in corporate communications, publicity, and strategic counsel laid a strong foundation for her success at Sony.


In a note to staff that was quoted in a Deadline article, CEO Tony Vinciquerra praised Grant’s leadership and strategic vision. “Tahra has strengthened the narrative around the vitality, sustainability, and forward-looking strategies of our motion picture business,” Vinciquerra wrote. He highlighted her strong relationships and partnership with the leadership team, noting her ability to navigate some of the industry’s most challenging events.

Grant’s promotion comes at a time when Sony’s entertainment companies are becoming a more significant part of Sony Group Corporation’s overall business. Her leadership is expected to drive further alignment and collaboration between Sony Pictures Entertainment and the broader Sony Group.

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