Paula Askanas is executive vice president, communications, Sony Pictures Television (SPT). In this role, she oversees business and trade press, and internal communication for the television company worldwide, disseminating information about the developments, positions and scope of SPT’s operations to US and international media and to SPT employees. Her oversight includes work on behalf of the businesses and executive teams for production, channels and distribution in the United States, EMEA, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and India, as well as US advertiser sales. Additionally, Askanas handles the media relations for SPT’s digital businesses, including SPE’s premium video website Crackle, and SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio, including branded networks AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, and Animax. Askanas interacts closely with SPT’s department heads to deliver the company’s position and activities to both domestic and international media outlets.