Beginning her career as a movie theatre concessions worker at the age of 16, Wendy Armitage fell in love with films and is proud to say it is an industry that has afforded her the opportunity to learn and grow immensely over the last 27 years. Wendy has spent the past 19 years rising through the ranks of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Marketing Clearances and MPAA ratings for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). She is responsible for evaluating all SPE films for submission to the Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA) in order to obtain the target MPAA ratings for their films. Furthermore, Wendy oversees all marketing clearances worldwide for Sony Pictures feature films ensuring that we are in compliance with guilds, networks, the MPAA and contractual obligations.

Wendy is the Executive Advisor for the [email protected] Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG), the SPE affiliate organization, which strives to create an inclusive workplace environment for LGBTQ employees. Under Wendy’s oversight, SPE has maintained a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index, a rating that the company would not have received without the vigorous commitment of [email protected]

Wendy is an alumnus of Arizona State University where she graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her degree combined the concentrations of Women & Gender Studies with Film & Media Studies that culminated in a senior project that she authored highlighting the ways in which women’s work is portrayed in mainstream American films, a topic she continues to examine as she looks towards the future of the film industry.