Sara Connally Named VP of Film and Television at Island Def Jam and Republic Records

Sara Connally has been named vice president of film and television at Island Def Jam and Republic Records Label Group, the company announced on June 3.

Based in Los Angeles, Connally will report to Cynthia Sexton, executive vice president, brand partnerships & licensing group, and be tasked with developing new opportunities in film and television for artists on the label.

Connally come from the publishing side of the music industry, having worked EMI Music Group, Universal Music Enterprises, Bug Music and BMG/Chrysalis. "I’m excited to be working with such a talented group of artists and with such a wide variety of music,” said Connally of her new appointment. “Identifying clients synch needs and the collaborative effort with artist and label executives to get just the right fit is an energizing and rewarding process." 

Added Sexton: "Sara possess a talent for identifying the right music for the right situation as well as the  tenacity to take it across the finish line to get it placed. With her broad experience, our operations will be streamlined and well connected,  enabling us to generate even more significant opportunities for our artists."