Lia Vollack: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 67

Lia Vollack

50, President of worldwide music/executive vp theatrical, Sony Pictures Entertainment


Last year's rank: 80

Three films occupied Vollack's time in 2014: the musical Annie, featuring music by Sia and Greg Kurstin; The Equalizer, which involved coordinating marketing efforts with Eminem, who contributed new song "Guts Over Fear" to the soundtrack; and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Hans Zimmer, who composed the score through jam sessions with Pharrell Williams and Johnny Marr, among others. The coming year includes Meryl Streep as a bandleader in Jonathan Demme's Ricki and the Flash, the next James Bond film and Vollack's first projects overseeing Sony Pictures legit theater operation.

FAVORITE APP: "Wickr because it encrypts texts and they never go to a server."

MEMORABLE ARTIST ENCOUNTER: "Getting a cello lesson from Yo-Yo Ma on a lunch break during the recording of the score to Memoirs of a Geisha."

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