Amy Pascal was the only female on the panel convened by The Hollywood Reporter.
The Sony hack was a corporate nightmare that reverberated through Hollywood, the U.S. State Department, the American workplace
"Tom has had an extraordinary career and we are thrilled to have him run the Motion Picture Group,” Sony chairman and CEO
Hollywood isn't the only endeavor whose principals, as Pascal described its stars, can be "bottomless pits of need." Politics comes to mind, as well as Wall Street, Silicon Valley, the media, academia, organized religion and that bedrock of civilization, the family.
During an interview with journalist Tina Brown at Wednesday's Women in the World conference in San Francisco, Pascal reportedly
"Amy's creativity, drive, and bold choices helped define SPE as a studio where talented individuals could take chances and
Everyone needs to calm down and think about the long term. The studio is sitting on a goldmine called The Interview which now has more awareness and interest than it would have had without the controversy.
Anyone who runs a business -- whether it's a mom-and-pop shop or a multinational behemoth like Sony -- needs to pay close attention to what happened here, and begin to take data security seriously.
Pascal's defense, which essentially amounts to a pivot away from the significance of what those emails symbolize, is simply not enough. It does not excuse the magnitude of the prejudice on display in those emails, prejudice coming from a person who sits in a position of power in Hollywood, no less.
In other conversations that came to light, Pascal and Rudin mocked President Obama and the kinds of movies he likes. Both
"Before we start this, honestly, we just want to thank Amy Pascal for having the balls to make this fucking thing!" Rogen
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