July 15, 2013 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected 10 first-time governors including Sony Pictures Co-chairman Amy Pascal to its board of directors for the upcoming year. The board's ranks have been expanded from 43 to 48. In addition to Pascal, costume designers Judianna Makovsky and Deborah Nadoolman, designers Rick Carter and Jan Pascale, documentarian Alex Gibney, film editor Lynzee Klingman, and Kathryn Blondell and Bill Corso from the makeup artists and hairstylists branch, will join the board of governors.
October 30, 2010 |
In a move that surprised Hollywood, Columbia Pictures' long-running tag team of production heads Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach is breaking up. Tolmach, who has served as co-president of Sony Pictures' Columbia label for the last eight years, is moving on to become a producer at the studio while Belgrad stays as sole president. Since they were named to their posts in 2002, the pair have been heavily promoted to the creative community and media as equals and Sony Pictures co-Chairman Amy Pascal's top production lieutenants.
July 1, 2009 |
It's never an easy decision when a studio head has to pull the plug on a big movie, as Amy Pascal did last week when she shut down "Moneyball," a $58-million Steven Soderbergh film that was set to star Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the maverick general manager of the Oakland A's who almost single-handedly reinvented the way baseball scouts and develops young talent. The movie, based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis, wasn't just in preproduction.
June 23, 2009 |
At a time when expensive adult dramas keep striking out at the box office, it appears not even Brad Pitt and director Steven Soderbergh can entice a Hollywood studio to spend about $57 million on a baseball movie. Sony Pictures has stopped production on "Moneyball," an adaptation of Michael Lewis' 2003 bestseller of the same name about the revival of the Oakland A's, which was to be directed by Soderbergh and star Pitt.
May 7, 2008
Drawing crowds: The Tribeca Film Festival announced a total attendance of just less than 400,000 at this year's festival. Event organizers estimated a ticketed attendance of more than 155,000 to 700 screenings and 14 panel discussions throughout the festival, which ran April 23 through May 4. -- Good deeds: The Simon Wiesenthal Center is honoring Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairwoman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion...
September 7, 2006 |
Sony Pictures Entertainment movie chief Amy Pascal is being rewarded for her contributions with a bigger title and a longer contract. Pascal on Wednesday was named co-chair, signing a deal aimed at keeping her on the studio's Culver City lot until 2011. The moves follow a turnaround this year for Sony that included such hits as "The Da Vinci Code," starring Tom Hanks, the Will Ferrell comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and the Adam Sandler film "Click."