December 16, 1999 |
Amy Pascal has been promoted to chairwoman of Columbia Pictures after having served as president of the Sony-owned studio for the last three years. Pascal becomes the third woman in Hollywood to hold that title in the movie industry, along with Paramount Pictures chief Sherry Lansing and Universal Pictures' Stacey Snider. Unlike Lansing and Snider, however, Pascal, 41, does not oversee marketing and distribution.
June 29, 1999 |
For Sony-owned Columbia Pictures, the weekend's stupendous opening of the Adam Sandler comedy "Big Daddy" at $41.5 million is the first piece of box-office business the studio brass has had a genuine reason to brag about in a long time. The movie, which cost $34.
December 2, 1996 |
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Sunday took another step toward overhauling its management by naming former Turner Pictures executive Amy Pascal to head its troubled Columbia Pictures division. The move, the latest in series of appointments by Sony, brings Pascal back to Columbia, where she worked for seven years before joining Turner Pictures in 1994.
July 7, 1995 |
Amy Pascal has always been someone with a mission. Now, as production president of Turner Pictures, she's on the toughest mission of her professional life. "None of it is easy," concedes the self-effacing 37-year-old, whose mandate is to build the motion picture label bearing media mogul Ted Turner's name into a top-ranked Hollywood production company. The pressure to do so quickly is intense.
January 1, 1995 |
Some of them you know. Some you don't. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We're counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in '94, and you would be right.
August 25, 1994 |
In a long-rumored move, Turner Pictures Worldwide named Amy Pascal president of production Wednesday. Pascal, a former executive vice president of production at Columbia Pictures, is to produce up to eight theatrical features a year under the Turner Pictures banner by 1998. Media mogul Ted Turner is ramping up production as part of a broad Hollywood expansion.