Pascal Out as Head of Sony Pictures

Co-chair was massively embarrassed by leaked emails in Sony hack
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2015 11:57 AM CST
Pascal Out as Head of Sony Pictures
In this 2013 file photo, Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman, arrives at Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Amy Pascal is out as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the highest profile head to roll in the company's disastrous hack that exposed her private emails and the company's inner workings. But Pascal isn't going far, reports the Hollywood Reporter: She'll head up a new production venture at the studio beginning in May. "I have spent almost my entire professional life at Sony Pictures and I am energized to be starting this new chapter based at the company I call home," she says in a statement. "I have always wanted to be a producer." Her contract was up next month. Pascal's move, reportedly negotiated in recent weeks, comes a day after Vanity Fair published a lengthy exclusive look at the reverberations of the hack. (More Amy Pascal stories.)

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