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It's the Hard Knock Life for Sony. So Everyone Needs to Calm Down

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

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.

The Most Important Lessons You Can Learn From the Sony Hack

Adam Levin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

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.

Hanukkah: 8 People Who Give Me Hope

Julie Gray | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Julie Gray

It is not a failure to be less than you want to be or imagine yourself as. It's human. Until the Singularity arrives, I am afraid we are stuck with ourselves. This is who we are.

Sony Exec's Apology Following Prejudicial Emails Is Just Not Enough, and Here's Why

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

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.

Why You Need to See a Black Love Story -- NOW!

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

If we rely on Hollywood's depiction of African American relationships, we are doomed. Our relationships are portrayed as dysfunctional or they are simply nonexistent, as if we are incapable of forming loving unions with each other.

The Amy I Know

Gregory Allen Howard | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Gregory Allen Howard

There should be a holistic discussion about race and diversity in Hollywood. I would welcome it, but leave aside character assassination and focus on the problem and how to solve it. Leave the hyperbole out of it. It does nothing to advance the cause of inclusion.

PR Guru Schools Hollywood Moguls on Email Fallout

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

A group of top Tinseltown producers and studio execs retained the world's top crisis management guru -- a man known only by his acronym, "TWTCMG" -- to create a plan for handling revelations sure to come from their own nasty emails.

Can Amy Pascal's Career Survive Sony Cyberattack?

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Pascal, one of the most powerful women in the man's world that is Hollywood and the force behind such critical and commercial...

Lisa Kudrow On Leaked Sony Emails: Execs Should Know Better

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

As embarrassing emails between executives continue to be released on a daily basis, there's no end in sight for the crisis that hit Sony Pictures when...

Angelina Jolie And Amy Pascal Cross Paths After Nasty Email Leak

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

Awkward doesn't even begin to describe it. We can only imagine the conversation between Angelina Jolie and embattled Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy...

Seth Rogen Thanks Amy Pascal For Making 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment

Before the world premiere of "The Interview," the controversial new comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco that may or may not have sparked a wid...

Christian Bale Eyed For Steve Jobs Biopic

Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment

Christian Bale as Steve Jobs? It could happen if David Fincher gets his wish. The actor wouldn't need any "elaborate" combover or skeletal weight l...

Fine-tuning the Image of Gays in Hollywood: An Open Letter to Amy Pascal

Brad Bell | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Brad Bell

In your recent speech at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center you said, "We need to create an atmosphere that encourages people to speak up, so we get this right." This letter is me speaking up, with the hope that we can get this right.

'Who The F-- Is In The Room': Where Is Hwood's Next Generation?

2011-11-11-Screenshot20111111at3.30.52PM.png | Posted 10.10.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and first appeared in the Oct. 19 issue of the magazine. They were part of Hollywood lore, the ...

Sony Executive Defends 'Spider-Man' Reboot

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment

Despite successes like "The Dark Knight Rises," "The Amazing Spider-Man," and "Marvel's The Avengers," blockbuster movies are in a bit of a rut. Stars...

Women Underrepresented In Hollywood On Screen And Behind The Camera

Neon Tommy | Jessica Youseffi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(The following story by Jessica Youseffi comes courtesy of Neon Tommy, the voice of Annenberg Digital News. ) Females in Hollywood continue to be jus...

Michael Lynton And Amy Pascal: Sony's Tracy-Hepburn Act

New York Times | TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DAYS after Michael Jackson died last summer, an executive at Sony Music phoned Amy Pascal, the co-head of the company's movie studio, to tell her that...

Media's Most Powerful Women: Oprah, Anne Sweeney, Judy McGrath, Ann Moore & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Several media executives were listed among FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. Oprah, of course, came in first among the media ladies on th...

Amy Pascal Explains Demise Of Soderbergh & Pitt's 'Moneyball'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

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-...

Brad Pitt And Steven Soderbergh's 'Moneyball' In Chaos

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Brad Pitt and Steven Soderbergh's baseball tale "Moneyball" has been benched just days before the start of shooting. Sony pulled ...