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A Conversation About Hollywood and Diversity: Why It Matters

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Patricia Leavy, PhD

We have come together to have a conversation about racism and the media industry. As scholars, we are concerned about systemic biases in Hollywood and how they influence people's ideas and behaviors in the real world, in ways that people may be unaware of.

Will Smith Responds To Jaden & Willow Critics

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

--Will Smith responds to Sony Pictures executive, Tom Rothman leaked email where he criticized Jaden and Willow Smith for their Nov. 2014 New York...

Leaked Paul Blart 2 Script: Zero Blart Thirty

Meg Favreau | Posted 04.21.2015 | Comedy
Meg Favreau

Emails from Sony execs revealed the studio's plan to capitalize on the critical success of Zero Dark Thirty by adding "harsh dramatic elements" to all upcoming films in the Sony catalog, including the sequel to Kevin James' slapstick comedy.

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy When It Comes to Identity Theft?

Adam Levin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

In each of these instances, we leave ourselves vulnerable to those who consider the theft of our identity as their day job. We are also contributing our personal data to folks who are hoping to someday launch the equivalent of a denial of service attack on our economy to take us down.

Amy Pascal Out As Sony Pictures Co-Chair

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment

Weeks after the Sony hack reached critical mass, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Thursday that co-chair Amy Pascal would leave her position t...

Free Speech vs. Responsible Speech: We Need to Talk, Again

Carla Seaquist | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

We need to talk -- again -- about how we exercise our basic, elemental, Constitutional right to free speech.

How the Sony Hack Is Changing the Way I Work

Adam Levin | Posted 03.03.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

If the past two years have revealed anything, it's that every conceivable mode of communication comes with its share of serious privacy and security issues. Email can be hijacked, mail servers can be breached and malware can turn your smartphone into a peepshow.

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014

Rich Robinson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media
Rich Robinson

This year, Urban Outfitters sold a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in the public arena, expressed perfectly by a parade of PR blunders that is as impressive in scope as it is in sheer absurdity.

'The Interview': No Hack Job!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

What could possibly go wrong? An American movie about assassinating the leader of a nation which the U.S. had branded as part of the international axis of evil. The assassination movie is launched from a country with a long and shameful history of involvement.

Sony Pictures Mans Up: Now We Need to Watch The Interview

Clay Calvert | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Clay Calvert

The good news on Tuesday afternoon from Sony Pictures does not, however, end the fight. Not in the least. Now it is time for two more very important things to happen.

Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg Show Up To A Screening Of 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.25.2014 | Entertainment

Eager moviegoers got an early Christmas present if they happened to stop by Los Angeles' Silent Movie Theatre on Thursday morning. Run by nonprofit Ci...

Cyber Safe or Cyber Insecurity?

Sister Jenna | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Sister Jenna

We must each examine our own inner security systems, the ones which will reveal who we really are, and emerge the virtues to the surface, so they can naturally protect our minds and lives. It is our hearts that must never be hacked.

Sony Hackers: 'The World Will Be Full of Fear'

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Shelly Palmer

Some people are calling the attack on Sony an act of cyber-terrorism (which it clearly is). Some are calling it cyber-bullying, albeit by the best, most powerful cyber-bullies we have encountered to date. But this actually may be a new kind of warfare, empowered by our addiction to, and our accelerating reliance on, technology.

Kate Sheppard

McCain Calls Sony Hack An 'Act Of War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) are at odds over whether the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which the FBI has blame...

Sony Pictures: How Not to Handle a Crisis

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

To mitigate the damage and restore confidence, Sony Pictures executives need to develop a plan so this is unlikely to reoccur. While this is easier said than done, IT solutions are available to thwart hackers.

Petitioners Demand Sony Release 'The Interview,' Stand Up To Terrorist Threats

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

Want to see "The Interview"? So do a lot of other would-be moviegoers, dissatisfied with Sony Pictures' decision this week to scrap the controversial ...

The Sony Hack -- Shooting the Messenger in a Time of Crisis

Katie Chodosh | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
Katie Chodosh

Of course Sony is angry and embarrassed that this has happened and it is unforgiveable that the hackers have leaked private information on employees and actors. But the press are not the villain here.

Hollywood Should Take a Stand on Human Rights in North Korea

John Sifton | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
John Sifton

It is easy to dismiss the whole Interview episode with some lighthearted head-shaking. But we should take a moment to remember that the reality of life in North Korea is no laughing matter.

Sony's Act of Cowardice That Betrays 2000 Years

Peter Paskale | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Paskale

a cowardly Sony Pictures just betrayed not only its audience, but the entire tradition of comedy, and all those brave men and women who for 2,500 years have used comedy to speak truth to tyranny. Terrorists and Despots 1; Humanity 0.

Cowardly Sony Pictures Caves: The Slippery Slope of Self-Censorship

Clay Calvert | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Clay Calvert

The bottom line is that this has become a fiscal and free speech fiasco for Sony. It sends a terrible message to this country's enemies and it sends us down a slippery slope of self-censorship and silence. When Hollywood is asked to put up or shut up, it will shut up.

The Most Important Lessons You Can Learn From the Sony Hack

Adam Levin | Posted 02.17.2015 | 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.

The Sony Hacking Scandal

Mike Smith | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Smith

The Sony Hacking Scandal

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

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 02.15.2015 | 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.

Sony 'R' Us

Marty Kaplan | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Marty Kaplan

What's most sobering is that the plausible nightmare of having our private words exposed will drive our democratic society to pre-emptive self-censorship, hustling us, without a shot being fired, toward the tyranny of Pyongyang.

PR Guru Schools Hollywood Moguls on Email Fallout

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.14.2015 | 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.