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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It seems like there were more companies that had privacy-related problems in 2014 than didn't. And the lucky ones that didn't "get got" were separated by only one or two degrees from those that did. As we look ahead to 2015, I see a mix of old privacy concerns along with a few emerging dangers.
According to Hollywood insiders, the story for the next Spider-Man movie -- which will be known as The Amazing Respected Comrade and Supreme Leader Spider-Man -- will involve hero Peter Parker, played by Kim Jong-un.
There are even greater, more inexplicable questions surrounding the world of entertainment. These enigmas have never been answered to my satisfaction. Actually, they've never been asked to my satisfaction. Nevertheless, I'm legitimately curious.
It was my food-loving friends at Sony Pictures in Culver City who first alerted me to the extraordinary little restaurant which had opened directly across from the studio and opposite Culver's City Hall.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In aimed to spark a conversation about women and the workplace. But with that positive message came some questions about whether Sandberg was in touch with the realities of the average American woman.