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Sony Pictures: How Not to Handle a Crisis

Ira Kalb | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.19.2014 | 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 12.19.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 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.

The Sony Hacking Scandal

Mike Smith | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Smith

The Sony Hacking Scandal

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.

Sony 'R' Us

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.15.2014 | 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 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.

Sony To Media Outlets: Stop Reporting On Leaked Documents!

Reuters | Lisa Richwine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment told certain news organizations on Sunday to stop publishing informati...

5 Big Privacy Predictions for 2015

Adam Levin | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

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.

Sony Pictures Hires Kim Jong-Un to Direct, Star in 'Spider-Man 3'

Spencer Green | Posted 12.11.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

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.

Sony Hack Was 'Unparalleled'

Reuters | By Lisa Richwine and Jim Finkle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology

By Lisa Richwine and Jim Finkle LOS ANGELES/BOSTON (Reuters) - The forensics experts who Sony Corp hired to investigate the massive cybe...

Sony Denies That It Will Name North Korea As Hacker

AP | Posted 12.04.2014 | Technology

Sony Pictures said Wednesday that the investigation into the cyberattack that crippled its computer systems is continuing and denied a report that it ...

Sony Still Reeling From Hack

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology

(Adds memo to staff, cooperation with Japan, pirated films, expert comment) By Ronald Grover , Mark Hosenball and Jim Finkle ...

Movie Studio's Hacked Documents Reveal Huge Gender And Race Gap

Fusion | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business

Sony Pictures Entertainment, one of the largest film studios in Hollywood, appears to have been the subject of a massive, devastating computer hack....

FBI Investigating Sony Pictures Hack

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired FireEye Inc's Mandiant forensics unit to clean up a massive cyber attack that kno...

5 Inexplicable Hollywood Mysteries

Galanty Miller | Posted 12.02.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

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.

#AOLBUILD Features "Love Is Strange" director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents Love is Strange where director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow will discuss the creative and productio...

#AOLBUILD Welcomes Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and @SexTapeMovie Director, Jake Kasdan

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment

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"Cafe Vida" in Culver City is Delicious and Delightful!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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.

David Fincher Drops Steve Jobs Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment

Apparently not even lauded, Oscar-nominated directors can roll out just any old request they want on film projects. According to The Hollywood Repo...

Why the Lean In Backlash Has Returned, One Year On

Danny Groner | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business
Danny Groner

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.