Sony Co-Chairman Amy Pascal to Resign Position


Amy Pascal is preparing for her exit interview.

The Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman, who remained at the center of a Hollywood hurricane known as The Interview, an embattled comedy about the death of Kim Jong-un she greenlit which tipped off one of the largest corporate hacking scandals in history, is leaving her position in May.

Pascal is not going far: the executive will launch “a major new production venture” at the studio, according to a statement from Sony sent to USA TODAY.

“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,” said Pascal in a statement. “I have always wanted to be a producer.”

The move is hardly surprising. At the height of the Sony hacking scandal, Pascal’s own emails were hacked, producing a number of embarrassing stories for the company, including a racially charged email exchange with producer Scott Rudin in which she joked about President Obama’s movie preferences. Both swiftly apologized.

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Source: USA Today | Andrea Mandell

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