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.
Source: USA Today | Andrea Mandell