35 Facts About Amy Pascal


Amy Beth Pascal was born on March 25,1958 and is an American film producer and business executive.


Amy Pascal served as the Chairperson of the Motion Pictures Group of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Co-Chairperson of SPE, including Sony Pictures Television, from 2006 until 2015.


Amy Pascal has overseen the production and distribution of many films and television programs, and was co-chairperson during the late-2014 Sony Pictures hack.


The leak uncovered multiple emails from Pascal which were deemed racially insensitive.


Amy Pascal left Sony and Pascal later admitted that she was fired from the company.


Amy Pascal rebounded starting her own production company, Pascal Pictures, which made its debut with the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.


Amy Pascal has received two Academy Award for Best Picture nominations, for producing The Post and Little Women.


Amy Pascal was born on March 25,1958, in Los Angeles, California.


Amy Pascal's father, Anthony H Pascal, was an economic researcher at the RAND Corporation who wrote about African American social inequality and the cost of AIDS.


Amy Pascal's mother, Barbara Pascal, was a librarian and owner of an art bookstore, Artworks.


Amy Pascal attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica, then worked as a bookkeeper at Crossroads School while getting her international relations degree at UCLA.


Amy Pascal started her career as a secretary working for producer Tony Garnett at the independent production company Kestrel Films.


Amy Pascal joined Columbia Pictures in 1988, where she was responsible for the development of films including: Groundhog Day, Little Women, Awakenings, and A League of Their Own.


Amy Pascal left Columbia in 1994 and served for two years as the President of Production for Turner Pictures while Scott Sassa was president of Turner Entertainment.


Amy Pascal rejoined Columbia in 1996 as the studio's president after Turner Pictures merged with Warner Bros.


Amy Pascal was named Co-Chairperson of Sony Pictures Entertainment in September 2006.


Amy Pascal served as Chairman of SPE's Motion Picture Group from December 2003 to February 2015.


In 2013, Amy Pascal was elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


On February 5,2015, Amy Pascal announced she would step down in May 2015 Amy Pascal stated during a Women in the World discussion on February 11,2015, that she had been "fired" by Sony.


Amy Pascal started her own production company, with a four-year contract for funding and distribution via Sony Pictures Entertainment.


The company, called Amy Pascal Pictures, hired Rachel O'Connor as production chief and Ian Dalrymple to open and run a New York branch.


Pascal Pictures was expected to continue Amy Pascal's "book-friendly" focus, and Dalrymple's office was expected to facilitate this.


Amy Pascal produced the Ghostbusters reboot film and the Marvel Studios-produced Spider-Man: Homecoming, in addition to theatre and television work.


Hilton with the intent for Amy Pascal to produce the film.


Together with Sony, Amy Pascal obtained rights for the TV crime drama Darktown, which she plans to executive produce with Jamie Foxx.


In 2001, Amy Pascal was honored with the Women in Film's Crystal Award, which recognizes those whose work has helped to expand the role of women in the entertainment industry.


Amy Pascal has been included in The Hollywood Reporters annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list and Forbes ranking of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women.


Amy Pascal serves on the Honorary Committee of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.


Amy Pascal was awarded the 2008 Humanitarian Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles which combats antisemitism and promotes human rights and tolerance.


Amy Pascal received the award at the 2008 National Tribute Dinner, an annual fundraiser which raised US$2 million for the center.


Amy Pascal joked that the president, who is black, would possibly enjoy Django Unchained and The Butler or the comedy Think Like a Man which features an ensemble cast of black comedians.


Amy Pascal responded by stating she was "horrified" by the story and had no recollection of it.


Tina Brown asked Amy Pascal to explain why actresses did not realize they were being paid less than male actors.


In 2016, Amy Pascal launched her production company Amy Pascal Pictures which produced their first film Ghostbusters.


Amy Pascal married Bernard Weinraub, a former foreign correspondent for The New York Times and playwright, in 1997.