30 Facts About Amy Pascal


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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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