Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group
Amy Pascal is Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures, and together with Michael Lynton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, they are responsible for overseeing all lines of business for the studio, including motion pictures (Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Animation and TriStar Pictures), worldwide television production and distribution, home entertainment, and digital productions (Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation).
Sony Pictures Entertainment is only one of two studios to generate more than $1 billion in domestic box office sales for each of the past eleven years. Last year, the studio's successful slate of films generated more than $3 billion in worldwide box office revenues – a milestone accomplished by Sony Pictures three times in its history.
In 2011, the studio released such hits as The Smurfs®, which generated more than $563 million worldwide, Bad Teacher, Just Go With It, Battle: Los Angeles, The Green Hornet™, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball, The Ides of March, and Friends With Benefits and Midnight in Paris, among other titles.
Since 2000 and under Pascal's leadership, Sony Pictures has had 83 movies open to #1 at the domestic box office, more than any other studio.
Under Pascal, Columbia Pictures has enjoyed sustained success with such hit films as Spider-Man™, Spider-Man™ 2, Spider-Man™ 3, and The Amazing Spider-Man™ which together have grossed more than $3.2 billion at the worldwide box office, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons, The Social Network, Men in Black™ 3, 21 Jump Street, The Other Guys, Eat Pray Love, Salt, Grown Ups, The Karate Kid, Michael Jackson's This Is It, Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2012, Zombieland, Julie & Julia, The Ugly Truth, District 9, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Superbad, Step Brothers, Hancock, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Pineapple Express, 21, Ghost Rider, The Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch, Fun With Dick and Jane, R.V., Click, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Grudge, 50 First Dates, Something's Gotta Give, Bad Boys 2, S.W.A.T., Panic Room, Mr. Deeds, Men in Black II, Charlie's Angels®, and Big Daddy, among others.
The studio is currently poised to release such highly anticipated films as the latest James Bond adventure Skyfall™, Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks; After Earth, starring Jaden Smith and Will Smith; and White House Down, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, and Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler, among many other projects.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has been equally successful under Pascal's leadership, developing, producing and distributing more than two dozen series for network, syndication, and cable television. Shows on the air currently include The Dr. Oz Show, Breaking Bad, Justified, Damages, Happy Endings, Rules of Engagement and Community. Its recent new series, Unforgettable, was the highest-rated new network drama of the last television season. Additionally, among other highlights, the studio produces the top ranked daytime dramas on television (The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives) and the number one and two ranked game shows in syndication (Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!) in the United States.
Pascal joined Columbia Pictures in 1988, leaving the studio in 1994 to help build Turner Pictures as president of Production. During her first years at Columbia, she oversaw such memorable motion pictures as Groundhog Day, Little Women, Awakenings, and A League of Their Own. She rejoined Columbia Pictures in 1996 as president of the studio under John Calley.
Earlier in her career, Pascal was Vice President of Production at 20th Century Fox in 1986-1987. Before joining Fox, Pascal began her career as a secretary working for legendary BBC producer Tony Garnett at Kestral Films, an independent production company affiliated with Warner Bros.
In addition to her creative achievements in filmed entertainment, Pascal serves on the AFI Board of Trustees as well as the Executive Board of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She also has served on the Board of Directors at the Rand Corporation. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Relations in 1981.