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. In 2012, the studio led the industry in market share and set new studio records for box office revenue with $1.768 billion domestically and $4.440 billion worldwide, behind such hits as The Amazing Spider-Man™, Men in Black™ 3, Skyfall™ (the biggest James Bond film of all time), Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania, Think Like a Man, 21 Jump Street, The Vow, and many others.
Since 2000 and under Pascal's leadership, Sony Pictures has had 87 movies hit #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; the James Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace; The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons; Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; Zero Dark Thirty; The Social Network; Moneyball; Men in Black™ 3; 21 Jump Street; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo; The Smurfs®; Bad Teacher; The Other Guys; Eat Pray Love; Salt; Grown Ups; The Karate Kid; Michael Jackson's This Is It; 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; Ghost Rider; The Pursuit of Happyness; Hitch; Click; Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby; 50 First Dates; Something's Gotta Give; and Bad Boys 2; among others.
The studio is currently poised to release such highly anticipated films as The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield; Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks; After Earth, starring Jaden Smith and Will Smith; 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, currently producing more than two dozen series for network, syndication and cable television in the US. Shows on the air currently include The Dr. Oz Show, Breaking Bad, Justified, Happy Endings, Rules of Engagement, Community and The Job. In its new 9pm time slot, Shark Tank consistently ranks #1. 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. Outside the US, the studio has 18 production companies in 15 countries, all creating original content. Worldwide, distribution teams sell the studio's film and television content, and the channels business encompasses 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households.
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.