Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group
Amy Pascal is Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Chairman of SPE’s Motion Picture Group. Pascal and SPE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Lynton lead all of SPE’s lines of business, including motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.
Under Pascal’s leadership, SPE’s movies and television shows have enjoyed critical and commercial success. At the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, SPE’s motion picture and TV projects received 26 nominations and won seven awards, more than any other studio. SPE’s motion pictures were nominated for 21 Oscars® at the 86th Academy Awards, including two nominations for Best Picture for American Hustle and Captain Phillips.
Sony’s flagship label, Columbia Pictures, has produced and distributed some of the most profitable and beloved movies of recent years, including: the Spider-Man™ franchise; the James Bond films Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, the first Bond film to gross over one billion dollars at the worldwide box office; The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons; Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs®, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Hotel Transylvania; and Best Picture Oscar nominees Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball, and The Social Network.
Since 2000 and under Pascal’s leadership, Sony Pictures has had 95 movies hit #1 at the domestic box office, more than any other studio. SPE had four films open at the top of the box office in 2013: Zero Dark Thirty, Evil Dead, Elysium, and Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs 2. 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, thanks to hits including The Amazing Spider-Man, Men in Black 3, Skyfall, Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania, Think Like a Man, 21 Jump Street and The Vow.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its U.S. production business, SPT has 17 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries.
SPT’s worldwide media networks include 130 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households worldwide. Popular channel brands include AXN, Animax, and SET (Sony Entertainment Television), as well as the studio’s ad-supported VOD service, Crackle, now available in 22 countries.
Pascal joined Columbia Pictures in 1988. During her early years at Columbia, she oversaw such memorable motion pictures as Groundhog Day, Little Women, Awakenings, and A League of Their Own. After leaving the studio in 1994 to join Turner Pictures as President of Production, Pascal rejoined Columbia in 1996 as the studio’s President.
Earlier in her career, Pascal was Vice President of Production at 20th Century Fox. She 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 2013, Pascal was elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.