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Amy Pascal Leaving as Sony Studio Chief

Ms. Pascal, co-chairwoman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, was embroiled in a hacking scandal in which her email was leaked.

LOS ANGELES — Amy Pascal, whose passion for stars and story marked her as one of the last of Hollywood’s old-style studio chiefs, has resigned as co-chairwoman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and as chairwoman of Sony’s motion picture group.

Sony said Amy Pascal would leave her position in May. A successor was not named. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The move was announced by Sony on Thursday. It followed Ms. Pascal’s rough ride through a cyberattack against the studio that exposed emails in which she made denigrating remarks about President Obama’s presumed movie-viewing habits — disclosures that prompted profuse apologies from her.

Source: The New York Times (1551 Articles)
Written by Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes