Amy Pascal

Executive, Producer's assistant
That a woman became president of production at a studio was no longer a banner headline, but by the late twentieth century, Amy Pascal, who was appointed president of Columbia Pictures in December 1996, was still a ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1957

Filmography

Actor (3)

Everything is Copy 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)
Producer (2)

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ghostbusters 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

That a woman became president of production at a studio was no longer a banner headline, but by the late twentieth century, Amy Pascal, who was appointed president of Columbia Pictures in December 1996, was still a member of a very select club. Known to be popular with screenwriters and passionate in her advocacy for films, she followed the classic Hollywood rise first trademarked by Irving Thalberg more than 70 years ago - going from secretary to head of production at a studio. Moving up the ladder to chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pascal was among the ranks of just a handful of women who had raised the bar for females in positions of power in Hollywood. She did so by overseeing such feature film hits as "Hitch," (2004) "The Da Vinci Code," (2006) and the mammoth success of the "Spider-Man" multi-million dollar franchise - in the process, becoming one of the most respected studio heads, male or female, in the business.

Relationships

Benard Weinraub

Husband
Second husband correspondent for The New York Times married on August 9, 1997

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2006

Named Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment

2003

Served as Chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group

1999

Promoted to chair of Columbia pictures (December)

1998

Given added responsibilities when TriStar was merged into Columbia

1996

Returned to Columbia as president of Columbia Pictures

1994

Named president of production at Turner Pictures

1989

Promoted to executive vice president, production at Columbia

1987

Became vice president, production at Columbia

1986

Worked as vice president of production at Fox

Worked as assistant to producer Tony Garnett in the 1980s

Joined in partnership with Garnett in Kestral Films

Bonus Trivia

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In December 2006, Pascal was Number 1 among woman in entertainment in The Hollywood Reporter's 15th annual "Women in Entertainment Power 100."

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