Holy crap, the winds of change are a-blowin’ over at Sony. Longtime producer and one-time chairman of Sony Pictures Amy Pascal is on her way out, Deadline reports. According to the outlet, she will be leaving the studio for a first look deal over at Universal. This comes after a three decade run over at Sony, 20 years of which she spent as a chairman.
Of course, Pascal has been a big name in the business for a long time, recently having a hand in Oscar-worthy films like The Post and Molly’s Game as well as comic book movies like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (which also won an Oscar), Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Venom. It’s worth noting that she will reportedly still have a hand int he Spider-Verse sequels, spin-offs, and TV series.
“I can’t imagine anything more thrilling than making movies for Ron Meyer, Donna Langley and Peter Cramer at Universal,” said Pascal. “Donna’s vision for the company is inspirational on every level, from the brilliant leadership team she’s assembled, to the studio’s diverse selection of movies, to the impressive film making partners who call Universal home.”
“Amy has had one of the most prolific careers of anyone in our industry. I’ve been grateful to work alongside her throughout my career, previously as competition and now as partners,” Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley said. “Her expertise, passion and sensibility for great storytelling is evident across each project she touches and we’re fortunate to benefit from her wealth of industry knowledge and her unparalleled relationships.”
“Amy has a keen eye for projects that have both critical and commercial appeal, which we saw time and time again with the projects that she shepherded at Sony, as well as with the films that she is developing and producing now,” said Universal president Cramer. “We are thrilled to welcome Amy to the Universal family, and we know she will be an important contributor to our slate in the years to come.”
Personally, I’m interested to see what sort of different content she’s able to produce under a new studio. But what about you? Let us know down below!
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