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Amy Pascal

Little Women, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

AMY PASCAL is the Founder and CEO of Pascal Pictures, a production company based at SONY that has a number of high-profile film projects in varied stages of development.

Pascal has established herself as being one of the most prolific producers in the industry, being a major force behind such films as the recent global phenomenon Spider-Man: Far From Home, directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson and Zendaya; the Academy Award-winning animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, and featuring Miles Morales as Spider-Man; as well as Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts, starring Tom Holland and Michael Keaton.

Amy’s previous projects include: Aaron Sorkin’s Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated directorial debut Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba; Steven Spielberg’s Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated The Post, a film based on the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks; and David Lagercrantz’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web which was the sequel to Stieg Larsson’s successful The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, starring Claire Foy.

Upcoming projects for Pascal include a reboot of the classic book and film Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh and Meryl Streep; Goodrich starring Michael Keaton, and will soon begin production on American Right at Lionsgate.

Pascal joined Columbia Pictures in 1988, while Dawn Steel was President. Except for a brief stint when she started Turner Pictures for Ted Turner, SONY has been Pascal’s home for the past 27 years.

Pascal was Chairman of SPE’s Motion Picture Group for 20 years. During Pascal’s tenure, she and her team were responsible for some of the most profitable and beloved movies of recent years, including: American Hustle; Captain Phillips; the Spider-Man franchise; the James Bond films Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall; Moneyball; The Social Network; 21 Jump Street; Zero Dark Thirty; District 9; The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons; Hitch; The Pursuit of Happyness; Big Daddy; Superbad; Stuart Little; Click; Charlie’s Angels; Something’s Gotta Give; 50 First Dates; Salt; Girl, Interrupted; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Panic Room; Julie & Julia; 2012; S.W.A.T.; Ghost Rider; The Grudge; Eat Pray Love; Michael Jackson’s This Is It; Big Fish; Zombieland; Easy A; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; A Knight’s Tale; Ali; Lords of Dogtown; The Interview; Pineapple Express; Step Brothers; Single White Female; The Ides of March; Cruel Intentions; 28 days; Adaptation; Fury; the Men in Black franchise; The Karate Kid; Memoirs of a Geisha; The Equalizer; and Bad Boys II.

During Pascal’s early years at Columbia, she oversaw such memorable motion pictures as Groundhog Day, Awakenings, A League of Their Own, Little Women, Sense and Sensibility, and To Die For.

In 1994, Pascal joined Turner Pictures as President of Production. During her 2 years at Turner, the company was responsible for projects including: Michael; Wings of Desire; Any Given Sunday; You’ve Got Mail; and Fallen.

Pascal began her career working for legendary BBC producer Tony Garnett at Kestral Films, where they produced Earth Girls Are Easy.

In 2013, Pascal was elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

She also serves on the Honorary Committee of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and in 2008 was awarded the Humanitarian Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Pascal grew up in Los Angeles where she still lives with her husband and son.

All Sessions By Amy Pascal

"Little Women" Masterclass
Saturday, November 9, 2019 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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