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Amy Pascal's exit hints at new script for Sony

Amy Pascal's exit hints at new script for Sony

Amy Pascal, long considered one of the most powerful women in Hollywood — and a throwback to old-school moviemaking — is stepping down from her co-chair job at Sony Pictures Entertainment in the wake of the devastating cyberattack that crippled the studio. Pascal's exit had been predicted by some analysts after hackers released embarrassing private emails she had written, including racially insensitive banter she exchanged with producer Scott Rudin about President Obama. "The town was waiting for it to happen, because someone had to fall on their sword," said Peter Sealey, a consultant and former Columbia Pictures executive who called Pascal an executive who...

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