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Amy Pascal Lures Protege from Sony to Pascal Pictures

Pascal said O’Connor was “one of the most brilliant executives working in the industry today

Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal poses during the premiere of "The Interview" in Los Angeles

 

Amy Pascal, who left Sony in the wake of the scandal involving leaked emails, is starting a new project, Pascal Pictures, and is taking her protege Rachel O’Connor on board, as reported by Variety.

O’Connor, who has been working with Pascal for the past 17 years, is leaving her position as Vice President of production at Sony and is joining Pascal for new projects, including a continuation of the Spider Man series and a Barbie live action film. The pair also produced Zombieland and District 9 at Sony.

O’Connor told Deadline, “I couldn’t be more excited to embark on this new adventure with Amy, ” whom she called “a mentor and inspiration.” She met Pascal working as her reader at Turner Pictures. Pascal said O’Connor was “one of the most brilliant executives working in the industry today with impeccable taste and very strong talent relationships. There is no one I would rather start this next chapter.”

 

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