Amy Beth Pascal is American film producer and business executive. She was born in Los Angeles city of California in the United States. Her parents were Anthony H. Pascal and Barbara Pascal. Her father was an economic researcher and worked in RAND Corporation and her mother was a librarian and owned an art bookstore named Artworks. Amy did her schooling from Crossroads School in Santa Monica. She started working as a bookkeeper in Crossroads School and pursued her graduation degree in international relations from the UCLA (University of California in Los Angeles). She started her career with being a secretary for Tony Garnett at Kestrel films. Then she served at the post of Vice President of the production company 20th Century Fox from 1986 to 1987.
She joined Columbia Pictures in the year 1988 and under her several films were developed and finally she left in the year 1994. She then joined Turner Pictures as the President of Production and served for two years. Later, she rejoined Columbia Pictures in the year 1996 as the studio’s President when Turner Pictures merged with Warner Bros. In the year 1999, she became the Chair of Columbia Pictures. From 2003 to 2015 she served as the Chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group and in the year 2006 she was named as the Co-chairperson of Sony Pictures Entertainment. In the year 2013, she was nominatedelected to for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as the Board of Governors .of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was responsible for the production of Spiderman series, James Bond series, Smurfs etc. during her span of being the Chairperson. In the starting of the year 2015, Pascal stated that she was “fired” from Sony.
In a controversial act, a group called Guardians of Peace hacked into Sony‘s Computer System during which Pascal was associated with SPE and upon which a civil rights organization Color of Change filed a petition against Pascal and called to get her “fired” from Sony as she was held accountable. Pascal had started her own production company named Pascal Pictures with a four-year contract for distribution and funding via SPE. She is a recognized woman in the world and had been in the Forbes Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She tied the knot in the year 1997 with the former film business reporter for The New York Times and playwright, Bernard Weinraub. She has a son and she resides in Los Angeles with him and her husband. Her upcoming production ventures include big movies like Ghostbusters, Barbie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, etc.