Latest updates about the crisis that has gripped Hollywood, over a comedy whose central plot involves the assassination of North Korea's leader.
Wednesday 21 Oct 2015
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has agreed to pay up to US$8 million to resolve a lawsuit by employees who claimed their personal data was stolen in a 2014 hacking tied to the studio's release of a comedy set in North Korea, 'The Interview'.
The settlement with the Sony Corp unit and current and former employees was disclosed in papers filed on Monday in federal court in Los Angeles.Under the deal, Sony will pay up to US$2.5 million, or $10,000 per person, to reimburse employees for...
Thursday 3 Sep 2015
Sony executives altered the script of its forthcoming movie 'Concussion' in order to avoid antagonising the US NFL, according to Sony hack documents seen by the New York Times.
The script for the upcoming movie Concussion, about football-related brain trauma, was changed to avoid antagonising the National Football League, the New York Times has reported.Citing emails between Sony studio executives that were...
Friday 6 Feb 2015
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The head of Sony Pictures Entertainment is stepping down in the wake of the hacking scandal.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Amy Pascal is stepping down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of its motion picture group.She will remain at the studio as part of a new producing deal. Pascal will stay in place through May, at...
Monday 29 Dec 2014
Dec 28 (Reuters) - Sony Pictures said on Sunday that the "The Interview" had been purchased or rented online more than 2 million times, generating more than $15 million in the first four days after the controversial comedy's wide theatrical...
Dec 28 (Reuters) - Sony Pictures said on Sunday that the "The Interview" had been purchased or rented online more than 2 million times, generating more than $15 million in the first four days after the controversial comedy's wide theatrical...
Sony apparently isn't the only one who lost money on "The Interview" last week.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sony apparently isn't the only one who lost money on "The Interview" last week.A man in Ohio tried to cash in on the buzz surrounding Seth Rogen and James Franco's new comedy when he purchased $650 in tickets or 50...
Friday 26 Dec 2014
So, yeah, there are a few things they wouldn't appreciate.
By Abraham Riesman and Jesse David FoxA whole lot of people are still in the dark about what exactly happened in The Interview, to spark all of the trouble with the Sony hacking and why it was a big deal. Here is a spoiler-laden list of the ten...
Dec 24 (Reuters) - Given their first opportunity to watch Sony Pictures' comedy "The Interview" on Wednesday after a massive cyberattack nearly buried its release, viewers of the film described it as a chance to show their patriotism, as well as...
The Sony Corp unit on Wednesday released "The Interview," which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as agents assigned to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, through online video platforms such as Google's YouTube and Microsoft Corp's Xbox Video...