Michael Lynton, the Chief Executive of Sony Pictures, has managed to survive a recent reshuffle and keep the top job. Sony decided to make some changes to their motion picture arm following the massive hack they were subject to late last year. The US Government says that North Korea was behind the incident, while others still doubt those claims.
As part of the reshuffle, Amy Pascal, former Chairperson of Sony Pictures, was asked to resign. She left the company earlier this month, marking the first big change as part of the reshuffle, supposedly initiated by Sony CEO Kaz Hirai. However, her boss, Michael Lynton, head of Sony Pictures, has managed to come away unscathed. Lynton appeared to deal with the incident well, appearing on television shortly after the hack to declare the company’s efforts in making The Interview available to view.
Sarah Pascal was faced with petitions calling for her resignation following the leaking of emails that were deemed racist by certain groups. While Sony officially said that she “resigned”, Pascal herself later said that she was “fired”.