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Leaked Sony Email: Zuckerberg Tried To Kill 'The Social Network' Film - Posted December 19, 2014
It's no secret that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was no fan of the 2010 film depicting the first few years of the company, ... [AllFacebook]

Obama on Sony Hackers: 'I Wish They Had Spoken to Me First' - Posted December 19, 2014
Although this headshot of our president was not made for the Sony Pictures ballyhoo (shout out to Reuters), he was probably looking like this when he got the word that the mighty U.S.A. had kowtowed to the dude with the ja... [FishbowlDC]

Snapchat CEO on Email Leaks: 'I Felt Like I Was Going to Cry All Morning' - Posted December 17, 2014
The enormous leaks as a result of the Sony hack had consequences beyond the entertainment industry. Sony entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is a board member and investor in Snapchat. With his whole inbox pretty much on display for... [AllFacebook]

North Korea (Sort of) Responds to Sony Crisis - Posted December 17, 2014
Pic via KCNA/People's Daily So where do we stand on the ever-evolving Sony Pictures hacking crisis? Yesterday the hackers' threats turned to violence, invoking ... [FishbowlDC]

Sony Hires Rubenstein, Threatens Journalists Publishing Hacked Data - Posted December 15, 2014
Sony Pictures has hired New York... [FishbowlDC]

Celebrities' Aliases Revealed in Sony Pictures Hack - Posted December 9, 2014
In case you haven't been trolling the Interweb for the latest theatrical trailer, Sony Pictures was victimized by a torrential hack attack last month. No money was stolen, but the hackers did manage to steal the element of surprise. ... [GalleyCat]

Sony's Marketing President Pays For A Summer of Flops - Posted September 24, 2013
Marc Weinstock, the president of worldwide marketing at Sony Pictures, has been kicked to the curb after a summer that included big-budget disappointments l... [GalleyCat]

Sony's Marketing President Pays For A Summer of Flops - Posted September 24, 2013
Marc Weinstock, the president of worldwide marketing at Sony Pictures, has been kicked to the curb after a summer that included big-budget disappointments li... [FishbowlDC]

Sony Pictures Hires PR Crisis Expert To Lead Communications Team - Posted August 29, 2013
In an interesting twist/sign of descent into desperation, Sony Pictures has named Charles Sipkins, a PR crisis response expert, as its new head of communications. Sipkins previously worked at the Los Angeles office of Sard Verbinnen & Co., a firm famous for "he... [FishbowlDC]

Hollywood Pushes Back Against Zero Dark Thirty Critics - Posted January 22, 2013
We haven't seen Zero Dark Thirty yet, but we are intrigued by the PR back-and-forth between the film's makers/promoters and various members of the US government. A couple of questions are central to the controversy: Does the film glorify torture a... [GalleyCat]

Hollywood Pushes Back Against Zero Dark Thirty Critics - Posted January 22, 2013
We haven't seen Zero Dark Thirty yet, but we are intrigued by the PR back-and-forth between the film's makers/promoters and various members of the US government. A couple of questions are central to the controversy: Does the film glorify torture a... [FishbowlDC]

Britain Finds Novel Ways to Bond with Global Audience - Posted September 21, 2012
London's 2012 Olympic Games may have inspired love at first sight among the viewing public and attendees, but from a marketing communications standpoint it's been a long, drawn-out courtship. "We've been preparing for the Olympics since 2005. To inspire visitation, our strategy ha... [FishbowlDC]

Seinfeld's New PR Strategy: Do Nothing! - Posted August 7, 2012
Well, not really. Despite the headaches and last-minute dramas that plague the PR industry, the best way to bring positive attention to yourself and your product is sometimes the simplest: Just do your thing and talk about it to anyone who will listen. Of ... [FishbowlDC]

Alex Trebek Returns to Jeopardy! - Posted July 24, 2012
One month after suffering a mild heart attack. Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek returned to work on Tuesday at the Sony Pictures Stu... [FishbowlLA]

Former Studio Executive John Calley Dies at 81 - Posted September 13, 2011
Former studio executive and producer John Calley died Tuesday at the age of 81 after battling cancer. During his 50-year c... [FishbowlLA]

Missing Heads, Strange Tweets, and Other Questions about the 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Leak - Posted June 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_21816" align="alignleft" width="322" caption="Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in the new version of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'"][/caption] What began as news of a leaked trailer for David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has turned into an Inte... [FishbowlDC]

Columbia Pictures VP Devon Franklin: 'If You Write a Good Script, We'll Find It' - Posted May 24, 2011
It's Devon Franklin's job as VP of production for Columbia/Sony Pictures to buy film scripts and see them through the development and production process. So, how can aspiring scribes keep their work out of the slush pile? Take a screenwriting class, enter film competitions, and polish your drafts until they're perfect. "Do... [FishbowlLA]

'The Social Network' Screenings Add to Pre-Opening Frenzy - Posted October 1, 2010
For the past couple of weeks, it's been impossible to boot up your computer without tripping over half a dozen stories about The Social Network. (I guess you can add PRNewser to the list of media contributing to the ... [FishbowlDC]

Citibank Getting Burned In Studio Confusion - Posted November 13, 2008
Citibank, trying to bring some financial acumen to the Hollywood cesspool, is now the target of lawsuits from Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media, while Citibank is simply saying back-at-ya, according to the tra... [FishbowlLA]

Will Smith Is No Spiderman so Sony drops 31% - Posted July 29, 2008
Sony Pictures declared a nightmare downtick in its revenue and stock today. The studio reported a 31% drop in year-on-year sales to $1.5 billion. That was because last year, the Spiderman-led studio was breaking records, while this year, even though "Hancock... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Goes To the Party: E! Entertainent Holiday Party - Posted December 12, 2007
Whether you think Snoop Dogg is a loveable children's role model, a talented rapper, or a criminal with a drug problem, there is no denying that he's a friggin' cool co-worker. Unlike Ryan S... [FishbowlLA]

Madelyn Hammond Rejoins Variety - Posted December 11, 2007
Variety Entertainment Group announced a new job -- and a former hire. Former Associate Publisher of Variety, Madelyn Hammond, has been plucked to become Variety's Chief Marketing Officer, a position the company has never had. The press release explains it all: Los Angeles, CA, December 10, 2007 -- Madelyn Ha... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Explains What's Wrong With Across the Universe - Posted March 21, 2007
Just the other day, David Carr in the NY Times admitted what we already knew: New Yorkers don't understand show biz all that m... [FishbowlLA]

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