Heading To Hollywood: Sharpton To Advise Sony Pictures

December 19, 2014  |  
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Soon after damaging emails were revealed due to the cyber attack on Sony, exec Amy Pascal reached out to the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson in hopes of defusing the fallout.

Pascal actually met in person with Sharpton. The meeting, behind closed doors at the Greenwich Hotel, also included National Urban League president Marc Morial.

And as a result of that meeting, Pascal will now allow Sharpton to have a say in how Sony makes motion pictures. It’s in an effort to combat what Sharpton called “inflexible and immovable racial exclusion in Hollywood,” reports The New York Post.

“We have agreed to having a working group deal with the racial bias and lack of diversity in Hollywood,” said Sharpton.

According to Sharpton, Sony will work closely with his National Action Network, ​the ​National Urban League, ​the ​NAACP, and the Black Women’s Round Table to “see if we can come up with an immediate plan to deal with it.”

“Our interest is seeing to it that Sony is on the right side of changing Hollywood,” Morial said.

Sharpton said the meeting was “candid” and feels Pascal, who made racist remarks about President Obama with Hollywood producer Scott Rudin, should be given the chance to make changes.

“So the jury is still out on where we go with Amy,” Sharpton said. “We clearly are willing to deal with an immediate formula to see where we deal with breaking down the walls of inflexible and so far immovable racial exclusion in Hollywood.”

Sharpton was also displeased with the hackers, who the FBI claims were working on North Korea’s behalf.

“We are outraged by the bullying that is being done right before Christmas around this hacking,” Sharpton said.

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