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Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger discuss working with Steven Spielberg, their lives as producers, and how they got into the industry.
About Amy Pascal
Amy Pascal is the Founder and CEO of Pascal Pictures, a film and television production company based at SONY. In addition to this summer’s smash hit Spider-Man: Homecoming, on which Pascal served as a producer, the company was also a major force behind the recent Ghostbusters re-launch.
Pascal has an impressive upcoming slate of films, including: Aaron Sorkin’s feature directorial debut, Molly’s Game, a film adaptation of Molly Bloom’s underground poker memoir to debut in December 2017; an animated Spider-Man film to be released in 2018; The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which is the sequel to Stieg Larsson’s successful The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy; and the live-action adaptation of Barbie based on Mattel’s iconic fashion doll.
Pascal grew up in Los Angeles where she still currently resides with her husband and son.
About Kristie Macosko Krieger
Kristie Macosko Krieger is an Academy Award®, PGA Award and BAFTA nominated producer whose working relationship with director Steven Spielberg spans over 20 years. She is currently in post-production on the upcoming Spielberg directed film Ready Player One, based on the best-selling book by Ernest Cline. Most recently, Krieger served as executive producer of The BFG and produced the Academy Award® nominated film Bridge of Spies. Additional producing credits include Lincoln, War Horse, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Krieger began her career with the USC Shoah Foundation, where she served as head of worldwide publicity. She joined the staff of DreamWorks Studios in 1997. She currently serves as part of the senior leadership team at Amblin Partners where she is involved with all aspects of Spielberg’s productions and helps guide the strategic direction of the company.
Krieger, a graduate of UC Davis, resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
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