Pair picked for Showmen of the Year

Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, who hold the title of Showmen of the Year

MICHAEL LYNTON

Fave leisure activity:
Reading

Preferred travel destination:
Katonah, N.Y.

Sustenance of choice:
Ham and cheese sandwich

Book that changed your life:
“Willie Mosconi on Pocket Billiards” by Willie Mosconi

Movie that inspired you to work in the biz:
“A Bridge Too Far” (1977), directed by Richard Attenborough

Mentor or inspiration:
Dr. DeWitt, my ninth-grade history teacher

Proudest achievement:
My family

Guilty pleasure:
Gummi Bears

Career mantra:
Listening gets you further than talking.

AMY PASCAL

Fave leisure activity:
Playing with my son, Anthony

Preferred travel destination:
Kona; Rome

Sustenance of choice:
Cake

Book or books that changed your life:
“The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

Movie or movies that inspired you to work in the biz:
“Harold and Maude” (1971), directed by Hal Ashby
“Bonnie and Clyde” (1967), directed by Arthur Penn

Desert island disc:
“Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon”

Mentor or inspiration:
My father

Proudest achievement:
Being a mommy

Guilty pleasure:
Cake

Career mantra:
Don’t ever compete and you’ll be in a class by yourself.

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