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Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal

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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