Sony Bosses’ Alleged Salaries Leak Online Amid Hacking Fallout

Sony Bosses' Alleged Salaries Leak Online

A spreadsheet listing the alleged salaries of 17 top paid executives of Sony Pictures Entertainment was leaked and portions were published on Monday on the website Fusion, in the latest fallout from a hacking attack last week that is now being investigated by the FBI.

Among those listed were studio leaders Michael Lynton, CEO of SPE, and Amy Pascal, co-chair of SPE, who are each paid $3 million per year, according to the website. Also revealed were the alleged salaries of a number of other division heads including Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television ($2.8 million); Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures ($2.35 million); Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper ($1.8 million); and production president Michael De Luca ($1.5 million).

Lynton presumably receives additional compensation for his role as CEO of Sony Entertainment where he oversees the company’s global businesses including Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

A spokeswoman for Sony said that they had no comment.

Fusion’s Kevin Roose wrote that he received an anonymous e-mail with a link to a Pastebin file. He included a portion of the documents in his story, and said that he is still reviewing documents listing the salaries of more than 6,000 employees.

The hack resulted in five Sony films — including “Fury” (starring Brad Pitt, pictured above) and unreleased movies such as “Annie” and “Mr. Turner” — being stolen and posted to piracy networks. Sony is working with the FBI and other agencies to investigate the breach, and the studio has hired security firm FireEye and its Mandiant unit to look into the incident.

In the hack, an image of a skeleton appeared on company computers with a message that said, “Hacked by #GOP,” with the group behind it calling itself “Guardians of Peace.” The message threatened to release “secrets and top secrets” of the company.

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  1. dt says:

    The Interview was terrible!

  2. Sees Thebigpicture says:

    Who greenlighted ‘The Interview’ – that’s causing so-many-problems? I think this person should be given the boot for radically poor thinking.

  3. Jeremy says:

    Those actually seem like fairly reasonable salaries.

  4. Jim says:

    Why Amy Pascal makes $3 million?

    She doesn’t know what to do there!

  5. nerdrage says:

    Those salaries look surprisingly low to me, especially in California.

  6. Bill says:

    As a public company, I would think many of these salaries can be found in the company’s financial filings.

  7. Julienne says:

    It’s ridiculous to pay people so much, for not having that much success. They’ve had more flops, than hits.

  8. bkbeach4x4 says:

    Wow! Those seem to be a bit low considering the talent each brings to the company. As for Amy Pascal that beautiful genius is worth twice that plus a % of BO.

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