Sony Consults With ‘Scandal’-ous Crisis-Management Expert

In a near-case of life imitating art, Amy Pascal and other top Sony executives have had a few meetings with Judy Smith, the crisis-management wiz who inspired the Olivia Pope character on hit ABC drama Scandal, to discuss strategies for dealing with the massive hack attack that led to the controversial pulling of Sony’s movie The Interview and made top Sony executives tabloid fodder when their private emails were made public. The Sony Motion Picture Group is continuing to work with New York-based PR firm Rubenstein, more specifically crisis-management specialist Matthew Hiltzik, who has advised SPE leadership during the hacking scandal.

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