Sony executives are finally admitting that they my be ya over their head with “The Interview” fiasco and decided to finally call somebody who can make sure that “everything is handled.”
According to the Huffington Post, Sony have hired the real Olivia Pope to handle their business.,
Per the Huffington Post:
Hired to assist Sony with the ensuing aftermath of “The Interview” and the hack, Smith previously served as President George H.W. Bush’s deputy press secretary and started her own crisis management firm, Smith & Company. Smith has worked with high-profile clients like Monica Lewinsky, Wesley Snipes and Michael Vick.
Following President Obama’s remarks, Sony released a statement on Friday, explaining that much of the decision was in the hands of theater owners:
Sony Pictures Entertainment is and always has been strongly committed to the First Amendment. For more than three weeks, despite brutal intrusions into our company and our employees’ personal lives, we maintained our focus on one goal: getting the film “The Interview” released. Free expression should never be suppressed by threats and extortion.
The decision not to move forward with the December 25 theatrical release of “The Interview” was made as a result of the majority of the nation’s theater owners choosing not to screen the film. This was their decision.
Let us be clear – the only decision that we have made with respect to release of the film was not to release it on Christmas Day in theaters, after the theater owners declined to show it. Without theaters, we could not release it in the theaters on Christmas Day. We had no choice. After that decision, we immediately began actively surveying alternatives to enable us to release the movie on a different platform. It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so.
For Sony, it might be too little, too late.