Sony hack reveals Hollywood’s bitter civil war

December 20, 2014 2:52 AM

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Sony hack reveals Hollywood’s bitter civil war

That may be an odd takeaway from the Sony hacking scandal that has been wracking the company and the film studio it owns, Sony Pictures Entertainment. But the relative invisibility of these executives vis-a-vis their talent — and what looks like the executives’ anger about this — are among the biggest revelations in the document dumps.

What the most incendiary emails unveil is that Hollywood, for all its outward intramural amity, is a community deeply divided between those who are ostensibly in power — the studio execs and producers — and those who really hold power — the stars and major directors. All that “kiss-kiss” stuff betwe...

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