At the meeting, Soria told her staff that she was "furious" by Skydance's decision to hire Lasseter as their new animation manager and told her staff that no one should feel obliged to speak or work with Lasseter if he asked for input from the Paramount Animation team.
Lasseter was hired by Skydance in spite of a long list of allegations that accused him of sexual harassment and other acts that in some legal situations would be considered sexual assault. The organization Time & # 39; s Up has described Skydance's employment of Lasseter as "condoning abuse", while women in animation president Marge Dean said she was "shocked and needy" at recruitment.
THR's report further states that while Paramount Animation and Skydance does not have a formal creative partnership, Soria and her team have provided creative notes on the development of Luck. At the meeting that took place on Monday, Soria said her team would no longer make notes on Carlison's film, which "pulls the curtain back on the millennial battle between the organizations of good fortune that secretly affects our daily lives."
Soria, who took over as chairman of Paramount Animation in the summer of 201
Her team at Paramount Animation includes several female leaders, including Sandra Rabins, executive VP; Emily Nordwind, vp production and development; Katherine MacDonald, VP Production and Marketing; and Maya Kambe, creative executive.
Photo: Damné Jesús Pérez Irigoyen.