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January 21, 2004 | James Bates
The Screen Actors Guild said it had extended the contract of Chief Executive A. Robert Pisano by three years. Pisano's contract now expires in September 2007. Separately, the boards of SAG and its sister union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, approved proposals to present studios in coming film and TV negotiations. Details weren't released, but health care and a larger cut of DVD revenue are expected to be key issues in talks.
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September 23, 2005 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
The Motion Picture Assn. of America on Thursday tapped veteran studio executive and former Screen Actors Guild Chief Executive A. Robert Pisano to be second in command. As the MPAA's president and chief operating officer, Pisano will run day-to-day operations for the trade group representing Hollywood studios, reporting to Chairman Dan Glickman. Pisano will be based in the MPAA's Encino office, becoming the group's top point person in Los Angeles. "This is a big operation," Glickman said.
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December 22, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit alleging that A. Robert Pisano had a conflict of interest as chief labor negotiator for the Screen Actors Guild because he serves as a director of the online video rental service Netflix Inc. Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles said the two SAG members who brought the lawsuit failed to show evidence that there was a conflict or that Pisano ever acted in a manner to harm the union.
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March 2, 2005 | James Bates
The top administrator for the Screen Actors Guild is planning to leave his post in April to become a consultant after the ratification this week of a new three-year contract between actors and studios, union sources said. A. Robert Pisano, the union's chief executive and national executive director, has notified SAG President Melissa Gilbert and other officers of his plans.
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March 2, 2005 | James Bates
The top administrator for the Screen Actors Guild is planning to leave his post in April to become a consultant after the ratification this week of a new three-year contract between actors and studios, union sources said. A. Robert Pisano, the union's chief executive and national executive director, has notified SAG President Melissa Gilbert and other officers of his plans.
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August 9, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly installed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Chief Executive Frank G. Mancuso on Sunday named two trusted former Paramount colleagues to senior corporate posts at MGM, in the first of what is expected to be several key appointments by Mancuso. Michael S. Hope, former executive vice president at Paramount Communications Inc., and A. Robert Pisano, former general counsel at Paramount Pictures, have been appointed executive vice presidents at the Hollywood studio.
BUSINESS
June 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Screen Actors Guild said Tuesday that the 2002 salary it reported to the federal government for its chief executive was for a partial year, leading to a misleading picture of a large raise in 2003. The union, on its financial disclosure form filed with the Labor Department, reported that A. Robert Pisano earned a gross salary of $425,426 in its 2003 financial year. That was a 59% raise from the $267,461 base salary the union reported for its 2002 financial year.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2001 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran studio executive and lawyer A. Robert Pisano was hired late Monday night as the Screen Actors Guild's chief executive and national executive director of the industry's largest union representing actors. Pisano fills a void created when SAG's first choice, former Walt Disney Co. executive John F. Cooke, abruptly bailed out of the job in July, 10 days after accepting it. The vote by SAG directors was 80 to 20 to hire Pisano.
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October 31, 2004 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
The top executive of the Screen Actors Guild survived a dissident group's efforts to fire him Saturday, receiving a 58% vote of confidence from the union's board of directors. SAG Chief Executive A. Robert Pisano was supported by a faction led by President Melissa Gilbert.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2005 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
The Motion Picture Assn. of America on Thursday tapped veteran studio executive and former Screen Actors Guild Chief Executive A. Robert Pisano to be second in command. As the MPAA's president and chief operating officer, Pisano will run day-to-day operations for the trade group representing Hollywood studios, reporting to Chairman Dan Glickman. Pisano will be based in the MPAA's Encino office, becoming the group's top point person in Los Angeles. "This is a big operation," Glickman said.
BUSINESS
December 22, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit alleging that A. Robert Pisano had a conflict of interest as chief labor negotiator for the Screen Actors Guild because he serves as a director of the online video rental service Netflix Inc. Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles said the two SAG members who brought the lawsuit failed to show evidence that there was a conflict or that Pisano ever acted in a manner to harm the union.
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October 31, 2004 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
The top executive of the Screen Actors Guild survived a dissident group's efforts to fire him Saturday, receiving a 58% vote of confidence from the union's board of directors. SAG Chief Executive A. Robert Pisano was supported by a faction led by President Melissa Gilbert.
BUSINESS
June 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Screen Actors Guild said Tuesday that the 2002 salary it reported to the federal government for its chief executive was for a partial year, leading to a misleading picture of a large raise in 2003. The union, on its financial disclosure form filed with the Labor Department, reported that A. Robert Pisano earned a gross salary of $425,426 in its 2003 financial year. That was a 59% raise from the $267,461 base salary the union reported for its 2002 financial year.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2004 | James Bates
The Screen Actors Guild said it had extended the contract of Chief Executive A. Robert Pisano by three years. Pisano's contract now expires in September 2007. Separately, the boards of SAG and its sister union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, approved proposals to present studios in coming film and TV negotiations. Details weren't released, but health care and a larger cut of DVD revenue are expected to be key issues in talks.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2001 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran studio executive and lawyer A. Robert Pisano was hired late Monday night as the Screen Actors Guild's chief executive and national executive director of the industry's largest union representing actors. Pisano fills a void created when SAG's first choice, former Walt Disney Co. executive John F. Cooke, abruptly bailed out of the job in July, 10 days after accepting it. The vote by SAG directors was 80 to 20 to hire Pisano.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly installed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Chief Executive Frank G. Mancuso on Sunday named two trusted former Paramount colleagues to senior corporate posts at MGM, in the first of what is expected to be several key appointments by Mancuso. Michael S. Hope, former executive vice president at Paramount Communications Inc., and A. Robert Pisano, former general counsel at Paramount Pictures, have been appointed executive vice presidents at the Hollywood studio.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1985
A. Robert Pisano, a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of O'Melveny & Myers, has been named executive vice president and general counsel for Paramount Pictures Corp., Los Angeles. He had served as the company's primary outside counsel for the last two years. Pisano succeeds Richard Zimbert, who last week was elevated to executive vice president reporting directly to Paramount Chairman and Chief Executive Frank Mancuso.
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