June 13, 1988 |
Sara Davidson, creator of ABC's medical series "HeartBeat," has been removed from her role as co-producer but will remain on the staff next season as a creative consultant, The Times has learned. Davidson said that her recent removal as a co-producer by Aaron Spelling Productions came as a surprise, adding that she "wasn't given any explanation" for it. Ilene Chaiken, vice president of creative affairs for Aaron Spelling Productions, declined to explain the change.
January 8, 1987
Spelling, the president and executive producer of Aaron Spelling Productions, received cash compensation of $25.89 million in the year ended July 31, 1986, according to a proxy statement mailed to shareholders. In addition, the company paid $311,500 last year to a company owned by Spelling's wife Candy. Her company held a 50% interest in the profits of a wardrobe design company that supplies costumes to Spelling-produced TV shows, but dissolved its partnership with the wardrobe designer on Feb.
August 21, 1986 |
Cincinnati financier Carl H. Lindner and his company, American Financial Corp., said Wednesday that they have bought 5.9% of the outstanding Class A common stock of Aaron Spelling Productions, which counts "Dynasty" and "Hotel" among its television hits. Lindner and American Financial said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that they bought 475,000 Class A common shares of Los Angeles-based Spelling as an investment.