May 30, 1992 |
Amblin Lay Offs 17% of Staff: Amblin Entertainment, the film and TV production company which last year produced "Hook," let go 11 employees, or about 17% of its 64-member staff, as part of a "consolidation and streamlining" move. Most of the positions were in administration and post-production, a spokesman for the Universal-based company said, and would not effect current projects in development.
February 25, 1991 |
Songwriter Sues Over Disney Film: Victor Cesario sued Alan Silvestri and producers of the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ," alleging that Silvestri used Cesario's music in the film. The U.S. District Court lawsuit alleges that Cesario had Silvestri arrange a 1974 composition he wrote, "Let's Start Out, Where It Ended."
May 27, 1997
Harvey Entertainment Co. announced that it expects to return to profitability in the second quarter this year as a result of an agreement with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment to produce a motion picture sequel to "Casper." The Universal City-based company also predicted it would post profits in its third and fourth quarters from the upcoming release of its direct-to-video feature "Casper, A Spirited Beginning," which will be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
January 7, 1994 |
Wearing a brown leather bomber jacket and his trademark baseball cap, director Steven Spielberg paid a high-profile visit to the Consumer Electronics Show on Thursday, touring the exhibits and sampling the newest video games, including the interactive version of his hit movie "Jurassic Park." Spielberg said his Amblin Entertainment is interested in purchasing a small educational multimedia software developer.
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June 14, 1996 |
A plastic surgeon from Irvine is suing some of Hollywood's biggest outfits, including Steven Spielberg's company, asserting that a melody he wrote to get over the death of his baby daughter was used as the theme music for "Jurassic Park." Dr. Donald I. Altman says film composer John Williams ("Star Wars," "Indiana Jones") "intentionally or unintentionally" copied the melody that Altman composed in 1990, five years after his daughter drowned in a neighbor's pool.
December 14, 1989 |
Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment will produce six original television movies for Turner Network Television in an unusual arrangement that will see the formation of a repertory company to appear in original works by top playwrights. The deal was announced Wednesday by TNT at the Western Cable Show in Anaheim. Among the writers involved with the TV project, which will appear under the "Showcase Theater" banner, are Tom Stoppard, John Patrick Shanley, David Henry Hwang and Wendy Wasserstein.