March 2, 1988
Bernie Brillstein, chairman and chief executive of Lorimar Film Entertainment, has been elected a director and to the executive committee of Lorimar Telepictures Corp. Brillstein fills the vacancy created by the previously announced resignation of J. Anthony Young as a director.
January 9, 2000
I was going through life As free as a lark, In the world of acting I was making my mark. In Second City, And then on T.V., Not thinking once About the big "C". I saved up my money, An apartment I bought. My wealth was my own, Or so I thought. I can't even tell you How often you cry. When the dreaded "C" Starts draining you dry. Friends try to console, And tell you they care. But deep down you feel That this is unfair.
December 14, 1987 |
Bernie Brillstein is probably still smoking this morning, since the L.A. Free Clinic roast of the agent-producer Friday night was one of the hottest burns in benefit history. The crowd in the ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire almost reached Wilshire Boulevard, as a celebrity-laden record-size crowd (Yes, that room can hold almost 900 people) got together to raise almost $400,000 and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Free Clinic.
January 16, 1992 |
Columbia Pictures, demonstrating a continuing willingness to dole out substantial sums for hot producers in recession-ravaged Hollywood, has made an exclusive production and distribution deal with film and TV producers Bernie Brillstein and Brad Grey.
August 9, 2008 |
BERNIE Brillstein, who died Thursday at age 77, did a thousand things in show business, but he was one of a kind: agent, manager, producer, executive, raconteur, confidant, great source for lowly reporters in search of a good quote or a great tip. I first met him years ago on the set of a movie that was going down the drain, but you'd hardly know it from Bernie's demeanor. He always had an easy smile, a funny remark and the attitude that whatever was going wrong couldn't possibly spoil his day.
December 4, 1988 |
Sometimes it's astonishing how true those old Hollywood maxims turn out to be. Take, for example, the one that says, "I'll never work with you again! (Until I need to.)" Things have a way of going full circle. Just ask producer Bernie Brillstein and Creative Artists Agency founder Michael Ovitz.