February 4, 1991 |
Columbia Pictures Chairman Frank Price will look to pop icon Michael Jackson and a growing stable of veteran producers to revive the fortunes of the company he took over last year. At a press conference attended by his entire upper management team, Price revealed Friday that Jackson will star in a film produced by Anton Furst and written by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson. The project has no title or release date, but Price said it will include "music, dancing and action."
February 27, 1991 |
As part of its continuing expansion into software, Sony Corp. has announced the formation of Sony Electronic Publishing, a division devoted to video and computer technologies. The new company will produce and distribute products ranging from video games to computerized texts on compact disc. Characters owned by Sony could even pop up in comic books. Sony Electronic Publishing will be headquartered in New York.
December 1, 1989 |
In their first major appointment, Columbia Pictures Entertainment Co-chairmen Peter Guber and Jon Peters have named their longtime lawyer, Alan J. Levine, to the post of president and chief operating officer at Columbia's newly formed Filmed Entertainment Group. The move puts the 42-year-old Levine above Columbia Pictures President Dawn Steel in the company's hierarchy.
August 9, 1991 |
Sony Corp. could move ahead as early as this winter with efforts to raise $2 billion to $3 billion by selling shares on the U.S. and Japanese stock markets, sources close to the company have confirmed. Sony reportedly would use the money to support its Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment divisions. The Japanese electronics giant has been in discussions with potential Wall Street backers for several months, according to sources. "I think they're serious," one source said.
December 17, 1990 |
The Scene: Premiere benefit screening and party Thursday for "Look Who's Talking Too," the sequel to last year's Kirstie Alley/John Travolta comedy from Tri-Star that also features the voices of Bruce Willis, Roseanne Barr and Damon Wayans. After the screening at the Cineplex Odeon in Century City, there was a low-key party across the mall at disco palace Twenty/20, where stars and industry types hung out for a couple of hours.