April 26, 1993 |
When Mel Harris joined Sony Pictures Entertainment last year, he knew he was taking on a tough job as president of the newly configured television group. The unit had been posting large profits from the sale of reruns of "Who's the Boss?" and "Married . . . With Children," but earnings were due to tumble in the fall of 1993 because of a dearth of fresh programs available for syndication.
October 12, 1992 |
A long-running lawsuit involving some of Hollywood's most powerful players has led to accusations that CBS committed fraud when it hired entertainment President Jeff Sagansky. The Los Angeles Superior Court case, set for a hearing today, alleges that CBS abruptly canceled a television pilot called "Triangle" in 1989 as part of an elaborate scheme to conceal payments made in connection with bringing Sagansky on board at the network. Sagansky was chairman of TriStar Pictures at the time.
October 8, 1991 |
Columbia Pictures Acquires New World TV Unit: Columbia Pictures Television said it has formed a division, TriStar Television, and has signed a letter of intent to assume most of the TV program assets of New World Entertainment for an undisclosed price. TriStar TV will be headed by NWE President Jon Feltheimer. NWE produces four network TV series and is producing an upcoming miniseries and TV movie. Excluded from the deal are NWE divisions Marvel Productions and Learning Corp.
June 29, 1991
In the name of fairness, I suggest that future reviews of theatrical performances include the location of the seat from which the critic saw the performance. I challenge you to go to the UCLA James A. Doolittle Theater, sit in the mezzanine section, Row B, and honestly write that you spent five totally enjoyable minutes during the production of "A Little Night Music" or anything else. The spacing between rows is so narrow that it takes an unspoken agreement from the persons sitting to your left and right, and their left and right and so on down the row, to shift knees simultaneously.