November 6, 1988
Jared Jussim has been named executive vice president-legal affairs at each of Columbia Pictures Entertainment's motion picture and television units. He will continue to be in the company's Burbank office. Jussim previously was senior vice president-studio legal affairs at Columbia Pictures.
April 25, 1989
William Loper has been named senior vice president-advertising at Columbia Pictures, Burbank. Loper previously was senior vice president-advertising at MGM Pictures.
August 8, 1991 |
The famous torch lady of Columbia Pictures Entertainment Co. got a new moniker Wednesday as the board unanimously voted to rename the company Sony Pictures Entertainment. The name change is designed to lessen confusion between the parent company and its two subsidiaries--Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures. It also raises the profile of Sony Inc., the Japanese electronics giant that acquired Columbia for $3.4 billion in 1989.
October 29, 1989
"I just have a feeling that maybe Hollywood needs some outsiders to bring back decency and good taste to some of the pictures that are being made." --Former President Ronald Reagan, on Sony Corp.'s takeover of Columbia Pictures.