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February 14, 2003 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
The son of the late Mexican film legend Cantinflas has sued Columbia Pictures, claiming the studio has deprived him of as much as $10 million by undercutting his rights to exploit the lucrative movies in Mexico. Mario Moreno Ivanova's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, reopens a rancorous decade-old dispute between Moreno and Columbia Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp.
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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1991 | ALAN CITRON
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.
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