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December 22, 2000
"Big Brother" creators at Endemol Entertainment are seeking contestants who are "ready to surprise their mates with a marriage proposal" for a new reality-based game show slated to premiere in February on the WB network. The show will feature three couples' surprise proposals, with the couples then competing in "outrageous activities" to win "an extravagant wedding," with the ceremony performed live on television. The application deadline is Dec. 22. Information: (866) 300-0675.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1999
Dick Clark Productions Inc., Burbank, said it will produce "Your Big Break," a one-hour, weekly television series, in association with ENDEMOL Entertainment Inc., for broadcast syndication by Buena Vista Television. The series will begin airing in the fall and has been cleared in 90% of the country, including all top 10 markets and 29 of the top 30 markets. The company produces television programming for broadcast networks, cable networks, distributors and advertisers.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2000
* Pittard Sullivan, a Culver City-based entertainment marketing firm, has promoted David Vipond to the newly created post of vice president, account supervisor, within the company's advertising group. He will oversee all media planning and buying services.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2000 | CHARLES TRUEHEART, WASHINGTON POST
Dressed all in black, shaved bald, Gary Carter oozes the satisfaction of someone who knows he's on a winning streak. He is. He's one of the masterminds of "Big Brother," the hotly touted reality-TV show that debuted this week on CBS. The program has turned the Dutch company Carter works for, Endemol Entertainment, into an international media player courted by rich and desperate American networks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD
In a prank that proved reality is in the eye of the beholder, the set of the CBS hit series "Big Brother" was sent into a state of confusion this week. The premise of the show, which has averaged 11 million viewers since its launch July 5, is that watching 10 strangers isolated in a house for 100 days is entertainment. But for the guinea pigs inside, cut off from contact with the outside world, reality can be elusive.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bizarre dynamic has developed on the "reality" series "Big Brother," which has finally found a villain for its most devoted audience to jeer: the producers and CBS network. Internet chat has grown increasingly hostile toward the network and production company Endemol Entertainment, with many postings referring to the program as a "train wreck."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Meg James
Peter Chernin's media company has received an investment of approximately $100 million from Qatar Holding, considerably expanding its ability to make strategic acquisitions. "The Chernin Group will use this capital to expand and diversify the company's media and entertainment operations in the U.S. and across Asia," the company said in a statement Thursday. Terms of the deal were not officially disclosed, but a person familiar with the agreement put the investment in the $100-million range.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While controversy continues to swirl around the stream of unscripted series, UPN, which aired the low-rated "Chains of Love" last season, is moving away from the sexy and salacious nature of the genre--at least for now. Dean Valentine, president and CEO of UPN, told a gathering of TV reporters and critics in Pasadena on Monday that the network was not developing additional shows in the vein of "Chains of Love," in which singles were handcuffed to four members of the opposite sex.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2001 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to capitalize on heightened Thursday-night viewing for "Survivor: The Australian Outback," CBS will move its highest-rated new series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," to follow the so-called "reality" show beginning in February--at the same time confirming plans for a third edition of "Survivor" in the fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a prank that proved reality is in the eye of the beholder, the set of CBS' hit series "Big Brother" was sent into a state of confusion this week. The premise of the show, which has averaged 11 million viewers since launching July 5, is that watching 10 strangers isolated in a house for 100 days is entertainment. But for the guinea pigs inside, cut off from contact with the outside world, reality can be elusive.
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