December 18, 1994 |
Then: Chairman of motion picture division, Columbia Pictures, 1979-1984; chairman of MCA Motion Picture group, 1984-1987; chairman of Columbia Pictures, 1990-1991. Now: Chairman of Price Entertainment. * Becoming a studio chief was the realization of a dream for Frank Price, whose boyhood was spent on the Warner Bros. lot where his mother worked in the commissary. Photographs of Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, Olivia de Havilland and James Cagney--inscribed "To Frankie"--still decorate his walls.
September 27, 1991 |
Price Settlement Near: Sony Pictures Entertainment Co. is close to reaching a settlement agreement with outgoing Columbia Pictures Chairman Frank Price, sources close to the discussions said. Price, who is being replaced by former Warner Bros. executive Mark Canton, will receive a lucrative cash settlement. Sources said he would also take with him 25 projects now in development at Columbia as part of a non-exclusive production deal with Sony.
March 1, 1992
In regard to last Sunday's Film Clips item about the motion picture "Gladiator" ("Well, They Were the Good Old Hollywood Days," by Andy Marx): Marx uses extensive quotes from anonymous sources to deny the legitimacy of my credit as one of two producers on "Gladiator." These quotes do not reflect the facts. "Gladiator" was a project abandoned by both Columbia and Universal when I acquired it for my company in 1988. Though Steve Roth was contractually still attached, I became the producer in first position with full creative control, which I exercised to produce a commercial, mainstream movie that Columbia can now be very proud of. When I was asked to head Columbia Pictures in 1990, I, by contract, would do two Price Entertainment pictures a year.
March 22, 1990 |
Columbia Pictures Entertainment Inc. announced Wednesday that veteran Hollywood executive Frank Price has been appointed chairman of its Columbia Pictures subsidiary. Price, who held the same post from 1978 to 1983, will replace Dawn Steel, who stepped down in January. As part of a restructuring of the studio, which was bought by Sony Corp. in November, Price will be in charge of the development, production and marketing of all Columbia films.
September 6, 1991 |
In a long-expected move that could lead to other high-level changes in Hollywood, Mark Canton has resigned as executive vice president of worldwide movie production at Warner Bros. Canton--who oversaw production on such hits as "Batman" and "Lethal Weapon"--will formally leave the company today. Warner Chairman Robert Daly said that Canton's job has been eliminated and that movie production chief Bruce Berman has assumed his duties.