October 29, 2001 |
In the neon-lighted night of Nov. 11, more than a thousand headbangers will flock to the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas to see a band called Jane's Addiction. A few blocks away, a crowd 10 times as large and twice as sober will pack the MGM Grand conference center to hear a speech by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates. Those two events epitomize how the world has changed for Fredric D. Rosen, a successful but controversial Los Angeles entrepreneur.
October 16, 2004 |
After one big success and one big failure, Fredric Rosen thinks he has found a new way to milk profits: state and county fairs. Rosen took the wraps off his latest Los Angeles-based venture Friday -- a company poised to be the nation's dominant operator of midways and carnivals. North American Midway Entertainment plans to provide food, games and rides at 142 events annually, including 12 of the top 50 fairs in the United States and Canada.
March 7, 2000 |
Fredric D. Rosen, the Los Angeles entrepreneur who built Ticketmaster into the world's largest computerized ticketing service, today will be named chairman of a new company that will take over the Comdex computer trade show--the largest convention of the personal computer industry.
May 9, 1998 |
Terry Barnes has been appointed president and chief executive of Los Angeles-based Ticketmaster Group, succeeding longtime Ticketmaster chief Fredric Rosen, according to sources. Ticketmaster is expected to make the announcement next week, along with the appointment of Gene Cobuzzi as chief operating officer. Barnes has held the title of executive vice president, ticketing; Cobuzzi has been senior vice president of operations.
January 20, 1998 |
King World Productions said its shareholders voted to double the number of authorized shares outstanding to 150 million from 75 million and elected two new directors. The share move enables the distributor of syndicated television shows to proceed with a previously declared stock split, payable Feb. 17 to holders of record on Feb. 3. King World said shareholders elected Fredric Rosen, president and chief executive of Ticketmaster Inc., and philanthropist Raymond Chambers to the board.