September 24, 1991 |
Whoopin' It Up: Oscar and Grammy winner Whoopi Goldberg will be joining the pool of late-night TV talk show hosts next fall. "The Whoopi Goldberg Show" generally will focus on a single entertainment personality or newsmaker rather than the usual "tell-an-amusing-story-and-then-identify-your-latest-project" format. The syndicated nightly half-hour program will be produced through Goldberg's Whoop Inc., and distributed by Genesis Entertainment.
November 18, 1993 |
Perelman Invests in TV Infomercial Producer: Financier Ronald Perelman has bought a one-third stake for $25 million in Palm Desert-based infomercial TV producer Guthy-Renker Corp. Guthy-Renker, which had revenue of more than $70 million last year, has produced about a dozen leading infomercials. Perelman's other major interests include a controlling stake in the SCI Television Inc. group of TV stations, New World Entertainment, Genesis Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment.
July 30, 1993
Leslie Maskin has joined the TV literary department of United Talent Agency, where she will package TV projects and individually represent writers and producers. Maskin previously worked as vice president of business affairs at NBC, after beginning her career as a program attorney at ABC in 1986. She holds a law degree from Fordham University. Greg Peck is the new vice president of promotion and black music marketing at Qwest Records. He will oversee its urban marketing and promotion efforts.
April 14, 1995
CBS Inc. has named James A. Warner president of CBS Television Network, succeeding Peter Lund, who was recently named president of CBS/Broadcast Group. Warner had been president of CBS Enterprises. Before joining the network in 1989, he was an executive at Home Box Office and HBO Enterprises. He moves into a position that was vacated when Lund was named to succeed Howard Stringer, who left CBS for a new video venture backed by three regional phone companies. CBS also named Joseph D.