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.
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.
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.
November 5, 1993
At the company known for colorizing movies, color Dennis A. Miller unhappy. Sources say Miller, who is supposed to oversee all original entertainment production for Turner, is angry about being passed over for the job of chief of Turner Pictures. Cable mogul Ted Turner is in discussion with producer Dawn Steel about heading Turner Pictures, which will produce about six films a year.