October 28, 1999 |
Hachette Filipacchi Magazines has agreed to buy the remainder of George, the political magazine founded by the late John F. Kennedy Jr., from the Kennedy family for an undisclosed amount. The agreement announced Wednesday ensures the survival of the 4-year-old magazine, whose fortunes had been slipping before Kennedy's death in a plane accident July 16.
December 15, 1991 |
Domestic car makers are slashing production and car sales are in the pits because of the slumping economy. But the people at Road & Track magazine are still smiling. Despite such gloomy news, the granddaddy of auto buff magazines is having one of its best years ever. While advertising is down throughout the magazine industry in 1991, Newport Beach-based Road & Track's national ad sales from January to November were $31.
November 20, 1997 |
In the latest development in custom publishing, Avon Products Inc. and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, publisher of Elle, are launching a magazine called Athena: Common Sense, Uncommon Style, which will be aimed at women. Initial distribution will be through newsstands. The joint venture is to be launched in April. Cover price will be $3.50. The magazine will contain articles on beauty, fashion and nutrition.
September 25, 1999 |
After months of speculation, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines said Friday that it is committed to keeping John F. Kennedy Jr.'s George magazine alive, if it can acquire majority ownership of the struggling political publication. George is a joint venture of the magazine chain and Random Ventures, Kennedy's company. In recent weeks, representatives of the Kennedy family and the publishing firm have been discussing the magazine's future.
September 25, 1990
Hachette Publications Inc. has terminated Peter Diamandis as chairman and chief executive of Diamandis Communications Inc. a little more than two years after buying out the magazine publishing firm. Hachette added that Diamandis Communications, which publishes more than a dozen magazines, including Elle, Woman's Day and Audio, was being renamed Hachette Magazines Inc.
January 3, 1996 |
Premiere magazine Editor in Chief Susan Lyne has been hired as a top executive at Walt Disney Co.'s Motion Pictures Group, where she will acquire and develop material for films. Lyne, who will be based in New York, plans to buy books, screenplays and stage plays for Disney. Her formal title in the newly created job will be executive vice president in charge of acquisition and development of intellectual material and new opportunities.