November 22, 2003 |
How's this for a music business turnabout? Two guys, one credited with writing a pop ballad for Celine Dion and the other with penning the cartoon theme song for "Inspector Gadget," could take over stewardship of the master recordings of Neil Young, Prince, Led Zeppelin and R.E.M. Edgar Bronfman Jr., the Seagram Co. heir, billionaire TV mogul Haim Saban and their investment team could close a deal to purchase Time Warner Inc.'s vast global music operations this weekend.
March 6, 1988 |
To Palestine or Israel or . . . the United States. The United States counts for more than any other third nation in this protracted struggle, not just because of American Jews who have become Israelis but also because of Palestinians and Israelis who have become Americans. "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem. . . ." We need not insist on how nationality is gained or lost or changed or doubled. People who began there are now living here, and vice versa.
July 28, 2007 |
I don't know what sort of interventions and therapies have been tried to arrest the downward spiral of Lindsay Lohan. But whoever cares for her could do worse than to sit that child down in front of an episode of "The Two Coreys," A&E's new unreal reality show about fellow former child stars Corey Feldman and Corey Haim and where they are now. Lindsay -- look hard! This could be your future.
March 11, 1994 |
Under a glass dome in Haim Saban's office sits a gold-plated Power Rangers toy figure--a symbol of how fortunes can be mined from just one TV show. Saban is the producer of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," the mega-hit children's TV show that has spawned the hottest-selling toy in the country and thrust Saban's small, Burbank-based production company to the forefront of independent Hollywood producers.
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June 27, 2002 |
Haim Saban and Richard C. Blum, both wealthy businessmen and generous campaign contributors to Democrats, won the endorsement of a key committee Wednesday in their quest to become University of California regents. The Senate Rules Committee, which considers nominations for those posts, approved their appointments by 4-0 votes, clearing the way for Gov. Gray Davis' picks to face a full vote in the Senate, where confirmation is expected.
May 25, 2003 |
Since Sept. 11, it has often seemed as if the whole world is in the grips of an Israeli-style madness, a kind of mental illness in which not just a person but a whole national entity boldly flings itself into the one series of actions that most goes against its long-range interests.
September 20, 1998 |
"I'm not a lunatic," Todd Haimes says more than once in the course of an hourlong chat. The defensive posture is not an idle one. His fortunes of late have resembled the zigs and zags of the stock market. As the artistic director of New York's bullish nonprofit Roundabout Theater Company, the producer accepted two Tony Awards in June, for best revival of a play ("A View From the Bridge") and best revival of a musical ("Cabaret").
April 22, 2009 |
Even in a town of bigger-than-life personalities, media mogul Haim Saban stands out -- lion-like in demeanor, furiously determined and unshakably loyal to those people and causes in which he fervently believes. Those causes: Israel, the Democratic Party and medical philanthropy -- in that order. And he has a history of putting his vast fortune behind all three. This week, Saban has found himself entangled in the controversy surrounding Democratic Rep.
December 22, 2011 |
Looking to capitalize on the burgeoning Asian market, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate are partnering with a Hong Kong media company to create new pay TV channels and programming. The venture — Celestial Tiger Entertainment — will launch with six channels, including three owned by new partner Celestial Pictures, which boasts one of the largest Chinese movie channels, Celestial Movies, and a large library of Chinese action films. Saban Capital and Lionsgate, Hollywood's largest independent film studio, will contribute the three channels that they jointly own. The two companies began their collaboration nearly two years ago with the formation of Tiger Gate Entertainment.