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July 6, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Universal Pictures Names Production Chief: As expected, Hal Lieberman was named president of production at the studio, moving into the spot formerly held by Casey Silver, who was recently promoted to president of the studio. Lieberman will oversee the development and production of Universal's feature films. He joined Universal in 1987 as a director of production.
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August 26, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Universal Production Chief Departs: Hal Lieberman, president of production for Universal Pictures since mid-1994, is leaving to form his own production firm. Universal, a unit of Seagram Co.'s MCA Inc. subsidiary, said it already has entered into a "multiyear production pact" with Lieberman's new firm. His successor at Universal was not immediately named.
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BUSINESS
September 4, 1996 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former TriStar Pictures President Marc Platt has landed a job as the head of production at MCA Inc.'s Universal Pictures unit. Platt had been considered the preferred candidate to replace Hal Lieberman, who last month left his post as the studio's production chief to set up shop as an independent producer at MCA.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1991
HemaCare Corp. in Sherman Oaks, a struggling company that provides blood products and blood-related medical services, said it agreed to sell the San Diego and Torrance specialty plasma donor centers of its wholly owned subsidiary, MD Laboratories Inc., to AM-Rho Laboratories Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., for $225,000. Hal Lieberman, HemaCare's president, said the sale was designed to help return the company to profitability.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1995
HemaCare Corp., a provider of blood products headquartered in Sherman Oaks, reported a narrowed loss of $48,000 for the first quarter that ended March 31, down from a net loss of $686,000 a year earlier. Hal I. Lieberman, chief executive officer, said that before research and development expenses of $284,000 were deducted, the company's core blood products and services business actually generated income of $236,000 for the quarter. The quarterly loss came on a 4% sales increase of $2.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1994 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Casey Silver was named president of Universal Pictures on Wednesday and given broad new responsibilities, including the authority to "green light" movies. Though Silver's promotion was expected in industry circles, some were surprised by the degree of autonomy he received. Universal said Silver, 39, will have control over all production, marketing and distribution at the studio, a division of MCA Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2004 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
He leers. He drinks. He's surrounded by scantily clad dancing girls. And then Arnold Schwarzenegger hops into a hot tub and makes unwanted advances toward a fetching young woman seated next to him. Unwelcome publicity for the man who fended off groping allegations and became California's governor? Not quite.
NEWS
July 28, 1995 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: The summer's most eagerly awaited premiere--Universal's "Waterworld" at Mann's Chinese Theater on Wednesday. Of the epic that's earned the Cecil B. DeMille-worthy epithet "The Most Expensive Movie Ever Made," star Kevin Costner said: "It's done and we've done our best." The Locale: A nearby parking lot was transformed to evoke the film's floating "atolls"--rusty sheet-metal walls, hanging nets, fountains, Jet Skis, oil drums and a fully rigged catamaran as the centerpiece.
NEWS
May 8, 1996 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: Sunday's premiere of Universal Pictures' and the Bubble Factory's "Flipper" at the Cineplex Odeon at CityWalk. Paul Hogan, one of the few actors in Hollywood confident that his co-star is an intelligent mammal, praised dolphins as "the only creatures, aside from dogs, that like humans. There's a lot of other ones who like us, but for lunch."
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