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December 7, 1991 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turner Broadcasting System, just one day after its takeover of Hanna-Barbera Productions, laid off 115 of the 457 full-time employees at the Universal City-based animation studio. The cable company will integrate the operations of Hanna-Barbera into various parts of its organization, Turner said. The functions of many of the fired Hanna-Barbera employees duplicated jobs that Turner employees in Atlanta and New York were performing, a spokesman explained.
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BUSINESS
October 2, 1986
Hanna-Barbera Productions of Hollywood has named Zamira Portnoy vice president-business affairs. The firm is a division of Taft Entertainment Co.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Great American Confirms Hanna-Barbera Talks: Great American Communications Co. confirmed that it was "exploring various alternatives" regarding its Hanna-Barbera Productions unit. The Cincinnati-based broadcasting company, controlled by investor Carl H. Lindner, said "several parties" have been supplied information "regarding a possible sale of the subsidiary." MCA Inc. is discussing buying the animation studio for less than the asking price of $350 million to $400 million.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Great American Confirms Hanna-Barbera Talks: Great American Communications Co. confirmed that it was "exploring various alternatives" regarding its Hanna-Barbera Productions unit. The Cincinnati-based broadcasting company, controlled by investor Carl H. Lindner, said "several parties" have been supplied information "regarding a possible sale of the subsidiary." MCA Inc. is discussing buying the animation studio for less than the asking price of $350 million to $400 million.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1991 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turner Broadcasting System, just one day after its takeover of Hanna-Barbera Productions, laid off 115 of the 457 full-time employees at the Universal City-based animation studio. The cable company will integrate the operations of Hanna-Barbera into various parts of its organization, Turner said. The functions of many of the fired Hanna-Barbera employees duplicated jobs that Turner employees in Atlanta and New York were performing, a spokesman explained.
NEWS
March 29, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
After failing to persuade television executives 17 years ago to accept an animated series based on biblical stories, Joseph Barbera, president of Hanna-Barbera Productions, says he now has a market for his "dynamic but not preachy" cartoons. Scheduled for national release next week are six Old Testament stories on videocassettes, including "Moses," "David and Goliath," "Noah's Ark" and "Joshua and the Battle of Jericho."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1988 | CHARLES SOLOMON
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of such enduring television characters as Yogi Bear, the Flintstones, the Jetsons and Scooby-Doo, have been partners for 50 years--longer than most marriages last. The continuing association of the two, who received the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 40th annual Emmy Awards Sunday night, is a classic example of yin and yang: Their talents and interests complement each other rather than overlap.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1988 | CHARLES SOLOMON
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of such enduring television characters as Yogi Bear, the Flintstones, the Jetsons and Scooby-Doo, have been partners for 50 years--longer than most marriages last. The continuing association of the two, who received the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 40th annual Emmy Awards Sunday night, is a classic example of yin and yang: Their talents and interests complement each other rather than overlap.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1987
Hanna-Barbera Productions, a division of the Taft Entertainment Co., appointed Bruce D. Johnson to the newly created post of vice president-special projects.
NEWS
March 29, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
After failing to persuade television executives 17 years ago to accept an animated series based on biblical stories, Joseph Barbera, president of Hanna-Barbera Productions, says he now has a market for his "dynamic but not preachy" cartoons. Scheduled for national release next week are six Old Testament stories on videocassettes, including "Moses," "David and Goliath," "Noah's Ark" and "Joshua and the Battle of Jericho."
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