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September 7, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been a good summer for The Producers Entertainment Group. The Beverly Hills-based company made the box office hit "What's Love Got to Do With It" for Disney. It is also behind the much talked about "Attica" upcoming on HBO, and it is producing the sitcom "Dave's World" for CBS, which advertisers are already betting will be one of the top-rated fall shows. In a business where prospects rise and fall at the box office or with the Nielsen ratings, TPEG's are looking up.
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September 7, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been a good summer for The Producers Entertainment Group. The Beverly Hills-based company made the box office hit "What's Love Got to Do With It" for Disney. It is also behind the much talked about "Attica" upcoming on HBO, and it is producing the sitcom "Dave's World" for CBS, which advertisers are already betting will be one of the top-rated fall shows. In a business where prospects rise and fall at the box office or with the Nielsen ratings, TPEG's are looking up.
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BUSINESS
July 24, 1990
Ventura Entertainment Group Ltd., a North Hollywood producer of television shows, declared a 2-for-1 stock split for its stockholders of record Aug. 1. "We believe that this action will increase the liquidity in the company's shares, making them more attractive to the investing public," Ventura Chairman Harvey Bibicoff said in a statement.
BUSINESS
December 27, 1994
Harmony Holdings Inc., a Burbank-based producer of special-effect television commercials and music videos, said the company's chairman, Harvey Bibicoff, has purchased 950,000 shares of Harmony common stock at $2.10 per share. Bibicoff said he bought the shares from Ventura Entertainment Group Ltd., which acquired Harmony four years ago but recently decided to sell its Harmony stock. Bibicoff's purchase gives him 17% of the 5.5 million common shares of Harmony outstanding.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1995 | JAMES BATES
TV: Television programming supplier Producers Entertainment Group, co-producer of the hit show "Dave's World," disclosed a revamping and shake-up. The Beverly Hills company said Chief Executive Harvey Bibicoff, who remains a consultant and shareholder, resigned as an officer and director of the company. Irwin Meyer will be the new CEO. Bibicoff will be succeeded on the board by Arthur H. Bernstein, senior vice president and head of business and legal affairs.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1991
Harmony Pictures Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ventura Entertainment Group Ltd. in North Hollywood, said it hopes to raise $3.15 million by selling 32% of the company in an initial offering of stock to the public. Harmony, which produces television commercials, plans an initial public offering of 525,000 units at $6 apiece. Each unit will consist of two shares of common stock and a two-year warrant with an exercise price of $4.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1986 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
An Encino-based investment company reported Monday that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Leo's Stereo stores, one of Southern California's largest consumer electronics chains, for more than $30 million. Discovery Associates, which disclosed in May that it had reached a preliminary agreement to buy Leo's, reported that it expects to complete the acquisition by Sept. 30. Discovery President Stephen Berglas said financing is being arranged through bank loans and private sources.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
The Washington Post Co. will co-produce a series of eight one-hour specials called "Inside the White House" that will use newly available material from the presidential libraries to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt through Ronald Reagan. The Post will put together the material, develop it and supervise the writing of the scripts that will be filmed by Ventura Entertainment at its Orem, Utah, studios.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1989 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Carolco Pictures Inc., best known as the producer of the "Rambo" films, on Friday said it has made an offer to acquire De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, a motion picture company that sought the protection of federal bankruptcy court last August. The terms of the bid weren't disclosed, but Carolco President and Chief Executive Peter M.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1987 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
An Encino partnership has acquired control of the new owner of the Leo's Stereo chain after the company defaulted on a $1.5-million note, company officials confirmed Thursday. The partnership, led by Encino developer Gary Lubliner, gains control of the company, Discovery Associates, after it failed to pay back the money borrowed to help buy Leo's, a Long Beach-based chain of 43 stereo stores in Southern California.
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