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December 24, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Video-game mania may be easing in America, but Christmas sales end today with more than 50 companies still vying for part of the Nintendo video-game market. And there's still room for one more game marketer to make a splash, and to make its founder rich in the process. Just ask THQ Inc. in Calabasas. THQ, founded only 19 months ago by President Jack Friedman, expects its sales this year to reach $34 million. (The company earned $1.5 million on sales of $13.
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May 6, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
For years, Jack Friedman's New York license plate read, "Thanx ET," a public wink at the movie-related merchandise that marked his first big success in the toy industry. He went on to establish THQ Inc., a Calabasas video game maker, and in 1995, co-founded Jakks Pacific, a Malibu-based toy company that scored its first hit producing action figures for the World Wrestling Federation. Friedman died Monday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center of complications from a rare blood disorder, said Genna Rosenberg, a Jakks spokeswoman.
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May 6, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
For years, Jack Friedman's New York license plate read, "Thanx ET," a public wink at the movie-related merchandise that marked his first big success in the toy industry. He went on to establish THQ Inc., a Calabasas video game maker, and in 1995, co-founded Jakks Pacific, a Malibu-based toy company that scored its first hit producing action figures for the World Wrestling Federation. Friedman died Monday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center of complications from a rare blood disorder, said Genna Rosenberg, a Jakks spokeswoman.
REAL ESTATE
February 4, 2001 | ROBERT J. BRUSS
If you're thinking of buying a condominium or a cooperative apartment, "Keys to Purchasing a Condo or Co-op" offers a concise yet complete overview of the pros and cons for these special residences. The book's 55 short chapters of just a few pages each highlight the special considerations buyers should think about before purchasing a condo or co-op.
REAL ESTATE
September 10, 2000 | ROBERT J. BRUSS
The basic premise of "Keys to Investing in Real Estate" by Jack P. Friedman and Jack C. Harris--to provide fundamental realty investment information--is admirable, but the execution is far from complete. Putting 51 chapters into just 156 pages doesn't allow much room for details. At only two or three pages each, the chapters provide generalities rather than in-depth information. This is a book for beginner realty investors. Unfortunately, much of the information is incomplete or misleading.
REAL ESTATE
February 4, 2001 | ROBERT J. BRUSS
If you're thinking of buying a condominium or a cooperative apartment, "Keys to Purchasing a Condo or Co-op" offers a concise yet complete overview of the pros and cons for these special residences. The book's 55 short chapters of just a few pages each highlight the special considerations buyers should think about before purchasing a condo or co-op.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1991
THQ Inc., a Calabasas producer of video games and toys, said it raised $8.7 million by calling 6.3 million of its warrants, in which the warrants' holders were allowed to purchase common stock of THQ from the company at certain below-market prices. Also, THQ said it obtained a $10-million credit package from The Pacific Bank, of which $2 million is available through next Jan. 15 and $8 million through next March 15.
SPORTS
September 15, 1998
Former St. Francis High football coach Jack Friedman died early Monday morning after suffering a series of strokes. Friedman, 71, who coached the Golden Knights from 1953-1965 and again from 1969-1978, led St. Francis to Southern Section championships in 1963 and 1964 and nine league titles. Funeral services will be held Thursday at St. Bedes Church in La Canada at 10 a.m.
REAL ESTATE
September 10, 2000 | ROBERT J. BRUSS
The basic premise of "Keys to Investing in Real Estate" by Jack P. Friedman and Jack C. Harris--to provide fundamental realty investment information--is admirable, but the execution is far from complete. Putting 51 chapters into just 156 pages doesn't allow much room for details. At only two or three pages each, the chapters provide generalities rather than in-depth information. This is a book for beginner realty investors. Unfortunately, much of the information is incomplete or misleading.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Video-game mania may be easing in America, but Christmas sales end today with more than 50 companies still vying for part of the Nintendo video-game market. And there's still room for one more game marketer to make a splash, and to make its founder rich in the process. Just ask THQ Inc. in Calabasas. THQ, founded only 19 months ago by President Jack Friedman, expects its sales this year to reach $34 million. (The company earned $1.5 million on sales of $13.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1993
THQ Inc., a Calabasas video-game developer that recently reported flat earnings for 1992, said its chief executive is taking an 11% pay cut and relinquishing his right to get 2.2 million THQ common shares worth about $7.8 million. Jack Friedman, who is also THQ's president, cut back his annual base salary by $100,000, to $850,000, and agreed to cut his annual bonus by about $100,000 a year. Based on those terms, THQ said it has agreed to extend Friedman's contract through 1997.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2008 | From Reuters
Mattel Inc. and Jakks Pacific Inc. on Wednesday announced new deals to make wrestling action figures, the latest chapter in a story that has all the acrimony and shifting alliances of professional wrestling. Mattel has teamed with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. to make toys based on its popular wrestlers, and Jakks is matching up with WWE rival TNA Entertainment. Both deals -- which take effect in 2010 -- are for five years.
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