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February 21, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jamie McDermott, one of the highest-ranking women in network television, has asked to be released early from the two-year contract she signed with NBC Entertainment in May as senior vice president of prime-time series, according to sources familiar with the situation. It is unclear why McDermott, 31, made the request and whether NBC would grant it. NBC would not comment, and McDermott did not return repeated telephone calls to her office Tuesday.
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February 26, 1996 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You won't find her nude on the cover of Rolling Stone (a la Jennifer Aniston), and you won't find cookbooks, calendars or T-shirts with her picture. But the NBC hit "Friends" has gotten by with more than a little help from Jamie McDermott. McDermott, 31, the senior vice president of prime-time series for the No.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1996 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You won't find her nude on the cover of Rolling Stone (a la Jennifer Aniston), and you won't find cookbooks, calendars or T-shirts with her picture. But the NBC hit "Friends" has gotten by with more than a little help from Jamie McDermott. McDermott, 31, the senior vice president of prime-time series for the No.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Showing surprising magnanimity, NBC Entertainment has granted Jamie McDermott, one of its highest-ranking female executives, a four-month leave of absence, allowing her to pursue negotiations with rival Walt Disney Co., which sources say is considering her for the top programming job at its ABC network. McDermott's sudden departure and surrounding intrigue could reverberate beyond her career move.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Showing surprising magnanimity, NBC Entertainment has granted Jamie McDermott, one of its highest-ranking female executives, a four-month leave of absence, allowing her to pursue negotiations with rival Walt Disney Co., which sources say is considering her for the top programming job at its ABC network. McDermott's sudden departure and surrounding intrigue could reverberate beyond her career move.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1996
Jamie Tarses, a former senior NBC-TV development executive, is expected to begin serious negotiations with Walt Disney Co. this weekend about joining ABC Entertainment as president. Tarses, who until recently went by her married name Jamie McDermott, is officially released from her contract with NBC on Saturday. Sources say Ted Harbert, the current president, has been offered a new position as chairman of ABC Entertainment but may not accept the job.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1994
Hollywood Records has appointed Bill Deutsch director of artists and repertoire. Deutsch previously was an A&R representative at Atlantic Records. NBC Television restructured its Entertainment Division on Monday, creating four teams responsible for all programming and doing away with distinctions based on comedy or drama and development or current.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1995 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending an extended executive search and months of speculation about who would head its television division, DreamWorks SKG on Monday named Dan McDermott, an executive vice president at Fox Broadcasting Company. The appointment surprised some television executives because of McDermott's modest experience in development and because the new studio had seemed interested in attracting a marque talent.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The behind-the-scenes feuding between NBC and Walt Disney Co. is bursting into the open in this week's Time magazine. Reflecting his anger at tactics he contends Disney employed to pursue a top NBC executive, Don Ohlmeyer, president of NBC West Coast, describes Michael S. Ovitz, Disney's new president, as "the antichrist, and you can quote me on that."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1996 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ABC television affiliates aren't the happiest campers right now, so what better place to take them than to one of the happiest place on Earth? That seems to have been the logic behind this week's ABC affiliates meeting, the first annual gathering of executives who own and operate TV stations carrying ABC programming since the Walt Disney Co. acquired the network.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jamie McDermott, one of the highest-ranking women in network television, has asked to be released early from the two-year contract she signed with NBC Entertainment in May as senior vice president of prime-time series, according to sources familiar with the situation. It is unclear why McDermott, 31, made the request and whether NBC would grant it. NBC would not comment, and McDermott did not return repeated telephone calls to her office Tuesday.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1996 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was perhaps appropriate that President Clinton appeared via satellite to address ABC television affiliates here Thursday, since the network's mantra boiled down to a variation on his 1992 campaign theme--in this case, "It's the programming and marketing, stupid." From that perspective, the network's new owner, Walt Disney Co., seemingly accomplished its mission to allay the concerns of stations that carry ABC programming.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER
It's crunch time at Walt Disney Co.'s television studio. To stock its newly acquired ABC network with shows, Disney is scrambling to churn out television production in such short order that some in Hollywood wonder whether the studio has bitten off more than it can chew. Since completing its purchase of Capital Cities/ABC Inc.
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