April 22, 2014 |
Nikki Rocco, the veteran head of domestic distribution at Universal Pictures, will retire at the end of this year, she said Tuesday. Rocco, the first woman to become president of a major studio's distribution operations, has worked for the studio for nearly five decades. Rocco, 64, first joined Universal Pictures as a paid intern in 1967 while she was a high-school senior, after which she was hired to work in the company's New York office. She has been Universal's head of domestic distribution since 1996. PHOTOS: 2013's highest-paid media executives "Nikki Rocco is an industry icon, and in the short time I've been with the company it's been clear why she is held in such high regard," said Universal Filmed Entertainment chairman Jeff Shell in a statement.
November 13, 2010 |
Comcast Corp.'s Steve Burke is putting the finishing touches on his management team to take over NBC Universal and has tapped two veteran programmers ? Robert Greenblatt and Ted Harbert ? to lead the troubled NBC broadcast network. Greenblatt, 50, the recently departed head of programming at Showtime, is credited with turning around the perennial also-ran by using a gallery of morally twisted characters in shows such as "Weeds" and "Dexter. " He left the premium channel in July when his contract ended.
March 13, 2003 |
The founder and the former chief financial officer of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. have reneged on commitments to honor subpoenas issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, prompting the agency to seek a court order Wednesday to compel them to testify. The SEC, which is investigating Gemstar's financial reporting practices, said in court filings that former CFO Elsie Leung "failed to obey" a subpoena to appear on March 10 in U.S.
September 11, 2013 |
As a teenager Jeff Shell was determined to earn a spot on the elite basketball team at West Los Angeles' University High School. Despite being considered a long shot, he spent hours in his backyard practicing his jump shot and working on his moves until he made the team. "It was a pretty impressive feat," said his younger brother, Dan Shell, a Fox Sports executive. FALL MOVIE SNEAKS 2013: Films, videos and photos Jeff Shell has again nabbed a high-profile assignment.
February 4, 2005 |
In its push to become more than just a cable provider, Comcast Corp. announced Thursday that it had created a group to oversee its growing stable of channels under the direction of a former News Corp. executive. Jeff Shell will join the nation's largest cable operator in May as president of Comcast Programming. The new unit includes cable investments and such channels as E! Entertainment Network, Style, G4, Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network and regional sports channels.
April 15, 2002 |
In an attempt to improve its credibility on Wall Street and plug a management void, Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. is expected as early as today to name News Corp. executive Jeff Shell as president and chief operating officer, according to sources close to the company. The appointment would be the strongest signal yet that News Corp.