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September 9, 2013 | By Daniel Miller and Meg James
NBCUniversal is shaking up the ranks of its movie studio, with longtime head Ron Meyer transitioning into a corporate advisory role. In a surprise move, Jeff Shell, a longtime Comcast Corp. television executive who spent the last two years in London, will succeed Meyer in a newly created position as chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. As part of the shake-up, Adam Fogelson, chairman of Universal Pictures, was fired on Monday morning. Donna Langley, co-chairman of Universal Pictures, will become sole chairman and report to Shell.
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April 22, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
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.
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SPORTS
July 16, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Summer in New York, and the kid was homesick--not for a burger from Tommy's or a chili dog from Pink's, but for Vin Scully and the Dodgers. Wall Street puts its rookies through a boot camp of its own, the hours dragging through the muggy days and late into the evenings. Slackers go home at midnight. But midnight in New York is 9 p.m. in Los Angeles, so Jeff Shell called one of his friends back home and asked him to tune in to Scully and put the telephone down, next to the radio.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2013 | By Meg James and Joe Flint
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
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.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2013 | By Meg James and Joe Flint
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.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2005 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2002 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2013 | By Daniel Miller and Meg James
NBCUniversal is shaking up the ranks of its movie studio, with longtime head Ron Meyer transitioning into a corporate advisory role. In a surprise move, Jeff Shell, a longtime Comcast Corp. television executive who spent the last two years in London, will succeed Meyer in a newly created position as chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. As part of the shake-up, Adam Fogelson, chairman of Universal Pictures, was fired on Monday morning. Donna Langley, co-chairman of Universal Pictures, will become sole chairman and report to Shell.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2005 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2004 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
As chief executive of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., Jeff Shell orchestrated an overhaul of the TV Guide Channel, remaking it in the image of rival E! Entertainment by recruiting several of its former executives as well as its red-carpet divas, Joan and Melissa Rivers. Shell could soon be in a position to oversee the channel he has been emulating. After having cleaned up several financial and legal troubles at Gemstar, Shell will be taking a top job at Comcast Corp.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2002 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2004 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
As chief executive of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., Jeff Shell orchestrated an overhaul of the TV Guide Channel, remaking it in the image of rival E! Entertainment by recruiting several of its former executives as well as its red-carpet divas, Joan and Melissa Rivers. Shell could soon be in a position to oversee the channel he has been emulating. After having cleaned up several financial and legal troubles at Gemstar, Shell will be taking a top job at Comcast Corp.
SPORTS
July 16, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Summer in New York, and the kid was homesick--not for a burger from Tommy's or a chili dog from Pink's, but for Vin Scully and the Dodgers. Wall Street puts its rookies through a boot camp of its own, the hours dragging through the muggy days and late into the evenings. Slackers go home at midnight. But midnight in New York is 9 p.m. in Los Angeles, so Jeff Shell called one of his friends back home and asked him to tune in to Scully and put the telephone down, next to the radio.
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