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July 29, 1990 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
Facing losses from his Herzfeld & Stern brokerage unit--and discontent among ICM agents, who felt that their profits were paying for the parent's missteps--Marvin Josephson began selling non-agency businesses in 1985. Three years later, he and top managers tried to buy out Josephson International for a package of cash and debt that they valued at $13.50 a share, only to have outside directors reject the bid after several shareholders filed suit. Eventually, the group paid $14.
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April 9, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Public disputes are nothing new between stars in Hollywood, where parking a car without permission in comic Tom Arnold's spot can spawn a week's worth of headlines. But among Hollywood's powerbrokers, rivalries over business practices rarely surface in so public a way as they have within the last week.
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BUSINESS
April 9, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Public disputes are nothing new between stars in Hollywood, where parking a car without permission in comic Tom Arnold's spot can spawn a week's worth of headlines. But among Hollywood's powerbrokers, rivalries over business practices rarely surface in so public a way as they have within the last week.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1990 | MICHAEL CIEPLY and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Marvin Josephson, principal owner of International Creative Management, likes to tell how his company's Chase Manhattan bankers were at a business meeting when someone, yet again, brought up the phenomenal success of rival Creative Artists Agency. The speaker carried on about the drawing power of CAA superstars Mel Gibson, Eddie Murphy and Arnold Schwarzenegger. All three, the Chase contingent had to point out, are actually represented by ICM.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1990 | MICHAEL CIEPLY and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Marvin Josephson, principal owner of International Creative Management, likes to tell how his company's Chase Manhattan bankers were at a business meeting when someone, yet again, brought up the phenomenal success of rival Creative Artists Agency. The speaker carried on about the drawing power of CAA superstars Mel Gibson, Eddie Murphy and Arnold Schwarzenegger. All three, the Chase contingent had to point out, are actually represented by ICM.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1990 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher Columbus is popularly credited with discovering North America. But who discovered him? That question is at issue in a U.S. District Court suit filed Wednesday, pitting "Superman" movie producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind against director Ridley Scott. They claim that Scott, one of Hollywood's hottest filmmakers, stole their idea for a project based on Columbus' life after they considered hiring him as the film's director.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1996 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
International Creative Management said Friday that it agreed to a long-term credit agreement with City National Bank in Beverly Hills, refinancing the debt remaining from the talent agency's 1988 management buyout and providing it with funds for future expansion. The deal ends a lengthy quest by ICM to replace its primary lender--Chase Manhattan--without having to sell a piece of the agency to an outside investor.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood's guilds representing actors, directors and writers gave their blessing Friday as expected to a Creative Artists Agency consulting deal with the French bank that owns Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The major Hollywood guilds representing actors, directors and writers are likely not to contest a Creative Artists Agency consulting deal with Credit Lyonnais, the French bank that owns the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio. According to sources familiar with the talks, CAA has assured the guilds that its consulting activities with the bank will remain separate from its representation of stars, directors and writers. CAA is also believed to have argued that MGM Co-Chairman Alan Ladd Jr.'
BUSINESS
July 29, 1990 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
Facing losses from his Herzfeld & Stern brokerage unit--and discontent among ICM agents, who felt that their profits were paying for the parent's missteps--Marvin Josephson began selling non-agency businesses in 1985. Three years later, he and top managers tried to buy out Josephson International for a package of cash and debt that they valued at $13.50 a share, only to have outside directors reject the bid after several shareholders filed suit. Eventually, the group paid $14.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1989 | Nina J. Easton and Nikki Finke
Who says the William Morris agency has lost its spunk? Shortly after a recent Calendar article about defections from the agency's movie division, William Morris insiders retaliated by compiling lists of their competitors' lost clients (some of whom went to Morris). Here's what those intrepid William Morris agents dug up. ICM: Defectors in the past year or so have included Christopher Lambert, Treat Williams, Rob Lowe, Ken Russell, Molly Ringwald, Paul Schrader, Kelly McGillis, Michael Diner, Mark Harmon, Jennifer Grey, Eddie Murphy (TV only)
BUSINESS
April 13, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Representatives of Hollywood's actors, directors and writers said Monday that a meeting with Creative Artists Agency eased their concerns over a controversial consulting pact the powerful talent agency made with the French bank that owns the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio. But the joint statement, which revealed no details, suggested that the issue is not yet settled because another meeting is scheduled next week.
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