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October 24, 1997 | James Bates
United Talent Agency named longtime agent and founding partner Jim Berkus as its sole chairman, with Marty Bauer stepping down as president to take on a consulting role with the agency. Bauer become a senior counselor to the agency, which represents such major stars as Jim Carrey and Sandra Bullock. The agency will be run by a board of directors that includes Berkus and agents Jeremy Zimmer, Nick Stevens, Peter Benedek and Gary Cosay. Other principals of the company include David Schiff and J.J.
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BUSINESS
January 16, 1996
United Talent Agency confirmed it has reorganized its executive structure, with President Marty Bauer stepping down in favor of a seven-member committee. Bauer will be on that committee along with agents Jeremy Zimmer, Gary Cosay, Gavin Polone, Nick Stevens, Jim Berkus and Peter Benedek. Daily Variety reported that the change was announced to UTA's staff late Friday. UTA is a fast-growing agency representing such stars as Jim Carrey and Kelsey Grammer.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
In an attempt to adapt to changes in the entertainment industry resulting from digital technologies, United Talent Agency has hired veteran television executive Adam Ware as head of business development to help the agency seek out new media opportunities for its clients. Ware said he would help showcase the work of the agency's artists by identifying emerging distribution outlets beyond the established online players such as AOL, Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes and YouTube.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1985 | DAVID T. FRIENDLY, Times Staff Writer
The long wait for Eddie Murphy's next movie at Paramount Pictures is apparently over. The movie will be "Golden Child," an action-comedy set in India and Los Angeles. A spokesman for the studio confirmed that a deal closed Thursday evening will have Murphy in front of the cameras this fall for a summer, 1986 release. "Everybody is very excited over here," said a high-ranking production executive. "We've got our Eddie movie." The choice is a surprise.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
In a deal that underscores the growing importance of digital platforms for reaching young audiences, DreamWorks Animation said it is acquiring the YouTube teen network AwesomenessTV for $33 million in cash. Under terms of the agreement, DreamWorks will pay the up-front cash consideration and there are incentives that could ultimately make the acquisition ultimately worth as much as $117 million, if AwesomenessTV achieves certain performance goals over the next two years. "AwesomenessTV is one of the fastest growing content channels on the Internet today and our acquisition of this groundbreaking venture will bring incredible momentum to our digital strategy," DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said in a statement.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Jaclyn Shanfeld moves from garment to garment with the unbridled joy of a little girl rummaging in her mother's closet. From the "wall of Chanel" Shanfeld retrieves a light pink and lavender jacket that once fetched $3,200 but was priced for resale at $750. She shows off the unmarked soles of a pair Nicholas Kirkwood boots, originally purchased for $1,500 that are now offered for $700. She unveils a sheer black, sleeveless Alaia gown bought for a special occasion - but never worn.
OPINION
July 23, 1995 | Frank Rose, Frank Rose is a contributing writer at Premiere magazine. His last book was "West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple Computer" (Viking/Penguin).
It was one of those interchangeable industry seminars at which a half-dozen agents, studio execs or producers, pontificate before a roomful of people who are desperate to break into the business, who care less about the knowledge these wise ones have to impart than about cornering them later and maybe walking away with a business card. A name! A phone number! A contact! This particular seminar was organized for an audience of would-be filmmakers, few of whom could boast of agency representation.
REAL ESTATE
November 9, 1997 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
JAMES GARNER, who co-stars with Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon in the upcoming movie "The Magic Hour," and his wife, Lois, have put their 400-acre Santa Ynez Valley ranch and newly built 8,000-square-foot house there on the market at $9.4 million. The couple, married 41 years, decided to sell the property because of his heavy workload, sources said. Garner, in his 60s, just finished "The Magic Hour," co-starring Gene Hackman. The movie, directed by Robert Benton, is to be released Dec. 19.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2010 | By Claudia Eller
It's hardly a secret that Tom Cruise is no longer Hollywood's top-gun star. The 47-year-old boyish-looking actor has had a rough stretch, from an embarrassing jumping episode on Oprah Winfrey's couch to the clunker "Lions for Lambs." Many believe that his controversial career has peaked. Now, in order to revive his big-screen role as dashing secret agent Ethan Hunt in Paramount's "Mission: Impossible IV," Cruise consented to a deal that would have once been unthinkable: He's forgoing a preferential slice of the movie's ticket sales, the sine qua non of clout in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1992 | JANE GALBRAITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite the controversy surrounding Ice-T's song "Cop Killer," the rapper hasn't been too busy to pursue his acting career. Between press conferences, tour planning and concerts, the "Ice," as his closest associates call him, is making the rounds of Hollywood pitching movies with himself as the star--not the sidekick or supporting actor as he was in "New Jack City" and the upcoming "Trespass."
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