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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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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
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
March 29, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Jeff Robinov is the anti-mogul. In an industry full of oversized personalities, he is a soft-spoken, austere and mercurial figure who works in an undecorated office and rarely smiles. Though his job depends on relationships, the president of the Warner Bros. motion picture group is uncomfortable with schmoozing, public speaking and filmmakers pitching ideas in person. And while many studio executives thrive on self-promotion, Robinov describes himself as "misunderstood. " Yet by the end of this week, the 52-year-old will wield one of the most powerful tools in show business: final authority to say what movies get made and to manage the $2 billion to $3 billion allocated each year to make and market movies at Time Warner Inc.-owned Warner Bros.
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.
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.
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.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1997 | CLAUDIA ELLER
A decade ago, Bill Block was considered one of the hottest young agents in Hollywood and certainly one of the most ambitious. With slicked-back hair, trademark black attire and fast-talk hustle, he fit the part well. He practically pioneered the agent's use of the telephone headset and rarely missed a Monday night at Mortons. "He did the game better than anybody," says pal and former associate Jeremy Zimmer, an agent and partner at United Talent Agency.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2012 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Following the unexpected ouster Friday of Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman Tom Rothman, Hollywood's eyes have turned to a son of Greek immigrants known for his expertise in international distribution, digital devices and filmmaker relationships but not making and marketing movies. Jim Gianopulos, who has been co-chairman alongside Rothman since the two were promoted in 2000, will stay on as the studio's sole chairman. Rothman officially leaves Jan. 1, but lame ducks don't merit much respect in Hollywood.
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