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February 15, 1991 | ALAN CITRON and MICHAEL CIEPLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jerry Katzman, a television agent best known for giving America "The Cosby Show," has spent the past week shoring up his relations with Hollywood's leading movie executives. As the William Morris Agency's new president, it's his task to persuade the major studios that the company's film division can weather the recent defections of agents representing such valuable clients as Julia Roberts, Andie MacDowell and director Peter Weir.
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February 15, 1991 | ALAN CITRON and MICHAEL CIEPLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jerry Katzman, a television agent best known for giving America "The Cosby Show," has spent the past week shoring up his relations with Hollywood's leading movie executives. As the William Morris Agency's new president, it's his task to persuade the major studios that the company's film division can weather the recent defections of agents representing such valuable clients as Julia Roberts, Andie MacDowell and director Peter Weir.
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BUSINESS
January 26, 1987
Jerry Katzman has been named worldwide head of television at the William Morris Agency, headquartered in Los Angeles. Katzman was promoted from the post of senior vice president-television, West Coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1988
The Hollywood Radio and Television Society has a new president--Jerry Katzman, senior vice president and worldwide head of television for the William Morris Agency. He takes over from Harris L. Katleman, president, 20th Century Fox Television, who served two terms as head of the society. The group is made up of West Coast executives in broadcasting, broadcast advertising, program and commercial production and related fields.
BUSINESS
February 11, 1991 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
Film agent David Goldman joined International Creative Management, adding to a recent exodus from the William Morris Agency's film department. Goldman, 34, said director Renny Harlin ("Die Hard 2") will join him at ICM. The agent declined to say whether other Morris clients had agreed to join him. He has worked closely with rock star Billy Idol, director Dwight Little, and actor Brandon Lee, among others. Goldman is the fifth Morris film agent to join ICM in the last two weeks.
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January 21, 1993 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Industry Biggies: A who's who of industry figures has been signed up to serve on a new board of advisers for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The board will help strengthen UCLA-industry ties while assisting with goal planning, developing resources and reviewing curriculum. The executive committee includes Michael Ovitz, Debbie Allen, Quincy Jones, Sherry Lansing, Ron Meyer, Rick Nicita and Jack Rapke.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1994
Longtime 20th Century Fox distribution chief Tom Sherak is being promoted to a new position of senior executive vice president, where he expects to take on a broader management role at the studio. Sherak will continue to oversee domestic theatrical distribution, and also will continue to report directly to new Fox President Bill Mechanic.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The traditionally conservative William Morris Agency got a youth injection on Thursday. The Beverly Hills-based firm, which was shaken by defections from its film division earlier this year, announced that four executives aged 42 and under have been named to its 10-member board. In a prepared statement, Morris President Jerry Katzman said he looked to the new directors for "fresh perspective and energy."
BUSINESS
February 6, 1991 | ALAN CITRON and MICHAEL CIEPLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a major executive shuffle, the William Morris Agency has named two top officers to new posts just as a senior motion picture agent was joining four others in leaving the agency. Jerry Katzman, 53, a senior television agent, was named president, while Norman Brokaw, 63, was appointed chairman and chief executive. Brokaw previously had been president and chief executive. The move followed the departure Tuesday of movie agent John Ptak, a Morris vice president.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1996 | Elaine Dutka
Here is a look at Hollywood's top talent agencies. Arrivals and departures date from July 1, 1995; client lists are not exhaustive. CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY Location: Beverly Hills Founded: 1975 Management: Richard Lovett, president; Lee Gabler, Jack Rapke and Rick Nicita, co-chairmen.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1997 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The William Morris Agency on Monday named Arnold Rifkin, one of Hollywood's most aggressive and colorful movie agents, as president of the venerable agency. The ascent of Rifkin to the most visible post at the 98-year-old agency is testimony not only to Rifkin's success at revitalizing Morris' once-moribund film division, but also to the importance agencies place in having a movie agent as the most recognized face in their company.
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