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February 10, 2001
We've appreciated Howard Rosenberg's support in the past of our efforts in the area of diversity programming, particularly last summer when he noted, "Pound for pound, Showtime's slender lineup of prime-time series remains the boldest, most ethnically diverse in television." So you can understand my surprise when he lumped Showtime into the broadcast networks' "quasi-black ghetto" of African American programming ("A Bold Look at an Ugly Word on Lifetime's 'Any Day Now,' " Feb. 2). Over the last several years, we've taken great care to ensure that our network is a home for critically acclaimed, African American-themed projects--and not just in the month of February, but year-round.
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June 26, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Showtime Networks Inc. named Robert Greenblatt president of entertainment Wednesday to succeed Jerry Offsay, who several months ago announced plans to retire at the end of the year. Greenblatt, 42, is a partner of Greenblatt Janollari Studio, the production company behind HBO's hit drama "Six Feet Under" and UPN's "One On One."
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BUSINESS
June 26, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Showtime Networks Inc. named Robert Greenblatt president of entertainment Wednesday to succeed Jerry Offsay, who several months ago announced plans to retire at the end of the year. Greenblatt, 42, is a partner of Greenblatt Janollari Studio, the production company behind HBO's hit drama "Six Feet Under" and UPN's "One On One."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2001
We've appreciated Howard Rosenberg's support in the past of our efforts in the area of diversity programming, particularly last summer when he noted, "Pound for pound, Showtime's slender lineup of prime-time series remains the boldest, most ethnically diverse in television." So you can understand my surprise when he lumped Showtime into the broadcast networks' "quasi-black ghetto" of African American programming ("A Bold Look at an Ugly Word on Lifetime's 'Any Day Now,' " Feb. 2). Over the last several years, we've taken great care to ensure that our network is a home for critically acclaimed, African American-themed projects--and not just in the month of February, but year-round.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1999 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a new player in feature films these days, a production company that is attracting big-name actors and directors, tackling difficult material and, with the three Oscar nominations nailed by "Gods and Monsters" earlier this month, even winning academy recognition. The new force in the movie business? An old stalwart in the television business: Showtime.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister
Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment at News Corp.'s FX, is in serious negotiations to join NBC in a top programming job, sources said. Reilly, who started his TV career at NBC in 1988, is being groomed to ultimately succeed Jeffrey Zucker as head of NBC Entertainment, sources said. Zucker is expected to return to New York within a year possibly to take a bigger post at NBC.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1987 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Top management of historic RKO Pictures, which resumed its long dormant film-making operations in recent years, is buying the firm from its parent, Akron-based GenCorp Inc. The GenCorp announcement Tuesday said that Alan J. Hirschfield, a former chief executive at two major Hollywood studios, Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox Film Corp., is an outside backer participating in the buying group. Robert Fell, a business consultant, also was reported as an outside investor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE
Acknowledging 13 years of fund-raising help from Jerry and Pam Offsay, the L.A. Family Housing Corp. kicked off construction Sunday of Offsay/Steinhauser Village, a 15-family affordable-housing complex. The complex, the first facility built by the housing group in three years, was named after the Offsays' parents. "Our parents were, and are, simple people," said Jerry Offsay, a producer with Showtime Networks. "They didn't have much money, but they made things work."
NEWS
June 3, 2001
* The TELACU Education Foundation will honor U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige; State Sen. Martha Escutia; Hector Barreto, administrator designee of the U.S. Small Business Administration; and Frank Quevedo, Edison International vice president at TELACU's annual dinner on Thursday at the Century Plaza Hotel. Tickets: $300. Call (323) 721-1655, Ext. 423. * Stacey Snider will be honored at The H.E.L.P.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Offsay will step down as president of programming for Viacom Inc.'s Showtime Networks at the end of the year, ending months of Hollywood speculation about his future role at the premium cable channel. Offsay is credited with expanding Showtime's slate of original movies and series threefold over his decade at the network, and for pursuing high-caliber projects with award-winning potential. Of the nearly 300 films Offsay greenlighted, 69 were nominated for Emmy awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1999 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a new player in feature films these days, a production company that is attracting big-name actors and directors, tackling difficult material and, with the three Oscar nominations nailed by "Gods and Monsters" earlier this month, even winning academy recognition. The new force in the movie business? An old stalwart in the television business: Showtime.
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