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April 4, 2010 | By RJ Smith
"Look at me, do I look like an alter kocker ?" Jerry Weintraub asks. Verily, he does not. At the moment, he looks like a guy ready to swing a golf club at a visitor for asking him if he feels like -- to offer a rough translation from the Yiddish -- an old fart. At 72, Jerry Weintraub is still swinging. He has just come out with his autobiography: "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories From a Persuasive Man" (Twelve: 292 pp., $25.99). For a fat tract of the last half of the last century, Weintraub was the Man Behind the Man, whether the man was Sinatra, Elvis or George H.W. Bush.
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January 16, 2014 | by Greg Braxton
Smoke from the raging wildfires near Los Angeles posed a vivid backdrop for a session revolving around an ambitious Showtime documentary about climate change. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggar, "Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder, veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and former "60 Minutes" producer David Gelber promoted "Years of Living Dangerously," a docu-series premiering  April 13, which is Earth Day. The project features a roster of celebrities and journalists traveling the globe to report about the hot-button topic of climate change.
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BUSINESS
September 25, 1990 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerry Weintraub resigned Monday as chairman and chief executive of Weintraub Entertainment Group, which has sought protection in bankruptcy court, to produce movies for Warner Bros. The resignation appears to leave Kenneth Kleinberg, Weintraub Entertainment's president, as the company's top-ranking officer. But it wasn't immediately clear whether Kleinberg, 47, would assume the chief executive's post.
NEWS
January 15, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Matt Damon and producer Jerry Weintraub teamed up Tuesday to emcee the 2014 UNICEF Ball, so often going off script in their lively, largely impromptu dialogue that at one point Damon turned to Weintraub and, referencing Sunday's Golden Globes telecast, asked if the two were the night's Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The honors: Presented by Baccarat, the black-tie affair at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills honored Michael Douglas, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and Ghada Irani, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Southern California board chair, with Danny Kaye Humanitarian Awards for their support of UNICEF's mission to save and improve children's lives.
BUSINESS
September 17, 1989 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Weintraub, movie mogul, is scratching to save his company--and he really doesn't want to talk about it. Yes, he acknowledged in a telephone interview, he is hard at work on a specific deal that could bail out his hit-starved Weintraub Entertainment Group. Yes, former junk-bond king Michael Milken has joined the salvage effort, along with investment bankers Bear, Stearns & Co.; Nomura Securities, and Pierson, Heldring & Pierson N.V.--not to mention Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland N.V.
MAGAZINE
May 24, 1987 | FRED SCHRUERS, Fred Schruers is a contributing editor of Rolling Stone.
There once was a kid with a dream Whose vision was clean and supreme He formed Management III And quick as can be The dream became one with his scheme . . . BOB DYLAN, ON JERRY WEINTRAUB IT'S PRETTY FASCINATING, my life. So, it fascinates people, and when I talk about it like this--the reason I do these interviews--is because I like to try to remember the past myself once in a while.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Weintraub Lawsuit Settled: An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit involving entertainment mogul Jerry Weintraub. Weintraub alleged that Kenneth Kleinberg, the former president of now-bankrupt Weintraub Entertainment Group, failed to repay a $750,000 loan. Kleinberg countersued, saying he was not responsible for returning the money. The Los Angeles Superior Court trial was to begin Monday. Terms of the settlement were confidential.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1985
Three cheers to Palm Beach, Fla., councilwoman Nancy Douthit and the Palm Beach city council for refusing to allow Jerry Weintraub and his film crew on the streets of their city (Film Clips, by Jack Mathews, July 12). For much too long, film companies have taken the position that it is a God-given right for them to shoot anywhere and anytime they choose. They take the attitude that because they are "the movies," the average citizen is happy to put up with just about any inconvenience to get a glimpse of Hollywood glamour.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2007
GEORGE CLOONEY, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon -- need we say more? Hours before the red carpet waltz got underway for the premiere of "Ocean's 13," the movie's stars immortalized their hand and shoe prints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Tuesday. The three amigos and the film's producer, Jerry Weintraub, posed for about 100 photographers and smiled and waved to several hundred onlookers, a number that was sure to swell by day's end.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Producer Jerry Weintraub has unloaded his longtime Malibu compound, and the paper trail leads to apparel mogul Serge Azria as the buyer. The seven-acre spread transferred early this year, but public records do not include a sales price. The beachfront/bluff-top spread had been listed from $42.5 million to $75 million over a span of six years. Beyond its panoramic ocean views, the lot boasts a road down to the beach should the new owner want to use a golf cart rather than walk.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2012 | By Irene Lacher
Über producer Jerry Weintraub will receive the Zurich Film Festival's Golden Eye lifetime achievement award Wednesday, which is also his 75th birthday. Known for producing memorable films — from "Nashville" and "Diner" to the "Ocean's Eleven" and "Karate Kid" franchises — and promoting such stars as Elvis Presley, Weintraub is the subject of the HBO documentary "His Way," which is up for an Emmy. He's now producing a Liberace biopic for HBO and a live-action Tarzan film for Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2010 | By RJ Smith
"Look at me, do I look like an alter kocker ?" Jerry Weintraub asks. Verily, he does not. At the moment, he looks like a guy ready to swing a golf club at a visitor for asking him if he feels like -- to offer a rough translation from the Yiddish -- an old fart. At 72, Jerry Weintraub is still swinging. He has just come out with his autobiography: "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories From a Persuasive Man" (Twelve: 292 pp., $25.99). For a fat tract of the last half of the last century, Weintraub was the Man Behind the Man, whether the man was Sinatra, Elvis or George H.W. Bush.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2007
GEORGE CLOONEY, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon -- need we say more? Hours before the red carpet waltz got underway for the premiere of "Ocean's 13," the movie's stars immortalized their hand and shoe prints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Tuesday. The three amigos and the film's producer, Jerry Weintraub, posed for about 100 photographers and smiled and waved to several hundred onlookers, a number that was sure to swell by day's end.
NEWS
November 28, 2001 | GINA PICCALO and LOUISE ROUG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It's crunch time in Hollywood as filmmakers and studio execs scramble to invigorate the buzz about their Oscar contenders in the final two weeks before ballots for the Golden Globes are due. While there are exceptions, Golden Globe winners often wind up on the "Most Likely to Win an Oscar Nomination" list. Golden Globe ballots go out Friday to Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members and are due Dec. 17, with winners to be announced Jan. 20.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1992 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Entertainment mogul Jerry Weintraub--accused of trying to misappropriate $748,000 belonging to his collapsed film production company--tentatively agreed with his creditors to a confidential settlement of the Los Angeles Superior Court case late Friday. The case revolves around the sale of certain rights to the "Peter Pan" story by Weintraub, the veteran movie producer who is known as President Bush's best friend in Hollywood. Film Asset Holding Co.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1987
Harry Usher, United States Football League commissioner and a 1984 Olympics official, has been named president of a newly formed division of Weintraub Entertainment Group. Usher will join the Los Angeles firm July 20 as president of Weintraub International Enterprises and as a senior vice president of the parent company. He will manage domestic and international corporate acquisitions and new ventures.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1986 | MARYLOUISE OATES, Times Staff Writer
United Artists and its deposed chairman, Jerry Weintraub, have "amicably resolved all outstanding issues" with a deal for the studio to buy his 2.5 million UA shares, currently worth about $35 million. The two sides have been negotiating a settlement since Weintraub's departure April 14. Gerald Parsky, Weintraub's attorney, said "specific terms of the agreement are confidential, and they will be kept confidential.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Weintraub Lawsuit Settled: An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit involving entertainment mogul Jerry Weintraub. Weintraub alleged that Kenneth Kleinberg, the former president of now-bankrupt Weintraub Entertainment Group, failed to repay a $750,000 loan. Kleinberg countersued, saying he was not responsible for returning the money. The Los Angeles Superior Court trial was to begin Monday. Terms of the settlement were confidential.
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