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December 18, 1994 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Then: Vice chairman of Warner Bros., 1974-1981. Now: President of United Artists since Sept. 1993. * If John Calley had been asked 14 months ago if it was conceivable he would ever take another studio job, he would have said, "Are you nuts?" Here was a guy who did what very few Hollywood executives at the top ever do: He voluntarily walked away from a plum job, lots of power and big, big bucks to . . . go find himself ?
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September 14, 2011 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
John Calley, a former top executive at Warner Bros., United Artists and Sony Pictures Entertainment and a producer whose credits include "The Remains of the Day" and "The Da Vinci Code," has died. He was 81. Calley died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness, according to Steve Elzer, a spokesman for Sony Pictures. Highly regarded by Hollywood's creative community, Calley in 2009 was named the recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2011 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
John Calley, a former top executive at Warner Bros., United Artists and Sony Pictures Entertainment and a producer whose credits include "The Remains of the Day" and "The Da Vinci Code," has died. He was 81. Calley died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness, according to Steve Elzer, a spokesman for Sony Pictures. Highly regarded by Hollywood's creative community, Calley in 2009 was named the recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2009 | Susan King
A who's who of Hollywood -- Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty and Steven Spielberg among them -- turned out Saturday night for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2009 Governors Awards. The academy bestowed its honorary awards during a three-hour-plus ceremony at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on 85-year-old actress Lauren Bacall, who made her film debut opposite Humphrey Bogart in 1944's "To Have and Have Not"; noted cinematographer Gordon Willis, 78, who brought new meaning to shadow and light in such classics as "The Godfather" trilogy; and maverick 83-year-old producer-director-writer Roger Corman, who excelled in making stylish films on a shoestring budget while giving up-and-coming directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Jonathan Demme their start.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Calley, a senior Warner Bros. executive in the 1970s who later linked up with director Mike Nichols to produce films, was named Monday to head United Artists Pictures. Calley, 62, begins work Sept. 13. United Artists is being revived as part of an effort to make its parent company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, more attractive to prospective buyers.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2003 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed Thursday that its chairman and chief executive, John Calley, resigned his post, as expected, and became a producer at the Culver City studio he had headed for the last seven years. Calley, 73, will remain on Sony's operating committee and board of directors.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2003 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
John Calley, a Hollywood legend, plans to retire as chairman of Sony Corp.'s film studio this fall, according to associates. The move would close the books on a storied executive career during which Calley, 73, ran three studios, championed pictures that ranged from "Clockwork Orange" to "Spider-Man" and shocked the movie industry by taking a 13-year hiatus before returning to help salvage faltering United Artists in 1993. People close to Calley said he had told his immediate boss, Sony Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1996 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John Calley arrives at Sony Pictures Entertainment next month to head the studio's filmmaking operations, he will immediately face crucial decisions if the studio is to rebound quickly from its recent management upheavals. Despite the executive suite shuffles, Calley, who was named president and chief operating officer of Sony on Tuesday, will find a star-driven slate of movies left behind by his predecessor, Mark Canton.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1996 | JAMES BATES and CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sony Corp., hoping to end years of instability and restore Hollywood's shaken confidence in its studio operations, on Tuesday named John Calley, one of the industry's best-liked executives, president and chief operating officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment as part of a new three-member team.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2001 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman John Calley, who at 71 was expected to retire at the end of this year, will instead remain head of the studio until early 2003. The contract extension from Calley's boss, Sony Corp. of America chief Howard Stringer--expected to be announced today--is a stop-gap measure that does little to alleviate uncertainty and instability at the studio caused by the nagging question of succession that has plagued Sony for more than a year.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2009 | Susan King
John Calley, Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman and Gordon Willis will be this year's recipients of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' testimonial awards. The academy's board of governors announced Thursday night that Calley would receive the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and Bacall, Corman and Willis an Honorary Award. Calley, born in 1930, is a Oscar-nominated producer of such films as "The Remains of the Day" and "Angels & Demons," as well as a former studio executive who served as president and CEO of Sony Pictures Studios.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2003 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed Thursday that its chairman and chief executive, John Calley, resigned his post, as expected, and became a producer at the Culver City studio he had headed for the last seven years. Calley, 73, will remain on Sony's operating committee and board of directors.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2003 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
John Calley, a Hollywood legend, plans to retire as chairman of Sony Corp.'s film studio this fall, according to associates. The move would close the books on a storied executive career during which Calley, 73, ran three studios, championed pictures that ranged from "Clockwork Orange" to "Spider-Man" and shocked the movie industry by taking a 13-year hiatus before returning to help salvage faltering United Artists in 1993. People close to Calley said he had told his immediate boss, Sony Corp.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2001 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman John Calley, who at 71 was expected to retire at the end of this year, will instead remain head of the studio until early 2003. The contract extension from Calley's boss, Sony Corp. of America chief Howard Stringer--expected to be announced today--is a stop-gap measure that does little to alleviate uncertainty and instability at the studio caused by the nagging question of succession that has plagued Sony for more than a year.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1998 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sony Pictures Entertainment realigned the titles of its top film executives, naming Sony executive Howard Stringer as its chairman and giving President John Calley the added title of chief executive. The move appears to formalize existing job duties, as well as give Stringer a more visible post as he figures out how to mesh Sony's movie and TV units with Sony's push into digital technologies.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1996 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John Calley arrives at Sony Pictures Entertainment next month to head the studio's filmmaking operations, he will immediately face crucial decisions if the studio is to rebound quickly from its recent management upheavals. Despite the executive suite shuffles, Calley, who was named president and chief operating officer of Sony on Tuesday, will find a star-driven slate of movies left behind by his predecessor, Mark Canton.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2009 | Susan King
John Calley, Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman and Gordon Willis will be this year's recipients of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' testimonial awards. The academy's board of governors announced Thursday night that Calley would receive the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and Bacall, Corman and Willis an Honorary Award. Calley, born in 1930, is a Oscar-nominated producer of such films as "The Remains of the Day" and "Angels & Demons," as well as a former studio executive who served as president and CEO of Sony Pictures Studios.
NEWS
January 6, 2005 | By Susan King
A who's who of Hollywood -- Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty and Steven Spielberg among them -- turned out Saturday night for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2009 Governors Awards. The academy bestowed its honorary awards during a three-hour-plus ceremony at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on 85-year-old actress Lauren Bacall, who made her film debut opposite Humphrey Bogart in 1944's "To Have and Have Not"; noted cinematographer Gordon Willis, 78, who brought new meaning to shadow and light in such classics as "The Godfather" trilogy; and maverick 83-year-old producer-director-writer Roger Corman, who excelled in making stylish films on a shoestring budget while giving up-and-coming directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Jonathan Demme their start.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1996 | JAMES BATES and CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sony Corp., hoping to end years of instability and restore Hollywood's shaken confidence in its studio operations, on Tuesday named John Calley, one of the industry's best-liked executives, president and chief operating officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment as part of a new three-member team.
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