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January 4, 1985
Dolgen, 39, had announced his resignation last month as president of domestic operations and pay-cable home entertainment for Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Los Angeles-based Fox said Dolgen has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president, effective Jan. 7. Fox said Dolgen will be responsible for telecommunications, the studio division, music operations and the legal department.
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September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Veoh Networks Inc., a Los Angeles-based Internet television start-up, said it raised $25 million from investors including former Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Tom Freston. Along with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the new backers include Jonathan Dolgen, former head of Viacom Entertainment Group, closely held Veoh said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1994 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded by translucent turquoise waters and virtually cut off from the world of Hollywood, Paramount Pictures Chairman Sherry Lansing and her director husband, William Friedkin, were vacationing on the Caribbean island of Mustique when the urgent phone call came. For three days, Lansing's corporate boss, Jonathan Dolgen, had been holed up in London trying to hammer out a deal to bring actor Michael Douglas' production company to the studio's Melrose Avenue lot. Disney and Warner Bros.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
Longtime Hollywood executive Jonathan Dolgen is joining the Artistdirect Inc. music website as a senior consultant. Dolgen, 61, is the former chairman and chief executive of Viacom Entertainment Group, where he oversaw such operations as Paramount Pictures. Dolgen, who currently runs investment firm Wood River Ventures, plans to work with the company on such issues as online digital piracy protection.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1994 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran Hollywood executive Jonathan Dolgen has been named to head Paramount Pictures under a deal that will be formally announced today, sources close to the talks said Wednesday. Dolgen will oversee movie and television operations at the studio under its new owner, Viacom Inc. Sources said he might also manage some of Viacom's existing entertainment operations.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Veoh Networks Inc., a Los Angeles-based Internet television start-up, said it raised $25 million from investors including former Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Tom Freston. Along with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the new backers include Jonathan Dolgen, former head of Viacom Entertainment Group, closely held Veoh said.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
Longtime Hollywood executive Jonathan Dolgen is joining the Artistdirect Inc. music website as a senior consultant. Dolgen, 61, is the former chairman and chief executive of Viacom Entertainment Group, where he oversaw such operations as Paramount Pictures. Dolgen, who currently runs investment firm Wood River Ventures, plans to work with the company on such issues as online digital piracy protection.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hollywood's corridors of power have been abuzz with rumors concerning which executives would be asked to join the new Columbia Pictures Entertainment conglomerate, but one upper-level manager denied that he would be joining the new Coca-Cola show business unit. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. TV president Jonathan Dolgen denied a report Thursday that he was on the road to Columbia. "I've heard the rumors (about joining Columbia) for weeks. At first, it was flattering. Then it became amusing.
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May 26, 1997 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jonathan Dolgen wanted Bob Dylan. Jonathan Dolgen got Bob Dylan. Dolgen, chairman of Viacom Entertainment Group, received the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award on Wednesday at the Beverly Hilton with Bob Dylan as the headline entertainment. "I love Dylan," Dolgen said. "He's one of the great American cultural influences since the war. He's the poet of my generation without question."
BUSINESS
May 31, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a long-expected management move, Columbia Pictures Entertainment on Thursday named company executive Jonathan Dolgen president of its newly created Motion Picture Group. Dolgen will oversee Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures, the studio's two production divisions. He will report to Alan J. Levine, Columbia's president and chief operating officer.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2004 | Sallie Hofmeister and Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writers
Viacom Inc.'s tightfisted entertainment chief, Jonathan Dolgen, who revolutionized how movies are financed, resigned Wednesday after acknowledging that a shift in leadership at the company had left no room for him at the top. Dolgen's exit followed by a day the resignation of his boss, Viacom President Mel Karmazin, who lost a four-year power struggle with the conglomerate's 81-year-old chief executive, Sumner Redstone.
NEWS
May 26, 1997 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jonathan Dolgen wanted Bob Dylan. Jonathan Dolgen got Bob Dylan. Dolgen, chairman of Viacom Entertainment Group, received the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award on Wednesday at the Beverly Hilton with Bob Dylan as the headline entertainment. "I love Dylan," Dolgen said. "He's one of the great American cultural influences since the war. He's the poet of my generation without question."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1994 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded by translucent turquoise waters and virtually cut off from the world of Hollywood, Paramount Pictures Chairman Sherry Lansing and her director husband, William Friedkin, were vacationing on the Caribbean island of Mustique when the urgent phone call came. For three days, Lansing's corporate boss, Jonathan Dolgen, had been holed up in London trying to hammer out a deal to bring actor Michael Douglas' production company to the studio's Melrose Avenue lot. Disney and Warner Bros.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1994 | JOHN LIPPMAN and JAMES BATES
At Paramount, the afternoon growl has replaced the morning snarl. Former Paramount Communications Inc. President Stanley Jaffe reportedly used to practice snarling in the mirror every morning as part of his routine to intimidate employees. New Paramount czar Jonathan Dolgen is known for growling during afternoon budget meetings. Those growls are said to strike terror in the hearts of his employees.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1994 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran Hollywood executive Jonathan Dolgen has been named to head Paramount Pictures under a deal that will be formally announced today, sources close to the talks said Wednesday. Dolgen will oversee movie and television operations at the studio under its new owner, Viacom Inc. Sources said he might also manage some of Viacom's existing entertainment operations.
BUSINESS
December 27, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Sony Pictures Entertainment, which once spent money like there was no tomorrow, executives first sensed that tomorrow had come when the personal fruit baskets and freshly cut flowers stopped arriving at their offices each Monday morning. More distressing, Sony's corporate jets were no longer available to ferry around coddled stars and their entourages. There would be no more Sony-sponsored premiere parties.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN
Jonathan Dolgen has been named president of Columbia Pictures' film division, a newly created position that will give him broad powers in studio operations. Dolgen's appointment had been rumored for several weeks. For the past five years, he has been a top executive at 20th Century Fox, most recently as president of parent Fox Inc. and chairman of Twentieth Television.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1985 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Media baron Rupert Murdoch announced Wednesday a master plan to combine under one corporate umbrella his newly acquired 20th Century Fox Film Corp. and the six Metromedia television stations that he is purchasing. The plan, billed as a major restructuring, unveiled a new operating division to be called Fox Television Network. Observers expect the division to handle future development of programming for Fox's own and, potentially, for other independent stations around the country.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a long-expected management move, Columbia Pictures Entertainment on Thursday named company executive Jonathan Dolgen president of its newly created Motion Picture Group. Dolgen will oversee Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures, the studio's two production divisions. He will report to Alan J. Levine, Columbia's president and chief operating officer.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN
Jonathan Dolgen has been named president of Columbia Pictures' film division, a newly created position that will give him broad powers in studio operations. Dolgen's appointment had been rumored for several weeks. For the past five years, he has been a top executive at 20th Century Fox, most recently as president of parent Fox Inc. and chairman of Twentieth Television.
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