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March 5, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Santa Monica-based Generate, a digital entertainment production company headed by former WB TV network executive Jordan Levin, said it had secured $6 million in financing from two investment firms: Chicago-based MK Capital and Velocity Interactive Group, which includes former News Corp. executive Ross Levinsohn and former AOL Chairman Jonathan Miller. As part of the deal, Velocity and MK Capital received equity stakes in Generate.
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March 5, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Santa Monica-based Generate, a digital entertainment production company headed by former WB TV network executive Jordan Levin, said it had secured $6 million in financing from two investment firms: Chicago-based MK Capital and Velocity Interactive Group, which includes former News Corp. executive Ross Levinsohn and former AOL Chairman Jonathan Miller. As part of the deal, Velocity and MK Capital received equity stakes in Generate.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1996
I'm sure John Singleton will do a fine job on "Rosewood" and I look forward to seeing it ("Dredging in the Deep South," by Jordan Levin, June 30). But does he truthfully feel "I don't think things have changed that much" in the 73 years since the crimes took place? Surely the facts that the film is being made, that he's in a position to make it, and that The Times is reporting on it show on innumerable levels that life and race relations in the United States have improved immeasurably since 1923.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2004 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
Coming off one of its worst seasons ever, the WB Network reshuffled its executive ranks Monday, bringing to an end a strained power-sharing arrangement. Jordan Levin, who spent a decade in top positions and had served since September as co-chief executive and co-chairman with Garth Ancier, resigned rather than accept a demotion to entertainment president. Ancier was named chairman, and Levin will be given a producing deal with Warner Bros. Television, which supplies much of the WB's programming.
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September 30, 2003 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
The WB said Monday that Garth Ancier, former entertainment president at NBC and Fox Broadcasting, will become chairman of the network, and programming chief Jordan Levin will become chief executive. A succession plan has been in the works since the WB's founder and chairman, Jamie Kellner, announced this year that he would retire by June 2004. In tapping Ancier and Levin, Kellner is essentially handing over the keys to two trusted lieutenants.
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June 15, 2004 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
Coming off one of its worst seasons ever, the WB Network reshuffled its executive ranks Monday, bringing to an end a strained power-sharing arrangement. Jordan Levin, who spent a decade in top positions and had served since September as co-chief executive and co-chairman with Garth Ancier, resigned rather than accept a demotion to entertainment president. Ancier was named chairman, and Levin will be given a producing deal with Warner Bros. Television, which supplies much of the WB's programming.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 1996
Regarding Brad Smith's knee-jerk response (Letters, July 7) to John Singleton's pronouncement that things haven't changed much in 73 years ("Dredging in the Deep South," by Jordan Levin, June 30): I'll know things have changed when Singleton's directing a "Schindler's List," or Bill Cosby's producing it. Or both. And nobody says anything about it. ED COREY Culver City
BUSINESS
February 14, 2004 | Jonathan Taylor
The final nail in the coffin for the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" franchise on TV was hammered in when the WB announced this would be the final season of "Angel," a 1999 spinoff of cult favorite "Buffy." Internet rumors about the show forced the network to announce its decision before working out future "Angel" or "Buffy" projects with series creator Joss Whedon, WB co-chief Jordan Levin said in a statement. * Jonathan Taylor
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1999
In "Carmen's Bold Role Reversal" (Nov. 7), Jordan Levin did not tell us if, like in his "Giselle," Mats Ek's "Carmen" will subject us to ugly decor, minimal choreography and absurd costuming--and, let us not forget, to a totally naked man prancing about to close the show? I would love to revisit the dancers from Lyon, but Mats Ek gives me the heebie-jeebies. G.J. DESSORNES Thousand Oaks
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1997
Enrique Iglesias sounds like an arrogant and ungrateful little brat when he says he doesn't need and never needed his dad's help ("He Never Sang for His Father," by Jordan Levin, Nov. 23). Does he discount having the Iglesias name as well as an inside track to his dad's agent as help? Let's see where he is two or three years from now. JERRY THORNHILL San Francisco In the murderously competitive music business, there are hundreds of handsome, vocally gifted young men whose collective name is Mike Smith who find it almost impossible to crack open the door to exposure that miraculously would open at the mention of the name Julio Iglesias.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2003 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
The WB said Monday that Garth Ancier, former entertainment president at NBC and Fox Broadcasting, will become chairman of the network, and programming chief Jordan Levin will become chief executive. A succession plan has been in the works since the WB's founder and chairman, Jamie Kellner, announced this year that he would retire by June 2004. In tapping Ancier and Levin, Kellner is essentially handing over the keys to two trusted lieutenants.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1996
I'm sure John Singleton will do a fine job on "Rosewood" and I look forward to seeing it ("Dredging in the Deep South," by Jordan Levin, June 30). But does he truthfully feel "I don't think things have changed that much" in the 73 years since the crimes took place? Surely the facts that the film is being made, that he's in a position to make it, and that The Times is reporting on it show on innumerable levels that life and race relations in the United States have improved immeasurably since 1923.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2001 | Paul Brownfield
The UPN and WB networks are undergoing management shifts at their entertainment divisions, with UPN President Tom Nunan and WB Co-President Susanne Daniels preparing to exit. Nunan will leave as entertainment president when his contract expires this month, according to sources close to the situation, marking the end of a term in which the Viacom Inc. network for the most part failed to generate new hits. UPN declined to comment. Nunan came to UPN in 1997 after a stint as head of NBC Studios.
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February 27, 2006 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Former WB Chief Executive Jordan Levin plans to launch a new production and talent management company to supply entertainment for television, mobile phones and the Internet. The Santa Monica company, named Generate, is a partnership between Levin, 38, and four other industry veterans: Pete Aronson, former president of Regency Television; producer Mike Karz; and talent managers Dave Rath and Kara Welker. Rath and Welker represent such clients as Janeane Garofalo and Andy Milonakis.
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