March 8, 1987 |
For actors everywhere, the name of the game is To Be Seen. In Hollywood, the game is particularly intense, especially when it comes to being seen by casting directors. As one casting director put it: "If actors have to stand on their heads, deliver singing telegrams, deliver flowers, send you pictures with cookies or ask to park your car--they'll do anything to be seen by you."
October 9, 1986
MCA Inc., parent of Universal Studios, promoted a series of executives in its MCA television group. Al Rush was named chairman of the unit, while Robert A. Harris was promoted to president. For the past five years, Rush had been president of the TV unit, while Harris was president of Universal Television. Named to succeed Harris was Kerry McCluggage, who was senior vice president of Universal Television. MCA's television group includes Universal Television, MCA TV, MCA Television Ltd.
November 11, 1994 |
* Television: Paramount Television Group has signed a first-look contract with MTV Productions. Both companies are owned by Viacom Inc. and the announcement followed the launching of their first collaboration, the syndicated "Jon Stewart Show." Under the deal, MTV will develop, create and produce series for network television and first-run syndication. Kerry McCluggage, chairman of Paramount Television Group, said the new contract will give Paramount access to hip talent and a young attitude.
January 25, 2002 |
In the wake of the resignation this month of Paramount Television Group Chairman Kerry McCluggage, the studio reorganized its television operation into two divisions and named executives to run them. Joel Berman has been named president of Paramount's worldwide TV distribution.
June 16, 1994
The motion picture and television industry spent $112 million in South Bay communities in 1992, according to a study released this week. The study was the first attempt by the Hollywood entertainment industry to pinpoint how much it contributes to the economy in California. Commissioned by the Public Affairs Coalition of the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers, the study's figures are three times previous estimates.