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July 28, 1990 | WALTER WAGER, Walter Wager is a novelist living in New York.
For years, authors have raged about how Hollywood treated their books. Here is the shocking story of what happened when my suspense novel was recently filmed as "Die Hard 2." Early one afternoon in June, 1988, the telephone rang in my study 17 floors above Manhattan's lively Upper West Side. The caller was Tim Knowlton, head of "film rights" at the Curtis Brown literary agency that has ably represented me for a lot of years. Young and direct, Tim cut to the chase.
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August 19, 1994
Lloyd Levin has joined Lawrence Gordon Productions as a key executive. He will supervise all creative affairs and day-to-day operations of the independent production company. Levin was an executive producer for "Die Hard 2" and "Predator 2" when he worked for Gordon previously. * Best Film & Video, producers and distributors of video programming, have named Bill Reilly vice president of marketing, Joe Marziotto vice president of sales, Richard Mendelsohn regional sales manager and Joseph P.
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January 13, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Film producer Lawrence Gordon resigned Wednesday as chief executive of Largo Entertainment--the first major Hollywood venture backed by Japanese money during the free-spending 1980s--for an exclusive production deal at Universal Pictures. The move had been expected for weeks, as rumors circulated in Hollywood that Largo was running out of cash due to a dearth of hits and a financial drain from overhead costs.
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January 13, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Film producer Lawrence Gordon resigned Wednesday as chief executive of Largo Entertainment--the first major Hollywood venture backed by Japanese money during the free-spending 1980s--for an exclusive production deal at Universal Pictures. The move had been expected for weeks, as rumors circulated in Hollywood that Largo was running out of cash due to a dearth of hits and a financial drain from overhead costs.
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August 21, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
The electronics firm JVC/Victor Co. of Japan today will disclose plans for the largest Japanese investment in Hollywood to date--an injection of more than $100 million in a new film company to be run by former 20th Century Fox president Lawrence Gordon. Gordon, who has produced such films as "Field of Dreams," "Die Hard" and "48 Hours," said JVC's investment in the new company, Largo Entertainment, was worth "well in excess of $100 million, with plenty more capital to expand."
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August 27, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON
When JVC/Victor Co. of Japan last year reduced prices on the American videos it distributes in Japan, Japanese customers lined up to buy "Roman Holiday," the Gregory Peck-Audrey Hepburn romance that first appeared in theaters 36 years ago. The Paramount video outsold "Flashdance," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," even "Back to the Future." If the forward-looking Japanese needed any more reason to invest in American movie production, this was it: Quality Hollywood films hold their value for decades.
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February 11, 1987 | JACK MATHEWS
What can we expect from a studio head who, as a producer, had his name on "Family" and "Charlie's Angels"? Whose feature films included "California Split" and "The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training"? Whose TV movies included "Something About Amelia" and "The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped"? Will the real Leonard Goldberg please stand up? Which sensibility is really you--the one responsible for "Little Ladies of the Night" or the one responsible for "Brian's Song"?
BUSINESS
August 19, 1994
Lloyd Levin has joined Lawrence Gordon Productions as a key executive. He will supervise all creative affairs and day-to-day operations of the independent production company. Levin was an executive producer for "Die Hard 2" and "Predator 2" when he worked for Gordon previously. * Best Film & Video, producers and distributors of video programming, have named Bill Reilly vice president of marketing, Joe Marziotto vice president of sales, Richard Mendelsohn regional sales manager and Joseph P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1993
Ambivalence about a President: As a Republican, gratified; as an American, petrified. LAWRENCE R. GORDON Santa Monica
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July 28, 1990 | WALTER WAGER, Walter Wager is a novelist living in New York.
For years, authors have raged about how Hollywood treated their books. Here is the shocking story of what happened when my suspense novel was recently filmed as "Die Hard 2." Early one afternoon in June, 1988, the telephone rang in my study 17 floors above Manhattan's lively Upper West Side. The caller was Tim Knowlton, head of "film rights" at the Curtis Brown literary agency that has ably represented me for a lot of years. Young and direct, Tim cut to the chase.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON
When JVC/Victor Co. of Japan last year reduced prices on the American videos it distributes in Japan, Japanese customers lined up to buy "Roman Holiday," the Gregory Peck-Audrey Hepburn romance that first appeared in theaters 36 years ago. The Paramount video outsold "Flashdance," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," even "Back to the Future." If the forward-looking Japanese needed any more reason to invest in American movie production, this was it: Quality Hollywood films hold their value for decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
The electronics firm JVC/Victor Co. of Japan today will disclose plans for the largest Japanese investment in Hollywood to date--an injection of more than $100 million in a new film company to be run by former 20th Century Fox president Lawrence Gordon. Gordon, who has produced such films as "Field of Dreams," "Die Hard" and "48 Hours," said JVC's investment in the new company, Largo Entertainment, was worth "well in excess of $100 million, with plenty more capital to expand."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1987 | JACK MATHEWS
What can we expect from a studio head who, as a producer, had his name on "Family" and "Charlie's Angels"? Whose feature films included "California Split" and "The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training"? Whose TV movies included "Something About Amelia" and "The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped"? Will the real Leonard Goldberg please stand up? Which sensibility is really you--the one responsible for "Little Ladies of the Night" or the one responsible for "Brian's Song"?
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December 12, 1987
"The Making of Foxfire," a short documentary on the regional lore and tradition that inspired the "Foxfire" play and TV special, was presented to the Smithsonian Institution this week by Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Funded by Hallmark, the film was produced and directed by Lawrence Gordon Shulman and written by Terri Miller.
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