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November 7, 1996 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As expected, Lindsay Doran, 48, was named president of United Artists on Wednesday, filling the post vacated by John Calley. Frank Mancuso, chairman of UA parent MGM Inc., closed the deal with Doran late Tuesday after pursuing the executive a few weeks ago when it was announced that she and her longtime partner, director Sydney Pollack, were splitting up.
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November 7, 1996 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As expected, Lindsay Doran, 48, was named president of United Artists on Wednesday, filling the post vacated by John Calley. Frank Mancuso, chairman of UA parent MGM Inc., closed the deal with Doran late Tuesday after pursuing the executive a few weeks ago when it was announced that she and her longtime partner, director Sydney Pollack, were splitting up.
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BUSINESS
January 20, 1985
Lindsay Doran has been named vice president-production for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures Corp., Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is converting its United Artists Pictures unit to a specialty-film production division, focusing on smaller-budget films by independent makers. The money-losing movie and entertainment company, which owns one of the largest film libraries in the world with more than 5,000 titles, said all mainstream film production and existing UA staff will move to MGM Pictures under President Michael Nathanson.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1997 | JAMES BATES
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer confirmed Wednesday that Michael E. Marcus, head of its MGM Pictures unit, has resigned. A former Creative Artists Agency agent whose clients included actor Tom Cruise, Marcus made the transition to studio executive in 1993 as part of the group trying to rebuild MGM under veteran Hollywood executive Frank Mancuso. Last year, financier Kirk Kerkorian teamed with Australia's Seven Network and Mancuso to buy the studio from the French bank Credit Lyonnais for $1.3 billion.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1996 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Lindsay Doran, longtime producing partner of director Sydney Pollack, is in serious negotiations to become the new head of MGM's United Artists movie unit, replacing outgoing President John Calley. Sources close to the talks said MGM and Doran are still trying to work out financial aspects of the deal, which could be resolved this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1992 | Andy Marx
Plans are under way for playwright Jon Robin Baitz's celebrated New York stage hit "The Substance of Fire" to become a movie produced by Sydney Pollack and his company, Mirage Enterprises. The play, currently running at New York's Lincoln Center and scheduled to play at the Mark Taper Forum next season, will be directed by "Europa Europa" director Agnieszka Holland, according to Mirage President Lindsay Doran.
NEWS
December 18, 1997 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: Tuesday's premiere of United Artists' "Tomorrow Never Dies" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The 18th James Bond boys-with-toys film was launched with Oscars-style hoopla that included blocked-off downtown streets, searchlights and fans in bleachers. It had the feel of Academy Awards lite. As though the Oscars were being held in Budapest.
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January 27, 2006 | Gene Seymour, Newsday
The exotic, antic ground that "Nanny McPhee" treads has been well-traveled by such diverse products as "Beetlejuice," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (both versions), "James and the Giant Peach," "The Witches" and, most especially, "Mary Poppins."
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