September 12, 2005 |
Yahoo Inc. has been talking like a major media company. Today it will start acting like one. Ten months after Lloyd Braun, former chairman of the ABC television network, began plotting the company's content strategy, the Internet giant plans to announce today the first of many original programs expected to come from the Yahoo Media Group headquarters in Santa Monica. Yahoo, which for years recycled traditional media companies' work on the Web, has hired its first news gatherer.
May 25, 2005
* Gateway Inc. said its new chairman would be paid $250,000 a year. According to a regulatory filing, Chairman Richard D. Snyder will receive $150,000 in cash and $100,000 in stock. * Yahoo Inc. appointed Ira Kurgan chief business officer for the Yahoo media group. He will be based in Santa Monica and report to Lloyd Braun.
November 2, 2004 |
Deepening its ties with Hollywood, Yahoo Inc. said Monday that it had hired the former top programmer for the ABC television network to oversee its growing media and entertainment division. Lloyd Braun, the creative mind behind such shows as "The Sopranos" on HBO and "Lost" on ABC, is Yahoo's highest- profile hire since the Internet pioneer tapped former Warner Bros. Chairman Terry Semel in 2001 as chief executive to steer it back to profitability after the dot-com crash.
April 7, 2004 |
Walt Disney Co. is stitching together a plan to shake up its troubled ABC network by tossing out its top programmer and turning the reins over to one of the company's rising stars. Details of the new management structure were far from settled Tuesday. But company sources said Anne Sweeney, president of the ABC Cable Networks Group and Disney Channel Worldwide, was expected to take over as president of the broadcast network, which continues to lag behind its competition.
March 3, 1998 |
Lloyd Braun has been named chairman of network television for Walt Disney Co., reporting to the head of the studio, Joe Roth. Braun, 39, has been president of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment since 1994, where he helped drive the talent management company more deeply into television production. Previously, he was a partner at the law firm of Silverberg, Katz, Thompson & Braun, where he represented actors, directors and writers.
July 12, 1994
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment has lured prominent Hollywood lawyer Lloyd Braun to the company as a senior executive as part of its continued rapid growth and diversification. Braun, 35, is expected to join the company in mid-August from Silverberg, Katz, Thompson & Braun, where he is a founding partner and represents such high-profile actresses as Cher, Robin Wright, Juliette Lewis and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and radio personality Howard Stern.