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March 30, 2010 |
Michael S. Rosenfeld, a talent agent and producer who was one of the founding partners of Creative Artists Agency, has died. He was 75. Rosenfeld died Thursday of respiratory failure at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center after a long illness, the agency announced. "He enjoyed an exemplary career as a talent agent," the agency said in a statement. "He played an important role in the growth and success of CAA, and prided himself on starting the agency's literary department." In 1975, Rosenfeld and four other successful middle-management executives with the William Morris Agency left to form Creative Artists Agency, which would become a talent agency powerhouse.
July 26, 2008 |
Ex-Walt Disney Co. president and Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz settled a multimillion-dollar lawsuit involving online business opportunities that he filed against billionaire supermarket mogul Ronald W. Burkle, an attorney said. A resolution was reached last weekend, Eric M. George, who represents Ovitz, said Thursday. He declined to reveal terms. Trial had been scheduled to begin Aug. 4. A call to attorney Russell F. Sauer, who represents Burkle, was not returned Friday.
April 14, 2008 |
Editor's note: Rachel Abramowitz will be periodically checking in on the trial of Anthony Pellicano -- former private eye to the stars, who faces 79 counts of racketeering, wiretapping, conspiracy and other federal charges -- and writing about what the case means to Hollywood. -- Each day the trial goes on, it becomes clearer that Anthony Pellicano was Hollywood's favorite rage-aholic enabler. Got a grudge? Call Pellicano. Want to destroy a former wife? Call Pellicano. Feeling hostile?
March 28, 2008 |
Former Walt Disney Co. president and Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz won a legal victory over billionaire investor Ron Burkle in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Soussan Bruguera granted motions for summary judgment, preventing Burkle's claims against Ovitz stemming from two failed Internet ventures from going forward.
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March 1, 2008 |
A Los Angeles police officer on Anthony Pellicano's payroll plumbed law enforcement databases for confidential information on two reporters after Hollywood super-agent Michael Ovitz told the private eye he believed the journalists had written negative stories about him, federal prosecutors alleged in court papers released on Friday.
October 18, 2007 |
After months of construction, Michael Ovitz, the former uber-agent and Disney executive, has opened Kumo, a high-end sushi restaurant in the former Citrine (and before that, a number of other restaurants) space. Seems karma, the good kind, doesn't lie thick on the ground at the Melrose Avenue address. But the neighborhood has certainly changed around, as rug and antique stores have given way to elegant boutiques.