December 27, 2013 |
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here's who they picked: Nancy Tellem | Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital media The veteran CBS television executive had her work cut out when she joined Microsoft Corp. in 2012 to launch a Santa Monica studio to create original content. Long fascinated with changes in consumer behavior, Tellem is now playing an important role in determining what appeals to younger consumers accustomed to getting their entertainment on multiple screens.
October 7, 2009 |
At CBS, breaking up is hard to do. But not impossible. After two years of saying she would like to try something new, top CBS entertainment executive Nancy Tellem appears to be close to stepping down from her job running the CBS television network and TV production studio. CBS insiders confirmed that Tellem, president of CBS Network Television Entertainment Group, had been in talks with her boss, CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, to assume a less hands-on role at the company.
August 18, 1998 |
CBS Corp. said it promoted Nancy Tellem to president of its entertainment division, putting her in charge of the television network's prime-time, daytime, late-night and Saturday morning schedules. Tellem will report directly to Leslie Moonves, who held that title until he was promoted to president and chief executive of CBS Television in April. The move makes Tellem the second woman ever to oversee a broadcast network's prime-time schedule and comes about a month before the No.
June 27, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to watch new episodes of "Louie" or "Breaking Bad. " The Skinny: It appears Oprah Winfrey's OWN has figured out how to solve its ratings woes. Just interview Kardashians. Not sure what that says about the rest of us. Wednesday's headlines include analysis of News Corp.'s decision to break itself in two, Microsoft is wooing a former CBS executive to run its Hollywood operations, and Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" is taking a lot of heat from newsrooms.
February 17, 2001 |
Viacom Inc.'s CBS Television Network brought its Internet sites back under the control of the broadcast operations, a CBS spokesman said, becoming the latest media company to restructure its online businesses. The restructuring of CBS.com and CBSnews.com, which will put management control back into the hands of CBS TV instead of Viacom Internet Ventures, will result in limited job changes, the spokesman said.
August 20, 1997 |
CBS Inc. has named two former Warner Bros. television executives to newly created positions at the network's in-house production unit, which produces such popular series as "Touched by an Angel," "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." The appointments continue the buildup of CBS Productions at a time when all the major networks are relying increasingly on home-grown programs. It also continues an executive exodus at Warner Bros.