November 22, 1988 |
Paramount Pictures' top film production executive, Ned Tanen, has stepped aside, making way for two senior officials--Sidney Ganis and Barry London--to run the studio's movie operations jointly. Ganis and London both will hold the title of president of the Motion Picture Group, reporting to Frank G. Mancuso, Paramount's chairman and chief executive.
July 31, 1987 |
Dawn Steel, one of Paramount Pictures' top creative executives, has been quietly negotiating to resign as the studio's president of production and to become an independent producer associated with Paramount, according to several sources familiar with the talks.
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January 8, 2009 |
Ned Tanen, a highly regarded former president of Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures in the 1970s and '80s who presided over hits such as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Top Gun," has died. He was 77. Tanen, whose credits as an independent producer in the '80s included "The Breakfast Club" and two other so-called Brat Pack films, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Santa Monica, said Alisa Covington, a friend.
April 21, 1988 |
Rumors of a falling-out between film maker John Hughes and Paramount Pictures solidified this week with the announcement of a new, non-exclusive deal between Hughes and Universal Pictures. Hughes directed "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" at Universal for then-producer Ned Tanen, who now heads Paramount.
November 19, 1989 |
Meanwhile, a handful of other biker pics are being tuned up. * Kent Anderson, an ex-Green Beret who wrote a Vietnam novel called "Sympathy for the Devil," is penning "Bad Iron," about an outlaw bike gang, for producer John Milius at New Line. * Larry Ferguson is writing "Sid," based on a true story of a cop who went undercover to infiltrate an outlaw motorcycle gang; he and Ned Tanen will produce for Paramount. * Over at New Visions, Taylor Hackford is mulling the purchase of a biker script.
August 17, 1985
In a restructuring of Paramount Pictures' New York office, Barry London has been promoted to the post of president of distribution and marketing for the motion picture group, the studio announced Friday. In addition, Buffy Shutt was elevated to president of marketing for the group. London, a 14-year veteran at the studio, was president of domestic distribution before taking on the additional marketing duties.