December 3, 2006 |
Four years ago the picture was bleak for Panavision Inc. Massive debt, bad management decisions and rapidly changing technologies threatened its stature as Hollywood's gold standard for cameras and lenses used in shooting television shows, movies and commercials. Now Panavision, whose logo on film credits has been familiar to moviegoers for decades, is regaining its focus.
June 21, 2006 |
Panavision Inc. said a board committee had approved an $8.50-a-share offer from controlling stockholder and co-Chairman Ronald Perelman for all of its publicly traded stock. The offer by Perelman's MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. marks an increase from $8 a share, Woodland Hills-based Panavision, a maker of movie cameras, said in a regulatory filing. Perelman controls 97% of the company, according to Bloomberg data, and Sony Corp. owns 714,300 shares, or 1.8%.
April 25, 2006 |
Shares of Panavision Inc., a maker of movie cameras, more than doubled after co-Chairman Ronald O. Perelman offered to buy the portion of the company that he didn't already own. In a letter to Panavision's board, Perelman's MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. offered $8 a share in cash for Woodland Hills-based Panavision, the company said in a government filing.
April 3, 2003 |
Panavision Inc., the leading provider of cameras and lenses to Hollywood, said Wednesday that it named Technicolor Inc. executive Robert Beitcher as its president, effective April 14. Panavision, based in Woodland Hills, is 84% owned by billionaire financier Ronald O. Perelman, who remains its chairman and chief executive. Beitcher, 48, succeeds John Farrand, who resigned in January amid efforts by Panavision to overcome financial losses caused mainly by a heavy debt load.
January 26, 2003 |
Billionaire dealmaker Ronald O. Perelman hit one of his first home runs by buying and later selling Technicolor Inc., the venerable movie film processor, for a fat profit in the 1980s. He pulled off a similar feat a decade later with the television-production firm New World Communications Group. Now Perelman is trying to score again in Hollywood with Panavision Inc., the dominant provider of cameras for shooting movies and TV shows.
January 9, 2003 |
Panavision Inc., a Woodland Hills-based movie-camera maker controlled by billionaire Ronald Perelman, said Chief Executive John Farrand resigned and the company has begun searching for a new CEO. Panavision will be led by Perelman, who is chairman, and an office of the president composed of Chief Financial Officer Bobby Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer Will Paice and General Counsel Eric Golden, Panavision said.