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April 16, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER and JAMES BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Walt Disney Co. Chief Financial Officer Richard Nanula, one of Chairman Michael D. Eisner's most trusted lieutenants, will quit to become president and chief executive of Phoenix-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Nanula's jump to Starwood, the world's largest hotel and gaming company, comes as the firm, a real estate investment trust, is struggling to digest its acquisitions of the last year. They include the $10.2-billion purchase of ITT Corp.
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April 16, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER and JAMES BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Walt Disney Co. Chief Financial Officer Richard Nanula, one of Chairman Michael D. Eisner's most trusted lieutenants, will quit to become president and chief executive of Phoenix-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Nanula's jump to Starwood, the world's largest hotel and gaming company, comes as the firm, a real estate investment trust, is struggling to digest its acquisitions of the last year. They include the $10.2-billion purchase of ITT Corp.
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BUSINESS
August 30, 1991
Richard D. Nanula, who was instrumental in several of Walt Disney Co.'s biggest financing deals in recent years, has been named its senior vice president and chief financial officer. Nanula formerly served as Disney's vice president and treasurer. He replaces Judson C. Green, who has been named president of Walt Disney Attractions, the unit that operates the company's theme parks and resorts. Nanula, 31, helped negotiate Disney's $965-million offering of liquid yield option notes last year.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1994
The William Morris Agency has hired producer Cassian Elwes to head its new independent film department. Elwes, who is joining the agency as a vice president, is a producer of the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox film "The Chase." He also produced such films as "Men at Work," "Oxford Blues" and "Leather Jackets," which starred his brother, actor Cary Elwes. William Morris' roster of independent filmmakers includes Robert Altman, Quentin Tarantino, Wayne Wang, Gus Van Sant and Richard Linklater.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1988 | KATHRYN HARRIS and JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writers
Wrather Corp., acquired less than a month ago by Walt Disney Co., has withdrawn as manager of the landmark Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, it was announced Monday. Wrather has been replaced by the Windsor Hotel Group, a newly formed hotel management firm whose principals, Carlos C. Lopes and Eric Prevette, had recently worked as senior officers of Rosewood Hotels, controlled by Caroline Hunt in Dallas.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1988 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it has bought out its 50-50 partner in Wrather Corp. for about $85.2 million. With the purchase, Disney gains full control of a company that it quietly tried to acquire at a slightly lower price last August.
BUSINESS
February 9, 1996
Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group named advertising executive Kristy Frudenfeld vice president of media. She most recently was senior vice president of entertainment at Western International Media. * The entertainment law firm of Bloom, Dekom, Hergott & Cook has changed its name to Bloom, Hergott, Cook, Diemer & Klein, reflecting the departure of partner Peter Dekom and the addition of John Diemer and Deborah Klein as name partners. * Thomas A.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard D. Nanula, Walt Disney Co.'s chief financial officer and one of the most senior black executives in the entertainment business, was named Tuesday to head the company's 335-outlet chain of Disney Stores. Disney said the move was made by Chairman Michael D. Eisner to give the 34-year-old Nanula, who is considered one of the company's rising young stars, operational experience. His title will be president of Disney Store Worldwide.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1992 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a beast turning into a prince, Walt Disney Co. has transformed a disappointing 1991 into a lucrative 1992, coming within a shade of setting a record profit. Bolstered by such hit films as "Beauty and the Beast," "Sister Act" and "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," Disney on Thursday posted a 29% jump in earnings, to $223.7 million in the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 on revenue of $2.1 billion. For the year, Disney earned $816.7 million, up 28% from a year earlier, on $7.5 billion in revenue.
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February 5, 1992 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four new minority members have been added to the board of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, the group that distributes the $95-million share of 1984 Olympics surplus for Southern California youth. The appointments come several weeks after Mayor Tom Bradley, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Stephen Reinhardt and labor leader William Robertson resigned from the board, complaining that old-guard members refused to bring in young minority activists.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1996 | JAMES BATES and JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Stephen F. Bollenbach, the Walt Disney Co. financing whiz credited with helping persuade Chief Executive Michael Eisner last summer to ante up $19 billion to buy Capital Cities/ABC Inc., is leaving the company after only nine months to run Hilton Hotels as chief executive and president. Bollenbach's departure as chief financial officer, which marks his return to the hotel business, took Wall Street analysts and Disney executives by surprise when it was formally announced after U.S.
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