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March 19, 2004 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
Former top Walt Disney Co. TV executive Rich Frank is joining the Firm entertainment company as chairman of the board, folding his Integrated Entertainment Partners venture into the business. Founder Jeff Kwatinetz will continue as chief executive, with Kwatinetz and partner Rick Yorn sharing a chairman's title. Julie Yorn will head Firm Films. Before starting his most recent venture, Frank was chairman of C3, a production company started by Comcast Corp.
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March 19, 2004 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
Former top Walt Disney Co. TV executive Rich Frank is joining the Firm entertainment company as chairman of the board, folding his Integrated Entertainment Partners venture into the business. Founder Jeff Kwatinetz will continue as chief executive, with Kwatinetz and partner Rick Yorn sharing a chairman's title. Julie Yorn will head Firm Films. Before starting his most recent venture, Frank was chairman of C3, a production company started by Comcast Corp.
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BUSINESS
October 16, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Two top young talent managers, who between them represent such hot stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Samuel L. Jackson and Steve Buscemi, have found themselves immersed in their own Hollywood soap opera as they seek to join former super-agent Michael Ovitz in a new business.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2001 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Hollywood's top talent managers improperly received more than $1.3 million in loans and advances from a company controlled by former New York money manager and convicted swindler Dana Giacchetto, according to papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. But the manager, Rick Yorn, through lawyer David Stern, denied any wrongdoing. Stern called the action typical for trustees in bankruptcy cases who aggressively try to dig up funds wherever they can.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2001 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Hollywood's top talent managers improperly received more than $1.3 million in loans and advances from a company controlled by former New York money manager and convicted swindler Dana Giacchetto, according to papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. But the manager, Rick Yorn, through lawyer David Stern, denied any wrongdoing. Stern called the action typical for trustees in bankruptcy cases who aggressively try to dig up funds wherever they can.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2000 | CLAUDIA ELLER and JAMES BATES
Money manager Dana Giacchetto's arrest this week on charges that he pilfered $6 million from the accounts of his celebrity clients is a reminder of Hollywood's weakness for fast-talking, good-looking con artists. And, when exposed as unsophisticates, how quickly they close ranks against the intruder. Being mentioned with Giacchetto now has the cachet of finding your name in confessed Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss' address book. It requires a lot of explaining.
BUSINESS
December 2, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Ovitz has named his new management-production business Artists Management Group and by today expects to sign a deal with Rick Yorn and Julie Silverman Yorn to be his partners in the new venture, sources confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Ovitz's plans have been closely watched by Hollywood, where the co-founder of Creative Artists Agency was once considered the entertainment industry's most powerful talent broker.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1999 | JAMES BATES
Artists Management Group, the Beverly Hills management company founded by former talent agent Michael Ovitz, said Tuesday that it is forming a division to develop comedy talent and package comedy shows. Artists Comedy Group will be led by two former William Morris Agency agents, James Dixon and Mike August, who the company said will work with talent agencies, including Morris, to develop programs.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1999 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move sure to fuel the war between Hollywood talent agents and managers, Michael Menchel resigned from Creative Artists Agency to join former boss Michael Ovitz in his new management company, sources said Wednesday. And Menchel is taking some key clients with him, top among them actor Robin Williams. Williams, who stars in Universal's current box-office hit "Patch Adams," is one of Hollywood's highest-paid movie stars, making $20 million a picture.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1993
Music Man: Warner Music Group has hired David Mount to head its sales and distribution arm, one of the most powerful jobs in the music business. Mount, 50, was a regional sales manager at Warner in the 1980s. He worked at Live Entertainment Inc. as chief executive since 1991. Lauren Lloyd has been named vice president, production at Hollywood Pictures, a division of Walt Disney Co. Lloyd was a partner in her own production firm, Nicita/Lloyd Productions.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2000 | CLAUDIA ELLER and JAMES BATES
Money manager Dana Giacchetto's arrest this week on charges that he pilfered $6 million from the accounts of his celebrity clients is a reminder of Hollywood's weakness for fast-talking, good-looking con artists. And, when exposed as unsophisticates, how quickly they close ranks against the intruder. Being mentioned with Giacchetto now has the cachet of finding your name in confessed Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss' address book. It requires a lot of explaining.
BUSINESS
December 2, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Ovitz has named his new management-production business Artists Management Group and by today expects to sign a deal with Rick Yorn and Julie Silverman Yorn to be his partners in the new venture, sources confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Ovitz's plans have been closely watched by Hollywood, where the co-founder of Creative Artists Agency was once considered the entertainment industry's most powerful talent broker.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Two top young talent managers, who between them represent such hot stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Samuel L. Jackson and Steve Buscemi, have found themselves immersed in their own Hollywood soap opera as they seek to join former super-agent Michael Ovitz in a new business.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2002 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Columbia Pictures Chairman Mark Canton was hired Thursday to run talent manager Michael Ovitz's film production unit. Canton will become a partner, chairman and chief executive of Artists Production Group and will manage a joint film venture the firm has with Vivendi Universal's StudioCanal that has been slow to develop. All of the film unit's employees will report to him, including President Cathy Schulman.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2001 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood talent manager Rick Yorn agreed Thursday to pay $610,000 to settle a 5-month-old financial dispute with the bankruptcy trustee liquidating Cassandra Group, the New York investment vehicle once owned by imprisoned money manager-to-the-stars Dana Giacchetto. The deal settles allegations made in March by Cassandra trustee Robert L. Geltzer that Yorn had improperly received more than $1.3 million in loans and advances from Giacchetto.
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