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May 8, 1993 | GAILE ROBINSON
Brian Murphy: One old chandelier is a pitiful light. Twenty of them--painted screaming red--is a statement. He'll drape a vanity chair in theatrical cement cloth (a special-effects fabric that when dried looks like cement) and use sailcloth for walls. "A can of spray paint will bleed new life into anything. All of a sudden you have something people look at differently.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Universal Studios President Ron Meyer will be headed upstairs to parent company NBCUniversal before his time in Hollywood is done. The longtime head of the Universal movie studio and theme parks has a provision in his contract, signed in June 2011, stipulating that at some point in the next year or two he will move into an advisory role working with NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke, according to two knowledgeable people not authorized to...
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NEWS
January 26, 1992 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times society writer
Interiors To have dined at Atlas Bar & Grill or reclined at Club Lux is to have experienced a Ron Meyers interior. Sensual, richly romantic, the Ron Meyers signature can be seen in the Olympian, gold-leafed grand decor of Atlas and the civilized sci-fi design of the club, which Meyers describes as looking like "a men's club on Mars." His latest project is Tryst, a restaurant occupying the space of the late Greek Connection on La Cienega.
BUSINESS
June 28, 2011
Cable giant Comcast Corp. isn't changing the channel at Universal Studios. Universal President Ron Meyer has signed a new contract with his bosses at Comcast that will extend his tenure until December, 2015. His previous deal had been set to expire at the end of 2012. The extension is a vote of confidence by Comcast, which acquired the studio's parent company, NBCUniversal, in January. Many people in Hollywood had speculated that the new owner might seek to make a management change at Universal given the poor performance of its movie division over the last two years with a string of costly flops such as "Land of the Lost" and "The Wolfman.
NEWS
May 16, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. has made an offer to renew the contract of longtime Universal Studios chief Ron Meyer -- a potential vote of confidence that could quell speculation in Hollywood that his days in the job are numbered under the cable giant's new ownership. But the two sides have yet to reach an agreement. A key sticking point in the negotiations is how long Meyer's contract will be extended beyond its current expiration in 2012. Comcast was offering a shorter extension than the executive would like, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because of the confidentiality of the talks.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Universal Studios President Ron Meyer will be headed upstairs to parent company NBCUniversal before his time in Hollywood is done. The longtime head of the Universal movie studio and theme parks has a provision in his contract, signed in June 2011, stipulating that at some point in the next year or two he will move into an advisory role working with NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke, according to two knowledgeable people not authorized to...
BUSINESS
June 28, 2011
Cable giant Comcast Corp. isn't changing the channel at Universal Studios. Universal President Ron Meyer has signed a new contract with his bosses at Comcast that will extend his tenure until December, 2015. His previous deal had been set to expire at the end of 2012. The extension is a vote of confidence by Comcast, which acquired the studio's parent company, NBCUniversal, in January. Many people in Hollywood had speculated that the new owner might seek to make a management change at Universal given the poor performance of its movie division over the last two years with a string of costly flops such as "Land of the Lost" and "The Wolfman.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Comcast Corp. has made an offer to renew the contract of longtime Universal Studios chief Ron Meyer — a potential vote of confidence that could quell speculation in Hollywood that his days in the job are numbered under the studio's new ownership by the cable giant. But the two sides have yet to reach an agreement. A key sticking point in the negotiations is how long Meyer's contract would be extended beyond its current expiration in 2012. Comcast was offering a shorter extension than the executive would like, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because of the confidentiality of the talks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2006 | Greg Krikorian, Kim Christensen and Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writers
In a threatening tape-recorded telephone call that is now in the hands of the FBI, private eye Anthony Pellicano warned Los Angeles attorney Peter Knecht that his longtime client must repay a loan to film executive Ron Meyer. Knecht said in a recent interview that the call from Pellicano was aimed at intimidating businessman Bilal Baroody, who had borrowed $300,000 from Meyer, his longtime friend and onetime neighbor.
NEWS
July 11, 1995 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is the quintessential Mr. Nice Guy in a world where nice guys typically finish last. Ron Meyer, who Monday was named president of giant entertainment conglomerate MCA Inc., is defined by friends and rivals alike as one of the most generous, trustworthy, accessible and people-savvy agents in an occupation known for its cutthroat nature.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Comcast Corp. has made an offer to renew the contract of longtime Universal Studios chief Ron Meyer — a potential vote of confidence that could quell speculation in Hollywood that his days in the job are numbered under the studio's new ownership by the cable giant. But the two sides have yet to reach an agreement. A key sticking point in the negotiations is how long Meyer's contract would be extended beyond its current expiration in 2012. Comcast was offering a shorter extension than the executive would like, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because of the confidentiality of the talks.
NEWS
May 16, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. has made an offer to renew the contract of longtime Universal Studios chief Ron Meyer -- a potential vote of confidence that could quell speculation in Hollywood that his days in the job are numbered under the cable giant's new ownership. But the two sides have yet to reach an agreement. A key sticking point in the negotiations is how long Meyer's contract will be extended beyond its current expiration in 2012. Comcast was offering a shorter extension than the executive would like, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because of the confidentiality of the talks.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2011 | By Claudia Eller and Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Cats have nine lives. Ron Meyer has had nine bosses. His 16-year reign as president of Universal Studios has made the former talent agent Hollywood's longest surviving studio head. Now Meyer faces his toughest screen test. His new boss, NBC Universal Chief Executive Steve Burke, has shown that he's not timid about making management changes and shaking up the status quo. Before the cable giant even closed its merger with NBC Universal on Friday, he swept out several of the company's top television executives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2006 | Greg Krikorian, Kim Christensen and Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writers
In a threatening tape-recorded telephone call that is now in the hands of the FBI, private eye Anthony Pellicano warned Los Angeles attorney Peter Knecht that his longtime client must repay a loan to film executive Ron Meyer. Knecht said in a recent interview that the call from Pellicano was aimed at intimidating businessman Bilal Baroody, who had borrowed $300,000 from Meyer, his longtime friend and onetime neighbor.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2001 | CORIE BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Meyer appears to have landed a devil's deal as part of the $10.3-billion sale of Barry Diller's USA Networks Inc. entertainment operations to Vivendi Universal announced this week: In one fell swoop, he gains responsibility and loses authority. Meyer, the president of Universal Studios, gets a clutch of premium television assets from USA Networks to add to his movie studio and theme park domain.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1999 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Film production veteran Stacey Snider and business affairs executive Brian C. Mulligan were named co-chairs of Universal Pictures on Thursday, making official what had been a de facto working arrangement at the studio. Both executives will report to Ron Meyer, president of Seagram Co.'s Universal Studios Inc. They replace Casey Silver, who was fired last November as head of the studio after a long dry spell that included such expensive flops as "Meet Joe Black" and "Babe: Pig in the City."
BUSINESS
December 19, 2001 | CORIE BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Meyer appears to have landed a devil's deal as part of the $10.3-billion sale of Barry Diller's USA Networks Inc. entertainment operations to Vivendi Universal announced this week: In one fell swoop, he gains responsibility and loses authority. Meyer, the president of Universal Studios, gets a clutch of premium television assets from USA Networks to add to his movie studio and theme park domain.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1996 | Elaine Dutka, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer
Creative Artists Agency President Ron Meyer jolted the entertainment industry last July 10 when he announced that he would leave the outfit he co-founded to assume the presidency of MCA. Five weeks later, CAA's Michael Ovitz, considered by many to be the most powerful figure in Hollywood, accepted the No. 2 spot at the Walt Disney Co. The agency business, industry observers predicted, would never be the same.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1995 | Frank Rose, Copyright 1995 by Frank Rose. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Inc.
Before there was Disney for Michael S. Ovitz and before there was CAA, there was the William Morris Agency. Frank Rose's book "The Agency" goes behind the doors of the pioneering talent agency. In this excerpt, Rose looks at the time when young eager beaver Ovitz plotted with his fellow agents to form the Creative Artists Agency. * 'You were put in the computer," Sam Weisbord announced, "and found wanting."
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