February 5, 1999 |
Sandy Climan, a senior executive at Creative Artists Agency, said Thursday that he is leaving the talent firm. Sources said Climan has been approached by Michael Ovitz to join his new management venture, Artists Management Group, but that Climan is considering other options as well. In a statement released Thursday night, Climan said he expected to make an announcement soon.
January 3, 1988 |
The president and v-p of Robert Redford's Wildwood production company, Andy Meyer and Sarah Black, respectively, have defected to Norman Lear's Act III Communications, according to our sources. Meyer quietly moved his office to Act III before taking an extended Christmas vacation. Black will join him in early January, when a formal announcement is planned.
November 27, 1988 |
How many studio executives does it take to screw in a light bulb? Well, OK, we don't know the answer to that one. But we do know that no fewer than 21 execs, agents, publicists and other assorted retainers were advised the other day when a couple of "Rain Man" publicity photos of Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise were mailed to media types. See, we came across this one-paragraph United Artists letter, concerning some b&w shots of the two stars.
March 4, 1997 |
Universal Studios Inc., in another corporate realignment, on Monday said it will shift its home video unit so that it reports to Universal Pictures Chairman Casey Silver. The move to put home video under the film wing is in keeping with the way most studios operate. "It's about product line mentality," Silver said. "This is the industry norm." Before being bought by Seagram Co.
April 7, 1998 |
After 2 1/2 years, Howard Weitzman is leaving his post as one of the top executives at Universal Studios. The ousting of the former powerhouse entertainment lawyer is the second high-level casualty of the senior management team assembled at Universal under the three-year ownership of Seagram Co. Chief Executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. In April last year, former Universal Executive Vice President Sandy Climan was forced out and returned to his former employer, Creative Artists Agency.
February 28, 1997 |
Top MTV marketing executive John Shea is expected to disclose in the next few days that he is leaving to join Sega GameWorks, the fledging joint venture of interactive entertainment centers launched by video game maker Sega, DreamWorks SKG studio and entertainment giant MCA Inc. As senior vice president of marketing at the cable channel, Shea has supervised all of MTV's marketing programs. He joined the company in 1988 as director of promotions.