September 20, 1996 |
The DreamWorks SKG executive who has been overseeing the company's plans to build a new studio lot at Playa Vista is leaving to help run a new entertainment venture DreamWorks has with MCA Inc. and video game giant Sega. Michael Montgomery will become president and chief operating officer of Sega GameWorks, which is developing so-called location-based entertainment centers where visitors will play an array of games.
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.
May 2, 1996 |
Sega to Equip Entertainment Centers: Cineplex Odeon said Sega GameWorks will develop and operate some of the company's new interactive entertainment centers adjacent to its North American movie houses, although financial details and the number of locations have yet to be decided, the companies said. GameWorks last month announced its plan to open 100 of its own entertainment centers around the world, featuring arcade games, high-tech attractions, simulators, food and merchandise.
December 20, 2001 |
Ron Bension, who quit suddenly last week as head of video game maker Sega GameWorks, took over this week as chief executive at Tickets.com Inc., the Irvine event ticket firm said Wednesday. Bension, 47, who previously rose through the ranks of Universal Studios Inc. to head its theme-park business, takes over a firm that hasn't posted a profit since going public in November 1999. He replaces W. Thomas Gimple, who becomes chairman. Gimple had been co-chairman with C.
November 2, 1998 |
When The Block opens in Orange on Nov. 19, it won't be just another mall: It'll be another mall with yet another SEGA GameWorks. The 20,000-square-foot entertainment complex houses dozens of the latest virtual reality and arcade video games, as well as a full restaurant and bar. Aimed at game lovers and novices alike, these high-tech playgrounds serve as a natural hangout for suburban teens and young adults, said company chief executive Michael Montgomery. "Somewhere between Chuck E.
November 11, 1999
* Byron Schweigert has been named chief executive of the 741-bed Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach. He had been senior vice president of administration. He succeeds Chris Van Gorder, who was recently named chief of health-care operations for Scripps Health in La Jolla. * Sega GameWorks, a venture formed by DreamWorks SKG, Universal Studios and Sega Enterprises, has named Ron Bension president and chief executive.