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April 2, 1997 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I'll take a lie detector test on this: There haven't been three days that I've missed that job. I just regret that I didn't leave 10 years before. Sid Sheinberg, president and COO of MCA/Universal, 1973-1995 * A reborn Sid Sheinberg sits in his office in the 33,000-square-foot brick building that houses the Bubble Factory, the production company he created with his sons Jon and Bill in August 1995.
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February 19, 1999 | CLAUDIA ELLER and JAMES BATES
Last week in San Francisco on the set of "Two Goldsteins on Acid," Hollywood titan-turned-producer Sid Sheinberg had an epiphany. While watching a scene with Alicia Witt, the young star of the low-budget comedy, he noticed something amiss and summoned the woman in charge of wardrobe. "My God," thought the former president of MCA Inc. "I've gone from running a $7-billion company to getting a bra strap straight."
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1987 | Pat H. Broeske
Universal Studios Tour had been preparing an earthquake attraction for some time--and took the day of the 6.1 quake to announce it. Now the studio's registered a new movie title with the MPAA: "Earthquake: The Big One." But Universal chief Sid Sheinberg insists that the epicenter of this project wasn't the latest, real-life rumble. "The fact is, we've been talking about doing another earthquake movie for years," Sheinberg told us. "After all, we did do the original 'Earthquake' (in 1974)."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1997 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I'll take a lie detector test on this: There haven't been three days that I've missed that job. I just regret that I didn't leave 10 years before. Sid Sheinberg, president and COO of MCA/Universal, 1973-1995 * A reborn Sid Sheinberg sits in his office in the 33,000-square-foot brick building that houses the Bubble Factory, the production company he created with his sons Jon and Bill in August 1995.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1995 | CLAUDIA ELLER and JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Marking the end of an era and the demise of Hollywood's longest reigning partnership, MCA Inc.'s two top executives officially vacated their posts Tuesday, with Sidney Jay Sheinberg disclosing plans for a production firm with his two sons and Lew Wasserman moving into an honorary chairman emeritus role. Both moves had been expected for several months. Wasserman, MCA's 82-year-old chairman and chief executive, will also join the board of directors of new MCA majority owner Seagram Co.
NEWS
January 12, 1995
Sid and Lorraine Sheinberg are scheduled to receive the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award on Sunday at the Century Plaza Hotel. Sid Sheinberg is the president of MCA and co-founder of Hollywood Supports, an organization dedicated to preventing AIDS and sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace through education.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1995 | CLAUDIA ELLER
One of the troubles a major company faces when it undergoes a change in ownership is the overpowering internal distraction. The disruption distorts the way commerce is done and engenders feelings of anxiety and insecurity among managers at all levels. Such is the case now at MCA, whose Japanese parent, Matsushita Electric Industrial, announced Sunday that it is selling 80% of the Hollywood entertainment corporation to Seagram.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1999 | CLAUDIA ELLER and JAMES BATES
Last week in San Francisco on the set of "Two Goldsteins on Acid," Hollywood titan-turned-producer Sid Sheinberg had an epiphany. While watching a scene with Alicia Witt, the young star of the low-budget comedy, he noticed something amiss and summoned the woman in charge of wardrobe. "My God," thought the former president of MCA Inc. "I've gone from running a $7-billion company to getting a bra strap straight."
BUSINESS
December 5, 1993 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Coast Repertory recently held a special evening for Orange County's gay community. The Costa Mesa theater offered "Hay Fever," by gay playwright Noel Coward, followed by a Champagne reception with director William Ludel. The event was advertised in a publication that circulates in the gay community, and it drew a larger-than-usual crowd at the 500-seat theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1990
The Directors Guild of America will bestow awards for outstanding directorial achievement in motion pictures, television and commercials tonight at its 42nd annual dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Robert Wise will accept, on behalf of recipient Ingmar Bergman, the D. W. Griffith Award, given for lifetime contribution to film.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1995 | CLAUDIA ELLER and JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Marking the end of an era and the demise of Hollywood's longest reigning partnership, MCA Inc.'s two top executives officially vacated their posts Tuesday, with Sidney Jay Sheinberg disclosing plans for a production firm with his two sons and Lew Wasserman moving into an honorary chairman emeritus role. Both moves had been expected for several months. Wasserman, MCA's 82-year-old chairman and chief executive, will also join the board of directors of new MCA majority owner Seagram Co.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1995 | CLAUDIA ELLER
One of the troubles a major company faces when it undergoes a change in ownership is the overpowering internal distraction. The disruption distorts the way commerce is done and engenders feelings of anxiety and insecurity among managers at all levels. Such is the case now at MCA, whose Japanese parent, Matsushita Electric Industrial, announced Sunday that it is selling 80% of the Hollywood entertainment corporation to Seagram.
NEWS
January 12, 1995
Sid and Lorraine Sheinberg are scheduled to receive the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award on Sunday at the Century Plaza Hotel. Sid Sheinberg is the president of MCA and co-founder of Hollywood Supports, an organization dedicated to preventing AIDS and sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace through education.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1987 | Pat H. Broeske
Universal Studios Tour had been preparing an earthquake attraction for some time--and took the day of the 6.1 quake to announce it. Now the studio's registered a new movie title with the MPAA: "Earthquake: The Big One." But Universal chief Sid Sheinberg insists that the epicenter of this project wasn't the latest, real-life rumble. "The fact is, we've been talking about doing another earthquake movie for years," Sheinberg told us. "After all, we did do the original 'Earthquake' (in 1974)."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1986
Sid Sheinberg, president of MCA/Universal, assures the public that his latest King Kong attraction won't be too scary and is just a lot of fun ("Finally, A Steady Job for King Kong," by Marylouise Oates, June 15). However, I hope parents will be smart enough to keep really young children away from this attraction, which promises "13,000 pounds and feet of howling, growling living terror--just 36 inches from your unbelieving eyes!" This kind of "fun" promises lots of nightmares for little kids who don't realize what a good time they're having.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1987 | Pat H. Broeske
We also put in a call to Sid Sheinberg, Universal president, to see if he'd give us his critique of wife Gary's performance. "Obviously, I think she's terrific. I should--since I've been married to her for over 30 years. "But you don't really expect me to discuss her work in the movie, do you? "The fact is, I'd be only too pleased to be a guest reviewer--but not of a movie that stars my wife. I'd have to disqualify myself from any film in which she stars."
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