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May 21, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sony Electronic Publishing and Sega of America announced Wednesday that Sony will produce video games for Sega's hot-selling line of video game machines. The agreement, which was expected, illustrates the divergent interests of Sony Electronic Publishing--formed last year to develop software for consumer electronics devices--and parent Sony Corp.'s hardware divisions. Sony Corp.
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May 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sony Unit Acquires British Electronics Firm: Sony Electronic Publishing Co., a unit of Sony Corp., said it has bought British computer and video game software developer and publisher Psygnosis Ltd. Financial details were not released. Psygnosis will continue to market and distribute computer software under its own brand, the company said, as well as develop software for Sony Electronic's video game division. Sony Electronic said the acquisition coincides with its entry into the European market.
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BUSINESS
May 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sony Unit Acquires British Electronics Firm: Sony Electronic Publishing Co., a unit of Sony Corp., said it has bought British computer and video game software developer and publisher Psygnosis Ltd. Financial details were not released. Psygnosis will continue to market and distribute computer software under its own brand, the company said, as well as develop software for Sony Electronic's video game division. Sony Electronic said the acquisition coincides with its entry into the European market.
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May 21, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sony Electronic Publishing and Sega of America announced Wednesday that Sony will produce video games for Sega's hot-selling line of video game machines. The agreement, which was expected, illustrates the divergent interests of Sony Electronic Publishing--formed last year to develop software for consumer electronics devices--and parent Sony Corp.'s hardware divisions. Sony Corp.
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February 27, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of its continuing expansion into software, Sony Corp. has announced the formation of Sony Electronic Publishing, a division devoted to video and computer technologies. The new company will produce and distribute products ranging from video games to computerized texts on compact disc. Characters owned by Sony could even pop up in comic books. Sony Electronic Publishing will be headquartered in New York.
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August 8, 1991 | ALAN CITRON
The famous torch lady of Columbia Pictures Entertainment Co. got a new moniker Wednesday as the board unanimously voted to rename the company Sony Pictures Entertainment. The name change is designed to lessen confusion between the parent company and its two subsidiaries--Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures. It also raises the profile of Sony Inc., the Japanese electronics giant that acquired Columbia for $3.4 billion in 1989.
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August 25, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Sony Corp. pursues its grand vision of marrying consumer electronics hardware and entertainment software, most of the attention has been focused on the expensive acquisitions of CBS Records and Columbia Pictures. But the third piece of Sony Software--a recently formed unit called Sony Electronic Publishing (SEP)--may have an even more direct impact on the success or failure of specific new hardware products.
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August 25, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Michael P. Schulhof is feeling embattled, he certainly didn't show it one recent morning as he descended from a plush Sony Corp. helicopter, tanned and smiling after a weekend at the beach. Schulhof, as head of Sony Software, the highest-ranking American at the giant Japanese electronics company, was bound for London on the Concorde. From there, he would pilot a Sony jet to Austria for the inauguration of a videodisc factory.
BUSINESS
July 11, 1995
Lucille Martin has been promoted to vice president and special assistant to Walt Disney Co. Board of Directors. * Former CBS Entertainment vice president Michael Ogiens has been named president at MTM Television. * David Rone has been promoted to vice president, business affairs for Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. * Dan Capone was appointed director of multimedia marketing for Turner Home Entertainment.
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June 23, 1995
Melissa Bachrach has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president for Chris Montan Productions on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank. In her new role, Bachrach will be responsible for overseeing development and production for film projects. She was previously head of Nation Films at Sony Pictures and was senior vice president of production at Twentieth Century Fox. * Blaise J.
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August 25, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Sony Corp. pursues its grand vision of marrying consumer electronics hardware and entertainment software, most of the attention has been focused on the expensive acquisitions of CBS Records and Columbia Pictures. But the third piece of Sony Software--a recently formed unit called Sony Electronic Publishing (SEP)--may have an even more direct impact on the success or failure of specific new hardware products.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Michael P. Schulhof is feeling embattled, he certainly didn't show it one recent morning as he descended from a plush Sony Corp. helicopter, tanned and smiling after a weekend at the beach. Schulhof, as head of Sony Software, the highest-ranking American at the giant Japanese electronics company, was bound for London on the Concorde. From there, he would pilot a Sony jet to Austria for the inauguration of a videodisc factory.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1991 | ALAN CITRON
The famous torch lady of Columbia Pictures Entertainment Co. got a new moniker Wednesday as the board unanimously voted to rename the company Sony Pictures Entertainment. The name change is designed to lessen confusion between the parent company and its two subsidiaries--Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures. It also raises the profile of Sony Inc., the Japanese electronics giant that acquired Columbia for $3.4 billion in 1989.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of its continuing expansion into software, Sony Corp. has announced the formation of Sony Electronic Publishing, a division devoted to video and computer technologies. The new company will produce and distribute products ranging from video games to computerized texts on compact disc. Characters owned by Sony could even pop up in comic books. Sony Electronic Publishing will be headquartered in New York.
BUSINESS
May 23, 1994 | AMY HARMON
There's no 18-minute gap, but Watergate addicts who want a jazzier version of "The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House" can rejoice. The former White House chief of staff's secret chronicles of the late President's rise and fall will soon be available on CD-ROM. Developed by Sony's electronic publishing arm, the title takes advantage of the versatility and massive storage capacity of the silvery compact discs.
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