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December 23, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a groundbreaking challenge to Hollywood's power to dictate how an actress must look, a Los Angeles jury found Monday that the producers of the television show "Melrose Place" were wrong to fire Hunter Tylo because she was pregnant and ordered them to pay her nearly $5 million in damages. The 10-woman, two-man jury gave Tylo nearly double the $2.5 million that she had sought.
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December 23, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a groundbreaking challenge to Hollywood's power to dictate how an actress must look, a Los Angeles jury found Monday that the producers of the television show "Melrose Place" were wrong to fire Hunter Tylo because she was pregnant and ordered them to pay her nearly $5 million in damages. The 10-woman, two-man jury gave Tylo nearly double the $2.5 million that she had sought.
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BUSINESS
October 8, 1993
United Artists Pictures named Jeff Kleeman vice president of production. Kleeman formerly was president of production at American Zeotrope, developing and producing movie and television projects for Francis Ford Coppola. Kleeman also worked as associate producer on the upcoming film "Frankenstein." Kleeman will work for John Calley, a former Warner Bros. executive who has been hired to jump-start UA for parent Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. * KMEX-TV named Kenneth C.
BUSINESS
February 17, 1995
Walt Disney Co. business and legal affairs specialist Robert Osher is leaving to join Turner Pictures Group as executive vice president, overseeing the company's business affairs and financial operations. Osher joined Disney in 1989 and worked for former business affairs chief Helene Hahn, who left to join DreamWorks SKG. Osher will report to Turner Entertainment Group President Scott Sassa.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
"Summerland," which opens for business with a two-hour premiere tonight, is inexplicably pronounced summerlund (as in Donald and Kiefer Suther-) in the WB's promos. And that's as freaky as it gets. "Summerland" is so cloying, safe and blithely titillating -- so televisiony, in short -- that there's not much to do but tumble into a peaceful stupor before it. This should come as no surprise, seeing as "Summerland" comes from some of the televisioniest minds ever to hatch a series.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2006 | Brenda Hampton, Special to The Times
TV mogul Aaron Spelling, who died Friday at age 83 because of complications stemming from a stroke, left an indelible mark on the medium. "7th Heaven" creator Brenda Hampton, who worked closely with Spelling in recent years, recalls her friendship with the show's executive producer. * The first time Aaron Spelling ever called me at home, I was grilling a steak, and as I watched from my kitchen window, it went up in flames and burned to a crisp. It was Aaron Spelling on the phone. Wow.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
Jose Canseco has decided he'd like to be Hollywood's newest action hero. For this latest post-baseball career move he didn't turn to those powerful, well-connected agents, like the Jeff Bergs of the world, who can make just about anyone a star. Instead, he hired a little-known producer named Bob DeBrino as his personal manager. In many ways, DeBrino, whose limited credits include a low-budget comedy, "Shut Up and Shoot!" about a crooked Hollywood producer, is the real story here.
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