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March 19, 1991 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paramount Communications Inc., in a surprise move, named veteran film producer Stanley R. Jaffe to the newly created post of president and chief operating officer. Jaffe, 50, was president of the company's Paramount Pictures unit in the early 1970s and more recently produced some of its biggest film hits--including "Fatal Attraction" and "The Accused"--during an eight-year partnership with Sherry Lansing.
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February 1, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ex-Paramount President Shelves Ambitious Plans: Frustrated by the drying up of money for film production, Stanley Jaffe has scaled back his business plan for now in lieu of a more conventional production deal through Sony Pictures, sources confirmed. Jaffe had planned to raise about $225 million in outside capital to finance his films, with Sony kicking in an additional $75 million.
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BUSINESS
March 21, 1991 | MICHAEL CIEPLY and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Frank G. Mancuso abruptly left his position as chairman and chief executive of Paramount Pictures, sending a shock wave through one of Hollywood's biggest film and television studios. The Wednesday departure follows by two days the surprise appointment of film producer Stanley Jaffe as president of Paramount Communications, the studio's New York-based parent.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
As often occurs in corporate soap operas, Stanley Jaffe has moved from the boardroom to the courtroom. The former president and chief operating officer of Paramount Communications on Thursday filed a lawsuit charging that he was deprived of $20 million in stock options and other benefits guaranteed under his employment contract when Viacom Inc. acquired the company.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Murphy Deal: It looks like Eddie Murphy--long a fixture at Paramount Pictures--will probably do his next movie at Disney. Informed sources say the star is interested in a script under development at the studio, but until it's completed he won't commit. Both sides in the discussions are mum on the details of the film project.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ex-Paramount President Shelves Ambitious Plans: Frustrated by the drying up of money for film production, Stanley Jaffe has scaled back his business plan for now in lieu of a more conventional production deal through Sony Pictures, sources confirmed. Jaffe had planned to raise about $225 million in outside capital to finance his films, with Sony kicking in an additional $75 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1991
The word around Hollywood lunches this week was that ex-Paramount Chairman and CEO Frank Mancuso, who claims he was fired after Stanley Jaffe was appointed president and chief operating officer of parent Paramount Communications, is rounding up a group of investors to buy beleaguered Orion Pictures. A perfect fit, in the eyes of Hollywood. Orion needs bolstering in marketing and distribution, which is Mancuso's forte.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1991 | ALAN CITRON and NINA EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the same day that it celebrated the theatrical re-release of "Citizen Kane," the classic film that delves deeply into the power of the media, Paramount Pictures filled its own power vacuum by confirming that Brandon Tartikoff has been named as its new studio chief. News of the appointment drew mostly positive notices from people inside and outside the company.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1991 | NINA J. EASTON and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"Think 'Zippy the Pinhead,' " NBC Entertainment Group Chairman Brandon Tartikoff reportedly told an associate who was trying to get a fix on the network executive's personal taste in movies. Tartikoff was so fond of the offbeat comic strip--once described by its creator as a sort of "crude 'Mork and Mindy' " --that he tried to turn it into a movie with Randy Quaid in the title role.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
As often occurs in corporate soap operas, Stanley Jaffe has moved from the boardroom to the courtroom. The former president and chief operating officer of Paramount Communications on Thursday filed a lawsuit charging that he was deprived of $20 million in stock options and other benefits guaranteed under his employment contract when Viacom Inc. acquired the company.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1994 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sherry Lansing is staying. That much is certain. Lansing, who has headed Paramount Pictures for the past 14 months, has quietly informed her staff that she has accepted an offer to remain in her post after the mega-merger between Viacom Inc. and Paramount Communications Inc. is completed. Still uncertain, however, is what the future holds for Lansing's boss, Stanley R.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1993 | CLAUDIA ELLER and ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just when Paramount Pictures was beginning to stabilize under the 10-month reign of movie chairman Sherry Lansing, the studio was purchased this week by Viacom Inc. in a multibillion-dollar deal that will transform the studio's parent company into a mega-media giant.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Murphy Deal: It looks like Eddie Murphy--long a fixture at Paramount Pictures--will probably do his next movie at Disney. Informed sources say the star is interested in a script under development at the studio, but until it's completed he won't commit. Both sides in the discussions are mum on the details of the film project.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1991 | NINA J. EASTON and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"Think 'Zippy the Pinhead,' " NBC Entertainment Group Chairman Brandon Tartikoff reportedly told an associate who was trying to get a fix on the network executive's personal taste in movies. Tartikoff was so fond of the offbeat comic strip--once described by its creator as a sort of "crude 'Mork and Mindy' " --that he tried to turn it into a movie with Randy Quaid in the title role.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1991 | ALAN CITRON and NINA EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the same day that it celebrated the theatrical re-release of "Citizen Kane," the classic film that delves deeply into the power of the media, Paramount Pictures filled its own power vacuum by confirming that Brandon Tartikoff has been named as its new studio chief. News of the appointment drew mostly positive notices from people inside and outside the company.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1991
The word around Hollywood lunches this week was that ex-Paramount Chairman and CEO Frank Mancuso, who claims he was fired after Stanley Jaffe was appointed president and chief operating officer of parent Paramount Communications, is rounding up a group of investors to buy beleaguered Orion Pictures. A perfect fit, in the eyes of Hollywood. Orion needs bolstering in marketing and distribution, which is Mancuso's forte.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1993 | CLAUDIA ELLER and ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just when Paramount Pictures was beginning to stabilize under the 10-month reign of movie chairman Sherry Lansing, the studio was purchased this week by Viacom Inc. in a multibillion-dollar deal that will transform the studio's parent company into a mega-media giant.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1994 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sherry Lansing is staying. That much is certain. Lansing, who has headed Paramount Pictures for the past 14 months, has quietly informed her staff that she has accepted an offer to remain in her post after the mega-merger between Viacom Inc. and Paramount Communications Inc. is completed. Still uncertain, however, is what the future holds for Lansing's boss, Stanley R.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1991 | MICHAEL CIEPLY and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Frank G. Mancuso abruptly left his position as chairman and chief executive of Paramount Pictures, sending a shock wave through one of Hollywood's biggest film and television studios. The Wednesday departure follows by two days the surprise appointment of film producer Stanley Jaffe as president of Paramount Communications, the studio's New York-based parent.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1991 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paramount Communications Inc., in a surprise move, named veteran film producer Stanley R. Jaffe to the newly created post of president and chief operating officer. Jaffe, 50, was president of the company's Paramount Pictures unit in the early 1970s and more recently produced some of its biggest film hits--including "Fatal Attraction" and "The Accused"--during an eight-year partnership with Sherry Lansing.
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