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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
October 30, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN and KATHRYN HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brandon Tartikoff's abrupt resignation Thursday as chairman of Paramount Pictures spawned concern over the studio's stability and the parent corporation's long-term direction. Stanley R. Jaffe, president of the studio's parent, Paramount Communications, was named to temporarily succeed Tartikoff, who said he was leaving after 15 months on the job to spend more time with his daughter, who is recuperating from a 1991 car accident.
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.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1992 | ALAN CITRON and VICTOR ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The ubiquitous Wayne Campbell of "Wayne's World" would undoubtedly offer his trademark "EXCELLENT!" if he got a look at Paramount Communications Inc.'s latest financial report. On Tuesday, the New York-based company posted significant gains in first-quarter earnings from the dismal year before, thanks mostly to a 160% surge in entertainment income. Hits such as "The Addams Family" and "Star Trek VI" boosted first-quarter operating income from entertainment to $73.2 million, compared to $28.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1993 | KATHRYN HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a good night, Paramount Communications President Stanley R. Jaffe has one of the most coveted jobs in America. From a courtside seat at Paramount-owned Madison Square Garden, he watches the Paramount-owned Knicks win a suspenseful NBA playoff game. Briefly, his attention is diverted by the arrival of Sharon Stone, star of Paramount's erotic thriller "Sliver," as the actress throws her arms around his neck in greeting.
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.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1991 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frank G. Mancuso has filed a lawsuit alleging that Paramount Communications Inc. "abruptly fired" him as head of its movie and television studio despite protective provisions in his written employment agreement. The suit demands more than $45 million in damages.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One grew up as a star athlete and scholar in suburban New Jersey, the son of a chemical engineer. The other went to swank private schools, with a big-time Hollywood producer and executive for a father. One is known for grace under pressure. The other has a pressure-cooker personality. Frank Biondi, the chief executive of Viacom Inc., and Stanley Jaffe, the president of Paramount Pictures, are a study in contrasts.
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.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One grew up as a star athlete and scholar in suburban New Jersey, the son of a chemical engineer. The other went to swank private schools, with a big-time Hollywood producer and executive for a father. One is known for grace under pressure. The other has a pressure-cooker personality. Frank Biondi, the chief executive of Viacom Inc., and Stanley Jaffe, the president of Paramount Pictures, are a study in contrasts.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1993 | KATHRYN HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a good night, Paramount Communications President Stanley R. Jaffe has one of the most coveted jobs in America. From a courtside seat at Paramount-owned Madison Square Garden, he watches the Paramount-owned Knicks win a suspenseful NBA playoff game. Briefly, his attention is diverted by the arrival of Sharon Stone, star of Paramount's erotic thriller "Sliver," as the actress throws her arms around his neck in greeting.
BUSINESS
October 30, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN and KATHRYN HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brandon Tartikoff's abrupt resignation Thursday as chairman of Paramount Pictures spawned concern over the studio's stability and the parent corporation's long-term direction. Stanley R. Jaffe, president of the studio's parent, Paramount Communications, was named to temporarily succeed Tartikoff, who said he was leaving after 15 months on the job to spend more time with his daughter, who is recuperating from a 1991 car accident.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1992 | ALAN CITRON and VICTOR ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The ubiquitous Wayne Campbell of "Wayne's World" would undoubtedly offer his trademark "EXCELLENT!" if he got a look at Paramount Communications Inc.'s latest financial report. On Tuesday, the New York-based company posted significant gains in first-quarter earnings from the dismal year before, thanks mostly to a 160% surge in entertainment income. Hits such as "The Addams Family" and "Star Trek VI" boosted first-quarter operating income from entertainment to $73.2 million, compared to $28.
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 23, 1991 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frank G. Mancuso has filed a lawsuit alleging that Paramount Communications Inc. "abruptly fired" him as head of its movie and television studio despite protective provisions in his written employment agreement. The suit demands more than $45 million in damages.
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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