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October 5, 1996
Stephen Friedman, 59, producer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "The Big Easy." Friedman earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a law degree at Harvard University. Entering the motion picture business as an attorney, he worked for Columbia Pictures, Ashley-Famous Agency and Paramount. He founded and operated Kings Road Entertainment with profits from his first producing effort, "The Last Picture Show" in 1971.
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November 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
The World Series MVP is now producing for MTV. Fresh off a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, along with Pittsburgh Pirates' centerfielder Andrew McCutchen , will executive-produce a weekly, 30-episode series for MTV2 to highlight baseball's stars off the field. This effort to bring baseball to MTV comes as the sport has had trouble pulling in viewers from the younger generation, who are often more inclined to tweet about twerking than triple-plays.
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BUSINESS
May 8, 2009 | Neil Irwin
The chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York resigned Thursday after questions were raised about his role as a director of Goldman Sachs and his purchases of stock in the company, which is regulated by the New York Fed. Stephen Friedman, a onetime chairman of Goldman and economic advisor to President George W. Bush, said his staying on would be a "distraction" for the central bank.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
For MTV, the situation was more than awkward . In fall 2008, the network was bingeing on manufactured reality shows that celebrated wealth and excess just as the country was staggering into a recession. Banks were failing, people were losing their jobs and college students were facing uncertain futures. But on MTV, the glamorous clique from "The Hills" was indulging in West Hollywood shopping trips and getaways to Cabo San Lucas. And on "My Super Sweet 16," the parents of a South Carolina beauty queen spent tens of thousands of dollars to give her the perfect birthday party, complete with a baby-blue Hummer.
BOOKS
May 21, 1989 | ALEX RAKSIN
"City Moves" initially seems too good to be true, with intriguingly titled chapters (e.g., "The Theatrics of City Life") promising to demystify the ideas of hundreds of urban and regional planners. And unfortunately, this is a case where first impressions prove correct, for in order to view all of these theories in one glance, Stephen Friedman is forced to stand at such a distance from them that colors fade and details become obscure. Failing to evoke the wonder of cities--the way they choreograph social rituals, for example, or parent their populations--"City Moves" is burdened by verbose definitions ("Community has been defined by the sociologist Gideon Sjoberg as 'a collectivity of actors sharing a limited territorial area as the base for carrying out the greater share of their activities' ")
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
For MTV, the situation was more than awkward . In fall 2008, the network was bingeing on manufactured reality shows that celebrated wealth and excess just as the country was staggering into a recession. Banks were failing, people were losing their jobs and college students were facing uncertain futures. But on MTV, the glamorous clique from "The Hills" was indulging in West Hollywood shopping trips and getaways to Cabo San Lucas. And on "My Super Sweet 16," the parents of a South Carolina beauty queen spent tens of thousands of dollars to give her the perfect birthday party, complete with a baby-blue Hummer.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
The chairman of Goldman, Sachs & Co. said Tuesday he is resigning to make room for a younger management team at the nation's biggest privately held investment bank. The resignation of Stephen Friedman, 56, comes as Goldman is struggling against sharply lower earnings. While the privately held partnership is not required to publicly report results, Friedman described 1994 as "a frustrating year" in a comment on profits that was rare for a Goldman executive.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
The World Series MVP is now producing for MTV. Fresh off a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, along with Pittsburgh Pirates' centerfielder Andrew McCutchen , will executive-produce a weekly, 30-episode series for MTV2 to highlight baseball's stars off the field. This effort to bring baseball to MTV comes as the sport has had trouble pulling in viewers from the younger generation, who are often more inclined to tweet about twerking than triple-plays.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
It's one of the more formidable assignments in television: figuring out how to appeal to a fresh generation of teenagers and twentysomethings. Veteran executive Stephen K. Friedman was handed that responsibility Wednesday when he was promoted to president of the influential youth-oriented cable network MTV. Friedman, 41, has served as MTV's general manager since 2008, overseeing the channel's day-to-day operations and helping to reverse the...
NATIONAL
November 24, 2004 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
One of President Bush's top economic advisors, Stephen Friedman, plans to resign from the administration to return to private life, White House officials said Tuesday. Friedman was little seen during his two-year tenure as director of the National Economic Council, a formerly high-profile job that his predecessors used not only to advise the president on economic strategy but to promote the president's policies to the public.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
It's one of the more formidable assignments in television: figuring out how to appeal to a fresh generation of teenagers and twentysomethings. Veteran executive Stephen K. Friedman was handed that responsibility Wednesday when he was promoted to president of the influential youth-oriented cable network MTV. Friedman, 41, has served as MTV's general manager since 2008, overseeing the channel's day-to-day operations and helping to reverse the...
BUSINESS
May 8, 2009 | Neil Irwin
The chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York resigned Thursday after questions were raised about his role as a director of Goldman Sachs and his purchases of stock in the company, which is regulated by the New York Fed. Stephen Friedman, a onetime chairman of Goldman and economic advisor to President George W. Bush, said his staying on would be a "distraction" for the central bank.
NATIONAL
November 24, 2004 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
One of President Bush's top economic advisors, Stephen Friedman, plans to resign from the administration to return to private life, White House officials said Tuesday. Friedman was little seen during his two-year tenure as director of the National Economic Council, a formerly high-profile job that his predecessors used not only to advise the president on economic strategy but to promote the president's policies to the public.
NEWS
October 5, 1996
Stephen Friedman, 59, producer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "The Big Easy." Friedman earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a law degree at Harvard University. Entering the motion picture business as an attorney, he worked for Columbia Pictures, Ashley-Famous Agency and Paramount. He founded and operated Kings Road Entertainment with profits from his first producing effort, "The Last Picture Show" in 1971.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
The chairman of Goldman, Sachs & Co. said Tuesday he is resigning to make room for a younger management team at the nation's biggest privately held investment bank. The resignation of Stephen Friedman, 56, comes as Goldman is struggling against sharply lower earnings. While the privately held partnership is not required to publicly report results, Friedman described 1994 as "a frustrating year" in a comment on profits that was rare for a Goldman executive.
BOOKS
May 21, 1989 | ALEX RAKSIN
"City Moves" initially seems too good to be true, with intriguingly titled chapters (e.g., "The Theatrics of City Life") promising to demystify the ideas of hundreds of urban and regional planners. And unfortunately, this is a case where first impressions prove correct, for in order to view all of these theories in one glance, Stephen Friedman is forced to stand at such a distance from them that colors fade and details become obscure. Failing to evoke the wonder of cities--the way they choreograph social rituals, for example, or parent their populations--"City Moves" is burdened by verbose definitions ("Community has been defined by the sociologist Gideon Sjoberg as 'a collectivity of actors sharing a limited territorial area as the base for carrying out the greater share of their activities' ")
BUSINESS
August 14, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
John L. Weinberg said today that he plans to retire after 14 years as senior partner and chairman of the management committee at the international investment bank and brokerage Goldman, Sachs & Co. Weinberg, 65, will step down at the end of the firm's fiscal year Nov. 30. The firm said its two vice chairmen for the last three years, Robert E. Rubin and Stephen Friedman, will become senior partners and co-chairmen of the management committee.
BUSINESS
November 16, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Goldman, Sachs Co. Says Top Bond Expert Retiring: The nation's biggest and richest investment banking partnership said partner and chief economist Robert M. Giordano will leave Nov. 25 at the age of 46. He was responsible for forecasts on interest rates, the economy and Federal Reserve Board policy and was the chief spokesman on the economy and the bond markets. He will be the seventh senior bond partner to leave the New York-based firm in the last two years. No successor was named.
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