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March 10, 2003 | Brian Lowry, Times Staff Writer
Veteran marketing executive Steve Sohmer has resigned as ABC's executive vice president of marketing, advertising and promotion a mere seven months after assuming the position. A network spokesman confirmed Sohmer's departure Sunday but wouldn't discuss the circumstances. Associates, however, say there was a sense Sohmer had become fed up with the job. ABC is coming off a disappointing performance in the February ratings sweeps, in which the Walt Disney Co.
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BUSINESS
March 10, 2003 | Brian Lowry, Times Staff Writer
Veteran marketing executive Steve Sohmer has resigned as ABC's executive vice president of marketing, advertising and promotion a mere seven months after assuming the position. A network spokesman confirmed Sohmer's departure Sunday but wouldn't discuss the circumstances. Associates, however, say there was a sense Sohmer had become fed up with the job. ABC is coming off a disappointing performance in the February ratings sweeps, in which the Walt Disney Co.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Former CBS, NBC and Columbia Pictures executive Steve Sohmer has become president and chief operating officer of Nelson Television, a new subsidiary of Nelson Entertainment Group. The company will be involved in TV development, production and distribution for series, movies and miniseries on both sides of the Atlantic.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Sohmer, a screenwriter, producer and novelist, is claiming that television producer Brandon Tartikoff and novelist Thomas Clancy cut him out of more than $1 million in revenue from publishing rights deriving from the television miniseries he wrote called "Op Center."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from the Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Vital Statistics: Actress Deidre Hall of "Days of Our Lives" fame is the mother of a baby, David Atticus Sohmer, born Sunday evening. Hall, 43, is married to producer-writer Steve Sohmer. . . . "thirtysomething" star Peter Horton has signed an exclusive executive producer-director agreement with ABC Productions to create and develop series programming.
BOOKS
July 21, 1991 | Don G. Campbell
PATRIOTS by Steve Sohmer (Random House: $20; 422 pp.). If author Steve Sohmer had picked a more timely subject for "Patriots," the ink would have rubbed off on our fingers: The successful conclusion of Desert Storm is the focal point.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Sohmer, a screenwriter, producer and novelist, is claiming that television producer Brandon Tartikoff and novelist Thomas Clancy cut him out of more than $1 million in revenue from publishing rights deriving from the television miniseries he wrote called "Op Center."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1985 | DAVID T. FRIENDLY, Times Staff Writer
Steve Sohmer, a 43-year-old television executive once described as the "P.T. Barnum of network promotion," has been named president and chief operating officer of Columbia Motion Pictures, a spokesman for the studio confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Sohmer, who has no experience in producing or marketing motion pictures, will oversee the studio's entire slate of films. The announcement caught much of the industry off guard.
NEWS
June 10, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As guests arrived at Chasen's California Room Thursday, they first passed between two 4-by-8-foot reproductions of the cover of Steve Sohmer's new novel, "Patriots." Actors in Marine Corps dress uniforms stood at attention on each side of the entrance. Just past the red-white-and-blue bunting there was a small area made to look like the Oval Office. On the desk sat a 40-pound cake in the shape of the red hot-line telephone.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
"The Hollywood wisdom," Steve Sohmer said recently, "is that God created the studio executive for practice and then did the amoeba." Sohmer was a studio executive who is also a novelist, and what he was saying was that his image as the former makes it hard for his colleagues to take him seriously as the latter. But there is a good chance that Sohmer will have the last laugh. He usually does.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from the Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Vital Statistics: Actress Deidre Hall of "Days of Our Lives" fame is the mother of a baby, David Atticus Sohmer, born Sunday evening. Hall, 43, is married to producer-writer Steve Sohmer. . . . "thirtysomething" star Peter Horton has signed an exclusive executive producer-director agreement with ABC Productions to create and develop series programming.
BOOKS
July 21, 1991 | Don G. Campbell
PATRIOTS by Steve Sohmer (Random House: $20; 422 pp.). If author Steve Sohmer had picked a more timely subject for "Patriots," the ink would have rubbed off on our fingers: The successful conclusion of Desert Storm is the focal point.
NEWS
June 10, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As guests arrived at Chasen's California Room Thursday, they first passed between two 4-by-8-foot reproductions of the cover of Steve Sohmer's new novel, "Patriots." Actors in Marine Corps dress uniforms stood at attention on each side of the entrance. Just past the red-white-and-blue bunting there was a small area made to look like the Oval Office. On the desk sat a 40-pound cake in the shape of the red hot-line telephone.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Former CBS, NBC and Columbia Pictures executive Steve Sohmer has become president and chief operating officer of Nelson Television, a new subsidiary of Nelson Entertainment Group. The company will be involved in TV development, production and distribution for series, movies and miniseries on both sides of the Atlantic.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
"The Hollywood wisdom," Steve Sohmer said recently, "is that God created the studio executive for practice and then did the amoeba." Sohmer was a studio executive who is also a novelist, and what he was saying was that his image as the former makes it hard for his colleagues to take him seriously as the latter. But there is a good chance that Sohmer will have the last laugh. He usually does.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1985 | DAVID T. FRIENDLY, Times Staff Writer
Steve Sohmer, a 43-year-old television executive once described as the "P.T. Barnum of network promotion," has been named president and chief operating officer of Columbia Motion Pictures, a spokesman for the studio confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Sohmer, who has no experience in producing or marketing motion pictures, will oversee the studio's entire slate of films. The announcement caught much of the industry off guard.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1985
John Fiedler has been named president of worldwide production for Columbia Pictures. Fiedler, who has held executive production jobs at Paramount and Tri-Star, will report to Steve Sohmer, who was recently hired as Columbia's president and chief operating officer. Fiedler will be based in Los Angeles.
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