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June 20, 1987 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Legal Affairs Writer
The pudgy young man with the impish look and the big cigar bounded into the hotel reception room, surveyed the gathering crowd of 250, and homed in, as if directed by internal radar, on the most powerful attorney in the room, American Bar Assn. President-elect Robert Raven. That same unerring radar has guided 36-year-old legal news baron Steven Brill into choice markets for his publications and has made him a growing power in the wealthy and influential world of lawyers and judges.
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October 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
Brill Media Holdings closed its Contentville Web site, company founder Steven Brill said in a message posted on the site. The site shut down Sept. 28, and 15 people will be laid off, but it won't affect the publication of Brill's Content, a quarterly magazine that focuses on the media industry. In the message left on Contentville, Brill said the site was shut down because "we simply were unable to entice enough people for us to see our way to a viable enterprise."
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January 26, 1995 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just a few days before Court TV began its pool coverage of opening statements in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, network President Steven Brill held a dinner to meet with his courthouse camera crew and producers. "The only way you are going to be famous in the next few months," he told them half-jokingly, "is if you screw up."
BUSINESS
January 5, 2001 | Associated Press
Special-interest magazine publisher Primedia Inc. is consolidating its media trade publications and conference businesses into a new subsidiary that will be run by Steven Brill, the entrepreneur who founded Brill's Content magazine. Brill will contribute 49% of the equity of his privately held company, Brill Media Holdings, into the new Primedia subsidiary, which will be called Media Central.
NEWS
June 17, 1998 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a man on a mission to reform the American media, Steven Brill isn't too thrilled when reporters question his own journalistic standards--but he seems to relish the firestorm triggered by the debut issue of his magazine, Brill's Content. At an elegant party launching the publication, media VIPs buzzed about "Pressgate," Brill's story detailing news leaks by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr to several reporters. In doing so, he charged, Starr may have broken the law.
NEWS
May 25, 1995 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judge Lance A. Ito, who has come under criticism for his handling of the O.J. Simpson murder case, has "gotten a bum rap" and is actually doing a fine job, Court TV founder and President Steven Brill said Wednesday. In a luncheon address to the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Brill said Ito has been held to "an impossible standard," largely because of the extensive media coverage of the trial.
NEWS
February 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Steven Brill, founder of a media watchdog magazine, stepped down as editor in chief a day after announcing in New York a controversial business venture with several media companies. David Kuhn, who joined the company last fall, becomes editor of Brill's Content; Brill will remain chairman and chief executive officer of the parent company, Brill Media Holdings. The deal with CBS, NBC and other media firms forms Contentville.com, which will recommend books and other items to readers.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1998 | Reuters
A screenwriter has filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. claiming that the entertainment company failed to pay him millions of dollars in merchandising revenues earned from the three "Mighty Ducks" movies. Steven Brill, who wrote the movies starring Emilio Estevez as the reluctant coach for an underdog youth hockey team, claims his contract entitles him to 5% of the gross merchandising revenues but that he hasn't received a cent.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2001 | Associated Press
Special-interest magazine publisher Primedia Inc. is consolidating its media trade publications and conference businesses into a new subsidiary that will be run by Steven Brill, the entrepreneur who founded Brill's Content magazine. Brill will contribute 49% of the equity of his privately held company, Brill Media Holdings, into the new Primedia subsidiary, which will be called Media Central.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
Brill Media Holdings closed its Contentville Web site, company founder Steven Brill said in a message posted on the site. The site shut down Sept. 28, and 15 people will be laid off, but it won't affect the publication of Brill's Content, a quarterly magazine that focuses on the media industry. In the message left on Contentville, Brill said the site was shut down because "we simply were unable to entice enough people for us to see our way to a viable enterprise."
NEWS
February 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Steven Brill, founder of a media watchdog magazine, stepped down as editor in chief a day after announcing in New York a controversial business venture with several media companies. David Kuhn, who joined the company last fall, becomes editor of Brill's Content; Brill will remain chairman and chief executive officer of the parent company, Brill Media Holdings. The deal with CBS, NBC and other media firms forms Contentville.com, which will recommend books and other items to readers.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1998 | Reuters
A screenwriter has filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. claiming that the entertainment company failed to pay him millions of dollars in merchandising revenues earned from the three "Mighty Ducks" movies. Steven Brill, who wrote the movies starring Emilio Estevez as the reluctant coach for an underdog youth hockey team, claims his contract entitles him to 5% of the gross merchandising revenues but that he hasn't received a cent.
NEWS
June 17, 1998 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a man on a mission to reform the American media, Steven Brill isn't too thrilled when reporters question his own journalistic standards--but he seems to relish the firestorm triggered by the debut issue of his magazine, Brill's Content. At an elegant party launching the publication, media VIPs buzzed about "Pressgate," Brill's story detailing news leaks by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr to several reporters. In doing so, he charged, Starr may have broken the law.
NEWS
June 16, 1998 | DAVID WILLMAN and ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr continued Monday to counter the fallout from an interview he granted with a start-up magazine, accusing its publisher of distorting his comments. In a one-page statement, Starr accused Steven Brill, the publisher who interviewed him and wrote the article, of using a quotation out of context to support Brill's conclusion that the independent counsel has leaked confidential investigative information to reporters.
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January 18, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Faced with the disturbing prospect that live courtroom coverage of trials could be drastically curbed in California, the founder of Court TV issued a ringing defense of live coverage Wednesday, declaring that cameras in courts are based on the nation's deeply rooted tradition of public trials.
NEWS
May 25, 1995 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judge Lance A. Ito, who has come under criticism for his handling of the O.J. Simpson murder case, has "gotten a bum rap" and is actually doing a fine job, Court TV founder and President Steven Brill said Wednesday. In a luncheon address to the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Brill said Ito has been held to "an impossible standard," largely because of the extensive media coverage of the trial.
NEWS
June 16, 1998 | DAVID WILLMAN and ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr continued Monday to counter the fallout from an interview he granted with a start-up magazine, accusing its publisher of distorting his comments. In a one-page statement, Starr accused Steven Brill, the publisher who interviewed him and wrote the article, of using a quotation out of context to support Brill's conclusion that the independent counsel has leaked confidential investigative information to reporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Faced with the disturbing prospect that live courtroom coverage of trials could be drastically curbed in California, the founder of Court TV issued a ringing defense of live coverage Wednesday, declaring that cameras in courts are based on the nation's deeply rooted tradition of public trials.
NEWS
January 26, 1995 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just a few days before Court TV began its pool coverage of opening statements in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, network President Steven Brill held a dinner to meet with his courthouse camera crew and producers. "The only way you are going to be famous in the next few months," he told them half-jokingly, "is if you screw up."
NEWS
June 20, 1987 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Legal Affairs Writer
The pudgy young man with the impish look and the big cigar bounded into the hotel reception room, surveyed the gathering crowd of 250, and homed in, as if directed by internal radar, on the most powerful attorney in the room, American Bar Assn. President-elect Robert Raven. That same unerring radar has guided 36-year-old legal news baron Steven Brill into choice markets for his publications and has made him a growing power in the wealthy and influential world of lawyers and judges.
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