August 3, 2009 |
Not long ago, Jeff Gaspin was known inside NBC Universal as a "man without a country." The executive floated from job to job, collecting clunky titles such as executive vice president for alternative series, longform, specials and program strategy. No one can say that now. Last week, the man without a country gained an empire as the reserved 48-year-old executive was thrust into the No. 2 job at NBC Universal, directly under Chief Executive Jeff Zucker.
January 22, 2007 |
On the final day of television's midseason press tour, journalists finally got a chance to pepper Fox Entertainment President Peter Liguori with questions about two of pop culture's most urgent matters -- O.J. and "A.I." Dressed in jeans and a dark sport coat, the calm and casual Liguori handled the press as deftly as any NFL running back -- he deflected the attempted tackles. When he was asked about his judgment in the botched O.J.
March 1, 2005 |
As Brad Grey takes the helm of historic Paramount Pictures today, there's at least one person who hasn't been blowing air kisses his way: KTLA-TV Channel 5 entertainment reporter Zorianna Kit. "Now, interesting choice in hiring Brad Grey since his film credentials are extremely limited," Kit reported on Channel 5's "News at 10" on Jan. 6, the day Grey's hiring was announced. "Has anyone seen 'View From the Top' with Gwyneth Paltrow?" Kit continued as a clip rolled.
September 21, 2003 |
Steven COJOCARU flirted with the Bangles, flashing his 10-million-watt smile and bragging about the highlights in his hair. (The best in Los Angeles County, he said.) Surrounded by a small film crew at the SkyBar on Tuesday afternoon, "Entertainment Tonight's" newest star quizzed the band on its scheduled performance at "E.T.'s" big Emmy party. "Any chance you might skinny dip?" he asked, nodding toward the bar's sun-drenched pool and tanned hardbodies.
September 23, 2002 |
As media companies start piping music and movies through the Internet, their wares reach millions of personal computers--but few of the living room stereos and TV sets most people turn to for entertainment. Those companies--including Vivendi Universal and Warner Bros.--count on the Internet to be the next-generation conduit for digital entertainment on demand. But without a simple path to the living room, music and movies from the Web may never find their way to mainstream audiences.
July 15, 2002 |
Major changes in network television--shrinking audiences, rising production costs, money-losing sports deals and the growing threat of digital video recorders that allow viewers to skip commercials--are forcing TV executives to hunt for new ways to make money. What those solutions might be is still up for debate. But it's too early to write an obituary for the networks, CBS President and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves told reporters and members of the Television Critics Assn.