May 5, 1995
Turner Pictures animation executive Joy Every has entered into a producing deal with the company to bring animated features to Turner. She had been a senior creative executive of feature animation development. Previously she had worked at Turner sister company Hanna-Barbera and was a creative executive in the feature animation area for Walt Disney Pictures. * Clifford B. Alsberg was named senior vice president, television, for Porchlight Entertainment, to head the live action division.
February 17, 1995
Walt Disney Co. business and legal affairs specialist Robert Osher is leaving to join Turner Pictures Group as executive vice president, overseeing the company's business affairs and financial operations. Osher joined Disney in 1989 and worked for former business affairs chief Helene Hahn, who left to join DreamWorks SKG. Osher will report to Turner Entertainment Group President Scott Sassa.
February 8, 1995 |
Sony Pictures Entertainment said Tuesday that it has hired Dennis Miller, one of Turner Broadcasting Systems' most senior executives in Hollywood, as an executive vice president. Sources said Miller, president of Turner Pictures, will in effect fill the post soon to be vacated by Sony executive Paul Schaeffer. As previously reported, Schaeffer will soon become the top corporate officer at a new venture being led by former Sony Pictures Chairman Peter Guber.
August 25, 1994 |
In a long-rumored move, Turner Pictures Worldwide named Amy Pascal president of production Wednesday. Pascal, a former executive vice president of production at Columbia Pictures, is to produce up to eight theatrical features a year under the Turner Pictures banner by 1998. Media mogul Ted Turner is ramping up production as part of a broad Hollywood expansion.
August 9, 1994 |
Two Turner Broadcasting System Inc. units agreed to a worldwide home movie and video distribution pact with two units of Sony Corp. of America. Castle Rock Entertainment and Turner Pictures Worldwide Distribution said they will distribute movies and other programming through Sony's Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International and Columbia TriStar Home Video. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
March 2, 1994 |
Hollywood executive Dawn Steel, who turned down the chance to run Turner Pictures last year, has instead signed a contract to make movies for the company. Turner will have first rights to all projects generated by Atlas Entertainment, a new company headed by Steel, her husband, producer Charles Roven, and his partner, Bob Cavallo. Atlas is expected to produce two or three movies a year, including some animated features to be made in partnership with Turner's Hanna-Barbera unit.