September 2, 1989
On behalf of parents, I would like to thank MGA/UA and UA movie president Richard Berger for taking such a responsible stance in regard to the type of films that the studio will produce. ILA HIRSCH, Los Angeles
May 22, 1989
Andrew B. Benson was appointed vice president-finance and administration at Landmark Entertainment Group in Los Angeles. He has held various financial posts at MGM, MGM/UA Entertainment Co. and Turner Entertainment Co.
May 19, 1989 |
A look at the fast-moving compact discs. CD DISC MUSIC, 10069 Valley View St., Cypress. (714) 761-7960. Sonic Temple, The Cult (Sire) The Raw & the Cooked, Fine Young Cannibals (MCA) Vol. 1, Traveling Wilburys (Wilbury) Mystery Girl, Roy Orbison (Virgin) My Brave Face (Extended Play), Paul McCartney (Parlophone) RAZZ RECORDS, 18310 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda. (714) 579-7734. "Beaches" Soundtrack, Various Artists (Atlantic) Sonic Temple, The Cult (Sire)
June 2, 1985
I am the unidentified MGM stockholder referred to in the " 'Pirates' Ho" article who was outraged that MGM/UA would have anything to do with Roman Polanski. This man fled the United States to avoid criminal prosecution on statutory charges concerning unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl. Chairman Frank Rothman's answer that Polanski was hired by Dino De Laurentiis and not MGM/UA was a cop-out. I don't believe Polanski should profit from any of his work in this country until he comes back to this country and faces the statutory rape charges against him. The sentiment of the stockholders at the meeting was overwhelmingly against the company having anything to do with Polanski.
October 24, 1987
Many thanks to Michael Wilmington for his positive review of Robert Altman's "O.C. and Stiggs," one of the year's best movies (" 'O.C. and Stiggs' an Altman to Enjoy," Oct. 10). Once again, a major company (this time, MGM/UA) has been baffled and frightened by Altman's originality, unable to concoct even the simplest "Porky's"-esque marketing strategy for this anarchic, genre-exploding teen comedy. Par for Altman's course, "O.C. and Stiggs" was taken off the shelf after two years, only to be left to die a quiet death in a 100-seat auditorium somewhere in Century City.
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October 8, 2010 |
Andy Albeck, a former longtime United Artists executive whose tenure as president and chief executive in the late 1970s and early '80s was clouded by the high-profile failure of the epic western "Heaven's Gate," has died. He was 89. Albeck died of heart failure Sept. 29 at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, said his son, Johannes. In a 30-year career at United Artists that included serving as president of UA's broadcasting division and senior vice president of operations, Albeck was appointed the company's president and chief executive in 1978.