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August 18, 1996
James R. Velde, 82, former senior vice president of United Artists Pictures. A native of Illinois, Velde was educated at Wesleyan University and served as an Army lieutenant during World War II, earning a Purple Heart. He was a distributor and executive in the film industry for 45 years, working for Paramount and Selznick Releasing Organization. He joined United Artists in 1951 and was named senior vice president in charge of domestic sales in 1959.
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BUSINESS
March 8, 1987
Beverly Hills-based United Artists Pictures named Fred Nolting vice president-post production.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1993
United Artists Pictures named Jeff Kleeman vice president of production. Kleeman formerly was president of production at American Zeotrope, developing and producing movie and television projects for Francis Ford Coppola. Kleeman also worked as associate producer on the upcoming film "Frankenstein." Kleeman will work for John Calley, a former Warner Bros. executive who has been hired to jump-start UA for parent Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. * KMEX-TV named Kenneth C.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 1988 | John Voland, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
United Artists Pictures has filed a $5.6-million lawsuit against comedian Sam Kinison and his production company, claiming the screaming comic "acted with despicable conduct" when he allegedly breached an obligation to appear in a film. UA's suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, contends that Kinison refused to appear as the title character in the film "Atuk" after he developed the movie. The lawsuit, which seeks $4.
NEWS
August 18, 1996
James R. Velde, 82, former senior vice president of United Artists Pictures. A native of Illinois, Velde was educated at Wesleyan University and served as an Army lieutenant during World War II, earning a Purple Heart. He was a distributor and executive in the film industry for 45 years, working for Paramount and Selznick Releasing Organization. He joined United Artists in 1951 and was named senior vice president in charge of domestic sales in 1959.
BUSINESS
November 2, 1987
Michael Stewart, who departed CBS Songs early this year after unsuccessfully bidding to buy it, has surfaced as head of newly formed Evergreen Entertainment Group, Los Angeles. He and his two associates in the joint venture say it will be involved in music publishing, records and motion pictures. Stewart is chairman, president and chief executive. His partners, New York real estate entrepreneurs Ian Bruce Eichner and Henry S. Miller, are vice chairmen and executive vice presidents.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1993
United Artists Pictures named Jeff Kleeman vice president of production. Kleeman formerly was president of production at American Zeotrope, developing and producing movie and television projects for Francis Ford Coppola. Kleeman also worked as associate producer on the upcoming film "Frankenstein." Kleeman will work for John Calley, a former Warner Bros. executive who has been hired to jump-start UA for parent Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. * KMEX-TV named Kenneth C.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1988
Roger Birnbaum has been named president-worldwide production for the motion picture division of 20th Century Fox Film. Birnbaum previously held the same title at United Artists Pictures. Since Scott Rudin left the post in March, the area has been directly supervised by Leonard Goldberg, president and chief operating officer.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 1988 | John Voland, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
United Artists Pictures has filed a $5.6-million lawsuit against comedian Sam Kinison and his production company, claiming the screaming comic "acted with despicable conduct" when he allegedly breached an obligation to appear in a film. UA's suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, contends that Kinison refused to appear as the title character in the film "Atuk" after he developed the movie. The lawsuit, which seeks $4.
BUSINESS
November 2, 1987
Michael Stewart, who departed CBS Songs early this year after unsuccessfully bidding to buy it, has surfaced as head of newly formed Evergreen Entertainment Group, Los Angeles. He and his two associates in the joint venture say it will be involved in music publishing, records and motion pictures. Stewart is chairman, president and chief executive. His partners, New York real estate entrepreneurs Ian Bruce Eichner and Henry S. Miller, are vice chairmen and executive vice presidents.
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