June 19, 1985
Universal Pictures, Universal City, named Nadia Bronson vice president-international publicity and advertising.
September 9, 2013 |
NBCUniversal is shaking up the ranks of its movie studio, with longtime head Ron Meyer transitioning into a corporate advisory role. In a surprise move, Jeff Shell, a longtime Comcast Corp. television executive who spent the last two years in London, will succeed Meyer in a newly created position as chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. As part of the shake-up, Adam Fogelson, chairman of Universal Pictures, was fired on Monday morning. Donna Langley, co-chairman of Universal Pictures, will become sole chairman and report to Shell.
August 19, 1996 |
This ghostly old mountain mining town makes Brigadoon look like Tomorrowland--that's how much folks here hate change. At the Metals Bar and Lounge downtown, the FBI bust of the renowned Wallace bordellos in 1991 is regarded as a jackboot cultural crackdown akin to Beijing's raid on the Dalai Lama. "Wallace was built on mining, prostitution and gambling, and we're not ashamed of it," says Wallace resident Okie Ross.
September 20, 2013 |
Salil Mehta, a former senior executive at NBCUniversal, has joined Twentieth Century Fox Film as president of content management. In that newly created role, Mehta will oversee content distribution for the studio's movie and television fare, paying particular attention to exploiting new distribution platforms. Mehta will also have oversight over Twentieth Century Fox's technology and engineering activities and be heavily involved in its anti-piracy efforts. “Salil possesses the perfect mix of problem-solving skills, leadership proficiency, technological savvy and collaborative expertise to play a critical role in guiding our content through the multi-faceted media world we operate in today," said Twentieth Century Fox Chairman and Chief Executive Jim Gianopulos, to whom Mehta reports.
July 18, 2006 |
NBC Universal promoted Rick Finkelstein from president to vice chairman of Universal Pictures. Two other executives were elevated to new senior positions. Finkelstein was also named executive vice president of Los Angeles-based Universal Studios. Jimmy Horowitz was promoted to Universal Pictures co-president of production and Michael Joe was named executive vice president.