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October 6, 2000
* Universal Studios Home Video has named three executives in its marketing department. Hilary Hoffman has been promoted to vice president, brand marketing, with oversight of marketing activities for Universal's home video rental properties. Chris Saito, a former MGM Home Entertainment executive, has been tapped as vice president, brand marketing, with responsibility for all marketing activities relating to DreamWorks home video and DVD products.
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BUSINESS
October 6, 2000
* Universal Studios Home Video has named three executives in its marketing department. Hilary Hoffman has been promoted to vice president, brand marketing, with oversight of marketing activities for Universal's home video rental properties. Chris Saito, a former MGM Home Entertainment executive, has been tapped as vice president, brand marketing, with responsibility for all marketing activities relating to DreamWorks home video and DVD products.
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March 30, 1999
* Universal Studios Home Video has named Craig Komblau president of all U.S. and Canadian video business. He will continue to serve as executive vice president and general manager of Universal Music & Video Distribution. Universal Home Video, based in Universal City, produces and distributes television and movie videos from Universal Studios, DreamWorks and others. Universal Studios is a unit of Seagram Co. , a global entertainment and beverage company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1999
* Universal Studios Home Video has named Craig Komblau president of all U.S. and Canadian video business. He will continue to serve as executive vice president and general manager of Universal Music & Video Distribution. Universal Home Video, based in Universal City, produces and distributes television and movie videos from Universal Studios, DreamWorks and others. Universal Studios is a unit of Seagram Co. , a global entertainment and beverage company.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1998 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Continuing the reorganization of its home-video operations, Universal Studios has created an "executive office" to oversee its worldwide video business. Three executives essentially replace former home-video President Louis Feola, who was shifted to the newly created position of president of Universal family and home entertainment production three weeks ago. Two of the appointees were already at Universal. Ten-year Universal veteran Andrew Kairey--who was No.
NEWS
January 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning "Schindler's List," one of the most acclaimed films about human survival amid the horrors of the Holocaust, is coming to DVD. The disc set, planned for release March 9, will be accompanied by interviews with some of the people who lived through the movie's story in real life, Universal Studios Home Video announced Wednesday.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2000 | Reuters
Kozmo.com said it struck distribution deals with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, a unit of Fox Entertainment Group Inc., DreamWorks International Distribution, a unit of DreamWorks SKG, and Universal Studios Home Video, a unit of Seagram Co., to buy and lease videos and DVDs directly from the studios. Each company would take an equity stake in Kozmo.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2001
Alan Puzarne has been named chief executive of Cogent Healthcare Inc., a provider of inpatient-care management services based in Laguna Hills. He is a former senior vice president at Blue Shield of California. Fred LeFranc, former president and CEO of Louise's Trattoria restaurant chain, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Ruby's Diner, a Newport Beach-based restaurant chain operator of the same name.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1997 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Remember when grocers only sold things like bread and milk? Over the last half a dozen years, supermarkets have become significant retailers of entertainment. Videos have joined magazines and candy near the checkout lanes. At any given time, half a dozen or more products on grocers' shelves feature tie-ins with new movies or video releases. Now, prepare for your apples to become edible movie ads.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2001
* Glenn Rowan has been named vice president and corporate controller of Forecast Group, the parent company of home builder Forecast Homes, based in Rancho Cucamonga. He previously has held executive positions with U-Liner/Wesco Development and Selected Technologies. * Mark Halperin has been promoted to vice president, operations, at Universal Studios Home Video. He will oversee all technical development and support activities for the company's VHS and DVD products.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1998 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Continuing the reorganization of its home-video operations, Universal Studios has created an "executive office" to oversee its worldwide video business. Three executives essentially replace former home-video President Louis Feola, who was shifted to the newly created position of president of Universal family and home entertainment production three weeks ago. Two of the appointees were already at Universal. Ten-year Universal veteran Andrew Kairey--who was No.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Viacom Inc., Blockbuster Inc.'s majority owner, didn't pressure film studios to join a plan giving movie makers a cut of video rental revenue in exchange for discounts on films, Chairman Sumner Redstone testified. Redstone was the first witness to testify in the case brought by independent video retailers who claim the 1997 arrangement between the world's biggest video rental chain and the studios was intended to drive them out of business.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1997
Here's a sampling of fourth-quarter video titles being sold directly to the consumer, along with some of their rebate or cross-promotional partners: * "Batman & Robin," Warner Home Video Hamburger Helper, Duracell batteries, Kenner Toys, Fuji Film, Act II microwave popcorn, Hawaiian Punch, Apple Computer, Warner Music * "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," Universal Studios Home Video: Tropicana Pure Premium, Discover Card, Hasbro, Tyco, Tiger Electronics, DreamWorks Interactive * "Sleeping
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