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August 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Network TV Chief Reportedly Headed to Paramount Pictures: Garry Hart, former senior vice president of current programming at Universal Television, is reportedly joining the Hollywood studio in a senior capacity, succeeding longtime network TV division chief John Pike, sources said. Hart, a close associate of Paramount TV Group Chairman Kerry McCluggage, previously worked under McCluggage when he headed Universal's network TV division.
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November 20, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY
The chairman of Universal Television is leaving the company, marking the first major change since media mogul Barry Diller agreed to acquire the Seagram Co. division last month. The studio confirmed that Greg Meidel, who joined the studio as chairman of its TV operations two years ago, has been "unable to come to an agreement" with Diller and won't join the new company forged by Universal and Diller's Home Shopping Network named USA Networks Inc.
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September 28, 1991 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NBC, in a move that pointedly illustrates the new financial reality in Hollywood, is seeking financial relief from the producers of the hit TV series "Quantum Leap" because of possible advertiser pullouts over a controversial upcoming episode about a gay teen-ager. Already under pressure because of declining prime-time ratings and a weak advertising market, NBC asked "Quantum Leap" producer Universal Television to make changes in the episode.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Network TV Chief Reportedly Headed to Paramount Pictures: Garry Hart, former senior vice president of current programming at Universal Television, is reportedly joining the Hollywood studio in a senior capacity, succeeding longtime network TV division chief John Pike, sources said. Hart, a close associate of Paramount TV Group Chairman Kerry McCluggage, previously worked under McCluggage when he headed Universal's network TV division.
NEWS
July 15, 1987 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Directors Guild of America's decision to accept a percentage of the profits, rather than a flat sum, as residual compensation for hourlong series programming in syndication may rescue some television episodes from languishing on the shelves--but it will probably not cause a boom in the production or distribution of hourlong TV series, industry spokesmen said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY
The chairman of Universal Television is leaving the company, marking the first major change since media mogul Barry Diller agreed to acquire the Seagram Co. division last month. The studio confirmed that Greg Meidel, who joined the studio as chairman of its TV operations two years ago, has been "unable to come to an agreement" with Diller and won't join the new company forged by Universal and Diller's Home Shopping Network named USA Networks Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is the fight finished? Fans--and non-fans--of the "Jerry Springer Show" will be seeking the answer this week as they determine whether the controversial program has indeed entered a new era of nonviolence. Tonight's broadcast of "Springer" is supposed to mark the end of the chair-throwing brawls that have turned the talk show into a ratings phenomenon and a target for politicians, religious groups and television executives offended by its fights, coarse language and nudity.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2008 | Michelle Quinn and Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writers
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs says he might have overcome the two biggest stumbling blocks facing digital movie downloads: a dearth of things to watch and a reluctance by consumers to fire up their computers to watch a movie. Jobs unveiled a long-rumored movie rental service through Apple's iTunes Store during his keynote speech Tuesday at the Macworld Conference & Expo.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1987 | MORGAN GENDEL, Times Staff Writer
Tim McDonald, whose Virginia-based TVX Broadcasting, will soon own more TV stations--12--than any one company has ever owned, didn't even bother to bring a checkbook to the National Assn. of Television Program Executives convention, the annual TV program marketplace that ended here Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2000
* Countrywide Home Loans Inc. in Calabasas announced the promotion of four senior officers to senior managing directors. Kevin W. Bartlett will oversee all activities related to loan products as senior managing director of secondary products. Thomas H. Boone, as senior managing director of global mortgage services, will oversee domestic loan administration and global markets, including Global Home Loans Ltd. and other divisions. Carlos M.
BUSINESS
September 28, 1991 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NBC, in a move that pointedly illustrates the new financial reality in Hollywood, is seeking financial relief from the producers of the hit TV series "Quantum Leap" because of possible advertiser pullouts over a controversial upcoming episode about a gay teen-ager. Already under pressure because of declining prime-time ratings and a weak advertising market, NBC asked "Quantum Leap" producer Universal Television to make changes in the episode.
NEWS
July 15, 1987 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Directors Guild of America's decision to accept a percentage of the profits, rather than a flat sum, as residual compensation for hourlong series programming in syndication may rescue some television episodes from languishing on the shelves--but it will probably not cause a boom in the production or distribution of hourlong TV series, industry spokesmen said Tuesday.
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