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May 9, 1994 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded by translucent turquoise waters and virtually cut off from the world of Hollywood, Paramount Pictures Chairman Sherry Lansing and her director husband, William Friedkin, were vacationing on the Caribbean island of Mustique when the urgent phone call came. For three days, Lansing's corporate boss, Jonathan Dolgen, had been holed up in London trying to hammer out a deal to bring actor Michael Douglas' production company to the studio's Melrose Avenue lot. Disney and Warner Bros.
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September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Veoh Networks Inc., a Los Angeles-based Internet television start-up, said it raised $25 million from investors including former Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Tom Freston. Along with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the new backers include Jonathan Dolgen, former head of Viacom Entertainment Group, closely held Veoh said.
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October 22, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Viacom Entertainment Group Announces Layoffs: Viacom Entertainment Group will lay off 18% of its 228-member New York-based staff as part of a restructuring move. VEG, a subsidiary of Viacom International, encompasses the company's TV syndication, production and merchandising and licensing units. The layoffs and restructuring come in the wake of a recent VEG management shake-up and scaling back of projects. VEG distributes reruns of "The Cosby Show" and "Roseanne."
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December 12, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Viacom Inc., the world's fourth-largest media company, said it will phase out its chain of Nickelodeon stores and shut down its Viacom Entertainment Store in Chicago, retreating from a business it entered just last year. The move will cut about 355 jobs by mid-1999, it said. The New York-based company said it will continue to develop and market products tied to programming on its media outlets through licensing agreements.
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September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Veoh Networks Inc., a Los Angeles-based Internet television start-up, said it raised $25 million from investors including former Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Tom Freston. Along with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the new backers include Jonathan Dolgen, former head of Viacom Entertainment Group, closely held Veoh said.
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December 12, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Viacom Inc., the world's fourth-largest media company, said it will phase out its chain of Nickelodeon stores and shut down its Viacom Entertainment Store in Chicago, retreating from a business it entered just last year. The move will cut about 355 jobs by mid-1999, it said. The New York-based company said it will continue to develop and market products tied to programming on its media outlets through licensing agreements.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1986
Viacom International Inc., New York, appointed Paul M. Hughes president of Viacom Entertainment Group in Los Angeles. Hughes had been president of Viacom Broadcast Group, which operates television and radio stations, since 1982.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
Longtime Hollywood executive Jonathan Dolgen is joining the Artistdirect Inc. music website as a senior consultant. Dolgen, 61, is the former chairman and chief executive of Viacom Entertainment Group, where he oversaw such operations as Paramount Pictures. Dolgen, who currently runs investment firm Wood River Ventures, plans to work with the company on such issues as online digital piracy protection.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1994 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded by translucent turquoise waters and virtually cut off from the world of Hollywood, Paramount Pictures Chairman Sherry Lansing and her director husband, William Friedkin, were vacationing on the Caribbean island of Mustique when the urgent phone call came. For three days, Lansing's corporate boss, Jonathan Dolgen, had been holed up in London trying to hammer out a deal to bring actor Michael Douglas' production company to the studio's Melrose Avenue lot. Disney and Warner Bros.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Viacom Gets New Executive: Former NBC Entertainment executive Perry Simon is joining Viacom Entertainment Group to oversee its West Coast production office. Simon will succeed Gus Lucas, who has headed the unit since 1987. Simon was executive vice president of prime-time programming at NBC from 1990 until July--in effect, No. 2 in the department--when he stepped aside to become an independent producer associated with the network.
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