“When Carlos became president of Venevisión International in 1991, the first thing he told me [as the company’s sales executive] is still ingrained in my brain: ‘Remember, you’re in show (…)
It can be said that vertical integration in the U.S. television industry began in 1993 with the repeal of the so-called Fin-Syn rule, which was established in 1970.
In fact, 1970 (…)
Among former U.S. studios’ TV distribution presidents, there were three executives who were larger than life, and Lawrence (Larry) Eugene Gershman is one. After almost 60 years in the TV (…)
“He was a showman at the highest level and the sales experience may have been more dramatic than the programs we purchased.” This quote from veteran TV executive Bill Baker (…)
In his 20 years with MCA and beyond, British-born Colin P. Davis saw the group, which was founded in 1924, go through a roller coaster of ownership changes.
It was first (…)
World citizen (and universally loved) Elie Wahba’s professional TV career spans 53 years, and is still going strong as senior vice president of Latin America-Caribbean at Twentieth Century Fox International (…)
Michael Jay Solomon has been recognized as one of two fathers of the L.A. Screenings (the other is the late Jack Singer), among other pioneering distribution achievements.
His professional TV career (…)
When Reiner Moritz, now world-renowned for his arts programs, was working for Leo Kirch’s Beta Film in Munich, he was a chain smoker. One day Reiner couldn’t smoke all day; (…)
The extraordinary long and successful TV career of 88-year old Armando Nuñez Sr. began with failures, and, in particular, major theatrical film failures. The first film failure that changed the (…)
Peter Felix Leda of Argentina’s Ledafilms can still speak German, even though he left his native Hamburg as a newborn in 1938, five years after Hitler took power and raised (…)