Friday, Jan. 29, 1999

Investment banking firm Warburg Pincus Equity Partners reached an agreement in principle Jan. 19 to acquire 51% of Four Media Company (4MC), a Burbank-headquartered publicly traded postproduction holding corporation, in a deal valued at $80 million. The same day, Jeffrey J. Marcketta, former...

Friday, Jan. 29, 1999

The NBA is back, but the same cant be said of all the fans, the group most hurt by this seasons prolonged lockout. So, in an effort to win back viewers turned off by the players/owners standoff, the NBA and teams are scrambling to get ads on the air.

Even during the lockout, viewers were...

Friday, Jan. 29, 1999

Though the partial sales and use tax exemption on new equipment purchases made by independent postproduction and visual effects houses in California took effect Jan. 1 (SHOOT, 11/27/98, p. 1), the process of interpreting and clarifying the possible myriad applications of that new law has just...

Friday, Jan. 29, 1999

On the first of the year, the world started electronically trading in euros, the new monetary unit set to replace the local currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Although the European Union (EU) wont put the...

Friday, Jan. 29, 1999

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Patricia Reed Scott, commissioner of the Mayors Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, announced last week (1/20) that 1998 production expenditures in New York City hit new highs across the board for commercials, films and television. Direct expenditures for film...

Friday, Jan. 29, 1999

Trail Head, a spot production house under the Michael Romersa-owned Stoney Road banner, has added director Joe Schaak. The Minneapolis-based director continues to be affiliated with Twist, Minneapolis, for local projects.

Schaak was formerly repped nationally by another Stoney Road...

Friday, Jan. 29, 1999

Tracy Hauser is exiting her post as executive producer at Culver City-based Pavlov Productions, the commercial division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). She will be succeeded by Paul Kawasaki, Pavlovs head of production. At press time, Hauser and Kawasaki were working together to ensure...

Friday, Jan. 29, 1999

It has become evident that the idea of tongue in cheek has eluded some special interest groups in Washington.

The D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently held its 14th Annual Harlan Page Hubbard Lemon Awards, doling out gold lemons for the 10 most misleading,...

Friday, Jan. 29, 1999

On the first of the year, the world started electronically trading in euros, the new monetary unit set to replace the local currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Although the European Union (EU...

Friday, Jan. 22, 1999

28/New Orleans: 36th Annual National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Program Conference & Exhibition at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Details, call (310) 453-4440 or www.natpe.org....Feb. 1: Deadline for entries to the...

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