The New York media’s front-page coverage of Michael Ovitz’s $20 million takeover of Garth Drabinsky’s Livent Inc. had to be heartening to the former head of the Creative Artists Agency. Since being pushed from the No. 2 spot at the Walt Disney Company with the help of his ex-best friend, Disney chief executive Michael Eisner, Read More
By Nikki Finke 1/19/98 12:00am
Now that NBC’s agony over Jerry Seinfeld’s early retirement is subsiding, its executives have moved on to the next stage in post- Seinfeld syndrome.
They’re trying to replace Jerry.
The Observer has learned that the front-runner to take over the crucial 9 P.M. Thursday time slot is Just Shoot Me , which, like its Read More
By Nikki Finke 12/01/97 12:00am
When you think of Warren Littlefield, the president of NBC Entertainment, think of Tevye the dairyman in Fiddler on the Roof , who found ambiguity in all things.
On one hand, his network is still No. 1. On the other, NBC seems to have just finished second to the patchwork schedule of chafing-at-the-bit, insurgent CBS Read More
By Nikki Finke 11/17/97 12:00am
On Friday, Nov. 7, Katzenberg v. Walt Disney Company looked like a sure bet to go to trial. Los Angeles attorney Bert Fields had begun the intensive process of prepping his client, Jeffrey Katzenberg, for trial against his former employer.
The lawyers at Disney may not have been whistling while they worked, but they were Read More
By Nikki Finke 11/10 12:00am
We know the date, the time and the place: Nov. 18, at 9 A.M., in a grungy room in California Superior Court in Los Angeles. What we haven’t known, up until now, is the choice of weapons.
Sources have said that in his $250 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company, Jeffrey Katzenberg will Read More