Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, has added some major players to its board of directors.
Harvey Weinstein and Robert Ted Enloe, III, are two new additions to the board of Live Nation, which has notched its first year as an independent, free-standing entity after spinning off from parent Clear Channel Communications 12 month ago.
"We're just trying to build the smartest and most diverse board possible to help guide this company to new growth levels," Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino tells Billboard.biz. "Harvey is one of the most successful mavericks in entertainment, building high growth businesses and with his deep entertainment experience will bring real value to me as counsel for our growth strategy."
Weinstein is co-chairman of the Weinstein Company, founded in October 2005. Widely recognized as one of the major players in independent film production, Weinstein founded Miramax Films in 1979 with his brother Bob.
Under their leadership, Miramax has released a long string of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films, with sixteen Best Picture Oscar nominations over a span of fifteen years.
Enloe has been managing general partner of Balquita Partners, Ltd., a family securities and real estate investment partnership, since 1996, and he currently serves on the corporate boards at Leggett & Platt Inc. and Silicon Laboratories Inc.
He is also a board member and audit committee chairman for U.S. Investigations Services Inc. Enloe's former positions include vice chairman of the board and member of the office of chief executive for Compaq Computer Corporation and president of Lomas Financial Corporation and Liberte Investors. He previously served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and La Quinta Motor Inns Inc.