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  1. Muse to Perform at 'World War Z' Film Premiere In London

    May 23, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Muse, whose music is being used in Paramount's "World War Z," will perform for 15,000 fans after the premiere of the film on June 2 in London. In an unprecedented marriage of a full-scale concert and a film premiere, Muse will per ...

  2. Billboard Power 100: Randy Spendlove

    January 26, 2012 7:05 PM EST No. 69 Randy Spendlove President of Music Paramount Pictures The Big Score... Good thing Randy Spendlove knew the symptoms of Bieber Fever when he saw them: He got the ball rolling on "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," which pulled in $73 ...

  3. Viacom Promotes Robert Bakish to New International CEO Position, Network Focusing On Foreign Markets

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Viacom is looking to deliver on its hopes to further grow its international TV business. The company has promoted Robert Bakish to the newly created position of president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks. He was previously president ...

  4. Viacom Parts Ways With Rock Band

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc has sold Harmonix Music Systems, the developer behind the Rock Band franchise, to the investment firm Columbus Nova, ending a failed foray into the video game business. Analysts have long questioned the value of Rock Band for a company ...

  5. Viacom To Cut 850 Jobs

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The media conglomerate Viacom Inc. said Thursday that it will slash about 850 jobs and freeze some senior-level raises in a move to weather the global economic downturn. The owner of MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures said the job c ...

  6. MTV Moves Video Music Awards To Los Angeles

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards are going Hollywood. After broadcasting from Las Vegas last year, the awards will air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, MTV announced Monday. MTV said it plans for the first time to enlist i ...

  7. Sony/ATV Integrating Famous

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing's integration of Famous Music is still underway after the acquisition deal closed in August , Billboard.biz has learned. As with most integrations, the two top executives of the acquired company are no longer working ...

  8. Paramount To Drop Blu-Ray

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray, further complicating the race between the competing technologies. Monday's announcement affects the upcomi ...

  9. Sony/ATV Acquires Famous

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the successful bidder for Famous Music. The joint venture created by Sony Corp. and trusts formed by Michael Jackson, helmed by chairman/CEO Marty Bandier, acquired the publisher from Viacom. "The depth and breadt ...

  10. Paramount Pictures Promotes Spendlove

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paramount Pictures has upped Randy Spendlove to president of music. The move coincides with longtime Paramount executive Burt Berman stepping down from the post to head the newly formed Village Roadshow Music Group. Spendlove will manage all music ...

  11. Famous On The Block?

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST As thousands of industry members are flocking to Los Angeles this week for the Grammy Awards, Viacom lit a spark in the music publishing community. The global entertainment company announced that it "has decided to explore strategic alternati ...

  12. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet giant inks deal with Paramount. Movies and television shows from Paramount Pictures will be available for sale through AOL's new video portal under a deal announced Monday. Classics such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and ...

  13. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL and Paramount Pictures have signed a deal that will allow AOL to sell downloadable versions of Paramount films and television shows through its new video portal. Consumers will own the movies and Movies and television shows from Paramount Pict ...

  14. Maguire Named PHE President

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran spent 23 years at BVHE. Dennis Maguire has been appointed president of international for Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE). Maguire reports to Kelley Avery, president of worldwide home entertainment for the motion picture group o ...

  15. Hollywood Studios To Sell Movies Online

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seen as step towards full digital distr. via Web. Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been avai ...

  16. Hollywood Studios To Sell Movies Online

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Move seen as step towards full digital distr. online. Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been ...

  17. New Head of Paramount Home Entertainment

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The completion of Paramount Pictures’ $1.6 billion acquisition of DreamWorks SKG yesterday (Feb. 1) was accompanied by major executive changes at Paramount’s home video division and news of layoff The completion of Paramount Pictures’ $1.6 billion ...

  18. Paramount, DreamWorks Deal Impacts

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yesterday's (Dec. 11) announcement that Paramount Pictures Corp. was acquiring DreamWorks SKG in a $1.6 billion deal will have major implications in the home video industry. Yesterday’s (Dec. 11) announcement that Paramount Pictures Corp. was ...

  19. MTV Helps Viacom Post Profit

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wolf appointed MTV pres/COO. Viacom Inc. reported a higher-than-expected third-quarter profit today (Nov. 2) as increased advertising sales at its MTV cable networks and the "War of the Worlds" box-office release offset a slump at the te ...

  20. NBC Uni Renews DreamWorks Bid

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC Universal is back in the hunt to buy DreamWorks SKG. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- NBC Universal is back in the hunt to buy DreamWorks SKG. Although DreamWorks broke off exclusive talks three weeks ago, NBC Uni made a new offer on Oct. 14, accor ...

  21. Cross-Network DVD Studio Launches

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV, Logo, Paramount partner. MTV, Logo, Paramount partner. News ...

  22. DreamWorks, NBC Uni Talks End

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks SKG ended exclusive discussions with NBC Universal, which had made an offer to acquire DreamWorks for about $1 billion, Geffen confirmed Sept. 27. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- DreamWorks SKG ended exclusive discussions with NBC Universal ...

  23. Par, Uni Split Worldwide Distribution

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "There's a revolution going on," said a London-based major company distribution executive as people woke up Sept. 7 to learn that Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures have struck a deal to radica VENICE, Italy (The Hollywood Re ...

  24. Exclusive: Toby Keith Reveals Label, Film Plans

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country superstar Toby Keith and veteran Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta will kick off their new joint label venture on Sep Using the slogan "The only thin ...

  25. Moore Moves To Paramount For New Prez Post

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rob Moore, who has been overseeing day-to-day operations at Revolution Studios, has been named president of worldwide marketing, distribution and operations at Paramount Pictures by Paramount chairman (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rob Moore, who has ...

  26. Viacom Board Approves Split

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The board of Viacom Inc. has unanimously approved the split of the company into two separately traded entities, the entertainment giant said June 14. The split is expected to be completed in the first NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The board ...

  27. Viacom Board Approves Split

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The board of Viacom Inc. has unanimously approved the split of the company into two separately traded entities, the entertainment giant said Tuesday afternoon (June 14). The split is expected to be co The board of Viacom Inc. has unanimously appro ...

  28. Famous Music Names New Senior VP

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stacey Palm will continue to focus on film and tv. Famous Music Publishing has promoted Stacey Palm to senior VP of film and television music. Based in Los Angeles, she reports to president/COO Ira Jaffe. Palm joined the publisher in September 199 ...

  29. Carloss Gets Global Post At Paramount

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Marketing exec makes move from MGM. Paramount Home Entertainment has named Alex Carloss to executive VP of worldwide marketing and development. Carloss will handle all marketing and creative initiatives for Paramount video properties worldwide. He ...

  30. Viacom: Cable Split Could Occur In 2006

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc. on April 19 said a split-off of its fast-growing cable networks and film studio from its broadcast networks could come as early as the 2006 first quarter, as its quarterly operating profit (Reuters) -- Viacom Inc. on April 19 said a sp ...

  31. Viacom: Cable Split Could Occur In 2006

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Networks post 20% Q1 gains. Viacom Inc. on Tuesday (April 19) said a split-off of its fast-growing cable networks and film studio from its broadcast networks could come as early as the 2006 first quarter, as its quarterly operating profit rose on ...

  32. Paramount Continues Executive Shuffle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the executive overhaul at Paramount Pictures continues, Alli Shearmur was promoted April 14 to co-president of production. She will report to newly named Paramount president Gail Berman, who steps (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As the executive ov ...

  33. Rhythm & Blues

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer/songwriter Dave Tozer inks a worldwide co-publishing agreement between his Tozertunes Publishing (BMI) and Famous Music Publishing, a division of Viacom's Paramount Pictures. Read Gail Mitche Producer/songwriter Dave Tozer inks a wor ...

  34. PHE Exec Madoff Adds Duties

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Longtime Paramount Home Entertainment and pay television executive Steve Madoff is replacing Steven Glick, PHE executive VP of business affairs, licensees and business development, who is leaving the (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Longtime Paramount ...

  35. Rhythm & Blues

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Don Cornelius says the upcoming Soul Train Music Awards -- to be staged at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif. -- is going back to the basics. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Don Cornelius says the upcoming Soul Train Music Awards -- to be st ...

  36. Paramount Gets Touch Of Grey

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a deal finally in place, Brad Grey, one of the entertainment industry's leading talent managers, is set to make the transition to studio head by taking over the top executive post at Paramount Pi (The Hollywood Reporter) -- With a deal f ...

  37. Los Angeles, Paramount Spar Over Biz Taxes

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The city of Los Angeles has sued Paramount Pictures Corp. over whether the studio can be taxed on licensing and merchandising revenues, the city attorney's office said on Dec. 10. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- The city of Los Angeles has sued Para ...

  38. Major Studios Sign Up For HD DVD

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paramount, Universal, Warner support format. Paramount, Universal, Warner support format. News ...

  39. Lansing To Leave Paramount Next Year

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST After more than a decade running Paramount Pictures as chairman of its motion picture group, Sherry Lansing announced Nov. 2 that she plans to step down when her contract expires at the end of next ye (The Hollywood Reporter) -- After more than a ...

  40. Melee, Paramount Pact For Music-Based Movies

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Melee Entertainment, formed <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1807445">last year</A> by Bryan Turner and Scott Aronson, has reached an agreement Melee Entertainment, for ...

  41. Melee, Paramount Pact For Music-Based Movies

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Melee Entertainment, formed <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1807445">last year</A> by Bryan Turner and Scott Aronson, has reached an agreement Melee Entertainment, for ...

  42. Doctorow Joins Ventura As COO

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film industry veteran Eric Doctorow has been named COO of independent home-video company Ventura Entertainment Enterprises. Film industry veteran Eric Doctorow has been named COO of independent home-video company Ventura Entertainment Enterprises. ...

  43. Studios Sue Web Site For Selling DVD Copying Software

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Paramount Pictures Corp. have filed a lawsuit against online retailer Technology One. The plaintiffs allege that Technology One is continuing to sell the banned "D LOS ANGELES -- Twentieth Century Fox Film ...

  44. MGM Home Entertain Promotes Sufrin To Law Exec VP

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST MGM Home Entertainment promotes Ron Sufrin to executive VP of business and legal affairs. LOS ANGELES-- MGM Home Entertainment promotes Ron Sufrin to executive VP of business and legal affairs. He will oversee business and legal affairs for home e ...