For Scott Packman, great dealmaking comes back to a simple, fundamental practice. "One of the most important things I do is listen to people and hear what their true objectives are, and that allows…
Alcon Entertainment chief operating officer Scott Parish is fully aware of where the company's $550 million in financing came from, and he knows exactly where it's going as well.
Sony toppers Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton have a secret dealmaking weapon: Peter Schlessel. The president of worldwide affairs has been at the studio for 20 years, and has held posts in almost all…
The omnibus city film concept reaches its nadir with "Toronto Stories," a complete zero featuring some major Canadian talent behind and in front of the camera.
It's understandable if you think Kevin Tsujihara is playing games at Warner Bros. The exec, who oversees homevideo, digital distribution, online, wireless and anti-piracy efforts, spent the past year…
Oksana Ferchuk has been named CEO of Viasat Ukraine, a joint venture between giant media concern MTG and the Strong Media Group. Viaset Ukraine is a digital satellite TV operator.
Ensemble character study of scantily clad gays and straights lolling on a beach in Rome surehandedly sprinkles multiple epiphanies among offhand social observations.
Disney hasn't always been the smartest player in the dot-com space. Its focus on turning Go.com into a major portal was a bust during the first boom. Other efforts like getting kids to pay to play on…
The dealmaker: Media, sports and live-entertainment mogul Philip Anschutz prefers to stay out of the spotlight. The Denver-based billionaire (Forbes estimates his net worth at $8 billion, rating him…
Terry Curtin has been tapped prexy of theatrical marketing at Hollywood ad shop Cimarron Group.
The dealmaker: As chief exec of the Abu Dhabi Media Co., Ed Borgerding could find himself a very popular man among beleaguered indie film execs, particularly after the company announced earlier this…