Viacom Chief Executive Bob Bakish will be the President and CEO of the combined company. Joe Ianniello, interim CEO of CBS, will be named Chairman and CEO of CBS, which will exclude the Showtime cable network and book publisher Simon & Schuster. … [Read more...] about CBS, Viacom Reach Deal to Reunite Sumner Redstone’s Media Empire
With Redstone as CEO, Viacom bought CBS for $36 billion in 2000, in what was then the biggest media merger ever. CBS and Viacom operated as a single company under the Viacom name until he abruptly fired Viacom's CEO, Tom Freston, in 2006, less than a year after naming him to the post and split the combined assets into separate entities. … [Read more...] about Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97
Daughter Shari Redstone was locked in a legal battle to merge CBS and Viacom. In May 2018, she sued CBS for trying to strip her of control in a series of maneuvers orchestrated by CBS CEO Les Moonves, who has opposed the merger because it would be detrimental to non-Redstone CBS shareholders. … [Read more...] about Sumner Redstone, CBS, Viacom Media Mogul, Dies at 97
There he met Alvi, a McGill University grad with a degree in philosophy, and McIinnis, a fledgling cartoonist and graphic artist. Over rounds of beer at the Bifteck, a punk bar downtown, they plotted out their future, eventually buying out the owners of the Voice of Montreal slashing the “o” in “Voice” and revamping it as a ‘tudey lad mag with a penchant for gross-out spreads and barely clad women. … [Read more...] about How does Vice Media’s Investment Deal with Viacom and WPP Affect Its Indie Cred?
9. ‘Star Wars’ Art: Ralph McQuarrie The galaxy far, far away will seem a lot closer once you have this collection on your coffee table. “Star Wars” forever changed the way moves are made and that goes beyond just science fiction films. George Lucas brought incredible innovation to the entire film industry. These books showcase the complete artwork of Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who turned the ideas of Lucas into tangible imagery, ranging from C-3PO and R2-D2 to the Millennium Falcon to Darth Vader’s helmet. McQuarrie is undoubtedly the most influential artist in the history of “Star Wars” and these volumes showcase his conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, matte paintings, posters, book covers, album covers and even Lucasfilm’s annual holiday cards. There are also rare unpublished interviews and tidbits from McQuarrie’s colleagues on the art. $139.39, amazon.com … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Coffee Table Books for Movie Lovers