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
Even after Redstone parlayed National Amusements into a conglomerate, he continued to run his empire almost like a family business. As he got older, Redstone dismissed talk of slowing down or ceding any of his responsibilities. "I have no intention of ever retiring, or of dying," he said in a 2009 interview, at the age of 85. … [Read more...] about Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97
After three years in the Army he went to Harvard Law School and became a partner at a Washington law firm. He gave it up to join his father’s drive-in movie business in 1954. Redstone grew it into a major chain of multi-screen movie houses called National Amusements Inc. … [Read more...] about Sumner Redstone, CBS, Viacom Media Mogul, Dies at 97
Vice may have had humble origins—more on that later—but it is now a full-fledged media empire that produces books, movies, music, TV programs, and websites. The company employs 750 people and has offices in 34 countries. With its new cash, it hopes to expand into territories like India, China, and Russia, producing more content in the vein of Wild Germany, a German TV show in which “German hosts do crazy shit around music and culture,” according to Smith, who said he expects earnings to reach $50 million over the next few years. … [Read more...] about How does Vice Media’s Investment Deal with Viacom and WPP Affect Its Indie Cred?
2. 50 Greatest James Bond Cars We dare you to think of a movie character with cars that rival James Bond’s. Who hasn’t spent too much time wondering which car of his you’d most like to get behind the wheel of? This brand new book looks at 50 incredible cars from 25 films, including the newest, “No Time to Die,” starring Daniel Craig and Rami Malek. All the cars in the book were either driven by or chased by everyone’s favorite international spy. Displayed in full color, they show the gadgets and features that make them out of this world alongside fun facts and details on the scenes and stunts they appeared in. Every page brings you along for a wild ride. $19.95, amazon.com … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Coffee Table Books for Movie Lovers