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    1. October 20, 2014

      TPG boosts its bet on Hollywood’s CAA

      TPG has increased its stake in Creative Artists Agency to 53 per cent, giving the private equity firm control of the...

    2. November 14, 2013

      Sotheby’s $105m sale sets Warhol record

      Andy Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” sold for $105.4m in New York on Wednesday night, fetching the second...

    1. July 19, 2013

      Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

      It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

    2. March 25, 2009

      Former Livent head convicted of fraud

      Garth Drabinsky, the Canadian impresario who controlled Livent, North America’s premier live theatre company for much of the...

    3. December 16, 2008

      Former investors could still be targeted

      Investors who had the good fortune to liquidate their holdings in Bernard Madoff's funds are not necessarily in the clear....

    4. December 15, 2008

      Investors who got out early could still be targets

      Investors who had the good fortune to liquidate their holdings in Bernard Madoff’s funds are not necessarily in the clear....

    5. March 9, 2008

      The odd couple’s messy ‘divorce’

      For nearly two decades, John Malone, chairman of Liberty Media, and Barry Diller, chief executive of IAC/Interactive, have...

    6. November 7, 2007

      Observer: Media darling

      Any doubts that Facebook remains the darling of the media world were put to rest yesterday as the company unveiled its new...

    7. June 11, 2007

      Family background keeps high flier's feet on the ground

      As a former employee of Creative Artists Agency, the talent group, Paula Wagner spent the 1980s surrounded by experts in the...

    8. April 21, 2006

      Drama could overshadow Paramount’s revival

      Paramount Pictures is banking on next month’s release of Mission Impossible 3, a summer blockbuster starring Tom Cruise and...

    9. March 11, 2006

      Disney investors in upbeat mood

      Something akin to revivalist fervour gripped the crowd of shareholders gathered in a Californian ice hockey arena yesterday...

    10. March 10, 2006

      Disney investors in upbeat mood

      Something akin to revivalist fervour gripped the crowd of shareholders gathered in a Californian ice hockey arena on Friday...

    11. January 25, 2006

      When Disney wishes upon a Pixar

      The Disney brand was built on fairy tales: princesses who suffer unimaginable hardships, princes who save them and cartoon...

    12. January 24, 2006

      When Disney wishes upon a Pixar...

      The Disney brand was built on fairy tales: princesses who suffer unimaginable hardships, princes who save them and cartoon...

    13. December 12, 2005

      Boardroom sycophants

      In raising questions last week about the independence of non-executive directors on the board of Kazakhmys, I should...

    14. September 12, 2005

      Lawyer cites Ovitz in reassuring executives

      US directors have become much less fearful about their personal liability for corporate mistakes following a key legal...

    15. August 22, 2005

      Hollinger investors still out in the cold

      The indictments of two former Hollinger executives and a Canadian holding company once controlled by Conrad Black may have...

    16. August 14, 2005

      Eisner's Disney reign cut down in court

      It should have been a day for a pat on the back, but instead last Wednesday brought Michael Eisner a kick in the rear to...

    17. August 11, 2005

      Disney case alters the legal landscape

      Just over two years ago, shareholder activists still reeling in the wake of the corporate meltdowns at Enron and WorldCom...

    18. August 11, 2005

      A mixed message to America's boardrooms

      Board members - in the US or beyond - should not take much comfort from Tuesday's ruling that Walt Disney's directors did...

    19. August 10, 2005

      Disney suit alters the legal landscape

      Just over two years ago, shareholder activists still reeling in the wake of the corporate meltdowns at Enron and WorldCom...

    20. August 10, 2005

      Disney board in the clear over firing of Ovitz

      The Walt Disney board acted properly in the hiring and firing of Michael Ovitz as group president in the late 1990s and...

    21. July 11, 2005

      Moguls seek solace in Sun Valley

      Each year, media executives tend to grouse about the forthcoming Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Idaho as if they were...

    22. July 10, 2005

      Moguls seek solace in Sun Valley

      Each year, media executives tend to grouse about the upcoming Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Idaho as if they were...

    23. June 7, 2005

      Ex-directors’ suit over Disney to proceed

      Walt Disney directors will be back in Delaware Chancery Court in August to answer allegations that the board made false...

    24. February 28, 2005

      A tale of intrigue at the court of Disney's king

      In 1994, halfway through Michael Eisner's reign as chairman and chief executive of The Walt Disney Company, he recuperated...

    25. February 27, 2005

      A tale of intrigue at the court of Disney’s king

      DISNEY WAR By James B.Stewart Simon Schuster $29.95 In 1994, halfway through Michael Eisner's reign as chairman and chief...

    26. February 10, 2005

      Observer: Michael Eisner: the sequel

      Now that Bob Iger has miraculously transformed himself into the front-runner to succeed Michael Eisner at Disney, insiders...

    27. February 9, 2005

      Michael Eisner: the sequel

      Michael Eisner: the sequel Now that Bob Iger has miraculously transformed himself into the front-runner to succeed Michael...

    28. February 9, 2005

      Observer: Michael Eisner: the sequel

      Now that Bob Iger has miraculously transformed himself into the front-runner to succeed Michael Eisner at Disney, insiders...

    29. February 8, 2005

      Observer - US

      Michael Eisner: the sequel Now that Bob Iger has miraculously transformed himself into the front-runner to succeed Michael...

    30. January 17, 2005

      How to tackle the high and over-mighty

      The problem of the over-mighty subordinate is one that plagues leaders in every walk of life. Reports of a renewed outbreak...

    31. January 17, 2005

      Lawyers fire final shots in $140m Disney pay-off case

      Whatever reasons Walt Disney thought they had to fire Michael Ovitz, they were not good enough to send him away without...

    32. January 16, 2005

      How to tackle the high and over-mighty

      The problem of the over-mighty subordinate is one that plagues leaders in every walk of life. Reports of a renewed outbreak...

    33. December 29, 2004

      Observer: Eisner endgame

      Over on the west coast the talk is of succession planning at Disney. After 20 years in the turret, Eisner is to retire in...

    34. December 23, 2004

      Disney rethinks options policy

      Walt Disney on Thursday took steps to rein in stock options awards for senior executives and tie such benefits more closely...

    35. December 21, 2004

      SEC targets Disney over pay disclosure

      US regulators yesterday accused Walt Disney of violating securities laws by failing to disclose compensation given to...

    36. December 16, 2004

      Disney chiefs to discuss strategy for new media

      Senior Walt Disney executives will meet tomorrow to discuss the company's investment plans and expansion strategy in new...

    37. December 15, 2004

      Disney chiefs to discuss strategy for new media

      Senior Walt Disney executives will meet on Friday to discuss the company's investment plans and expansion strategy in new...

    38. December 8, 2004

      Director 'forgot' details of talk with Ovitz

      The man who played a vital role in the sacking of Michael Ovitz from Walt Disney claimed yesterday to have virtually no...

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