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George Lucas and Joan Hamburg's Next Act I David Zaslav at The Mirror Awards - Posted June 4, 2014
Our weekly lunches at Michael's always deliver plenty of star power and today was no exception. When I arrived a little before noon, I was followed in the door by none other than George Lucas, who, I'm told, happened to be walking by the res... [GalleyCat]

George Lucas and Joan Hamburg's Next Act I David Zaslav at The Mirror Awards - Posted June 4, 2014
Our weekly lunches at Michael's always deliver plenty of star power and today was no exception. When I arrived a little before noon, I was followed in the door by none other than George Lucas, who, I'm told, happened to be walking by the res... [morningmedianewsfeed]

George Lucas and Joan Hamburg's Next Act I David Zaslav at The Mirror Awards - Posted June 4, 2014
Our weekly lunches at Michael's always deliver plenty of star power and today was no exception. When I arrived a little before noon, I was followed in the door by none other than George Lucas, who, I'm told, happened to be walking by the res... [FishbowlNY]

Forbes Pegs Shane Smith's Net Worth at $400 Million - Posted September 18, 2013
And assuming Jeff Bercovici's calculations are correct, that puts the VICE co-founder way ahead of Tumblr wunderkind David Karp. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Forbes Pegs Shane Smith's Net Worth at $400 Million - Posted September 18, 2013
And assuming Jeff Bercovici's calculations are correct, that puts the VICE co-founder way ahead of Tumblr wunderkind David Karp. ... [FishbowlNY]

Tom Freston, Shane Smith Talk About Their Billion-Dollar VICE Enterprise - Posted April 12, 2013
Right off the THR print magazine Q&A bat, VICE founder Shane Smith and his main backer ... [FishbowlLA]

Tom Freston Wants No Part of Time Inc. - Posted March 27, 2013
Apparently some at Time Inc. had been holding out hope that MTV founder Tom Freston would be the publishing company's next CEO. Freston however, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tom Freston Wants No Part of Time Inc. - Posted March 27, 2013
Apparently some at Time Inc. had been holding out hope that MTV founder Tom Freston would be the publishing company's next CEO. Freston however, ... [FishbowlNY]

Barbara Walters, Joe Kernen and One Republican's Response to the Debate - Posted October 17, 2012
After last week's head-spinning scene where real-life democrats took campaign advice from fictional politicians (Chris Noth, you've got my vote), I thought I'd pretty much covered the landscape of presidential politics among the Wednesday Michael's crowd. Nothing doing. Before I could settle in for my lunch with P... [FishbowlLA]

Tom Freston Sponsors Two More Afghan Film Students - Posted May 30, 2012
As noted in a recent "Media Decoder" item, former MTV and Viacom head honcho Tom Freston's current efforts at USC Cinema School are not the first time he has been involved with Afghanistan. But already, the summer intensive is on track to be more successful than his late 1970s clothing ... [GalleyCat]

Tom Freston Sponsors Two More Afghan Film Students - Posted May 30, 2012
As noted in a recent "Media Decoder" item, former MTV and Viacom head honcho Tom Freston's current efforts at USC Cinema School are not the first time he has been involved with Afghanistan. But already, the summer intensive is on track to be more successful than his late 1970s clothing ... [FishbowlLA]

Charlie Rose, Star Jones, Joe Kernan and Jack Welch Hold Court - Posted May 30, 2012
I could just tell the power lunch crowd was (mostly) all business today. The noise level was considerably lower than in past weeks -- who needs your neighbor to learn about your next big move before it hits "Page Six"? -- and the table hopping was kept to a minimum. It... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Charlie Rose, Star Jones, Joe Kernan and Jack Welch Hold Court - Posted May 30, 2012
I could just tell the power lunch crowd was (mostly) all business today. The noise level was considerably lower than in past weeks -- who needs your neighbor to learn about your next big move before it hits "Page Six"? -- and the table hopping was kept to a minimum. It... [FishbowlNY]

Moguls on the Menu: Brian Grazer, Tom Freston and Isaac Mizrahi - Posted May 16, 2012
We missed LL Cool J by a day. Oh, well. That's the great thing about Michael's: If it's Wednesday, you can pretty much count on an interesting scene. Today, there was plenty of tasty people watching. On the menu: Brian Grazer an... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Moguls on the Menu: Brian Grazer, Tom Freston and Isaac Mizrahi - Posted May 16, 2012
We missed LL Cool J by a day. Oh, well. That's the great thing about Michael's: If it's Wednesday, you can pretty much count on an interesting scene. Today, there was plenty of tasty people watching. On the menu: Brian Grazer an... [FishbowlNY]

CNBC Looks at the Future of TV - Posted May 6, 2012
As the TV networks, and increasingly online video networks, prepare to pitch their new shows to advertisers at the annual upfronts, CNBC is looking at the future of the industry. Monday night, CNBC's Media and Entertainment reporter Julia Boorstin... [TVNewser]

Vice Keeps Going..This Time into China - Posted January 3, 2012
While some media companies are scratching their heads trying to find ways to become profitable and cut costs, (usually by laying people off), Vice is doing the opposite: enjoying an estimated value of $1 billion (with $100 million in revenue) and looking to expand into China. A recent ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vice Keeps Going..This Time into China - Posted January 3, 2012
While some media companies are scratching their heads trying to find ways to become profitable and cut costs, (usually by laying people off), Vice is doing the opposite: enjoying an estimated value of $1 billion (with $100 million in revenue) and looking to expand into China. A recent ... [FishbowlNY]

Time Inc. Rumors Kick Up Four Names - Posted September 27, 2011
Back in July, Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes said that the new CEO of Time Inc. would be an outsider... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time Inc. Rumors Kick Up Four Names - Posted September 27, 2011
Back in July, Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes said that the new CEO of Time Inc. would be an outsider... [FishbowlNY]

Former Afghanistan Resident Tom Freston Set for Huffington Post Chat - Posted June 21, 2011
The fact that entertainment media exec Tom Freston (pictured) lived in Kabul right up to Afghanistan's 1978 coup is lesser known than his leadership of MTV, Viacom, and ... [FishbowlLA]

Charlie Rose, Bonnie Fuller And The Ex-Mr. Star Jones - Posted March 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We're a bit spoiled by the back-to-back A-list sightings of the last two weeks (Cate Blanchett! Blake Lively!), ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Charlie Rose, Bonnie Fuller And The Ex-Mr. Star Jones - Posted March 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We're a bit spoiled by the back-to-back A-list sightings of the last two weeks (Cate Blanchett! Blake Lively!), ... [FishbowlNY]

The New Yorker Profiles 'Afghanistan's Rupert Murdoch' - Posted July 6, 2010
In a fascinating read, The New Yorker's Ken Auletta, profiles the man who some call "Afghanistan's Rupert Murdoch," ... [TVNewser]

Discovery's Zaslav: Businesses Can't Look Forward Without Looking Back - Posted June 24, 2010
The Newhouse School at Syracuse University hosted day one of its "Monetizing Online Business" (MOB) conference today, and it opened with a discussion with David Zaslav, the president and CEO of Discovery Commu... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Lunch: Tom Brokaw, Charlie Rose, and John Sykes Stop By - Posted April 7, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The mood may have been a little low-key today at Michael's, but we spotted plenty of power players dining and dishing about their next big moves. I was intrigued to see former MTV colleagues John Sykes (now Playlist's CEO) ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Tom Brokaw, Charlie Rose, and John Sykes Stop By - Posted April 7, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The mood may have been a little low-key today at Michael's, but we spotted plenty of power players dining and dishing about their next big moves. I was intrigued to see former MTV colleagues John Sykes (now Playlist's CEO) ... [FishbowlNY]

The Secret to Sun Valley: "Many of the People We're Doing Deals With Are Here" - Posted July 9, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference.Sony chairman Sir Howard Stringer and his right-hand man, CFO ... [FishbowlLA]

Cooking Up Media Deals With Rachael Ray, and a Murdoch Scion Sighting - Posted July 9, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference.Ken Lowe, President and CEO of the Scripps company (formerly Scripps Howard) was morose at th... [FishbowlLA]

Strange Bedfellows in Sun Valley - Posted July 8, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference. As Hollywood mavens drifted into Sun Valley, a few were eager to talk. Universal Studios COO and President Ron Meyer, asked whether Hollywood was making too many movies, ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times on Jeremy Blake, Theresa Duncan - Posted August 2, 2007
Chris Lee's LA Times story is dated August 3, which is tomorrow, right? But he's got tons of great information--some of which hasn't been ... [FishbowlLA]

Sun Valley Media Mogul Report - Posted July 13, 2007
Ron Mwangaguhunga reports: It's July, so that means that the chattering class big guns are out and about in Sun Valley, Idaho, at investment banker Herb Allen's mogul retreat for a little "deep think" interspersed with rounds of golf. There is always, lurking in the green, the possible dramatic tensio... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sun Valley Media Mogul Report - Posted July 13, 2007
Ron Mwangaguhunga reports: It's July, so that means that the chattering class big guns are out and about in Sun Valley, Idaho, at investment banker Herb Allen's mogul retreat for a little "deep think" interspersed with rounds of golf. There is always, lurking in the green, the possible dramatic tensio... [FishbowlNY]

Agreement Fizzles, Viacom Threatens Legal Action Against YouTube - Posted February 2, 2007
We all knew $1.65 billion would buy someone's ire Viacom is ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Agreement Fizzles, Viacom Threatens Legal Action Against YouTube - Posted February 2, 2007
We all knew $1.65 billion would buy someone's ire Viacom is ... [FishbowlNY]

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