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Jeffrey Katzenberg Recalls How His Father’s Generosity in Gifting $100 to Strangers Inspired Lifetime of Philanthropy

When Jeffrey Katzenberg was a kid growing up in New York, his father Walter, “a very successful, man-about-town stockbroker,” always carried a wad of discreetly folded $100 bills. As he moved through the day, Walter would “quietly and stealthily” slip one to people in his orbit, whether it be “a doorman, a waiter, a valet, […]

MPTF Sets Centennial Event With Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jodie Foster, Yvette Nicole Brown and Tori Kelly

The Motion Picture & Television Fund is prepping to toast its 100th anniversary with a starry celebration set for June 18th at The Lot at Formosa in West Hollywood. The event, part of the organization’s yearlong centennial celebration, will roll out as “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service” and feature a night of […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Its Unprecedented Oscar Run in 1992: “It Was a Giant Moment for Everyone”

Thirty years ago, an animated film — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — was nominated for the best picture Oscar for the first time. The same studio had, of course, previously made animated classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (for which Walt Disney was presented with an honorary Oscar, along with seven smaller […]

Robert Jacquemin, Former Head of Television at Buena Vista and DreamWorks, Dies at 78

Robert Jacquemin, the longtime president of Buena Vista Television and DreamWorks Television, has died. He was 78. A pioneer of the syndication business, Jacquemin died Saturday in Montecito, California, a WME spokesman announced. One of his sons is veteran WME digital chief Chris Jacquemin. Raised in St. Louis, Jacquemin graduated from Horton Watkins High School […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg Closes 30-Year Chapter at MPTF by Exiting Board Positions

On April 29, Jeffrey Katzenberg joined George Clooney, Yvette Nicole Brown, Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos and Motion Picture & Television Fund president and CEO Bob Beitcher on Zoom to announce an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise $300 million for the MPTF. The push comes during a milestone 100th anniversary year for MPTF, and saluting the past […]

Despite Boycott, Jeffrey Katzenberg Makes Surprise Appearance at Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge

Power dining is back across Los Angeles, and that includes the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge, where, on a recent May afternoon, it looked like business as usual. Jennifer Lopez arrived with longtime manager Benny Medina, while legal eagle Robert Shapiro broke bread nearby. But the sighting that had insiders raising their eyebrows was Jeffrey […]

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos on Biden: “Let’s See What Joe Can Do With His Sharpie”

Paramount chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, an early Biden supporter and fundraiser, on watching election returns ("The pain of 2016 came rushing back") and his hopes for the new administration: "I guess the biggest challenge is how much he can do by executive order"

Amal and George Clooney Honored Virtually at Simon Wiesenthal Center’s National Tribute Dinner (Exclusive)

"We have said time and time again 'Never again,' and we mean it, but the truth is we're not very good at it," the Oscar-winning filmmaker said in reference to repeated genocides and atrocities around the world.

Jeffrey Katzenberg: Coronavirus to Blame for “Everything That Has Gone Wrong” With Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg is copping to the disappointment that has been Quibi's soft launch into entertainment's coronavirus-era ecosystem.

How ‘The Stranger’ Creator Veena Sud Crafted a Thriller for the Phone

After overseeing television shows such as 'The Killing' and 'Seven Seconds,' Veena Sud was planning on taking a break from episodic storytelling, but soon was hooked on 'The Stranger.'

Quibi Acquires Daily News, Sport Shows for Canadian Service

Quibi, the mobile-only subscription TV service to launch next month in Canada has turned to Bell Media for exclusive daily news and sports programming, seven days per week.

Quibi Raises Additional $750 Million Ahead of Launch

Quibi has raised an additional $750 million as it prepares to launch its mobile-first video service in April.