Robert L. Friedman, Former President of Columbia Pictures Distribution & Exec. VP of United Artists Distribution, Named President & CEO of Stereo Vision.
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BEVERLY HILLS Beverly Hills, city (1990 pop. 31,971), Los Angeles co., S Calif., completely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles; inc. 1914. The largely residential city is home to many motion-picture and television personalities. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2000
Robert L. Friedman, former president of Columbia Pictures distribution and executive vice-president of United Artists distribution, has been named president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Stereo Vision Entertainment, the new publicly traded (sym:SVED) multimedia production and technological development entertainment company with headquarters in Beverly Hills, it was announced today by Stereo Vision's chairman, Tom Noonan.
In the newly created position, Friedman will be responsible for interfacing with the motion pictures studios, independents and major theater circuits, developing motion picture scripts with writers and directors, overseeing their production, marketing and distribution, and managing the overall global operation of the company. Friedman has a mandate to immediately hire a top CFO See Chief Financial Officer. and COO, and to fully staff the company's various positions.
Friedman, most recently president of the AMC (Advanced Mezzanine Card) See AdvancedTCA. Entertainment Motion Picture Group and industry consultant, will continue as special adviser to the investment banking firm of Chanin Capital Partners and the Ray-Art Motion Picture and Television Studios in addition to other key motion picture production entities.
Known as one of the industry's top motion picture executives, Friedman's reputation is based on an impressive track record of major box-office and film franchises, including the series of James Bond, Pink Panther and Rocky films, and numerous Academy Award-nominated and winning films, including "Apocalypse Now," "Annie Hall," "Kramer vs. Kramer," and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." He has had a long and close relationship with numerous industry creative talents, including Woody Allen Noun 1. Woody Allen - United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
Allen Stewart Konigsberg, Allen , Blake Edwards, Francis Ford Coppola Noun 1. Francis Ford Coppola - United States filmmaker (born in 1939)
Coppola , Steven Spielberg Noun 1. Steven Spielberg - United States filmmaker (born in 1947)
Spielberg , Richard Zanuck, Saul Zaentz and Robert Rehme, among others.
"We are extremely pleased to have secured a film executive of Bob's stature and reputation to run our company," said Chairman Noonan.
Stereo Vision is a worldwide entertainment company with holdings in 3-D, independent film production, industry technology development and music production, publishing and distribution. It will also be active in pursuing and developing television and Internet content, and satellite broadcasting services.
Friedman is a board member of the executive division of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and on the boards of directors of the Will Rogers Hospital, the Variety Club of Southern California, DARE America and Motion Picture Pioneers.
Stereo Vision Entertainment Inc., www.stereovision ster·e·o·vi·sion
Visual perception of or exhibition in three dimensions. .com, is located at 130 S. El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212; telephone: 310/205-7998; fax: 310/205-5568.
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