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Who's Who: Entertainment Industry Biographies


We publish over five hundred pages with 5,000 individual Biographies of the movers and shakers currently active in the Entertainment Industry. We include executives, directors, producers, actors, agents, exhibitors, distributors, network and studio personnel and much more.

Here are samples of some of our Biographies:

EISNER, MICHAEL D.
Executive. b. Mt. Kisco, NY, March 7, 1942. e. Denison U., B.A. Started career with programming dept. of CBS TV network. Joined ABC in 1966 as mgr. talent and specials. Dec., 1968 became dir. of program dev., East Coast. 1968, named v.p., daytime programming, ABC-TV. 1975 made v.p., prog. planning and dev. 1976 named sr. v.p., prime time production and dev., ABC Entertainment. 1976, left ABC to join Paramount Pictures as pres. & COO. 1984, joined The Walt Disney Company as chmn. & CEO. In March 2004, the company announced it would split the chairman and CEO positions, with Eisner retaining the CEO title. In September, Eisner announced he would retire in 2006 when his contract expires. Since joining Disney, the company’s annual revenues have grown from $1.7 billion to $25.4 billion. Host of TV series, The Wonderful World of Disney, 1997; he is the author of: Work in Progress, (co-author with Tony Schwartz). Eisner serves on the boards of CA. Institute of the Arts, Denison Univ., American Hospital of Paris Found., Conservation Int’l., the UCLA Exec. Bd. for Medical Sciences and the National Hockey League. He also has established and funded The Eisner Foundation.

CHERNIN, PETER
Executive. Began career as assoc. publicity director, St. Martin’s Press; editor, Warner Books. v.p. of development & prod., David Gerber Co.; exec. v.p., programming & mktg., Showtime/The Movie Channel, Inc.; president & COO, Lorimar Film Entertainment; President of Fox from 1989-1992. Chmn. of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation from 1992-1994. Chmn. & CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment, 1994-96. Since 1996, director, president and COO of The News Corporation Limited, Rupert Murdoch’s global media and entertainment organization; also CEO of NAI since ‘96. Since 1998, a director, president and COO of Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. A director for the following organizations: TV Guide, Inc, from 1999-2000; Gemstar since April 2002; E*TRADE since 1999. Member of advisory bd. of PUMA AG since 1999.

LAYBOURNE, GERALDINE
Executive. e. Vassar College, B.A.; U. Penn, M.S. Joined Nickelodeon in 1980. Was vice chmn., MTV Networks; pres., Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite. Bd. member Viacom exec. committee. Left Nickelodeon to join ABC as pres., Disney/ABC Cable Networks. Inducted into Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame, 1996. Resigned ABC/Cable post in 1998 and started own network/ cable/internet production company, Oxygen Media of which she is chmn. and CEO.


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THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SINCE 1915
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THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SINCE 1915
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