Philippe Dauman Entitled to $58M Viacom Severance Payment, Board Summons Paramount Management

The company in a regulatory filing says Paramount management will provide the Viacom board with a business update and may face more board oversight.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 12th, 2017

Viacom Discloses Details of Philippe Dauman’s $72 Million Settlement Deal

Philippe Dauman will leave his post as Viacom chairman-CEO next month with a $46 million check in hand as part of a severance package estimated to be worth about $72 million. Dauman will also be eligible for a 2016 bonus of up to $20 million, under the te.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 12th, 2017

Viacom Officially Resolves Leadership Dispute: Dauman Out, Thomas Dooley Interim President & CEO

Following unanimous approval by the Boards of Directors of Viacom and National Amusements Inc. of a settlement in the ongoing dispute over Viacom leadership, Philippe Dauman has stepped down as president and CEO of Viacom. Thomas Dooley, Viacom Chief Oper.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineAug 21st, 2016

Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman Predicts Paramount Deal by End of Next Quarter

Calling Paramount Pictures a “crown jewel,” Viacom Chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman said Monday that he hoped to have an agreement to sell a minority stake in the studio behind “Star Trek” and “Transformers” by the end .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 7th, 2016

Former Viacom Chief Tom Freston Goes Public with Criticism of Philippe Dauman

Former Viacom chief Tom Freston is adding to the chorus of critics calling for Philippe Dauman to be replaced as chairman-CEO of Viacom. Preston gave a lengthy interview Wednesday to CNBC in which he didn’t hold back on his assessment of the state o.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 16th, 2016

Philippe Dauman Will Skip Sun Valley Meet As Moguls Question Viacom’s Fate

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman won’t have an embarrassing encounter with Vice Chair Shari Redstone this week at investment banker Herb Allen’s annual Sun Valley mogul gathering. Redstone’s already there, and the Viacom chief was invited. But.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 7th, 2016

Viacom CEO Dauman Pursuing Paramount Stake Sale

"We have been approached by several potential strategic investors," CEO Philippe Dauman said during an investment conference Tuesday. Viacom shares surge as much as 5 percent.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 17th, 2017

Viacom Shakeup: 5 Problems Wall Street Wants the Board to Address

Wall Street’s dismay at Viacom’s long-term prospects was one of the biggest catalysts for the management overhaul that begins in earnest this week with the exit of Philippe Dauman as chairman-CEO. As the newly constituted Viacom board meets this week .....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 12th, 2016

Sumner Redstone Says He Opposes Sale Of Paramount Stake And Calls Claims He’s Incapacitated “False And Unfair”

UPDATE with Viacom statement: The new war between Viacom and CBS Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone — or, depending on whom you believe, the people around him — and Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman just became more intense. Redstone’s camp rel.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineMay 23rd, 2016

Viacom weighs selling minority stake in Paramount film unit

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc is considering selling a "significant" minority stake in its Paramount Pictures movie studio, Chief Executive Philippe Dauman said on Tuesday.....»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 17th, 2017

Viacom, Sumner Redstone Close to Deal Ousting CEO Philippe Dauman

The media giant's board has given preliminary approval on a deal that would give Dauman an up to $90 million exit package, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The settlement would put an end to a hard-fought legal battle that began in Jun.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 12th, 2017

It"s War: Sumner Redstone Ousts Philippe Dauman From Trust That Will Control Viacom and CBS

Dauman and director George Abrams are being removed as trustees of the board that will have voting control over both companies. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 15th, 2017

Embattled Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Takes His Case to the Company"s Employees

Urging the company not to be distracted by his current battle with Sumner Redstone, Viacom's top executive makes his argument for how Viacom's various businesses are moving "rapidly and successfully into the future."read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterMay 25th, 2016

10 Amazing Art Deco Theaters

Extravagant materials, bold lines and shapes, and lots of color! These are some of the most recognizable characteristics of the Art Deco architectural style that was so popular during the 1920s and 1930s. During these decades, Art Deco practically became synonymous with the glamorous and majestic new theaters popping up all over the United States. With names like Fox and Paramount, these amazing theaters brought Hollywood and “talkies” to the doorsteps of America. While few of these grand old theaters survive today, even fewer have been restored or maintained enough to retain their original Art Deco elements — a devastating loss of American history. Fortunately, the 10 amazing Art Deco theaters on this list are the exceptions, and continue to thrill their audiences with flashy lights, ornate architectural details, and other Old Hollywood glam. Fargo Theatre Fargo, North Dakota It’s hard to miss the amazing Art Deco details of the Fargo Theatre in Fargo, North Dakota. The theater’s facade is dominated by the gorgeous light-up marquee and tower. The Art Deco architectural details continue inside with an inverted dome ceiling, lots of color, and an ornate stage. Today, the Fargo is used as an art house theater and concert venue, and has been given a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Fox Theater Hutchinson, Kansas The old Fox Theaters were some of the best examples of Art Deco architecture built in the United States, and the Fox Theater in Hutchinson, Kansas is no exception. In 1999, this Fox Theater was lovingly restored to its former glory and rewarded with a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the theater’s best examples of Art Deco style include a colorful and flashy neon marquee, terra cotta reliefs, elaborate door moldings, plus plenty of cartouches, friezes, pilasters, and stepped treatments. Grand Lake Theater Oakland, California Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater has been a vaudeville stage and a Fox movie palace, and is today one of the most amazing theaters built in the Art Deco style. The theater, which still functions as a popular cinema, has retained many of its original architectural details. A stunning crystal chandelier still hangs in the lobby, an old Mighty Wurlitzer organ is still brought out for special occasions, and classic frescoes still adorn the walls of the auditoriums (our favorite is the Sahara themed fresco, complete with palm trees and sand dunes). Paramount Theatre Middletown, New York There may not be any celebratory parades planned like there were when it opened for the first time, but the Paramount Theatre is still one of the most amazing Art Deco theaters in the U.S. Located in Middletown, New York, the Paramount boasts such details as colorful ornate walls and ceilings, balconies, and a heavy red curtain that opens before each show. Today, the Paramount is used as a performance arts venue and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Paramount Theatre Oakland, California Despite spending more than three decades closed and neglected, the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California is today once again one of the most amazing Art Deco theaters [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchJul 17th, 2017

Paramount to Expand Slate to 15 Films in 2016 From 13

"After a tough year, we believe Paramount is positioned to grow strongly next year and in the years to come, fueled both by a reinvigorated film business and our new high-growth TV production business," says Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman.read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterAug 7th, 2015

Trump Re-Election Campaign Donors Are Paying Donald Trump Jr."s Legal Bills — And The Trump Corporation?!

Donald Trump re-election campaign donors are certainly getting their money's worth. After all, Trump can't win a second term if he and the entire first family are in jail! In June, the President's re-election campaign made a $50,000 payment to the Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas, the lawyer now representing Donald Trump Jr. in the ongoing [...] Donald Trump re-election campaign donors are certainly getting their money's worth. After all, Trump can't win a second term if he and the entire first family are in jail! In June, the President's re-election campaign made a $50,000 payment to the Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas, the lawyer now representing Donald Trump Jr. in the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Related: Trump's Attorney Threatens Stranger In Explicit Email Chain! The payment was made over a week before news broke that Junior had met with a Russian lawyer with strong ties to the Kremlin during election season last year. The June 27 payment was described as covering "legal consulting" fees, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission on Saturday. Futerfas was announced as Trump Jr.'s lawyer after the first revelations came of the meeting, which was later revealed to have been attended by others whose names were not previously disclosed -- including former Soviet military intelligence officer Rinat Akhmetshin and Russian translator Anatoli Samachornov. The campaign also paid Jones Day, the law firm that represented Trump's campaign during the election. While this seems shady, the FEC allows candidates and federal office holders to spend campaign funds on legal fees which arose from their candidacy. But these aren't the only legal bills Trump donors are footing! Video: Trump Makes It Weird During Made In America Week Speech On June 30, the re-election campaign paid $89,561 to The Trump Corporation for "legal consulting." And no, the company is not a law firm. The re-election campaign has raised about 8$ million -- and spent $4.4 million -- in the second quarter of 2017. Trump filed for re-election the day after taking office. Barack Obama, in comparison, did not file his 2012 re-election bid until April 4, 2011. Looks like this is the best business scam since his first election campaign! [Image via Fox News.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 18th, 2017

Viacom to Name Bob Bakish Interim CEO (Report)

The head of the company's international networks is in line to take over from Tom Dooley, who followed Philippe Dauman, at a time when Viacom and CBS are studying a recombination......»»

Category: moviesSource: yahooOct 30th, 2016

Viacom CEO is out as the company settles Redstone lawsuits

The messy legal battle over Sumner Redstone's media empire appears to have come to an end. According to an internal memo provided by Viacom on Friday, CEO Philippe Dauman will step down, making Thomas ........»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 12th, 2017

National Amusements Vows To Oppose A Deal To Sell Parmount Stake

Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements, which owns 80% of Viacom’s voting shares, just threw a wrench into CEO Philippe Dauman’s effort to sell 49% of Paramount to China’s Wanda Group. The exhibition chain this morning says that it .....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 15th, 2016

Sun Valley Guest List 2014: Rupert Murdoch, Leslie Moonves, Jeffrey Katzenberg and More

Other execs set to attend the annual gathering, which runs July 8-13, are Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Paramount Pictures head Brad Grey.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterMay 9th, 2017

Interim Viacom CEO Reassures Employees About Transition

The media giant sent an email to employees asking for patience as the board puts the finishing touches on a deal that will oust chief executive Philippe Dauman and install Tom Dooley as interim CEO. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterAug 20th, 2016