Gaga's U.S. unit taps new topper

Schwarzacher, Lukas
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/25/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 64, p24
Trade Publication
The U.S. arm of giant Japanese distributors Gaga Communications Inc. has tapped one time topper Kiyoshi Watanabe prexy CEO, replacing Yoko Asakura, effective immediately. Watanabe was CEO of Gaga America between 1994 and 1998, overseeing landmark acquisitions including motion pictures "The Mask" and "Seven?'


Related Articles

  • Stateside pros grab U.S. goods. Stalter, Katharine; Chagollan, Steve // Variety;5/15/95, Vol. 359 Issue 3, p224 

    Reports on Gaga Communications' operations in the United States headed by Kiyoshi Watanabe and Ed Shields. Focus on the director, cast and budget in marketing for films; Selection of films based on commercial appeal and box office potential; Japanese preference for movies.

  • HEADLINES: Japanese film distributor hands FCB dollars 8m account .  // Media: Asia's Media & Marketing Newspaper;5/16/2003, p03 

    Reports that film distributor Gaga Communications has appointed FCB to handle strategy and media assignments in Japan. Amount of billings under the assignments; Number of films distributed by Gaga in Japan each year.

  • Gaga acts to stem stock losses. Schwarzacher, Lukas // Variety;2/16/2004, Vol. 394 Issue 1, p20 

    Reports on the financial performance of Gaga Communications as of February 2004. Net loss of the company for the financial year ended September 30, 2003; Plans of Onkyo to acquire Gaga's shares; Views of Tetsu Fujimura, chief executive officer of Gaga, on the film industry in Japan.

  • Juma maps out Dubai strategy. Jaafar, Ali // Variety;9/18/2006, Vol. 404 Issue 5, p16 

    This article profiles Abdulhamid Juma, the CEO of Dubai Media City between 2002-2005. He was recently appointed as the deputy director general of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone. A large part of Juma's responsibility will be to integrate the operations of Dubai Media City with the Dubai...

  • Gaga info service aids distribs. Schwarzacher, Lukas // Variety;3/31/2003, Vol. 390 Issue 7, p22 

    Focuses on Gaga Digital Brain, a database service from Gaga Communications of Japan, that offers U.S. motion picture companies detailed assessment of potential audience responses. Features of the service; Way by which the service can benefit film and media companies.

  • U.S. subsidiary caters to Japanese tastes. Bloom, David // Variety;8/13/2001, Vol. 383 Issue 12, p28 

    Looks at the role of Robert Gallagher and Yoko Asakura in Gaga America, the United States subsidiary of Gaga Communications Inc., a film distributor in Japan. Basis of selecting foreign films to be shown; Motion pictures that Asakura avoids; Effort to bring a film's stars to come to Japan to...

  • Media: Desmond takes Sorrell to task over TV content.  // Campaign;9/20/2013, p43 

    The C5 boss accuses Sorrell of using Group M's financial muscle to strike programming deals. Arif Durrani reports.

  • H'wood's ultimate power play. Bart, Peter // Variety;6/2/2003, Vol. 391 Issue 3, p6 

    Discusses the growing consolidation of power in the motion picture industry. Book released by Connie Bruck on Lew Wasserman, former chief executive of MCA and Universal; Coercive dealings with other studios; Bruck's portrayal on Wasserman's power.

  • CONFAB CLASHES. Hayes, Dade // Variety;9/24/2007, Vol. 408 Issue 6, p6 

    The article reports that major figures in the news and entertainment fields frequently use conferences and conventions as venues to criticize rivals and enemies. A number of examples of such events are presented including Philippe Daumann, the chief executive officer of Viacom, using a...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics