End of era for Lion vets

LaPorte, Nicole
September 2004
Daily Variety;9/15/2004, Vol. 284 Issue 51, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the reaction of industry veterans who had ties to either studio on the sale of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) to Sony in the U.S. Comment of MGM chief Alan Ladd Jr. on the sale; Opinion of former head of United Artists and Orion Pictures Eric Pleskow on the sale; Number of title library to be inherited by Sony.


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