My pal Claudia Eller has a funny little scoop on the LA Times website about how Starz chief Chris Albrecht made a Blackberry mistake that led to Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett’s exit from Overture. (So I gotta ask: is this why moguls like Alan Horn and Ron Meyer refuse to use smart phones or even computers?) On July 1, Albrecht began a vacation in Majorca and read a hush-hush e-mail about the future of the Overture duo. Albrecht tapped out a confidential response suggesting that when he returned on July 12th there should be a discussions about removing the pair. But the reply went to approximately 400 Starz employees and senior executives — including McGurk and Rosett.
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By NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief | Tuesday July 13, 2010 @ 5:24pm PDTTags: Alan Horn, Chris Albrecht, Chris McGurk, Danny Rosett, LA Times, Moguls, Overture Films, Ron Meyer
By NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief | Thursday July 1, 2010 @ 6:36pm PDTTags: Anchor Bay, Chris Albrecht, Chris McGurk, Danny Rosett, Overture Films, Peter Adee, Starz
Enough is enough is enough. Starz topper Chris Albrecht at first was just going to shut down Overture and its home video arm Anchor Bay. (Founded in November 2006, Overture Films has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Starz LLC, which is …