SBD/12/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              English Premier League Chair SIR JOHN QUINTON and CEO
         PETER LEAVER resigned "after failing to convince the 20
         Premiership clubs ... that they had the authority" to hire
         BSkyB execs SAM CHISHOLM and DAVID CHANCE as Media Advisers.
         The two were hired to work on a new TV deal, but were named
         "without the knowledge of the clubs, angering several of the
         Premiership chairmen" (FINANCIAL TIMES, 3/12).
         ...SporTVision will create a new media division to develop
         Internet products and features, video sports games and an
         interactive Web site.  RUSSELL QUY will head the new
         division as Exec Dir of New Media Development (SporTVision).
         ...DANIELLE MAGED was named MSG VP/Marketing, and will lead
         marketing and branding initiatives for MSG's assets.  She
         will oversee MSG's Web site and new media development (MSG).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. visited MIKE TYSON in jail 
         yesterday.  Kennedy said he was "really here just as a
         friend" (WASHINGTON POST, 3/12).....Producer LARRY THOMPSON
         said that he is working on a two-hour bio film on the life
         of JOE DIMAGGIO and MARILYN MONROE and "is in talks" with
         two networks (REUTERS, 3/12)....OLIVER STONE's film "ANY
         GIVEN SUNDAY" is looking for "local extras to fill a stadium
         of spectators" at Miami's Orange Bowl.  Film Publicist MARCY
         BERLOW: "The extras can do whatever they want.  They can
         show enthusiasm in any way, but they need to wear black and
         white; the colors of the Sharks [the fictional team]." 
         Extras won't be paid (Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL,
         3/12)....CA-based surfwear company QUICKSILVER President BOB
         MCKNIGHT was profiled in the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER after
         the company announced "sterling" first quarter earnings "on
         the heels of a record" '98.  Earnings last year rose 42%, to
         $18M, on sales of $316M.  The company is in a "position to
         grow through acquisitions" (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 3/11).  
           
    

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  • THE MOAG, THE MERRIER! LEGG MASON BUILDS UP SPORTS DIVISION

              Legg Mason Wood Walker Managing Dir JOHN MOAG announced
         three additions to the Sports Industry Group he heads in the
         firm's Corporate Finance Dept.  Joining the group as a
         Principal is MITCHELL ZIETS, a former partner of Public
         Finance Management in Philadelphia, and KAREN BATCHELDER as
         VP in Legg Mason's Philadelphia office.  JOHN TENUTA, former
         VP/Business Affairs & Legal Affairs at ProServ, joins the
         firm as an Associate.  With the additions, Moag said that
         Legg Mason "now offers an unprecedented level of experience
         and innovation for the rapidly changing and opportunity-rich
         sports industry.  We have been there, we have done it, and
         we are constantly looking at new and creative alternatives
         for our clients" (Legg Mason Wood Walker).
    
    

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