Harry E. Sloan

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Harry E. Sloan
Born (1950-03-08) March 8, 1950 (age 67)
Torrance, California
Nationality United States
Occupation Business executive
Known for Chairman of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and SBS Broadcasting
Spouse(s) Florence Low
Children 4

Harry Evans Sloan (born March 8, 1950) is an American business executive. He is the chairman and chief executive officer at Global Eagle Acquisition Corp, since February 2, 2011.[1] Sloan also serves as a director at ZeniMax Media.[2]

Sloan served as chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 2005 to 2009,[3] where he remains a consultant, and SBS Broadcasting (1990-2001).[4]

Personal life

Sloan was born to a working class Jewish family[5][6] in Torrance, California. His father worked in the parts department at Douglas Aircraft; his mother was a substitute teacher and helped found the first Jewish temple in the South Bay.[5]

Sloan has two daughters from his first marriage.[5] He is married to immigrant Florence (née Low) Sloan who is of Malaysian Chinese descent.[7][8][9] They have two sons.[5] Sloan lives in Los Angeles, California.[10]

Career

From 1976 to 1983, he was an entertainment lawyer with Sloan, Kuppin and Ament, which he founded in Los Angeles. Sloan served as co-chairman of New World Entertainment Ltd. from 1983 to 1989. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 to the President's Advisory Council on Trade and Policy Negotiations (ACTPN).[11]

He served as chairman and CEO of SBS Broadcasting from 1990 to 2001. Near the end of this term, he purchased a 9% stake in ZeniMax Media[12] , which SBS Broadcasting holds, having sat on ZeniMax's board since 1999.[1]

Political involvement

Sloan was a California state financial chair for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign, 2012.[13] Sloan also serves as a trustee on the board of The McCain Institute. During the 2016 election cycle, Sloan initially supported Ohio Governor John Kasich until he dropped out and on August 9, 2016, Sloan announced his support for Democrat Hillary Clinton.[14]

References

  1. ^ a b "Harry Sloan". Harry Sloan. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  2. ^ "About". ZeniMax Media. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ Financial Times: "Who killed James Bond?" By Matthew Garrahan July 23, 2010
  4. ^ Harry E. Sloan. "Harry Sloan: Executive Profile & Biography". Businessweek. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  5. ^ a b c d Los Angeles Times: "A mogul returns to finish what he started - Harry E. Sloan left Hollywood and got rich in Europe. Now he's back, trying to revive MGM's faded fortunes" by Claudia Eller March 04, 2007
  6. ^ Los Angeles Times: "How Jewish is Hollywood? A poll finds more Americans disagree with the statement that 'Jews control Hollywood.' But here's one Jew who doesn't" By Joel Stein December 19, 2008
  7. ^ Asiance Magazine: "Film producer Florence Sloan" retrieved November 20, 2012
  8. ^ Asian One News: "Asian power wives smash stereotypes" by Chew Hui Min May 23, 2012
  9. ^ Facing History: "Facing History Board Member and Philanthropist Florence Sloan Speaks to Audiences in L.A." November 8, 2011
  10. ^ https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1092835/000109283512000002/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml
  11. ^ "Executive Profile Harry Evans Sloan". Bloomberg Businessweek. December 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sixth Amendment to Common Stock Purchase Agreement". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. December 20, 2002. 
  13. ^ Seema Mehta (2011-06-14). "Mitt Romney coming to California in search of campaign cash". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  14. ^ "Clinton scores major GOP donor from Trump". Retrieved 2016-08-09. 

External links

  • https://www.zenimax.com/about
  • Harry E. Sloan on IMDb
  • http://articles.latimes.com/2007/mar/04/business/fi-sloan4/3
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