Chinese movie director Zhang Yimou, who directed the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is being investigated for violating the country’s one-child policy, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Mukesh Ambani, chairman of India’s Reliance Industries Ltd., is in talks to buy New York-based talent agency IMG Worldwide Inc., the Indian Express newspaper reported today, citing an unidentified Reliance official.
Forstmann Little & Co. is working with Morgan Stanley and Evercore Partners Inc. to find a buyer for IMG Worldwide Inc., the talent agency that represents sports stars such as Peyton and Eli Manning, said people with knowledge of the matter.
Venture capitalist Alan Patricof delayed a trip to St. Barts last week to be honored by Trickle Up at Cipriani Wall Street. Last night, he was back at the catering hall to be honored by the Opportunity Network.
Robinson Cano fired agent Scott Boras and signed with entertainer Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, who is starting an athlete representation firm with the New York Yankees’ All-Star second baseman as its first client.
Creative Artists Agency said it has formed a strategic partnership with global private investment firm TPG Capital. TPG has invested an undisclosed sum for a non- controlling 35 percent interest in the agency.
The walls of Ray Ranson’s Manchester office celebrate the high points of his 17-year run as a defender in English soccer. In one of his most memorable moments, Ranson’s Manchester City was battling Tottenham Hotspur in the final game of the F.A. Cup in May 1981. The 92,000 chanting fans at London’s Wembley Stadium were making such a din that he couldn’t even hear the referee’s whistle.