Richard Parsons stated recently resigned from the board of directors of CBS Corporation due to health issues. He quitted in less than 1 Month after being selected as interim chairman. Strauss Zelnick, a media veteran, will take charge of that role.
Parson stated in his statement that the reason for his departure is related to the state of his health. He further added that when he agreed to connect the board for serving as the interim chair, he was already coping with multiple myeloma, which is a serious health challenge. Unfortunately, complications created other new challenges and his doctors advised him to cut back current commitments. Zelnick is President and CEO of Take-Two Interactive and has also worked with 20th Century Fox, BMG Entertainment, and Columbia Pictures.
On a similar note, recently, David Nevins—Showtime Chief—was named as Chief Creative Officer of CBS Corporation. The declaration was done by Joe Ianniello—President of CBS Corporation. Mr. Nevins is also been promoted as chairman of Showtime Networks Inc. He will report to Ianniello and will stay in Los Angeles. Ianniello stated that Nevins has an excellent creative mind and an impressive past performance of success at Showtime Networks Inc. and in the entertainment business. In his new job role, Nevins will be liable for the lapse of programming, research, and marketing across CBS Television Studios, Showtime Networks, the Entertainment division of CBS Television Network, and programming for CBS All Access. He will also manage CBS’ concern in The CW Television Network, which is an alliance between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation. Nevins stated that there is a great strength in the creative leadership in the company’s content division and he is excited to work with the brilliant teams that operate CBS’ programming services.