SHORT TAKES
Author: Staff
Date: June 20,2007

CAREN RETURNS TO SMGGregg Caren has returned to SMG as senior vice
president of strategic business development. Caren served as the
company’s national sales and business development executive
prior to leaving last year to head up sales for Trump Entertainment
Resorts’ three Atlantic City properties. In his new role,
Caren will expand on many of the initiatives he launched in his
eight years of prior service to SMG, such as its national and
regional sales organization similar to national hotel brands,
offering direct lead referrals, marketing plan assistance and
co-operative trade show and advertising opportunities for centers
and convention and visitors bureaus alike. Caren also spearheaded
development of strategic alliances and preferred agreements with
companies like Experient, Microsoft and Conference Direct.Contact:
Gregg Caren, (215) 592-6644NEDERLANDER PLANS BENEFIT SHOW WITH GOO
GOO DOLLSNederlander Concerts will produce a series of concerts
benefiting the Griffith Park Recovery Fund (GPRF) at The Greek
Theatre in Los Angeles, kicking off Sept. 6 with The Goo Goo Dolls.
The band will headline this special benefit concert to support the
recovery efforts in Griffith Park after the devastating fires which
scorched more than 800 acres. Nederlander Concerts invited The Goo
Goo Dolls to headline this concert and close their summer tour in
Los Angeles, which resulted in moving their June 19 show. All
tickets from the June 19 show will be honored on this new date and
a portion of the revenue will be donated to the GPRF. Contact:
Vanessa Kromer, (323) 817-6108 BLOODSTOCK GOES MOBILEMetal fans
planning to go to Bloodstock Open Air in London will be amongst the
first festival goers in the UK to be able to receive tickets for
the event on their mobile phones. Music fans can log onto mobile
ticketing website tixmob.com and pay for their tickets using a
credit or debit card. Tickets are delivered direct to the
user’s mobile phone at the time and date they specify.
Bloodstock will be selling 7,000 tickets on the platform.Contact:
Rachel Bibby, 44 (0) 207 981 9782DELAWARE NORTH TO HOLD F&B
SUMMIT IN CHICAGOFrom July 10 – 12, Delaware North is hosting a
Food & Beverage Summit in Chicago. Scheduled for the McCormick
Place, the Food and Beverage Summit will include Rolin Hegin,
Corporate Executive Chef and one of only 60 certified master chefs
in the U.S. The summit will host an event full of culinary
competitions, round-table conversations and industry-leading
cuisine. Sportservice president Rick Abramson and Delaware North
Companies Corporate Chef Rolf Baumann will also be in
attendance.Contact: Ann Smith, (503) 692-8595 MOTLEY CRUE SUES
MANAGERRock band Motley Crue filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles
Superior Court June 18 charging that one of its managers, Carl
Stubner, who also represents the band’s drummer Tommy Lee,
orchestrated a campaign of “self dealing” to
“divert revenue” from the Band. The suit states that
the defendants “promoted Lee’s solo activities to the
detriment of the Band, and at the same time, mismanaged Lee’s
career so as to harm the Motley Crue brand and Lee’s
reputation as a musician and Band member.” Named as
defendants in addition to Stubner are three companies he’s
associated with: Carl Stubner Productions, Inc., Sanctuary Group,
Inc. and Sanctuary Artist Management, Inc. The lawsuit seeks
compensatory damages of more than $20 million for lost earnings,
lost profits and diminished brand and goodwill value resulting from
the defendants’ actions. The band’s attorney is Skip
Miller of Miller Barondess LLP, Los Angeles.Contact: Skip Miller,
(310) 552-5251