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By Zain Shauk | April 3, 2010
The Walt Disney Co. this week positioned itself in the center of whatever evolution to interactive media the scheduled release of Apple’s iPad may bring, experts said. The Burbank-based media giant on Thursday announced plans to release a slew of applications for the iPad in an effort to expand the reach of its brands and entrench itself in the new technology format. The “apps,” which include a new format for reading some of Disney’s Marvel Comics products and another for viewing interactive “Toy Story” e-books, could join others announced in recent days by major news and entertainment content producers to create a new type of media, experts said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bob Harris | January 3, 2009
?The Spirit? is a colossal embarrassment for all involved, including the audience, who will feel like complete fools once they realize what they?ve actually paid money to see. Created in the 1940s by visionary writer/artist Will Eisner, ?The Spirit? has been adapted for the screen by another comics legend, Frank Miller. Too bad the movie is more about Miller and his retrograde obsessions and considerably less, if at all, about Eisner?s ?The Spirit.? Denny Colt (Gabriel Macht)
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By Christopher Cadelago | August 21, 2009
BURBANK — Jay Leno sauntered through glass doors and onto a newly renovated stage, nonchalant and trimmer since “The Tonight Show” stopped taping across the lot in May. “The monologue is right here,” Leno said Wednesday, inching toward rows of stadium seats. Technicians and stage hands bustled in the background, readying the set for the Sept. 14 primetime premiere of “The Jay Leno Show.” The 59-year-old host continued past two 103-inch televisions, a practicing band and large detailed pictures from his vast car collection.
NEWS
October 10, 2001
Jose Ruiz, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- Although written more than 100 years ago, the comedy in "Trelawny of the Wells," being produced by A Noise Within, is as contemporary now as it was long ago. And, just as actors are not often held in high regard today, it was worse then. With that backdrop in place, we find Rose Trelawny, actress of some renown, preparing to abandon the stage in her prime, to become the wife of a wealthy aristocrat who has offered to take her away from all this.
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November 12, 2003
Lisa Dupuy Theatre Banshee's "What the Butler Saw" is a high-spirited British farce delivered with impeccable comic timing in its run at the Gene Bua Theatre in Burbank. While all six actors give outstanding performances, the clear star is playwright Joe Orton, bad boy of 1960s London theater. Mark Twain once wrote, "The difference between the perfect word and the almost perfect word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." Orton has created an electrical storm of repartee with the accuracy of Shakespeare and the wit of Oscar Wilde.
NEWS
December 3, 2003
Matt Bellner of Burbank is a music librarian and actor. If you're older than 6, there is no logical reason to see "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," unless you have the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. If that's the case, you'll love this film. "Looney Tunes" is nothing more than a "Roger Rabbit" rip-off where cartoon characters interact with actors. The problem here is that there is no story. The plot revolves around Steve Martin's character trying to turn the entire world into monkeys.
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November 1, 2013
The caped crusader and man of steel are coming to Burbank, as DC Comics is moving to Burbank in 2015 after more than 70 years in New York. DC Comics, the company responsibly for such classic comic characters as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, revealed the move with an internal email to staff on Wednesday, and corporate parent Warner Brothers' spokesman Paul McGuire confirmed the move on Friday.  DC Comics, the publishing arm of DC Entertainment,...
THE818NOW
November 7, 2012
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital copies of issues to read on tablets or other digital devices through DC's own app, or an application controlled by the company ComiXology. While graphic novels have previously been available to buy for digital devices through a variety of stores, DC is the first company to offer single comic book issues through Apple's iBookstore, Amazon's Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store.
THE818NOW
July 16, 2012
At this year's Comic-Con International, Warner Bros.   set up a VIP-only tent so packed with luxury that some of those allowed in said it reminded them more of the Cannes Film Festival than the annual gathering of geek fans. There was little indication outside that there was anything special about the white tent that sprouted up for the first time this year. Located in between the San Diego Convention Center's Hall H, where the most popular panels for movies and TV shows are held, and the "Extra" stage where Warner touted many of its TV shows in an outdoor setting, it was surrounded by shrubbery.
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November 1, 2013
The caped crusader and man of steel are coming to Burbank, as DC Comics is moving to Burbank in 2015 after more than 70 years in New York. DC Comics, the company responsibly for such classic comic characters as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, revealed the move with an internal email to staff on Wednesday, and corporate parent Warner Brothers' spokesman Paul McGuire confirmed the move on Friday.  DC Comics, the publishing arm of DC Entertainment,...
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THE818NOW
November 10, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, November 10. If you feel like relaxing with a stack of comic books today, head to North Hollywood. Blastoff opens its doors today in the Arts District , reports the Daily News . Speaking of new business, two restaurants in Valley Village, a nearby neighborhood, recently opened . NoHo Patch A Burbank man allegedly tagged areas of the city, then billed the city for removing them...
THE818NOW
November 7, 2012
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital copies of issues to read on tablets or other digital devices through DC's own app, or an application controlled by the company ComiXology. While graphic novels have previously been available to buy for digital devices through a variety of stores, DC is the first company to offer single comic book issues through Apple's iBookstore, Amazon's Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store.
THE818NOW
July 16, 2012
At this year's Comic-Con International, Warner Bros.   set up a VIP-only tent so packed with luxury that some of those allowed in said it reminded them more of the Cannes Film Festival than the annual gathering of geek fans. There was little indication outside that there was anything special about the white tent that sprouted up for the first time this year. Located in between the San Diego Convention Center's Hall H, where the most popular panels for movies and TV shows are held, and the "Extra" stage where Warner touted many of its TV shows in an outdoor setting, it was surrounded by shrubbery.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | September 24, 2010
The Green Lantern is coming, but the news crews are leaving. Warner Bros. Studios will bring workers with subsidiary DC Entertainment from New York to Burbank over the next 16 months. DC Entertainment is the movie and game arm of DC Comics, publisher of comics and graphic novels with characters including the Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman and Alfred E. Neumann of Mad magazine. Meanwhile, NBC has announced that the news staff of KNBC and NBC News' Los Angeles operation will leave Burbank for Universal City in 2012.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | September 4, 2010
Local comedians will cast out their best shtick during grand opening shows Sept. 9 to 11 at the Flappers Comedy Club. The grand opening evening shows will be emceed by Samuel J. Comroe. Comroe plays up his Tourette's syndrome that, he said, inspires lots of laughs from the audience. "In the beginning, I didn't do too much on Tourette's syndrome, but I was told by Barbara [Holliday, the club's owner] and other comedians to take advantage of it," he said. "It separated me from others and provided me uphill success from there.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | April 3, 2010
The Walt Disney Co. this week positioned itself in the center of whatever evolution to interactive media the scheduled release of Apple’s iPad may bring, experts said. The Burbank-based media giant on Thursday announced plans to release a slew of applications for the iPad in an effort to expand the reach of its brands and entrench itself in the new technology format. The “apps,” which include a new format for reading some of Disney’s Marvel Comics products and another for viewing interactive “Toy Story” e-books, could join others announced in recent days by major news and entertainment content producers to create a new type of media, experts said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Liana Aghajanian | January 13, 2010
When “The Foreigner” debuted in 1983 in Milwaukee and went on to be produced in New York, writer Frank Rich gave Larry Shue’s play a less-than-flattering review, calling the plot preposterous and citing it as “convoluted shenanigans” in the New York Times. It is unfortunate that Rich, as well as Shue, who died in a plane crash less than two years after its debut, weren’t able to see the St. Francis Stage Company’s production of this delightfully enthralling comedy about a stuffy Englishman’s adventures in rural Georgia, which not only had a full house at its debut weekend, but was a laugh-out-loud hit from beginning to end. Charlie Baker (Daniel Roebuck)
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | December 9, 2009
For the last several years, Frank Corona, along with his wife, Heidi, have maintained the Halo 13, in the Burbank Town Center that sells everything from comic books, antique figurines, action figures, shirts and DVDs. But don’t call Halo 13 a comic book store; call it more of a collectible toy store, he said. “We get a lot of collectors here,” Frank Corona said. “Mostly people looking for that one-of-a-kind item.” Halo 13, although similar to the name of the video game, has nothing to do with the popular series, he said.
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By Christopher Cadelago | August 21, 2009
BURBANK — Jay Leno sauntered through glass doors and onto a newly renovated stage, nonchalant and trimmer since “The Tonight Show” stopped taping across the lot in May. “The monologue is right here,” Leno said Wednesday, inching toward rows of stadium seats. Technicians and stage hands bustled in the background, readying the set for the Sept. 14 primetime premiere of “The Jay Leno Show.” The 59-year-old host continued past two 103-inch televisions, a practicing band and large detailed pictures from his vast car collection.
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