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July 31, 2012
Warner/Chappell, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has acquired the copyrights of film scores from hundreds of Miramax movies, including  "Good Will Hunting,"  "The Cider House Rules," "Gangs of New York" and "Finding Neverland. " Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday morning, were not disclosed. The acquisition includes the publishing rights as well as the master recordings of scores in Miramax's entire catalog of more than 700 films. Continue reading > > -- Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
THE818NOW
December 15, 2011
The holiday season is bringing little cheer to the local production economy: location shoots on the streets of Los Angeles fell across all categories last week, reflecting a continued slowdown in film activity during the fourth quarter. Location shoots for film and television on streets and non-certified soundstages dropped 9% and 10%, respectively, from the same period last year, according to data from FilmL.A. Inc.  Commercial filming fell 21% last week from a year earlier, but is still up 8% this quarter.
NEWS
January 5, 2011
New Jersey-based Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has acquired Burbank's 24/7 Studio Equipment, which rents generators, light towers, booms and other equipment for film and television production. 24/7, founded in 2005, was owned by private equity firm Prospect Partners of Chicago. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hertz Equipment Rental President Gerry Plescia said in a statement that location shooting in Los Angeles is picking up and Hertz, with experience renting a variety of vehicles and equipment, is well positioned to serve the market.
NEWS
November 24, 2001
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend GLENDALE -- A deluxe, blue-ribbon selection of Three Stooges classics is planned for the fourth annual Alex Film Society's Big Screen Event, said board member Frank Gladstone. Those who can't catch the 2 p.m. matinee, can catch the second show at 8 tonight at Glendale's Alex Theatre. Gladstone, head of training and recruitment at DreamWorks/SKG Animation in Glendale, chose the films along with fellow society members Steve McCoy and Leonard Maltin and Michael Schlesinger, head of the film department at Sony Pictures, which owns the Stooges' film rights.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2005
MorrowFor all of us who grumble that movies offer up little of value, "Good Night and Good Luck" is here. You may have to hunt for a theater to see it, in spite of the film grossing a staggering $38,000 per screen early on. But when you do find a screening, it will be like finding a polished diamond in a mountain of slag. To call this film a George Clooney spectacular might be misleading. We have come to expect extravagance from this "s" word, something this film is not. It is spare and smoky (both literally and figuratively)
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 11, 2008
Glendale resident Sevak Ohanian recreates the problems of growing up in an Armenian American family in his new film ?My Big Fat Armenian Family? but adds a twist of humor. The film, which will premiere July 12 and 18 at Glendale High School, tells the story of a family of four ? a father, mother, son and daughter. The son can?t seem to do anything right in his father?s eyes, and there is a constant air of friction between them. The parents, Robert and Rima, are played by one man, Ajmin Baghramian, Ohanian said.
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By: | August 27, 2005
Do you enjoy laughing at the expense of another man's shortcomings? If so, you'll enjoy "The 40 Year Old Virgin." If you're easily offended by sexual humor and crude language, take your money elsewhere. I like laughing at other people and sometimes I even make my living doing this and therefore, I highly recommend this movie. Guess what? "The 40 Year Old Virgin" is about a guy who is 40 years old and a virgin. I bet you didn't see that one coming.
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By MATT BELLNER | May 17, 2006
Some pundits say it's too soon for a film about the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. I say it's never too soon for an important movie. "United 93" is a very important film that everyone should see. On that fateful day, terrorists hijacked four planes. Three of those planes reached their targets. This movie tells the story of the fourth, United Airlines Flight 93, which missed its intended target and crashed into a field near Shanksville, Penn. I've got to be honest. This was a difficult film to watch and I found myself reliving the events of that horrible day, but the director, Paul Greengrass, handles the material with class and precision.
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By Christopher Cadelago | September 4, 2009
CITY HALL — The ever-evolving film permit ordinance moved one step closer to its latest permutation this week with an updated list of definitions, expanded exemptions for noncommercial use and banning tripods without a permit. The City Council on Tuesday voted 3 to 1 to make the changes, ushering in the legal use of wireless microphones, hand-held light diffusers and other tripod-related equipment held in the filmmaker’s hand and carried throughout the course of filming.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2006
"Eight Below" was on the must-see list of several million families with children as soon as the film's trailer hit the big screen last year. The second that three-minute preview was over, theaters around the world rang with the sound of young voices saying, "Mommy, Daddy, I want to see that one!" It's the story of eight smiling (yes, smiling) and adorable sled dogs, tragically abandoned as a harsh Antarctic winter closes in; and the boy ? er, in this case, the man ? who loves them, and will do everything in his power to get back to them again.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 14, 2014
A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested at Bob Hope Airport on Sunday after allegedly filming another man urinating in a restroom in Terminal B, police said. Stephen Russel, who was in a locked stall, allegedly used his cellphone to record a 38-year-old man in an adjacent stall, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The victim reportedly alerted security after he noticed he was being filmed, Ryburn said. Russel was arrested on suspicion of photographing or filming someone where there's an expectation of privacy, Ryburn said.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | February 6, 2014
Rain didn't dampen the excitement outside the studio of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Thursday as the longtime entertainment staple in Burbank filmed his final show . Those who had tickets stood under an overhang, waiting to be checked in and receive an audience pass. Once checked in, they waited under a tent to keep out of the soggy conditions. PHOTOS: Final 'Tonight Show' taping with Jay Leno About 20 to 30 people without tickets lined up along Bob Hope Drive at the entrance to the studio, hoping to get a chance to attend the taping of Leno's 4,610th show.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 5, 2014
A 28-year-old Arleta man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to secretly filming someone in a restroom where he worked in Burbank, authorities said. Eduardo Herrera pleaded guilty to one count of secretly filming an identifiable person who may be undressed, and was sentenced to three years of probation, 30 days of community labor, and a year of Sexual Compulsives Anonymous classes, said Senior Assistant City Atty. Denny Wei. One evening last June, a 25-year-old woman discovered a camera under the sink of a single-toilet restroom at a business located at 3300 N. San Fernando Blvd.
THE818NOW
January 29, 2014
A Burbank couple is accused of secretly filming a sexual encounter between the wife and another man after setting up a date online, police said. The husband and wife - identified as Curtis “Jim” Beck, 40, and Erica “Joy” Beck, 26 - were cited Friday after allegedly filming the wife having consensual sexual relations with another man, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The 37-year-old victim reported to Burbank police that after setting up an online date with Erica “Joy” Beck, the pair surreptitiously videotaped his sexual encounter with her, without the victim's knowledge or permission, Ryburn said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 10, 2013
Volunteers are working “frantically,” putting in long hours, six days a week to construct the Media City-inspired float for the 125th annual Rose Parade, according to Burbank organizers. The city's float, with the theme “Dreams Do Come True,” depicts a movie scene in which a damsel in distress, on the verge of getting run over by a train being steered by a villain, is rescued by a hero wearing a white hat and riding a white horse. “We would like to think that dreams come true in Burbank through the art of moviemaking, so that's what our float celebrates, the movie industry,” said Steve Edward, vice president of the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 23, 2013
Just in time for Halloween, Burbank author Herbie Pilato will be signing his latest book, “The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances,” which he called an “encyclopedia” of the entire body of work for the classic TV witch. The book, which includes exclusive interviews with the “Bewitched” star, comes on the heels of Pilato's “Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery,” a biography he wrote about the actress that was published last year.
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By Katherine Tulich | October 4, 2013
In “Metallica Through the Never,” which debuted last week in Burbank and opened wider in cinemas this weekend, the multi-platinum heavy-metal band has delivered less a traditional concert film than a music-driven feature. “We wanted to give an experience that was different,” said Lars Ulrich, the band's enigmatic drummer, who cofounded the band in Los Angeles with guitarist James Hetfield in 1981. “So many concert movies are the same, so we thought if we weave a dramatic arc and different genres into the film, it would make for a more interesting movie.” Filmed for 3D and IMAX, the movie is not only a vivid greatest hits package performed by the band on an elaborate concert stage especially designed for the film, but interweaves a tale set in a post-apocalyptic nightmare, as an overly dedicated young roadie, Trip (played by Dane DeHaan)
THE818NOW
September 4, 2013
Filming on the next installment of "The Hunger Games" won't begin for another month, but Paul Holehouse already is assessing the risks. Holehouse will fly to Atlanta this week to check for asbestos in an old warehouse - one among many sites that will be used during filming of the "Hunger Games" sequels. He told the Los Angeles Times that he will also meet with stunt coordinators to review action scenes, plans for pyrotechnics and training for actors to ensure they are prepared to film various fights and chase scenes.
THE818NOW
August 22, 2013
The talent agency for an adult film star who appears to have tested positive for the HIV infection this week -- prompting an industry moratorium on shooting -- identified her Thursday as a 28-year-old actress who goes by the name Cameron Bay. Free Speech Coalition, a porn industry trade association, issued the moratorium Wednesday, pending the results of further tests.   Bay was quoted in an industry publication, AVN Media Network, as confirming that the test was hers, although final results are still pending.
THE818NOW
May 23, 2013
Hollywood had another good month, at least when it comes to producing local jobs. Although the number of jobs dipped from March by 2%, reflecting a typical seasonal slowdown in employment, the county added 9,700 jobs from the same time a year ago, according to state employment data compiled by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. The figures -- which are subject to revision and do not count those who work as freelancers or independent contractors -- mark the third consecutive month for over-the-year job growth in the local entertainment industry.
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