December 28, 2002
Disney exec on Top 100 list MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Nina Jacobson, President of Buena Vista Motion Picture Group, was ranked No. 16 on the Hollywood Reporter's 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment. Jacobson is credited with guiding Disney projects including "Signs," "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Sweet Home Alabama." Research exec moves to NBC MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Melva Goffney was named Senior Vice President of NBC's West Coast Program Research Department.
March 18, 2009
DOWNTOWN — A former editor for the Hollywood Reporter will take the helm at the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader in April, roughly two months after Danette Goulet announced her intent to step down. Dan Evans, who most recently served as online news editor for the Hollywood Reporter, was announced as Goulet’s replacement in a staff meeting Monday and will take over as director of editorial for four Times Community News titles, including the Crescenta Valley Sun and La Cañada Valley Sun, April 1. Goulet will remain in her position during the transition.
October 21, 2009
Yes, we know. We?re in a recession. The latest unemployment figures are grim, both statewide and locally ? 12.2% for the state as a whole, 10.4% in Burbank and 11.1% in Glendale. The September numbers, released this week from the California Economic Development Department, are worse than the month prior, with the labor force shrinking by 800 in Glendale and 400 in Burbank. The impacts are increasingly obvious. Stop by the Verdugo Jobs Center sometime. On any given weekday, hard-working people caught in this maelstrom sit at computers, revising resumes that will likely be ignored, making connections for jobs that don?
October 17, 2011
Some 400 people, including many famous friends, gathered in a theater at the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank to remember the illustrious life and career of Elizabeth Taylor . Actors Colin Farrell and Michael Caine and singer Elton John joined family and friends in the service memorializing the Oscar-winning actress, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Taylor died of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles in March. Mike Nichols, director of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
May 15, 2002
Karen S. Kim NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Some might remember how years before Johnny Carson retired from hosting "The Tonight Show," Dolly Parton accidentally knocked his signature mug off the desk with her ample bosom. When that happened, Carson's assistants called Burbank businesswoman Alma Olney to the rescue. Olney's store, the 30-year-old Burbank Boulevard icon, was responsible for supplying Carson with his famous mug: a cream and brown colored ceramic piece with his name and picture emblazoned on it. Over the years, Burbank Mug Shop in Burbank supplied Carson with more than 500 mugs, Olney said.
January 24, 2012
It's a scene that I've watched a dozen or so times, even relived at Disneyland: Indiana Jones and his partner snake through a jungle temple to find a lost golden idol, then are chased out again by booby traps and a giant boulder. The iconic opening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” solidified Indy in movie history and simultaneously granted the wishes of geeks like me who wanted to see what would come of a union between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg at the peak of their careers.
March 4, 2000
Joyce Rudolph Sometimes the best notions come to people chatting over a good meal at a local restaurant, and that's where the idea for The Animation Academy was born. Charles Zembillas, president of the animation school, says it was founded in the back of the Coral Cafe in Burbank. Today the school, which also does a lot of professional production, occupies the second floor of a building on Olive Avenue, says the 17-year Burbank resident. The positive feedback he's received from local studios that hire his graduates, he says, has proved his is an effective school, offering training in the basics of animation, character animation and preproduction design.