October 2, 2009
CTN-X to open Nov. 20 in Burbank The Creative Talent Network, a virtual community of professional artists from the animation gaming, film and video industries, has announced the launch of the first Creative Talent Network Animation Expo to be from Nov. 20 to 22 at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center. Burbank has partnered with Creative Talent Network to declare the event “Animation Week,” where attendees can see local and international talent and an opportunity to interact with more than 50 presenters from major animation studios, including DreamWorks, the Walt Disney Co., Sony and Nickelodeon.
January 12, 2000
Paul Clinton MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- With a strong base of media businesses fueling the city's economy, Burbank officials said they weren't worried about Sony Corp's announcement it would lay off 37 employees. "We're sorry to see them go," City Manager Bud Ovrom said. "But this will not materially affect the economy." In a Dec. 20 letter to Mayor Stacey Murphy, Sony Development Inc. -- a Burbank-based subsidiary of the multimedia giant -- said the employees would be cut loose between Jan. 31 and June 30. Sony was required by federal law to notify Burbank of the layoffs.
March 20, 2010
In a corner of Left Coast Wine Bar & Gallery?s cozy second floor, Sony Holland flooded the room with her dipped-in-honey voice and cool, collected attitude on a stress-free Friday night. Dressed in black, the singer, with her guitarist husband, Jerry, accompanying her, chit-chatted with patrons between sets as they unwound in one of Glendale?s hidden gems. Her new twists on classic standards, coupled with original songs, attracted not only cheers from her small audience but prompted those who were eavesdropping on her set downstairs to move themselves (and their wine)
September 14, 2002
Two men thought to be involved in the theft of expensive Batman and Spiderman suits from Warner Bros. and Sony studios have been arrested. Jeffrey Glenn Gustafson, 35, of Burbank, and Robert Hughes, 34, of Los Angeles, were arrested at their homes Thursday by Culver City Police, officials said. Gustafson was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and Hughes was charged with one. The theft at Warner Bros. occurred on the studio's Burbank lot in March 1996.
December 4, 2012
Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults the Internet video-on-demand service into direct competition with pay-TV giants such as HBO and Showtime. The news is a blow to the pay channel Starz, which previously had the rights to Disney movies, including its Pixar animated films and Marvel superhero pictures. Disney has also agreed to immediately give Netflix non-exclusive streaming rights to more of its older library titles including "Dumbo," "Pocahontas" and "Alice in Wonderland.
October 2, 2009
The following were taken from reports filed at the Burbank Police Station: 110 block of East Magnolia Avenue: A man walked into Sears and removed a large flat-screen TV from the display area. 1100 block of North San Fernando Boulevard: Patrol arrested a 28-year-old homeless man for resisting arrest. 2000 block of West Burbank Boulevard: A man grabbed the cash drawer from a store’s register and ran out. 100 block of North Victory Boulevard: Two Latino men made off with a white gold bracelet containing diamonds valued at $40,000.
May 18, 2002
RESNICK -- BLACK Toby Jane Resnick and J.D. Black have announced their plans to marry in September. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Harry and Johanna Resnick of Burbank. She graduated from Burbank High School and Pepperdine University. She is working for Universal Music and Video Distribution. The groom-elect is the son of John and Joan Black of Sierra Vista, Ariz. He graduated from Buena High School in Sierra Vista and the University of San Diego.