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.
March 15, 2000
Amber Willard The following incidents were taken from police reports. MAGNOLIA PARK 1400 block of Clark Avenue: Police are searching for someone who took items from a home in the area sometime before 1:30 p.m. Saturday. There was no sign of forced entry into the home. Items taken included money, coat and Sony PlayStation. 3201 W. Verdugo Ave.: Police are searching for someone who threw a small bomb into the Verdugo Park swimming pool area around 7:10 p.m. Thursday.
August 20, 2013
Claiming a trail of corporate espionage from Canada to China and then to an office on West Magnolia Boulevard, IMAX Corp. has accused a Burbank company and its international affiliates of using stolen technology to distribute IMAX copycat giant-screen movie projectors around the globe. In a lawsuit filed Aug. 12 in Los Angeles Superior Court, IMAX claims competitor GDC Technology obtained trade secrets stolen by a former IMAX employee - including the software to convert two-dimensional films for use in giant 3-D projectors - through partnerships with Chinese companies.
April 9, 2013
This post has been corrected. Please see note for details. Clear Channel's Internet-radio division, iHeartRadio, has signed on for 20,000 square feet in The Burbank Studios on a 10-year lease reportedly worth between $5 million and $7 million, according to the property's owner. The space is in the same building on Alameda Avenue that currently houses "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and NBCUniversal's news operations, both of which are expected to move out within the next 14 months.
April 29, 2014
The Burbank YMCA, in collaboration with the city and Nickelodeon, is hosting a three-day hackathon - called Game+Hack 2014 - this weekend for computer programmers with ideas for mobile applications. From May 2 to 4, participants will be teamed up with mentors from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, DreamWorks, Sony and Warner Bros. to build creative mobile applications in four categories - youth development, healthy living, social responsibility and open creativity, according to Burbank YMCA officials.
April 8, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- It didn't take long for Charles Zembillas to capture the attention of students in the Burbank High School English class. He just mentioned the names of some of his most popular creations, including Crash Bandicoot of Sony PlayStation video fame. Zembillas was one of about 40 guest speakers visiting Burbank High classrooms Thursday as part the school's Career Week activities. To expose the students to a broad range of potential professions, Career Speaker Day included a mix of job titles that included members of the Burbank Police and Fire departments, hospital employees, business owners and a columnist and editor from the Leader among others.
July 26, 2008
Recently, several major Hollywood studios agreed to place anti-smoking advertisements on new DVDs targeted to children. This is a valiant effort to counter the influence of tobacco use on screen. The ads will appear before movies rated G, PG and PG-13. Those ratings are used in the United States to designate a film as being aimed primarily at children, and California’s Tobacco Control Program also will be targeted at children. Health campaigners have battled with the movie industry for years to cut down on the incidents of on-screen smoking, especially in films aimed at the youth market.
August 11, 2012
It's safe to say that Gareth Huw Evans is the greatest Welsh director of Indonesian action films. Sony Classics picked up his second feature, “The Raid: Redemption,” to the cheers of Asian-action fans. The story is about a SWAT team sent on a suicide mission to grab a crime boss (Ray Sahetaphy) out of the 15-story urban apartment building that serves as his headquarters. When the squad's leader is killed, a rookie (Iko Uwais, who also served as fight choreographer) has to rise to the occasion and lead his guys through 14 video-monitored floors filled with murderous thugs.
October 2, 2009
Buffalo Wild Wings opens new location Buffalo Wild Wings is scheduled to open its newest location in Burbank on Sept. 21. The restaurant, which offers a variety of mild and spicy sauces, will feature big screens and high-definition televisions. CTN-X opens 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.