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May 15, 2013
Warner Bros. Television Group Chief Executive Bruce Rosenblum is resigning less than six months after being passed over for the top job at the movie and television production giant. "Bruce has been a vital member of the Warner Bros. family and a good friend to so many of us, and he will be missed," new Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara and former CEO Barry Meyer said in an email to the studio's staff. Rosenblum's departure had been expected after Jeff Bewkes, the chief executive of Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Appleford | August 29, 2012
The historic movie lot at Warner Bros. Studios is no amusement park. There is no roller coaster, no dinosaurs to send you down an 80-foot raft plunge. Curious George will never soak your kids or give them a hug. (See Universal for that.) But fans can get a glimpse of real movie and TV productions at work on the sprawling Burbank campus at the studio's VIP Studio Tour, and examine artifacts from productions dating back to “Casablanca” and up through the “Harry Potter” series. “We've been hearing from people who say it's the reason they are coming to Los Angeles,” says Danny Kahn, executive director of the tour, of the thousands of visitors who pass through every month.
LIFESTYLE
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | July 17, 2010
Days before animated feline Kitty Galore was scheduled to leave the Warner Bros. studios for the big screen, kitties galore prowled the company's Burbank lot. Fifty homeless animals visited the grounds Wednesday as Warner Bros. Studio Facilities officially made the Burbank Animal Shelter its pet cause. Workers in the division, which provides production and post-production services, helped organize a pet adoption event with a dozen animals finding new homes. That was just the beginning of the connection between the studio and the shelter.
THE818NOW
October 5, 2012
Warner Bros. will manage most of Paramount's movie library on DVD , in a first-of-its-kind deal between major studios that reflects the ongoing decline in disc sales. The companies said Thursday that Warner will handle more than 600 titles from Paramount's library, including such classics as "Chinatown," "Saturday Night Fever," and "Braveheart. " The renewable three-year agreement, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2013, will allow Paramount to save the costs of manufacturing and shipping DVDs from its catalog.
THE818NOW
September 17, 2012
Boot camps before meetings? Yoga classes at lunch? Workouts near or at work are convenient and efficient. But if you happen to be employed at Warner Bros. in Burbank, there's more to it than accessibility. On Fridays when the sitcom "Mike & Molly" isn't shooting, actor Reno Wilson teaches a 45-minute spinning class to anyone on the lot who shows up; many of his students are staff and crew from his show. Wilson leads spinning classes for love. Yes, he has a love of spinning, but it's more about his love for the student who was front and center at one recent class: his wife, Coco Fausone-Wilson, a yoga and spinning instructor at YAS Fitness Centers.
THE818NOW
March 9, 2012
Luther Middle School's Miguel Delgado, 13, left, and Norm Barnett from theWarner Bros.Studio Facilities cut the ribbon during a grand reopening of the school's theater, which took place in Burbank on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Parents, students and staff from Luther Middle School joined together and raised $30,000 for the theater. Warner Bros Studio Facilities also partnered up with the school and helped renovate the theater. -- Cheryl A. Guerrero, Times Community News
THE818NOW
May 16, 2013
Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara has begun building his own team at the Burbank entertainment company, distributing power among a handful of key executives who have long toiled in the trenches. On Wednesday, Tsujihara announced a new management structure for the company's television, home entertainment and video games unit. "This is all about redesigning the company and how we do what we do," Tsujihara said in an interview with The Times. "One of the key goals we want to accomplish is running this company as one. We all work for Warner Bros.
THE818NOW
December 11, 2012
After eight years of legal battle with the entertainment industry, Kaleidescape has found a friend in Hollywood. Starting Tuesday, the manufacturer of high-end media servers will sell movies and television shows from  Warner Bros. , a first-of-its-kind deal for the company. Previously, the Kaleidescape system has only let users watch movies that they copy off a DVD or Blu-ray disc. That function landed the Sunnyvale, Calif., company in trouble when the DVD Copy Control Assn., a consortium of studios and electronics companies that manages the anti-piracy technology on movie discs, sued Kaleidescape in 2004.
THE818NOW
August 6, 2012
Long buzzed about as an Academy Award contender, Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" won't be competing for any Oscars this season, as  Warner Bros. is moving the F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation's release date from Christmas 2012 to summer 2013. It's the second high-profile film whose release the studio has changed in recent weeks. In wake of the movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., Warner Bros.  moved its crime drama "Gangster Squad" from Sept. 7 to next January in order to reshoot a scene involving a gunfight inside a cinema.
THE818NOW
March 21, 2013
It has been a rough start to 2013 for a movie studio unaccustomed to taking one on the chin. And in this case, there has been more than one haymaker. Warner Bros. has released five films in a row that have underperformed at the box office, including "Jack the Giant Slayer," a roughly $195-million production that has flopped, tallying $55 million in domestic receipts after three weeks of release. The film's tepid performance and last weekend's disappointing opening for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" mark an unusual rough patch for Warner Bros., which has historically been among the most successful studios.
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By Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times | April 17, 2014
Former  White House  press secretary Dee Dee Myers has been named head of Burbank-based  Warner Bros.  corporate communications, replacing longtime studio executive Sue Fleishman.  Myers, who served as White House press secretary during President Clinton's first term, will begin work at Burbank-based Warner Bros. on Sept. 2, the Los Angeles Times reported .  Fleishman, who had worked at Warner Bros. for nine years, stepped down from her post this week. She oversaw communications for Warner Bros.
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NEWS
By David Laurell | March 12, 2014
Whether it is a tiny one-room apartment or a magnificent sprawling mansion, one has to agree with the words lyricist John Howard Payne penned for the 1822 song "Home! Sweet Home!" and that Dorothy repeats at the end of "The Wizard of Oz" - "There's no place like home. " In Burbank, if someone were to find themselves in a situation where they have lost that precious "nothing-else-like-it" dwelling or the funding to keep their home stocked with essentials, they quickly learn there's also no place like the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, which celebrated its 40th anniversary of service to the community with a gala fundraiser at the Castaway this past Friday.
NEWS
By Sameea Kamal, sameea.kamal@latimes.com | January 30, 2014
New Line Cinema, the studio that produced the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Wedding Crashers” and the “Austin Powers” trilogy, will move to the lot of its parent company, Warner Bros., in Burbank by this summer. [UPDATED: Jan. 31, 2014, 6:53 p.m.] The relocation was prompted by a vacancy that opened up when Legendary Entertainment moved from the Warner lot down the street to the Pointe, located at 2900 W. Alameda Ave., according to Paul McGuire, a spokesperson for Warner Bros.
NEWS
By Daniel Miller | October 22, 2013
Whimsic Alley calls itself "a shopping haven for wizards of distinction," catering to "Harry Potter" fans with merchandise that includes wands, books, neckties and sweater vests for those looking to re-create the boy wizard's look. It even has a Hogwarts-style "Great Hall" that can be rented out for children's birthday parties and is reminiscent of a hall of the same name in the "Harry Potter" series' fictional boarding school for wizards, the Los Angeles Times reported . Now the Miracle Mile shop is the target of a lawsuit filed by Warner Bros., distributor of the "Harry Potter" movies and since 1998 the owner of the bulk of the "Potter" trademarks.
THE818NOW
By David Laurell | July 31, 2013
It's not every day, while on a stroll down San Fernando Boulevard, that Burbankers encounter the city's mayor behind the wheel of the Batmobile, the host of "The Tonight Show" stalled in the middle of the street dealing with mechanical problems and a cavalcade of classic film and television vehicles including Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine, Bo and Luke Duke's General Lee, the Dark Knight's Tumbler and Starsky and Hutch's Ford Gran Torino. That, however, was just what thousands of locals and visitors did encounter during last Saturday's second annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic.
THE818NOW
June 21, 2013
Warner Bros. ' Jeff Robinov is stepping down from the top position at Hollywood's largest movie studio. Robinov has served as president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group since 2007. While he has not officially left the Burbank studio, he is making arrangements to do so, according to several people at the studio. The move comes less than a week after Warner Bros.' latest Superman film, "Man of Steel," set a record for the biggest June box office opening with more than $113 million in receipts.
THE818NOW
June 14, 2013
Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" is now expected to bring in $115 million in its opening weekend, which is much more than earlier estimates of $90 million to $100 million. The new estimates are based on ticket presales and sales and that have come in so far. The new Superman movie opened nationwide Friday . The film,  produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder , is expected to take in $45 million on Friday alone. Continue reading > > -- Ryan Faughnder ALSO: Film Review: Superman without humor or emotion Burbank to charge more for police response to false alarms AMC to add surcharge at Burbank theaters
THE818NOW
June 11, 2013
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the expectations for Warner Bros. ' "Man of Steel" ! The Superman picture comes at a crucial time for the studio. With the completion of the "Dark Knight" trilogy last year, Warner Bros. needs a new superhero franchise. In the near term, Warner Bros. could also use a blockbuster. "Man of Steel," which was directed by Zack Snyder and co-produced by "Dark Knight" filmmaker Christopher Nolan , is opening Friday on the heels of the studio's somewhat disappointing " The Hangover Part III. " And with the riskier sci-fi spectacle "Pacific Rim" slated to open in July, a strong showing for "Man of Steel" would ease pressure on Warner Bros.
THE818NOW
May 16, 2013
Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara has begun building his own team at the Burbank entertainment company, distributing power among a handful of key executives who have long toiled in the trenches. On Wednesday, Tsujihara announced a new management structure for the company's television, home entertainment and video games unit. "This is all about redesigning the company and how we do what we do," Tsujihara said in an interview with The Times. "One of the key goals we want to accomplish is running this company as one. We all work for Warner Bros.
NEWS
May 15, 2013
Warner Bros. Television Group Chief Executive Bruce Rosenblum is resigning less than six months after being passed over for the top job at the movie and television production giant. "Bruce has been a vital member of the Warner Bros. family and a good friend to so many of us, and he will be missed," new Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara and former CEO Barry Meyer said in an email to the studio's staff. Rosenblum's departure had been expected after Jeff Bewkes, the chief executive of Warner Bros.
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