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May 18, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a major tax victory for recording artists, the California Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision directing the State Board of Equalization to return nearly $1 million in sales taxes and penalties wrongfully imposed on singer Joni Mitchell and the pop group America.
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September 13, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Sheldon Epps has renewed his contract as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse, and Elizabeth Doran will join him as its new executive director after nearly four years as managing director of the Actors' Gang in Culver City. Epps has led the company since 1997 and helped see it through the 2010 financial crisis in which the playhouse closed for eight months, then emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After shedding more than $1 million in debt, it has regained its balance with two successful seasons, winning good reviews for four of the five plays staged in 2011-12.
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BUSINESS
March 31, 2008 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Labor negotiations could begin as early as this week between Hollywood's major studios and the smaller of the two unions that represent actors. The move could set the stage for a new prime-time TV contract for members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, which is anxious to avoid a showdown with the studios that could trigger another Hollywood strike.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2008 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Labor negotiations could begin as early as this week between Hollywood's major studios and the smaller of the two unions that represent actors. The move could set the stage for a new prime-time TV contract for members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, which is anxious to avoid a showdown with the studios that could trigger another Hollywood strike.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Sheldon Epps has renewed his contract as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse, and Elizabeth Doran will join him as its new executive director after nearly four years as managing director of the Actors' Gang in Culver City. Epps has led the company since 1997 and helped see it through the 2010 financial crisis in which the playhouse closed for eight months, then emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After shedding more than $1 million in debt, it has regained its balance with two successful seasons, winning good reviews for four of the five plays staged in 2011-12.
OPINION
July 15, 2008
Re "The next act," editorial, July 9 The Screen Actors Guild is digging in its heels about DVD residuals, but it is not trying to get "more" than the other unions did, as your editorial alleges. It's just that DVD sales are far more important to SAG members than they are to members of other unions. Most American Federation of Television and Radio Artists contracts cover shows, often reality shows, that have no life in the DVD market, so the majority of AFTRA actors don't care about DVD money.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1989 | Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The New York City Opera has announced that its new production of Arnold Schoenberg's "Moses und Aron" at Lincoln Center scheduled for Sept. 16 has been indefinitely postponed. The American Federation of Musicians Local 802 and the American Guild of Musical Artists, whose contracts with NYCO expired May 30, refused to give assurances that even if orchestra and choral rehearsals went forward the premiere would take place. Martin J.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five artists are expected to be commissioned to make indoor and outdoor works for the $103-million, 19,200-seat Anaheim Arena, scheduled to open in the summer of 1993. Two of the artists--Keith Sonnier and Nam June Paik, both of New York--are internationally renowned. Sonnier, who would make a large outdoor piece, is known for his sculpture incorporating tubes of light; Paik is a leading figure in video installations.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2002 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The five major record companies must submit proof today that they own copyrights to the 213 songs they claim were pirated over the Napster Inc. song-sharing network, a federal judge has ordered. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel's order addresses one of Napster's last-gasp defenses against the record companies' copyright-infringement lawsuit. Attorneys for the Redwood City, Calif.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2002 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bill designed to open the door on free agency for recording artists died Thursday in the California Senate. Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) announced that, "at the request of artist representatives," he had decided not to move forward this legislative session with Senate Bill 1246.
BUSINESS
May 18, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a major tax victory for recording artists, the California Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision directing the State Board of Equalization to return nearly $1 million in sales taxes and penalties wrongfully imposed on singer Joni Mitchell and the pop group America.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Vanity, thy name is hi-def TV. The holiday shopping season was expected to boost the number of U.S. homes with high-definition televisions to nearly 33 million. In the eyes of a growing number of image-obsessed on-air personalities, that's 33 million reasons to be concerned. Besides spectacular vistas and shockingly real playing fields, hi-def clarity puts any and all wrinkles, pimples and pores on display in well-lighted bathroom-mirror detail.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2010 | By Geoff Boucher
Jimmy Iovine, one of the most powerful figures in the music industry, has been lining his walls with gold and platinum records for decades, so when he declares that he's found "the next big thing" it's worth lending an ear. This time, though, his passion project has nothing to do with radio hits or album sales -- and that alone says a lot about the state of the recording industry. Iovine is chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, and he has stars such as U2 and Eminem on speed dial and a career that dates to the 1970s, when he was a recording engineer for John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen.
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