November 18, 1986
The Arcadia company announced an agreement in principle for the sale of its commercial and industrial real estate development operation, Santa Anita Development Corp., to a group headed by two of the development firm's executive officers. Santa Anita Development's president, Gary Hamilton, and executive vice president, William Steele, and other investors have formed SDC Development Inc. and have agreed to purchase the development corporation for $16.3 million in cash and notes.
February 21, 2008 |
BARRY LEVY could not get read. He had been kicking around town for years, working as a development executive for an animation studio, but the aspiring screenwriter couldn't get anything of his own made.
February 3, 2014 |
Following a series of complaints lodged against Google's "mystery barge," a state agency has ordered the tech titan to relocate the project. San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Executive Director Larry Goldzband told the Associated Press on Monday that the company did not obtain the proper permits for the project. PHOTOS: Google unveils new Glass frames Because the project was unauthorized, the Treasure Island Development Authority, which leased the warehouse where the barge was constructed, could also face fines and penalties, Goldzband said.
September 10, 2009 |
Warner Bros. hopes to cure a case of superhero envy. After years of lagging rival Marvel Entertainment in adapting comic-book properties for the big screen and other media, the Burbank studio unveiled a major restructuring of its DC Comics unit Wednesday that will bring its operations under tighter control. The move is an effort by Warner Bros. and corporate parent Time Warner Inc. to implement a new strategy for DC Comics, which will face stiffer competition from a steroid-charged Marvel as a result of Walt Disney Co.'s deal last week to acquire it for $4 billion.
November 5, 2003 |
The consortium in charge of building light-water nuclear reactors for North Korea postponed a decision on the project's future but said it would make an announcement by Nov. 21. The Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization's executive board meeting in New York discussed a one-year suspension of construction. The U.S. has wanted to cancel the project because of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.
October 7, 1987
Douglas B. Smith was appointed associate athletic director for development and executive director of the Titan Athletic Foundation at Cal State Fullerton Tuesday by President Jewel Plummer Cobb. Smith, 41, was associate athletic director for external affairs and executive director of the Mustang Club for eight years at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He replaces Bob Arkeilpane, who left in August to become associate director of development at the University of Cincinnati.
November 29, 2007 |
Bob Cooper with Landscape Entertainment finalizes negotiations to option Libby Sternberg's "Fire Me," a yet-to-be-published comic novel about a woman's daylong campaign to get fired. Sternberg is represented by Caitlin Blasdell with Liza Dawson Associates and Bruce L.
January 31, 1993 |
"The Son-in-Law Also Rises," proclaimed a trade paper in 1932 when Louis B. Mayer lured David O. Selznick, husband of his daughter Irene, back to MGM with a lavish deal. These days, at Sony Studios, which occupies MGM's former premises in Culver City, some of the wives rise too.
December 13, 2011 |
The National Board of Review recently bestowed screenplay awards upon the writers of "The Descendants" and "50/50," perhaps giving their scribes a leg up in the Oscar race. Yet, in 2008, when those films were just ideas on a page, they had already been recognized for their potential to be great movies by the very people in Hollywood who read scripts for a living. Both projects landed on the "Black List" - an annual compendium of the most-liked screenplays that have yet to be turned into movies.
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February 2, 2009 |
It is a complaint common to junior enlisted personnel in the U.S. military and one made famous by Goldie Hawn in the 1980 movie "Private Benjamin." Hawn, as Pvt. Judy Benjamin, is shocked when she realizes that her recruiter exaggerated when he described her future living accommodations. "See, I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army," she says in horror when she sees the barracks. "I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms."