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.
May 5, 1991 |
The carpeted bridge of the starship Enterprise was suddenly invaded by several dozen bald and sandaled beings attired in burnt-orange robes. Intrigued by the Lucite-and-halogen spectacle, they wandered about quietly, gently touching the flashing consoles, pointing to the padded chairs on which the famous starship captain and his officers usually sit and whispering among themselves in what seemed to be an alien language.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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."
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December 31, 1986 |
An ideal Anaheim envisioned by business and community leaders was outlined to the City Council on Tuesday as part of a project called Vision 2000. The report pictures Anaheim as the county's financial center and the state's tourist, convention and sports mecca. It also envisions a city free of traffic snarls.
June 14, 1996
Jamie Tarses, a former senior NBC-TV development executive, is expected to begin serious negotiations with Walt Disney Co. this weekend about joining ABC Entertainment as president. Tarses, who until recently went by her married name Jamie McDermott, is officially released from her contract with NBC on Saturday. Sources say Ted Harbert, the current president, has been offered a new position as chairman of ABC Entertainment but may not accept the job.
October 20, 2000
AFI Fest 2000 will examine the current state of screenwriting in Hollywood at its third annual Screenwriters Forum on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., and the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.