September 28, 2012 |
Digital Domain, the once-storied visual effects house co-founded by director James Cameron, has emerged from bankruptcy with new Chinese and Indian owners vowing to expand the Los Angeles-based studio. Digital Domain Media Group announced Sunday that it had accepted a bid from Galloping Horse America, a division of a Beijing media company, and Reliance MediaWorks, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group, to buy the company's visual effects studios in Venice, Calif., and Vancouver, Canada, for $30.2 million.
August 12, 2013 |
Seeking to assuage concerns about management stability at Digital Domain, the new owners of the struggling visual effects company announced promotions of two veteran executives. Following the recent resignation of the respected Ed Ulbrich as chief executive officer, the Venice-based studio, which now goes by the name Digital Domain 3.0, said Monday it has promoted Terry Clotiaux to president of its feature film production division and Rich Flier to president of its advertising and games division.
April 12, 2012 |
If you were scrambling to get your application in to meet today's deadline to get what amounts to an online vanity plate to replace ".com" in your business' Web address, you can relax a little. A system glitch has granted you an extension. Today, 839 participants were to have their applications in to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, but ICANN discovered a technical issue with its top-level domain application system, or TAS. "ICANN is taking the most conservative approach possible to protect all applicants and allow adequate time to resolve the issue.
July 30, 2013 |
Richmond is adopting a plan to take over underwater mortgages that would invoke the city's eminent domain powers if necessary. The city will be the first in the nation to formally adopt the novel but controversial plan that was rejected by San Bernardino County and two of its cities earlier this year. The city said it will buy home mortgages from financial institutions, write down those loans and refinance homeowners in the properties into new loans. If financial institutions do not cooperate, the city will seize the loans using eminent domain, Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin said.
July 19, 2006 |
If you're intent on winning over your rose-phobic friends, better make it the best: a Bandol from Domaine Tempier. Chez Panisse in Berkeley has been pouring the Bandol rose by the glass for practically forever, with good reason. Tempier rose is tremendously food friendly. The color is a lovely coppery rose. It's scented with rose petals and wild strawberries, and yet when you take a sip, it's bone dry and perfectly gorgeous.
January 25, 2006 |
For fans of the Alsace estate Zind Humbrecht's grand cru Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, it seems like a dream: a trio of wines from the 2004 vintage for under $20. Because of the abundant crop that year, Olivier Humbrecht produced the equivalent of village wine with grapes from some of his grand cru vineyards. The Riesling, which was made mostly with grapes from the famed Herrenweg site, has a delicate floral perfume. It's crisp and minerally, with a beautiful balance and grace.
June 24, 2010 |
2009 Domaine des Braves "Régnié" By all accounts, 2009 is a stupendous year for Beaujolais. Not for the nouveau sort, but for the Beaujolais village and cru wines that are made to hold up for more than a season. Domaine des Braves "Regnie" from Paul Cinquin is among the first of the 2009s to show up on the shelves, and it is flat-out delicious. Tasting of lush, dark berries, it shows an exquisite balance of ripeness to acidity and has a wonderful, velvety texture.
August 23, 2006 |
During the heat wave, I kept pulling the cork on this Quincy from the Loire Valley. Made from Sauvignon Blanc grown on sandier soils than those of Sancerre or Pouilly, this Quincy from the young grower Adele Rouze is a vibrant summer-weight white. Soft and ripe, it has just enough grassiness and minerality, along with some zesty lime, to make it an inspired match with chilled shellfish. Bring on the oysters, clams, shrimp and crab.
July 7, 2011 |
Since my first taste of Domaine Tempier's rosé years ago, I've been a fan of Bandol rosés. Tempier's prices are getting out of sight, though, and so I was happy to find this less expensive rosé from Alain Pascal. (He began making wine only in 1997; before that, his family sold the grapes.) Made from Mourvèdre, the grape that gives Bandol reds such canny complexity and staying power, it is dry and has an appealing minerality and scent of peaches and earth. Serve as an aperitif with crinkly black olives or tapenade.