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May 9, 2001 | WILLIAM McQUILLEN, BLOOMBERG NEWS
Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. is suing the National Broadcasting Co., claiming the nation's third-largest network illegally broadcast copyright-protected film clips of the King of Rock 'n' Roll without permission. The suit filed last week in federal court in Los Angeles claims the General Electric Co.
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June 7, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Elvis is coming back from the dead, thanks to some digital wizardry. Digital Domain Media Group Inc., the Academy Award-winning studio that created visual effects for the "Transformers" films and "Tron: Legacy," has signed an agreement with Core Media Group to jointly develop and produce a series of "virtual" Elvis Presley likenesses for a range of entertainment projects, including appearances in shows and film and TV productions. With studios in Los Angeles; London; Vancouver, Canada; and other cities, Digital Domain created the computer-generated likeness of the late rap artist Tupac Shakur for Dr. Dre's recent show at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
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December 8, 1987 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Priscilla Presley says she doesn't have time to get involved in a legal battle over the use of Elvis Presley's name. Presley said as much in an affidavit sent to British promoter Sid Shaw, who is fighting a suit filed by Elvis Presley Enterprises over use of the singer's name by his company, Elvisly Yours Inc. The late rocker's ex-wife says she's far too busy caring for her 9-month-old son, Navarone, filming "Dallas" and working on a miniseries based on her book about Elvis.
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August 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Thanks to technology, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes will be among the country stars performing with the king of rock 'n' roll on "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets." The new album, due out Oct. 14, will also feature Gretchen Wilson, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, Amy Grant and Anne Murray. Sony BMG is releasing the disc in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. They say it's the late icon's first duets album and the first Christmas compilation of its kind. While Presley only recorded 20 Christmas songs, his holiday albums have sold more than 25 million copies in the U.S. alone.
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July 25, 2004
ROBERT HILBURN did the best job of capturing the moment and the meaning of July 5, 1954, that I have seen ("Rock's Delivery Room," July 4). Thanks for taking the time to tell the story so well. We still miss Sam and his booming voice preaching the gospel of Memphis music, but he was sure there in spirit, and he would have loved the article too. Thanks again! Jack Soden Memphis Jack Soden is the CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
NEWS
November 17, 2001 | Times Wire Reports
Hard times and a slump in foreign visitors since Sept. 11 have turned Elvis Presley Boulevard into Lonely Street. The company that keeps the singer's memory alive in a complex of tourist attractions revolving around his grave and home in Memphis, Tenn., said Friday it has laid off 50 people, 15% of its work force. Elvis Presley Enterprises cited a drop in foreign tourists, who account for nearly a third of its business at Graceland.
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April 5, 2008 | Randy Lewis
You won't find Mariah Carey's name mentioned in the news announcement at the official website of Elvis Presley Enterprises, just some timely stats asserting that Presley should be credited for 18 No. 1 singles during his lifetime. So has Carey merely tied the King, not slipped by him, on the list of all-time hit makers? "They're wrong," Geoff Mayfield, the king of Billboard's hallowed pop charts, said Friday. Presley took 17 singles to No. 1.
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August 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Thanks to technology, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes will be among the country stars performing with the king of rock 'n' roll on "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets." The new album, due out Oct. 14, will also feature Gretchen Wilson, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, Amy Grant and Anne Murray. Sony BMG is releasing the disc in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. They say it's the late icon's first duets album and the first Christmas compilation of its kind. While Presley only recorded 20 Christmas songs, his holiday albums have sold more than 25 million copies in the U.S. alone.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2002
Ten ways to mark the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death: 1 Check out El Vez (the Mexic an Elvis) tonight at downtown L.A.'s California Plaza. 2 Watch 1957's "Loving You" on NBC Saturday night at 8:30. 3 Tune in to Turner Classic Movies' 24-hour tribute beginning at 7 a.m. with "Spinout." 4 Rent "Honeymoon in Vegas" or "3000 Miles to Graceland." 5 While you're watching any of the above, snack on a peanut butter-and-banana sandwich. 6 Virtually mark the occasion at www.elvis.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2005 | Woody Baird, Associated Press
The pilgrims will still weep at Elvis Presley's grave, and the souvenir shops will still swarm with credit-card-waving fans, an occasional black pompadour hardly drawing a glance. But change is in the air: Strangers are in Graceland. Lisa Marie Presley has sold the business side of her father's estate and turned over his famous white-columned house to CKX Inc., an entertainment company that also owns the "American Idol" TV show.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2008 | Randy Lewis
You won't find Mariah Carey's name mentioned in the news announcement at the official website of Elvis Presley Enterprises, just some timely stats asserting that Presley should be credited for 18 No. 1 singles during his lifetime. So has Carey merely tied the King, not slipped by him, on the list of all-time hit makers? "They're wrong," Geoff Mayfield, the king of Billboard's hallowed pop charts, said Friday. Presley took 17 singles to No. 1.
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August 11, 2007 | Woody Baird, Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The thousands of Elvis Presley fans descending on Memphis for the 30th anniversary of his death Thursday won't see much sign of it, but plans are moving along for big-time changes at Graceland. Managers of Presley's famous home want to overhaul its tourist complex -- with a new visitors center bigger than a football field, a convention hotel and high-tech museum displays that can give a new, digital life to the King himself.
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December 29, 2006 | Woody Baird, Associated Press
Teenagers in the 1950s and '60s went wild over Elvis Presley, much to the consternation of their parents, but kids in the new millennium aren't so stirred by rock 'n' roll's original rebel. "I can't try to sell somebody Elvis who doesn't know who he is ... that he's not just some guy who's been gone for 30 years," said Paul Jankowski, chief of marketing for Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.
OPINION
May 14, 2006
Last week's ruling in the case of Apple Records versus Apple Computer was a reminder that the control of images is a matter of great concern--and big bucks--to those who own them (or would like to own them). Below, some examples of images in the news. . Smiley Face Before it symbolized low, low prices at Wal-Mart, the yellow smiley face was a countercultural icon claimed by many inventors. One of them is a Frenchman who claims to have invented "le smiley" after the Paris riots of 1968.
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August 11, 2005 | Woody Baird, Associated Press
The pilgrims will still weep at Elvis Presley's grave, and the souvenir shops will still swarm with credit-card-waving fans, an occasional black pompadour hardly drawing a glance. But change is in the air: Strangers are in Graceland. Lisa Marie Presley has sold the business side of her father's estate and turned over his famous white-columned house to CKX Inc., an entertainment company that also owns the "American Idol" TV show.
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April 14, 2005 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
If there is a dead singer with a fan base ready to hear him sing from beyond the grave, it's Elvis Presley. "There is, of course, only one Elvis," said Robert F.X. Sillerman, an entertainment entrepreneur who recently gained control of Presley's name, image and likeness. "And I'm honored to have the responsibility of shepherding his legacy into the Digital Age and the 21st century."
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August 11, 2007 | Woody Baird, Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The thousands of Elvis Presley fans descending on Memphis for the 30th anniversary of his death Thursday won't see much sign of it, but plans are moving along for big-time changes at Graceland. Managers of Presley's famous home want to overhaul its tourist complex -- with a new visitors center bigger than a football field, a convention hotel and high-tech museum displays that can give a new, digital life to the King himself.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Elvis is coming back from the dead, thanks to some digital wizardry. Digital Domain Media Group Inc., the Academy Award-winning studio that created visual effects for the "Transformers" films and "Tron: Legacy," has signed an agreement with Core Media Group to jointly develop and produce a series of "virtual" Elvis Presley likenesses for a range of entertainment projects, including appearances in shows and film and TV productions. With studios in Los Angeles; London; Vancouver, Canada; and other cities, Digital Domain created the computer-generated likeness of the late rap artist Tupac Shakur for Dr. Dre's recent show at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2004
ROBERT HILBURN did the best job of capturing the moment and the meaning of July 5, 1954, that I have seen ("Rock's Delivery Room," July 4). Thanks for taking the time to tell the story so well. We still miss Sam and his booming voice preaching the gospel of Memphis music, but he was sure there in spirit, and he would have loved the article too. Thanks again! Jack Soden Memphis Jack Soden is the CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2002
Ten ways to mark the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death: 1 Check out El Vez (the Mexic an Elvis) tonight at downtown L.A.'s California Plaza. 2 Watch 1957's "Loving You" on NBC Saturday night at 8:30. 3 Tune in to Turner Classic Movies' 24-hour tribute beginning at 7 a.m. with "Spinout." 4 Rent "Honeymoon in Vegas" or "3000 Miles to Graceland." 5 While you're watching any of the above, snack on a peanut butter-and-banana sandwich. 6 Virtually mark the occasion at www.elvis.
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