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November 21, 2013 | By Martin Tsai
Writer-director Eric England's "Contracted" can best be described as "Contagion" meets "Blue Is the Warmest Color," without all those explicit sex scenes. After falling out with her girlfriend, the distraught Samantha (Najarra Townsend of "Me and You and Everyone We Know") spirals into self-destruction, albeit somewhat unintentionally. She goes to a party and very hesitantly gets wasted. Much like the heroine in that NC-17-rated French lesbian sex spectacle, Samantha switches teams and takes up with a stranger to alleviate her domestic ennui.
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BUSINESS
November 17, 1990 | JEFF KAYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The quasi-governmental agency that regulates the British TV industry announced Friday that it was terminating its contract with British Satellite Broadcasting, the company that merged two weeks ago with Rupert Murdoch's Sky Television. And, in a remarkably frosty tone, the Independent Broadcasting Authority also warned that regulators will soon have the power to prohibit the new British Sky Broadcasting from transmitting in Britain.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1996
Rockwell International Corp. said it will team with Britain's GEC-Marconi on a contract valued at more than $750 million to design and build a new anti-tank missile for the British Ministry of Defense. Rockwell's share of the multiyear deal will be more than $250 million. Work will be done in Britain and at the Duluth, Ga., plant of Rockwell's Autonetics and Missile Systems Division. About 60 manufacturing workers will be hired at the 700-employee Georgia facility, a Rockwell spokesman said.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1991
Hughes Aircraft Co. said its missile systems group in Canoga Park plans to join British Aerospace Dynamics in pursuing a British contract to develop advanced short-range air-to-air missiles (ASRAAMs). The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence recently asked for bids for the full-scale development of the missiles, and the winning bidder is expected to be announced early next year, Hughes said. In the meantime, Hughes will be a subcontractor in the missiles' development.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
IBM-Led Consortium Wins British Helicopter Contract: The British government awarded a $2.5-billion military helicopter contract to a consortium led by IBM Corp. Defense Secretary Tom King said IBM and Westland Helicopters of Britain offered the best deal to produce 44 anti-submarine helicopters for Britain's Royal Navy. The helicopter, known as the Merlin, is based on the EH101 helicopter produced jointly by Britain and Italy.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
In a setback for the American arms manufacturer General Dynamics, the government said Tuesday that it will give Britain's Vickers Defense Systems an unusual 21-month contract to continue developing its Challenger 2 as the country's next generation main battle tank.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1996
Rockwell International Corp. said it will team with Britain's GEC-Marconi on a contract valued at more than $750 million to design and build a new anti-tank missile for the British Ministry of Defense. Rockwell's share of the multiyear deal will be more than $250 million. Work will be done in Britain and at the Duluth, Ga., plant of Rockwell's Autonetics and Missile Systems Division. About 60 manufacturing workers will be hired at the 700-employee Georgia facility, a Rockwell spokesman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Martin Tsai
Writer-director Eric England's "Contracted" can best be described as "Contagion" meets "Blue Is the Warmest Color," without all those explicit sex scenes. After falling out with her girlfriend, the distraught Samantha (Najarra Townsend of "Me and You and Everyone We Know") spirals into self-destruction, albeit somewhat unintentionally. She goes to a party and very hesitantly gets wasted. Much like the heroine in that NC-17-rated French lesbian sex spectacle, Samantha switches teams and takes up with a stranger to alleviate her domestic ennui.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1991
Hughes Aircraft Co. said its missile systems group in Canoga Park plans to join British Aerospace Dynamics in pursuing a British contract to develop advanced short-range air-to-air missiles (ASRAAMs). The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence recently asked for bids for the full-scale development of the missiles, and the winning bidder is expected to be announced early next year, Hughes said. In the meantime, Hughes will be a subcontractor in the missiles' development.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
IBM-Led Consortium Wins British Helicopter Contract: The British government awarded a $2.5-billion military helicopter contract to a consortium led by IBM Corp. Defense Secretary Tom King said IBM and Westland Helicopters of Britain offered the best deal to produce 44 anti-submarine helicopters for Britain's Royal Navy. The helicopter, known as the Merlin, is based on the EH101 helicopter produced jointly by Britain and Italy.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1990 | JEFF KAYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The quasi-governmental agency that regulates the British TV industry announced Friday that it was terminating its contract with British Satellite Broadcasting, the company that merged two weeks ago with Rupert Murdoch's Sky Television. And, in a remarkably frosty tone, the Independent Broadcasting Authority also warned that regulators will soon have the power to prohibit the new British Sky Broadcasting from transmitting in Britain.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
In a setback for the American arms manufacturer General Dynamics, the government said Tuesday that it will give Britain's Vickers Defense Systems an unusual 21-month contract to continue developing its Challenger 2 as the country's next generation main battle tank.
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