November 16, 2013 |
The online video site Hulu once had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo. But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and satellite companies. Veteran Fox television executive Mike Hopkins took over as chief executive less than a month ago, an appointment that signaled the media companies that control Hulu wanted to turn the popular service into a feature offered through pay-TV distributors.
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November 14, 2013 |
Donald S. Maxwell, a retired financial executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Times and its former parent company, Times Mirror, through periods of unprecedented expansion, died Wednesday at his home in La Habra Heights. He was 83 and had pancreatic cancer, family members said. Maxwell joined The Times as controller in 1969 and later became the newspaper's vice president of finance. In 1982, he was named a vice president of Times Mirror, where he had a succession of financial responsibilities.
November 6, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Dick Costolo doesn't fit the profile of a typical tech start-up chief executive. He's not a twentysomething college dropout. He didn't start Twitter Inc. in his dorm room. And he doesn't wear a hoodie. At 50, with a balding head and square-rimmed glasses, he's a seasoned executive with a substantial corporate track record - much like Eric Schmidt, the "adult supervision" who helped Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin turn their search start-up into an Internet moneymaker.
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November 4, 2013 |
A man posing as a studio executive, but apparently actually working as an undercover FBI agent targeting state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello), contacted Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar's office last year with questions about city permits. Records and interviews indicate the agent represented himself as Rocky Patel, president of Los Angeles-based United Pacific Studios. Sometime last year, the councilman's spokesman said, Patel apparently sought information on securing a conditional use permit for a production studio in Huizar's district.
November 2, 2013 |
Tougher days, with tougher opponents, are ahead for UCLA. This, though, was a feel-good moment, like getting a participation trophy. What remains to be seen is whether the Bruins' 45-23 victory over Colorado in the Rose Bowl on Saturday was a re-emergence or placebo. PHOTOS: UCLA defeats Colorado, 45-23 UCLA (6-2 overall, 3-2 in Pac-12) got a much needed victory after taking it on the chin in losing to No. 2 Oregon and No. 6 Stanford the past two weeks.
November 1, 2013
EDDY W. HARTENSTEIN Publisher and Chief Executive Officer RUSS STANTON Editor Los Angeles Times CHRIS AVETISIAN Chief Financial Officer ROBERT E. BELLACK Executive Vice President, New Ventures JENNIFER BETKA Vice President, Consumer Marketing ANNA MAGZANYAN Vice President, Advertiser Marketing SCOTT McKIBBEN Executive Vice President, Strategic...