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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1992
Fox Studios in Century City has agreed to a traffic monitoring system that could halt its proposed expansion plan in midstream if it brings more traffic to the studio than predicted. Monetary penalties are also a part of the agreement, which is intended to protect nearby residents affected by traffic from the new development. The studio's proposal for the traffic-limitation plan was contained in an application to Los Angeles for a change in the Century City South Master Zoning Plan.
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June 27, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Meg James, Los Angeles Times
News Corp. is contemplating what once was unthinkable — splitting its entertainment and publishing operations into separate companies. The company Tuesday confirmed that it was considering a breakup of the $52-billion global media conglomerate. The lucrative film and television operations — including the 20th Century Fox film studio, the top-rated Fox broadcast network and the profitable Fox News Channel — would form one company. News Corp.'s newspapers, HarperCollins book publishing assets and education businesses would comprise a second publicly traded company.
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NEWS
August 19, 1993
I am writing in response to your (July 25) article regarding Fox's attempt to avoid further delays in its efforts to renovate the studio. First, Fox is not trying to get around any environmental regulations. The project has been studied, including a huge EIR, and has been approved. It will be closely monitored to make sure it complies with all terms and regulations. Second, you keep pitting "the corporation" against "the community." I am not part of the corporation, but I am part of the community, as are thousands of others who have taken the time to write, call or show up at the hearings in support of this project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2010 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Most residents of Silver Lake had encountered Marc Abrams on his daily walkabout, shirtless, in brightly colored running shorts, maneuvering the busy streets and hillsides without mishap as his gaze and attention stayed fixed on his morning newspaper. In this tight-knit neighborhood, Abrams was as much a feature of the landscape as the reservoir. Many residents said they were shocked to learn he had died Wednesday. Police believe that he may have committed suicide. On Sunday, more than 400 of his friends and acquaintances walked for five miles along one of his favorite routes to honor Abrams, 58, a physician nicknamed the "Walking Man."
NEWS
January 16, 1992
As a resident homeowner in Century City, I was especially interested to read "Impact Report Backs Plan for Fox Expansion" (Times, Dec. 29). We who actually live in Century City very much want Fox Studios to stay--protecting the character and heritage of the neighborhood. This is why several thousand of us have joined together in Friends of Fox. I am distressed that your article devoted so much attention to the outside activists who oppose Fox. Century City (including Fox Studios)
BUSINESS
November 10, 2007 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Century City's famed Avenue of the Stars was transformed into a boulevard of determined demonstrators Friday as more than 3,500 writers, actors and supporters swarmed nearby 20th Century Fox studios to bolster their resolve for a potentially drawn-out strike by the Writers Guild of America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Burbank city officials began a new campaign Friday to woo Fox Studios to their city after hearing that studio executives are frustrated with plans to expand their West Los Angeles headquarters. The city's desire to lure Fox is not new. Two years ago, Fox executives toured a site in Burbank but put off plans to move, instead focusing on an attempt to expand their existing facility.
NEWS
February 14, 1993
I read Allan Rabinowitz's Jan. 24 letter regarding the Fox Studios renovation hearing with great humor. His claim that Friends of Fox consists primarily of Fox employees and hirelings is a downright lie. I started Friends of Fox in May of 1991 and have seen the group grow like wildfire. Friends of Fox now has more than 5,000 community households and businesses, which adds up to more than 10,000 people who have signed cards supporting the Fox Studios project. Our overwhelming support was evident at the Jan. 11 public hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1995
Plans to expand Fox Studios in West Los Angeles may be a boon for the network, but some residents believe the expansion could be a traffic nightmare. Starting tonight, Westsiders will have a chance to speak their mind on the subject. People who live near Fox, at Motor Avenue and Pico Boulevard, can attend a series of meetings to suggest how the city should handle the increased traffic expected from a bigger studio.
NEWS
December 23, 1990
The city's (and the developer's) approach to the Fox Studios expansion (Times, Dec. 6) is typical of attitudes of recent years. It would be comical if not for the gross impact on the local community. It's an old scenario: City: "This development will add a burden to the streets. However, it's so bad already that the additional cars won't make any difference." Developer: "We'll be adding 8,000 or so car trips a day, but we've planned mitigation measures so that it will be even better than before!"
BUSINESS
October 25, 2009 | Claudia Eller
The gig : As president of Fox Animation Studios, Vanessa Morrison oversees development, production and marketing of family-friendly movies made by the studio's Greenwich, Conn.-based digital animation house, Blue Sky Studios. Films produced under her tenure include the global blockbuster "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" and the upcoming releases "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," based on Roald Dahl's 1970 novel, and 3-D animated comedy "Rio." Unusual in Hollywood : Unlike most executives, who tend to jump between studios and jobs, Morrison, 40, has spent her 15-year career at Fox, becoming a specialist in broad-appeal family movies.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Musicians have learned to downscale their expectations for TV exposure these days. Those lucky enough to score any might get a song spotlighted in a TV show or commercial. If they make the cut for one of the late-night talk shows, it's typically one song at the tail end of the hour. That's what put a kid-in-the-candy-store grin on veteran bluesman Buddy Guy's face Tuesday night when he stepped on the Fox Studios soundstage in Century City. He was there to tape a live performance for the "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo!
BUSINESS
November 10, 2007 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Century City's famed Avenue of the Stars was transformed into a boulevard of determined demonstrators Friday as more than 3,500 writers, actors and supporters swarmed nearby 20th Century Fox studios to bolster their resolve for a potentially drawn-out strike by the Writers Guild of America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2004 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
Marvin H. Davis, an oil wildcatter who parlayed a long string of savvy business deals into a glamorous Hollywood lifestyle that once included owning the 20th Century Fox studio, died Saturday at his Beverly Hills home. He was 79. Davis, who had been in failing health for some time, died of natural causes, according to a statement released on behalf of his family.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2004 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Fox Entertainment Group on Wednesday said the founder of its Fox Television Studios was leaving the company, clearing the way for the hiring of a former Walt Disney Co. executive. Fox is expected to announce that Angela Shapiro, former head of Disney's ABC Family cable channel and ABC's daytime division, would replace David Grant as president of Fox TV Studios, sources said. A company spokeswoman declined to comment.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2003 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
News Corp. said Wednesday that it posted strong second-quarter earnings driven by television station advertising sales and the mammoth success of the video release of the animated film "Ice Age." Rupert Murdoch's Australian-based conglomerate reported net income of $239 million, or 16 cents an American depositary receipt, for the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31. A year earlier, a loss of $606 million, or 45 cents, reflected a $909-million write-down for contracts to air professional sports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1992
A controversy sparked by the planned expansion of Fox Studios in Century City has centered on how much traffic congestion would result from building additional offices there. But that concern need not undermine a project that would mean badly needed jobs and tax revenues for Los Angeles. A reasonable solution shouldn't be too hard to find.
SPORTS
February 3, 2002 | Larry Stewart
It's fitting that one of the teams playing in today's Super Bowl is named the Patriots. Super Bowl XXXVI's theme is "Heroes, Hope and Homeland," and patriotism will be everywhere. It will dominate Fox television's pregame coverage, which will include appearances by former presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, George Bush and Bill Clinton, plus Nancy Reagan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The out-of-town visitors who lined up Tuesday for one movie studio tour weren't looking for the newest show business attraction in Los Angeles. They were looking for one of the oldest ones. That's why they took a sightseeing bus to the film production lot in Century City instead of the one at Universal City.
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