October 18, 2011 |
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment key franchises Batman/Arkham Upcoming game: Batman: Arkham City (Oct. 18) Developer: Rocksteady (Britain) Lego Upcoming games: Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Nov. 1); Lego Batman 2 (2012) Developer: Traveller's Tales (Britain) Mortal Kombat Next sequel expected in 2013 Developer: Netherrealm Studios (formerly Midway Chicago) Lord of the Rings Ongoing game: Lord of the Rings Online Developer: Turbine (Boston)
January 14, 2007 |
WHO says there are too many sequels? Certainly not the movie studios. In addition to new installments in the "Spider-Man," "Shrek" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, at least four other movie franchises will offer up third episodes this summer. The highest-profile entries are George Clooney in "Ocean's 13" (June 8), Matt Damon in "The Bourne Ultimatum" (Aug. 3) and "Rush Hour 3" (Aug. 10), the first starring role for Chris Tucker since the last "Rush Hour" movie came out six years ago.
June 29, 1990 |
Ask entrepreneurs if they've thought of franchising their businesses and watch the gleam in their eyes. With 2,400 franchise companies and 500,000 franchises in operation across the country, cloning a successful business is tempting. But it's not as easy as you might think, according to Mark Frydman and Robert (Goody) Goodman, principals in Box Bros., a Canoga Park packing and shipping company that is struggling to launch its franchise program.
February 23, 2000 |
The International Franchise Assn., which is holding its annual convention in San Diego this week, is hoping for a "damned good recession," quipped President Don DeBolt. That's because a healthy stock market and rising economy have made potential franchise buyers less prone to "look at options," or make bold career moves, such as acquiring a dry cleaning, hamburger, office products or automotive franchise. DeBolt said U.S.
April 23, 1998 |
The WNBA, its second season looming, has expanded again. The WNBA announced Wednesday that it would add franchises in Minnesota's Twin Cities and Orlando, Fla., for the 1999 season, bringing the league to 12 teams. "This broadens our geographic reach to two new regions," WNBA President Val Ackerman said. The WNBA, owned and operated by the 29 NBA teams, begins its second season June 11 with expansion franchises in Detroit and Washington.
November 1, 2006 |
After completing military service, many veterans are being targeted by a new set of recruiters who, instead of pushing for another tour of duty, are touting small-business ownership. Attracted to the self-discipline, work ethic and perseverance needed to succeed in the military, dozens of U.S. franchise companies are increasingly looking to former military personnel in their efforts to sign up high-quality franchisees.