May 2, 1996 |
Sega to Equip Entertainment Centers: Cineplex Odeon said Sega GameWorks will develop and operate some of the company's new interactive entertainment centers adjacent to its North American movie houses, although financial details and the number of locations have yet to be decided, the companies said. GameWorks last month announced its plan to open 100 of its own entertainment centers around the world, featuring arcade games, high-tech attractions, simulators, food and merchandise.
June 20, 2001 |
Dominic Ng, the man credited with helping grow East West Bank of San Marino into the third-largest independent commercial bank headquartered in Southern California, was named financial services entrepreneur of the year for Los Angeles by Ernst & Young. Ng, who is chairman, president and chief executive of the bank, was one of eight entrepreneurs lauded in categories ranging from retailing to real estate at the company's 15th annual awards program.
March 25, 1998 |
With a presence in Southern California successfully established, snakes, ghouls and enemy fighter pilots will soon be menacing other parts of the country in locations bound to please merchants and restaurateurs. The enemy pilot is lurking on projection screens in Pasadena at a flight simulation amusement center known as Fightertown.
December 10, 1997 |
Stage 35 has garnered something of a reputation as a hangout at Universal Studios. Actors kick back there and play video games during breaks from movie shoots. Even Steven Spielberg stops by sometimes. The catch is, it's not an arcade, but the corporate offices for designers of Sega Gameworks, a chain of entertainment centers founded in 1996 by Universal, Spielberg's DreamWorks SKG and Sega Enterprises.
December 20, 2001 |
Ron Bension, who quit suddenly last week as head of video game maker Sega GameWorks, took over this week as chief executive at Tickets.com Inc., the Irvine event ticket firm said Wednesday. Bension, 47, who previously rose through the ranks of Universal Studios Inc. to head its theme-park business, takes over a firm that hasn't posted a profit since going public in November 1999. He replaces W. Thomas Gimple, who becomes chairman. Gimple had been co-chairman with C.
July 25, 2000 |
Asher & Partners and Italia/Gal, two Los Angeles-based advertising agencies, said they have merged into a company to be known as Asher/Gal & Partners. The merger "deepens our capabilities in so many key areas," said Kenneth Gal, who will serve as president and chief executive of the firm with combined billings of more than $100 million. Hal Asher will serve as chairman.
March 30, 2000
* Source Capital Inc., a Los Angeles-based closed-end investment firm, has elected Eric Ende president and director of the company, which is a subsidiary of United Asset Management Corp. Ende also serves as the firm's chief investment officer. * LeeAnne Stables has been named senior vice president of marketing for GameWorks, the retail and entertainment venture formed by DreamWorks SKG, Universal Studios and Sega Enterprises. * Intertainer Inc.
June 22, 1998 |
The Sega City video arcade in the Irvine Entertainment Center is getting a new look. By November, the bare walls inside the 15,000-square-foot arcade will feature themed decor "like sets taken from a movie back lot," officials said. A small restaurant also will be added. The themed areas are being developed in part by interior designer Dennis Larkins, who created stage sets for Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones during the 1970s.