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November 30, 2001 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ABC has acquired the television rights to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and its first sequel from Warner Bros., in a deal estimated to be worth nearly $140million--an amount that could establish a new record, according to the companies and sources close to the deal. The Walt Disney Co.
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December 3, 2001 | MEG JAMES and ANTHONY KUHN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bootleg copies of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" appeared in China's capital within days of the movie's U.S. release, the latest in a flood of pirated films to reach Asia. The "Harry Potter" bootlegs show both an insatiable appetite for foreign films and the Chinese government's difficulty in closing the country's booming black market. It's a particularly sensitive issue because China this month joins the World Trade Organization after 15 years of contentious wrangling with the U.S.
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December 1, 2001 | RICHARD VERRIER and CLAUDIA ELLER and BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
ABC paid top dollar for the television rights to the blockbuster "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and the first sequel because the films fit with parent Walt Disney Co.'s family fare and could help draw advertisers and viewers to its newest cable network, company executives said Friday. But the size of the deal with Warner Bros.
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December 2, 2001 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By now, kids all around the world can tell you the story of Harry Potter: A young wizard discovers how to use his inherent magical powers to make things happen. A tale they may not know is how a media giant harnessed its own internal powers to help transport the 11-year-old hero of J.K. Rowling's literary phenomenon to worldwide multimedia fame. The plot revolves around AOL Time Warner Inc., the world's largest entertainment company. With its Hollywood studio, Warner Bros.
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November 24, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jonathan Bock, film promoter, worries about movie reviews in unlikely places: Christianity Today, Contemporary Christian Music magazine and "Focus on the Family" radio broadcasts among others. Bock specializes in gaining mainstream films a higher profile and more favorable press in the religious media, an area long ignored by most of Hollywood. His latest and most high-profile project is "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the Warner Bros. film that--like the J.K.
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November 26, 2001 | Associated Press
Taiwanese police uncovered a ring of copyright pirates Sunday and found 100,000 video compact discs, including copies of the new blockbuster movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The pirate ring's suspected leader, Cheng Shih-tsong, and an accomplice have eluded authorities, who arrested Cheng's mother and sister Sunday after searching homes in a Taipei suburb.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2001 | MEG JAMES and ANTHONY KUHN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bootleg copies of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" appeared in China's capital within days of the movie's U.S. release, the latest in a flood of pirated films to reach Asia. The "Harry Potter" bootlegs show both an insatiable appetite for foreign films and the Chinese government's difficulty in closing the country's booming black market. It's a particularly sensitive issue because China this month joins the World Trade Organization after 15 years of contentious wrangling with the U.S.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2001 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By now, kids all around the world can tell you the story of Harry Potter: A young wizard discovers how to use his inherent magical powers to make things happen. A tale they may not know is how a media giant harnessed its own internal powers to help transport the 11-year-old hero of J.K. Rowling's literary phenomenon to worldwide multimedia fame. The plot revolves around AOL Time Warner Inc., the world's largest entertainment company. With its Hollywood studio, Warner Bros.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2001 | RICHARD VERRIER and CLAUDIA ELLER and BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
ABC paid top dollar for the television rights to the blockbuster "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and the first sequel because the films fit with parent Walt Disney Co.'s family fare and could help draw advertisers and viewers to its newest cable network, company executives said Friday. But the size of the deal with Warner Bros.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2001 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ABC has acquired the television rights to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and its first sequel from Warner Bros., in a deal estimated to be worth nearly $140million--an amount that could establish a new record, according to the companies and sources close to the deal. The Walt Disney Co.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2001 | Associated Press
Taiwanese police uncovered a ring of copyright pirates Sunday and found 100,000 video compact discs, including copies of the new blockbuster movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The pirate ring's suspected leader, Cheng Shih-tsong, and an accomplice have eluded authorities, who arrested Cheng's mother and sister Sunday after searching homes in a Taipei suburb.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jonathan Bock, film promoter, worries about movie reviews in unlikely places: Christianity Today, Contemporary Christian Music magazine and "Focus on the Family" radio broadcasts among others. Bock specializes in gaining mainstream films a higher profile and more favorable press in the religious media, an area long ignored by most of Hollywood. His latest and most high-profile project is "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the Warner Bros. film that--like the J.K.
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