July 21, 1989 |
The Studio/Preservation Task Force announced a set of recommendations Thursday to preserve historically significant Hollywood studios while enabling movie companies to keep the cameras rolling. "The studios will be able to develop and grow, and at the same time historically and architecturally significant buildings will be preserved," Councilman Michael Woo, whose 13th District includes Hollywood, said at a press conference at Paramount Pictures.
March 10, 1998
Charleston, S.C.-based Golf Trust of America Inc. has purchased the ocean-front Sandpiper Golf Course, an 18-hole facility near Santa Barbara, for $36.5 million. The high-end course will be leased to an affiliate of Environmental Golf and an affiliate of the owner of the adjacent 400-room Santa Barbara Club Resort & Spa, in a joint venture. * New Jersey-based housewares chain Bed Bath & Beyond has signed a 10-year, $5.
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December 20, 1990 |
The Hollywood Studios Preservation Coalition unveiled an accord Wednesday that is intended to settle a two-year battle between preservationists who want to save old film studios and lots, and entertainment industry executives who want to modernize them.
March 22, 1989 |
When word got out that a Hollywood studio where Harold Lloyd, Lucille Ball and Francis Ford Coppola once plied their talents had been nominated as a historic-cultural monument, the entertainment industry saw it as an ominous sign. Suddenly it seemed as though old concrete barns and other nondescript structures still being used for creating movies, television shows and commercials could be frozen in time, even if experts agreed that they had no architectural distinction.
October 29, 2009 |
The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it would build a 56-acre production facility in northern Los Angeles County, casting a ray of light on an otherwise gloomy film economy that has hemorrhaged thousands of jobs in the last decade. The Burbank company said the proposed Disney/ABC Studios at the Ranch would occupy a corner of the Golden Oak Ranch, a sprawling 890-acre parcel off California 14 that has been the setting of such classic films as "Old Yeller." Plans call for 12 soundstages, production offices, a commissary and other facilities that could be used for film, television, commercial and new media projects.
April 17, 2013 |
The star trotted toward a small pad in the middle of the 80-foot stage and stopped on his mark. "Look at the camera!" veteran animal trainer Steve Martin commanded. Like a true pro, Shadow, a gray wolf who has made appearances on HBO's "True Blood" series, turned his head and fixed his piercing yellow eyes at the camera operator. "Good boy," another trainer said, tossing him a morsel of meat. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments The shot was among several animal scenes filmed on the giant green-screen stage at Hollywood Center Studios last week, where a leopard, a lion, a monkey, an elephant and even two grizzly bears from Frasier Park performed simple tasks on the empty stage as a film crew captured their movements, snarls, roars and grunts.