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March 20, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER
During the prepping of "Titanic" in the summer of 1996, producer Jon Landau had a portentous nightmare. He dreamed that the 775-foot-long replica of the historic ship that was to be built for the movie was made of toothpicks and collapsed under the weight of hundreds of passengers charging to the front of the vessel as it started to sink. It's no wonder Landau--the other producer of James Cameron's period epic--was having night terrors.
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December 16, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
In the latest sign of California's declining movie market share, director James Cameron announced he will shoot the three sequels to his Oscar-winning blockbuster "Avatar" in New Zealand. Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment will do the performance-capture work on the movie in Los Angeles at MBS Media Campus (formerly known as Manhattan Beach Studios).  However, the live-action portion of the production will film in New Zealand, following a similar pattern to the original 2009 film, Cameron and his partner, Jon Landau, announced Monday.
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August 2, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
The cover of the latest issue of England's widely read New Music Express is provocative enough: a Bruce Springsteen look-alike in the "Born in the U.S.A." album pose, a wad of bills sticking out of his jeans. But the story by veteran rock journalist David McGee is sheer fireworks, perhaps the first major debunking of rock's favorite son. Titled "Blinded by the Hype," the l-ooo-n-g story is unlike any piece you've ever read about the much-praised rock hero.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
James Cameron has begun to think about life after his two "Avatar" sequels -- and it includes making a movie from a female-driven novel called "The Informationist. " Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, has optioned the rights to the debut book by Taylor Stevens, with plans for Cameron to direct it for 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm announced Tuesday. A thriller set in Africa, "The Informationist" follows Vanessa Munroe, a researcher hired to help find the missing daughter of a Texas oil billionaire.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1992
Hilburn states as if fact that Springsteen is "the most celebrated rock singer-songwriter of the '70s and '80s." Celebrated by whom? By mainstream, middle-of-the-road rock critics, like Hilburn, who are unable to just say no to the decades-long hype campaign orchestrated by Springsteen's manager and co-producer, Jon Landau, former senior Rolling Stone critic and one of the founding fathers of mainstream, middle-of-the-road rock criticism....
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Or "Born to Litigate." Former Springsteen manager Appel, vilified by some in the late '70s for his legal actions against his former client, finally gets a word in edgewise here, telling his version through journalist Eliot. In some ways this reads like a tragic romance, with Appel gradually losing Springsteen's affection to interloper Jon Landau in a classic triangle. All personal managers ought to read it, if just to be warned of how they too could lose their first love.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
James Cameron has begun to think about life after his two "Avatar" sequels -- and it includes making a movie from a female-driven novel called "The Informationist. " Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, has optioned the rights to the debut book by Taylor Stevens, with plans for Cameron to direct it for 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm announced Tuesday. A thriller set in Africa, "The Informationist" follows Vanessa Munroe, a researcher hired to help find the missing daughter of a Texas oil billionaire.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Following the unexpected news Friday that Tom Rothman was forced out of his post as co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, several directors, producers and agents provided reactions to The Times.  --Bryan Singer, director and producer of the "X-Men" movies for Fox: "I've had the pleasure of knowing Tom for more than a decade.   We grew the X-Men franchise together from the ground up. He is passionate, intense, funny and always a step ahead. I know his next steps will be just as adventurous as his last.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
In the latest sign of California's declining movie market share, director James Cameron announced he will shoot the three sequels to his Oscar-winning blockbuster "Avatar" in New Zealand. Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment will do the performance-capture work on the movie in Los Angeles at MBS Media Campus (formerly known as Manhattan Beach Studios).  However, the live-action portion of the production will film in New Zealand, following a similar pattern to the original 2009 film, Cameron and his partner, Jon Landau, announced Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2010 | By Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Let the broken hearts stand as the price you gotta pay ? Bruce Springsteen, "Badlands" You'd better be some kind of genius to ask the world to admire your spiral notebooks. Bruce Springsteen, who's spent a quarter-century-plus absorbing the love of people who feel his music changed their lives, can afford to be that presumptuous. "The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story" is a boxed set disguised as a scrapbook, its packaging full of scribbled lyrics and tentative track listings and notes revealing ?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Following the unexpected news Friday that Tom Rothman was forced out of his post as co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, several directors, producers and agents provided reactions to The Times.  --Bryan Singer, director and producer of the "X-Men" movies for Fox: "I've had the pleasure of knowing Tom for more than a decade.   We grew the X-Men franchise together from the ground up. He is passionate, intense, funny and always a step ahead. I know his next steps will be just as adventurous as his last.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Over the din of buzz saws and beeping forklifts, producer Jon Landau can barely contain his excitement as he strides into a 45-foot-tall soundstage that is barren except for workers building sets for a commercial shoot. "We're taking over these two buildings here. We'll have 200-plus people working down here. This is going to be the heart of the next two 'Avatars,' " he says, referring to the planned sequels to the highest-grossing film of all time. MBS Media Campus, formerly known as Manhattan Beach Studios, has just landed A-list tenant Lightstorm Entertainment, the production company led by "Avatar" director James Cameron and his longtime business partner Landau.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2010 | By Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Let the broken hearts stand as the price you gotta pay ? Bruce Springsteen, "Badlands" You'd better be some kind of genius to ask the world to admire your spiral notebooks. Bruce Springsteen, who's spent a quarter-century-plus absorbing the love of people who feel his music changed their lives, can afford to be that presumptuous. "The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story" is a boxed set disguised as a scrapbook, its packaging full of scribbled lyrics and tentative track listings and notes revealing ?
BUSINESS
March 20, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER
During the prepping of "Titanic" in the summer of 1996, producer Jon Landau had a portentous nightmare. He dreamed that the 775-foot-long replica of the historic ship that was to be built for the movie was made of toothpicks and collapsed under the weight of hundreds of passengers charging to the front of the vessel as it started to sink. It's no wonder Landau--the other producer of James Cameron's period epic--was having night terrors.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Or "Born to Litigate." Former Springsteen manager Appel, vilified by some in the late '70s for his legal actions against his former client, finally gets a word in edgewise here, telling his version through journalist Eliot. In some ways this reads like a tragic romance, with Appel gradually losing Springsteen's affection to interloper Jon Landau in a classic triangle. All personal managers ought to read it, if just to be warned of how they too could lose their first love.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1992
Hilburn states as if fact that Springsteen is "the most celebrated rock singer-songwriter of the '70s and '80s." Celebrated by whom? By mainstream, middle-of-the-road rock critics, like Hilburn, who are unable to just say no to the decades-long hype campaign orchestrated by Springsteen's manager and co-producer, Jon Landau, former senior Rolling Stone critic and one of the founding fathers of mainstream, middle-of-the-road rock criticism....
BUSINESS
May 25, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Over the din of buzz saws and beeping forklifts, producer Jon Landau can barely contain his excitement as he strides into a 45-foot-tall soundstage that is barren except for workers building sets for a commercial shoot. "We're taking over these two buildings here. We'll have 200-plus people working down here. This is going to be the heart of the next two 'Avatars,' " he says, referring to the planned sequels to the highest-grossing film of all time. MBS Media Campus, formerly known as Manhattan Beach Studios, has just landed A-list tenant Lightstorm Entertainment, the production company led by "Avatar" director James Cameron and his longtime business partner Landau.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
The cover of the latest issue of England's widely read New Music Express is provocative enough: a Bruce Springsteen look-alike in the "Born in the U.S.A." album pose, a wad of bills sticking out of his jeans. But the story by veteran rock journalist David McGee is sheer fireworks, perhaps the first major debunking of rock's favorite son. Titled "Blinded by the Hype," the l-ooo-n-g story is unlike any piece you've ever read about the much-praised rock hero.
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