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August 19, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Japanese tourist grabbed Miss Annie's blue garter by his teeth and yanked as she carefully delivered instructions in a mix of English and Japanese. Giggles rippled through the audience, followed by hoots and applause, as the bemused tourist claimed his elastic prize and returned to his seat. On a recent weekday night, more than 800 diners crammed Wild Bill's Wild West Dinner Extravaganza in Buena Park.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Hollywood's job market dimmed last month. After three consecutive months of year-over-year job gains, the entertainment industry posted a nearly 4% decline in jobs in May, state employment figures show. The motion picture and sound recording category -- which includes those working at the major studios, post-production houses and on film crews - accounted for 112,100 wage and salary jobs in May, down from 116,500 jobs a year earlier and 128,500 jobs in April. The figures are subject to revision and do not count those who work as freelancers or independent contractors.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A new report on Los Angeles' creative economy shows the entertainment industry emerging from its recession-induced slump, with modest job gains in 2011 hinting at the early stages of a recovery. The entertainment industry employed about 120,400 people in Los Angeles County last year -- off about 7% from the peak in 2006, but an improvement over 2010, according to the Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region released Tuesday. Motion picture and video production accounted for the greatest number of job losses in the entertainment sector from 2006 to 2011.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Hollywood's jobs picture has brightened considerably over the last two months. The film, television and music industries in Los Angeles County generated 131,600 jobs in March, up 7.9% from February and 12.6% from the same month a year ago, according to the latest state employment data compiled by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. The figures -- which do not count those who work as freelancers or independent contractors -- show a marked turnaround from January, when employment in the motion picture and sound recording sector plunged to just 106,500 jobs, the lowest level since January 2001.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Hollywood's jobs picture has brightened considerably over the last two months. The film, television and music industries in Los Angeles County generated 131,600 jobs in March, up 7.9% from February and 12.6% from the same month a year ago, according to the latest state employment data compiled by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. The figures -- which do not count those who work as freelancers or independent contractors -- show a marked turnaround from January, when employment in the motion picture and sound recording sector plunged to just 106,500 jobs, the lowest level since January 2001.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Hollywood's job market dimmed last month. After three consecutive months of year-over-year job gains, the entertainment industry posted a nearly 4% decline in jobs in May, state employment figures show. The motion picture and sound recording category -- which includes those working at the major studios, post-production houses and on film crews - accounted for 112,100 wage and salary jobs in May, down from 116,500 jobs a year earlier and 128,500 jobs in April. The figures are subject to revision and do not count those who work as freelancers or independent contractors.
NEWS
June 12, 1999 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gertrude Gipson-Penland, a syndicated columnist and for many years the entertainment editor at the Los Angeles Sentinel, has died. Penland died of pneumonia May 25 in Los Angeles. Throughout her decades-long career, she did not reveal her age. A native of Orange, N.J., Penland came to Los Angeles as a child and attended local schools. She began work for the California Eagle, one of the first African American newspapers, as a writer and entertainment editor.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As more than 50 music, TV and film performers gathered in a Fairfax area recording studio Wednesday night to tape the chorus of a song of unity in wake of the Los Angeles riots, Kid Frost held a can of red spray paint and bent over a wood plank in the alley behind the studio. The East L.A. rapper, who has championed pride in his Latino heritage in his two albums, painted the song's title, "City of Fallen Angels," on the plank, graffiti style--flames dancing around the words.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1989 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Poor ratings at CBS translated into good fortune on Thursday for a tiny Los Angeles graphic design firm. In a move that took some advertising and entertainment executives by surprise, CBS stripped its print advertising business away from one of New York's largest, multibillion-dollar ad firms, then handed the $2-million-plus account to Scott Mednick & Associates, a fledgling Los Angeles agency.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The Hollywood jobs picture continued to improve last year. Employment in Los Angeles' entertainment industry climbed nearly 4% in 2012, reflecting an upswing in feature film production in the fourth quarter and a surge in commercial shoots, which climbed to a record level last year as major brands spent more money on campaigns to promote their products. The so-called motion picture and sound recording category - including those who work at the major film studios, music labels and post-production houses - employed an average of 129,675 people in 2012, up 3.7% from the average employment in 2011, according to the state Employment Development Department.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The Hollywood jobs picture continued to improve last year. Employment in Los Angeles' entertainment industry climbed nearly 4% in 2012, reflecting an upswing in feature film production in the fourth quarter and a surge in commercial shoots, which climbed to a record level last year as major brands spent more money on campaigns to promote their products. The so-called motion picture and sound recording category - including those who work at the major film studios, music labels and post-production houses - employed an average of 129,675 people in 2012, up 3.7% from the average employment in 2011, according to the state Employment Development Department.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A new report on Los Angeles' creative economy shows the entertainment industry emerging from its recession-induced slump, with modest job gains in 2011 hinting at the early stages of a recovery. The entertainment industry employed about 120,400 people in Los Angeles County last year -- off about 7% from the peak in 2006, but an improvement over 2010, according to the Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region released Tuesday. Motion picture and video production accounted for the greatest number of job losses in the entertainment sector from 2006 to 2011.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2010
Harold David Berkowitz L.A. film industry lawyer Harold David Berkowitz, 92, an entertainment lawyer who had practiced locally since the 1940s, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home from a stroke, said Kathy Monkarsh, a daughter. He was a senior partner with Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz & Selvin when the Beverly Hills firm made news in 1981 when about half of its 65 lawyers fled the well-regarded entertainment law firm, partly over pay disputes. Berkowitz remained active in the firm, which represented 20th Century Fox and the William Morris Agency.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2010 | By Alex Pham
Tim Leiweke is used to being the man behind the scenes. He has orchestrated concert events for the likes of Bon Jovi, the Black Eyed Peas and Celine Dion. As president and chief executive of Anschutz Entertainment Group, he pulled the strings to develop the $2.5-billion L.A. Live entertainment complex in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. So it comes as no surprise that Leiweke, 52, also had his hand in the Justice Department's recent deal to approve the merger of Ticketmaster, the nation's dominant ticket seller, with Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter.
OPINION
July 11, 1999 | Mike Clough, Mike Clough is a research associate at the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley
San Francisco is about to bet its future on the power of "the force" and, if it wins, Southern California may be a big loser. The bet is the decision last month by the Presidio Trust, an independent body created by Congress in 1993 to transform the former military base at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge into a financially self-sufficient national park, to begin exclusive negotiations with filmmaker George Lucas to develop a digital-arts complex on the site.
NEWS
June 12, 1999 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gertrude Gipson-Penland, a syndicated columnist and for many years the entertainment editor at the Los Angeles Sentinel, has died. Penland died of pneumonia May 25 in Los Angeles. Throughout her decades-long career, she did not reveal her age. A native of Orange, N.J., Penland came to Los Angeles as a child and attended local schools. She began work for the California Eagle, one of the first African American newspapers, as a writer and entertainment editor.
OPINION
July 11, 1999 | Mike Clough, Mike Clough is a research associate at the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley
San Francisco is about to bet its future on the power of "the force" and, if it wins, Southern California may be a big loser. The bet is the decision last month by the Presidio Trust, an independent body created by Congress in 1993 to transform the former military base at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge into a financially self-sufficient national park, to begin exclusive negotiations with filmmaker George Lucas to develop a digital-arts complex on the site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2010
Harold David Berkowitz L.A. film industry lawyer Harold David Berkowitz, 92, an entertainment lawyer who had practiced locally since the 1940s, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home from a stroke, said Kathy Monkarsh, a daughter. He was a senior partner with Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz & Selvin when the Beverly Hills firm made news in 1981 when about half of its 65 lawyers fled the well-regarded entertainment law firm, partly over pay disputes. Berkowitz remained active in the firm, which represented 20th Century Fox and the William Morris Agency.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As more than 50 music, TV and film performers gathered in a Fairfax area recording studio Wednesday night to tape the chorus of a song of unity in wake of the Los Angeles riots, Kid Frost held a can of red spray paint and bent over a wood plank in the alley behind the studio. The East L.A. rapper, who has championed pride in his Latino heritage in his two albums, painted the song's title, "City of Fallen Angels," on the plank, graffiti style--flames dancing around the words.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Japanese tourist grabbed Miss Annie's blue garter by his teeth and yanked as she carefully delivered instructions in a mix of English and Japanese. Giggles rippled through the audience, followed by hoots and applause, as the bemused tourist claimed his elastic prize and returned to his seat. On a recent weekday night, more than 800 diners crammed Wild Bill's Wild West Dinner Extravaganza in Buena Park.
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