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February 24, 2007 | Ashley Surdin, Times Staff Writer
Responding to a drop in international travelers at LAX, two City Council members Friday proposed a new federal committee to boost foreign tourism in Los Angeles and at other U.S. gateway cities. Also Friday, Councilwoman Janice Hahn called on the city's airport agency to produce a timeline for completion of new gates at the Tom Bradley International and West Concourse terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.
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OPINION
June 19, 2003
Your June 12 obituary of L.A. Inc. President George Kirkland understated the impact that the late Convention and Visitors Bureau chief had on our city. As the man entrusted with the stewardship of this city's hospitality industry, Kirkland transformed the Los Angeles landscape, bringing our industry into common public discourse and weaving such separate elements as LAX, Staples Center and must-see visitor destinations into an infrastructure capable of hosting major events on the world stage with great distinction.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1989
L.A. Gear Inc.: The Los Angeles shoe and sportswear maker said net income rose 200% to $16 million in the second quarter. Sales for the quarter rose 207% to $169.6 million. Both net income and sales figures set quarterly records for the company. The company also announced plans to file an offering of 1 million common shares by the end of the year. Tables, Page 13
BUSINESS
July 18, 2013 | By Cale Ottens
Amid a multimillion-dollar renovation, Sunset Media Center is wooing new tenants and keeping old ones with 10-year leases at the 22-story Hollywood property on Sunset Boulevard east of Vine Street. Longtime tenant Nielsen Media Research has renewed its lease but for only 2 1/2 of the 22 floors in the building. Despite the decrease from four floors, it will remain the largest tenant. FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit organization that handles filming permits for the city and the county, is moving its headquarters to the media center from downtown Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
ABC's Emmy-winning hit series “Modern Family” is a point of pride in Los Angeles, where it stands among the growing crop of comedies filming locally in a region buffeted by production flight. Local drama production has fallen off dramatically due to the proliferation of film incentives offered outside of California. Notably, the other big winner from Sunday night's 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, the Showtime series “Homeland,” is actually produced in North Carolina. But production in Los Angeles of television comedies has been on the rise, climbing nearly 30% to 718 production days January through June compared with the same period a year ago, according to FilmL.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Los Angeles area on-location filming increased 9% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, fueled by a bounce in television production and Web-based shows. The figures mark the third consecutive quarter of growth for location filming on the streets of L.A. Location shoots for television shows jumped 27% from April through June to 4,310 production days, according to figures from FilmL.A. Inc, which handles film permits for the city and the county. The rise was driven by an increase in Web-based TV, which jumped 63% in the quarter; TV pilots, which rose 52%; and TV sitcoms, which climbed nearly 40%. VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview TV drama production posted a sharp rebound, jumping 29% in the quarter, but still underperformed its five-year average by 12% this quarter.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
When the producers of “Last Days in the Desert” needed an environment for their biblical allegory, they knew just where to travel. They headed 31/2 hours southeast of Los Angeles to one of the largest state parks in the country. Spanning 600,000 acres, hundreds of miles of dirt roads and a dozen wilderness areas, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has been an attractive, if underused, film location, featured in such movies as Warren Beatty's “Bugsy” and the Universal Pictures action film “The Scorpion King.” But the producers behind “Last Days in the Desert” liked the park so much that they opted to shoot all 24 days in the vast wilderness, which is named after 18th century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza.
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