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August 2, 2003 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Expanding its push into a high-tech Hollywood, film giant Eastman Kodak Co. said it would pay $30.5 million for Laser-Pacific Media Corp., a Los Angeles-based digital post-production company. The deal -- which calls for Kodak to pay $4.22 a share in stock or cash, a 37% premium over Laser-Pacific's closing price Thursday -- is expected to close by year's end. The acquisition would be a small but strategically important one for Rochester, N.Y.-based Kodak, which had $12.
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August 2, 2003 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Expanding its push into a high-tech Hollywood, film giant Eastman Kodak Co. said it would pay $30.5 million for Laser-Pacific Media Corp., a Los Angeles-based digital post-production company. The deal -- which calls for Kodak to pay $4.22 a share in stock or cash, a 37% premium over Laser-Pacific's closing price Thursday -- is expected to close by year's end. The acquisition would be a small but strategically important one for Rochester, N.Y.-based Kodak, which had $12.
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May 1, 2000 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sign of Hollywood's digital juggernaut, a venture-backed telecommunications firm will announce plans today to create a fiber-optic network connecting studios and post-production houses throughout Los Angeles. The network, known as Media.net, will allow entertainment companies to produce, edit and possibly even distribute their shows online by employing high-speed digital communications.
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October 18, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's hooray for Hollywood--and hooray it's not a hazy day. The newest salute to Tinseltown is a solar-powered homage to classic movies that artist-architect Cameron McNall plans to unveil today, provided the weather cooperates. McNall has created a series of billboard-size rooftop cutouts that cast shadow images of famous film scenes on the empty walls of nearby buildings when the sun is just right.
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December 23, 1999 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From Hollywood to Santa Monica, from Burbank to Westwood, the folks who run the post-production business in this town want to know one thing: What does Liberty Media plan to do? The fabulously wealthy holding company in Colorado should soon own a majority share of Todd A-O and the entirety of Four Media Co., Hollywood's two major post-production operations. A subsidiary of AT&T Corp.
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August 24, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behind the scenes of movies and TV shows, tucked away in nondescript buildings within striking distance of Hollywood studios, are the companies that turn film into video, edit the tapes, mix in sound and perform a variety of other post-production services. It's a business that tugs at a technophile's heartstrings, but it's also one that endured the borrow-and-spend mania of the '80s only to find itself facing the harsher '90s realities. Two Burbank companies, AME Inc.
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July 16, 1994 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Randy Blim winced as he pored over the legal bills in his Hollywood office. Tens of thousands of dollars in charges had almost no documentation. When he called his firm's respected New York lawyer for an explanation, the attorney brushed him off as a rube. "This is what you get when you hire a big New York City law firm," Blim said the lawyer chided him good-naturedly. Blim backed off but resented the lawyer's superiority.
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