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April 9, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Michael Bay, the "Transformers" film series producer, has sold his estate in Bel-Air for $11.45 million. The three-story clean-lined contemporary was designed by the late Jack Warner, whose architectural firm worked on the Bel-Air Country Club. The 7,919-square-foot, museum-like house features high ceilings, a family room with a bar, library, a home theater, a wine cellar, four fireplaces, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The nearly one-acre promontory has views that encompass the Los Angeles Basin, Mt. Baldy and Santa Monica Bay.  The site includes a swimming pool and mature trees.
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April 9, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Michael Bay, the "Transformers" film series producer, has sold his estate in Bel-Air for $11.45 million. The three-story clean-lined contemporary was designed by the late Jack Warner, whose architectural firm worked on the Bel-Air Country Club. The 7,919-square-foot, museum-like house features high ceilings, a family room with a bar, library, a home theater, a wine cellar, four fireplaces, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The nearly one-acre promontory has views that encompass the Los Angeles Basin, Mt. Baldy and Santa Monica Bay.  The site includes a swimming pool and mature trees.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
TNT has given a series order to the Michael Bay-produced drama "The Last Ship. " The series is based on the William Brinkley novel that centers on a global cataclysm that nearly wipes out Earth's inhabitants, with a crew on a Navy destroyer among the only survivors. " 'The Last Ship' has all the elements of a big Hollywood blockbuster, from its epic storytelling to its top-notch cast headed by the perfect leading man, Eric Dane," Michael Wright, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
LAS VEGAS - Movie stars may excel in front of the camera, but not every actor is cut out to speak in front of a live audience. Especially in the Caesars Palace Colosseum, the intimidating 4,148-seat venue normally home to Celine Dion that this week has been taken over by the movie-exhibition show CinemaCon. But riling up thousands of movie theater owners and studio executives is apparently second nature to Dwayne Johnson, who on Monday night helped kick off the four-day-long event as part of Paramount Pictures' presentation.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
A man attacked director Michael Bay with an air conditioner on the Hong Kong set of "Transformers: The Age of Extinction" on Thursday. A statement the studio released described "a bizarre encounter with a man allegedly under the influence of a narcotic substance. " "The man, who had earlier accosted several other crew members, rushed onto the set in Quarry Bay and swung the air conditioning unit directly at Bay's head," the statement said. "The director ducked and wrested the air conditioner from his attacker, preventing what could have been a serious accident.  The company's security team quickly stepped in and subdued the assault.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2011 | By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times
Michael Bay stood with his hand on his hip and inspected the surface of the moon — the gray dunes and silent ridgelines spread out before him, stretching off into the dark distance. He turned to a visitor and grinned. "C'mon, that's pretty great, right?" It was just another day on the Playa Vista set of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," and the fast-moving filmmaker was passing by the lunar surface set that filled one hangar-sized soundstage on his way to a neighboring set where returning star Shia LaBeouf and franchise newcomer John Malkovich were waiting for their camera call.
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August 7, 2007 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
Filmmaker Michael Bay on Monday denied snubbing Lana Clarkson at a Hollywood party weeks before her death -- an incident the defense has suggested wounded the pride of the statuesque, blond actress so deeply, it helped push her to suicide. Bay's testimony came as Phil Spector's murder trial headed into the final lap with the prosecution presenting its last three rebuttal witnesses.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2009 | Geoff Boucher
Michael Bay is lean, walks with purpose and carries his chin and shoulders at an imperious tilt, and on a recent afternoon at his work compound in Santa Monica it was easy to envision him as some proud matador; Bay, like those bullfighters in Barcelona, thinks of himself as a mayhem artist in the crowd-pleasing business.
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July 1, 2007 | Cristy Lytal, Special to The Times
SHIA LaBEOUF'S first day on the "Transformers" set nearly killed him. "We had these police guard dogs," says director Michael Bay, standing in the shadow of a truck loaded with Furby toys and rigged with 50 explosive devices in downtown Los Angeles. "I didn't know how dangerous they could be." "Thank God I'm really fast," LaBeouf says. "He's telling me, 'Don't worry. It's safe.' Action gets called. Attack dogs run, run, run, run! First take goes great. Second take goes great."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1996 | GLENN LOVELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Much about Michael Bay shouts, "Caution: Hot Young Director in Motion!"--the way he takes over a room, the way he races through a story, especially the way he makes movies. In high-stakes Hollywood, where a minute's delay on a shoot can mean thousands of dollars in overruns and fines, speed can make you a bigger hero than Keanu Reeves on a booby-trapped bus.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell and Steven Zeitchik
Found-footage movies have had a mixed record lately, with the horror genre particularly taking its lumps. Can a movie with that conceit and a time-travel premise break the streak? We were all set to find out in a few weeks, on Feb. 28, exactly, with the release of "Welcome to Yesterday. " But the film -- a movie with just that blend that's produced by Michael Bay's production company -- has been taken off that date for a new, as-yet undetermined one.  BEST MOVIES OF 2013: Turan  |  Sharkey  |  Olsen It's rare for a studio to pull a movie just three weeks before its release.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Something in us loves a pirate. Of all the world's brigands, the pirate is the most romantic, the one whose way of life represents a breezy alternative to our drudging own. What child does not know how many men sit on a dead man's chest? They have been in the movies at least since D.W. Griffith's "The Pirate's Gold" in 1906, and you lately may have felt the franchise that is "Pirates of the Caribbean" brush your shoulder as it made its way through the marketplace. There has been the occasional TV movie, as well, but a full-fledged pirate series has been long in coming.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As the  Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos prepare to face off at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, movie studios are lining up for an unofficial showdown of their own over whose trailer will make the biggest splash. The tab isn't cheap, with 30-second spots reportedly going for $4 million, but the big game is generally the most watched broadcast of the year, capable of drawing well over 100 million viewers. While studios tend to remain tight-lipped over their Super Bowl plans, a handful of high-profile films have emerged as those likely to make a showing.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2014 | By Andrea Chang and Salvador Rodriguez
LATEST: More fireworks at CES 2014 -- T-Mobile's chief executive gets  kicked out of rival AT&T's event. LAS VEGAS -- Director Michael Bay stopped short of offering an apology for storming off the stage at Samsung's news conference. In a blog post on the director's website, Bay said: "Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES. " Bay was blindsided by a malfunctioning teleprompter Monday afternoon while appearing on stage at Samsung's news conference to help tout its new 105-inch curved UHD (see video above)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Michael Bay is known for his big, loud action spectacles, but an appearance at CES 2014 in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon found the "Transformers" director awkwardly, uncomfortably quiet. While participating in a Samsung news conference to hype the company's new curved UHD TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bay was rattled by a teleprompter glitch, then flubbed his lines and walked off stage. Bay was initially brought up with "Transformers" footage playing and said, "My job as a director is I get to dream for a living.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
“Transformers” producer Michael Bay has put his estate in Bel-Air on the market at $13.5 million. The three-story contemporary was designed by the late Jack Warner, whose architectural firm did the Bel-Air Country Club. The 7,919-square-foot, museum-like house features high ceilings, a family room with a bar, a home theater, a wine cellar, four fireplaces, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The nearly one-acre property includes a swimming pool and mature trees. Bay, 48, has produced and/or directed a host of action films including this year's “Pain & Gain,” “Pearl Harbor” (2001)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2005 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Michael BAY loves to play softball and went 4-for-4 on a recent weeknight. As the game progressed, though, Bay felt a sharp tightness across his chest. Was the 40-year-old director having a heart attack? Had he pulled a muscle? Or was he simply panicking over "The Island"? Having made some of Hollywood's biggest summer blockbusters, including "Armageddon" and "The Rock," Bay is accustomed to last-minute jitters. Yet with "The Island," he had cause for a real anxiety attack.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Got 10 days around New Year's with nothing to do? Hop on a flight to Japan to catch up on "NCIS" and be a part of history while you're at it. In an attempt to land in the Guinness World Record books for "longest uninterrupted transmission of a TV series," Fox Japan, part of Fox International Channels, has announced plans to air 234 episodes of the long-running CBS series "NCIS. " The police procedural starring Mark Harmon is currently airing its 11th season in the United States, but the marathon in Japan will only cover seasons 1-10.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Black Sails," the pirate drama from executive producer Michael Bay, will premiere on Jan. 25. Although it is still two months from the premiere of the eight-episode first season, Starz has enough faith in it that production on a greenlighted second season begins this month in Cape Town, South Africa. Toby Stephens stars as Capt. Flint, who takes on a brash young crew member named John Silver (Luke Arnold). On the set: movies and TV That's right. This series is a prequel to the Robert Louis Stevenson classic "Treasure Island.
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