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February 6, 2007 | Glenn F. Bunting, Times Staff Writer
A New York literary agent testified Monday that Denver multibillionaire Philip Anschutz set up a tag-team negotiation that led Anschutz to award author Clive Cussler extraordinary approval rights over the movie "Sahara." Peter Lampack, Cussler's agent for 38 years, was the first witness to take the stand in the legal battle between Anschutz's Crusader Entertainment and Cussler over the box-office flop.
February 2, 2007 | Glenn F. Bunting and Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writers
Attorneys for Philip Anschutz allege that author Clive Cussler duped the Denver industrialist into paying $10 million for film rights to the adventure novel "Sahara" by flagrantly inflating his book sales to more than 100 million copies. "Cussler and his agent had gotten away with these numbers for years," said Alan Rader, Anschutz's lawyer. "It was a lie and it doomed the movie." The claim is "ridiculous," Cussler said Thursday outside a courtroom at Los Angeles County Superior Court.
August 9, 2006 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Fox Filmed Entertainment struck a deal Tuesday with billionaire Philip Anschutz's movie company to take aim at the biggest name in family entertainment: Walt Disney Co. News Corp., Fox's parent, hopes to capitalize on the lucrative family film business and plug a hole in its own lineup by teaming with Walden Media, the producer of the 2005 blockbuster "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
July 28, 2006
Re "A Denver Billionaire's Invisible Hand," July 23 It was about time that Los Angeles' new superhero, Philip Anschutz, was introduced to the public. Underneath his anonymous, mysterious personality is a person who loves jogging and biking with his friends more than I do. My first meeting with Anschutz took place in the mayor's office. I and others begged him to ignore sites for a new sports arena in Inglewood, Orange County, Carson and other places that were considered more desirable for attracting sports fans.
July 23, 2006 | Glenn F. Bunting, Times Staff Writer
On a warm summer evening in 2004, Philip Anschutz greeted British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott at the $150-million soccer palace Anschutz had created in Carson. After settling into a luxury suite to watch the Los Angeles Galaxy battle the San Jose Earthquakes, Prescott asked Anschutz which side he was rooting for. "He said it didn't matter because he owned the two teams," Prescott recalled in an interview in London.
July 13, 2006 | Glenn F. Bunting and Vanora McWalters, Special to The Times
The chief executive of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group on Wednesday defended the company's relationship with beleaguered Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, calling British media reports that the firm's founder had sought favors from Prescott "vicious" and "false." CEO Tim Leiweke added that the reputation of Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz was being trashed in an effort to bring down Prescott.
March 1, 2006 | Glenn F. Bunting, Times Staff Writer
Billionaire Philip Anschutz announced Tuesday that he was retiring from the boards of three companies in which he is the largest shareholder: Union Pacific Corp., Regal Entertainment Group and Qwest Communications International Inc. Anschutz -- an influential developer in downtown Los Angeles and an increasingly active player in entertainment -- is stepping aside at a time when the pressures and demands on directors of public corporations have intensified after a wave of accounting scandals.
January 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Examiner's former owners are suing to regain control of the San Francisco newspaper and other publishing assets, alleging that they were misled into a $20-million sale last year by the betrayal of a former executive. The Fang family, which owned the Examiner for three years, wants a San Mateo County Superior Court judge to nullify the paper's sale to Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz as part of a lawsuit filed against Anschutz and the paper's current publisher, P. Scott McKibben.
July 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
The film company of Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz has agreed to work on five movies, including four based on award-winning children's books, in a deal with 20th Century Fox. Walden Media of the Anschutz Film Group would produce and develop the films with Fox, while Fox would distribute them. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
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