April 26, 2007 |
The legal showdown between media mogul Philip Anschutz and novelist Clive Cussler over the film flop "Sahara" took a dramatic turn in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday when Anschutz's lead attorney unexpectedly rested his case.
December 8, 2000 |
Billionaire Philip Anschutz has quietly negotiated a deal to buy a concert promotion firm as part of an effort to raise his profile in the national concert business. Anschutz Entertainment Group, which controls Anschutz's sports and marketing operations, has purchased Concerts West Ltd., a 2-year-old firm owned by veteran promoters John Meglen and Paul Gongaware.
December 5, 2005 |
After coming up dry on such costly movie flops as "Around the World in 80 Days" and "Sahara," Hollywood's highest-rolling wildcatter is looking for his first gusher. And once again, Philip Anschutz is risking big.
November 5, 1998 |
Adding to its array of properties in its attempt to become the dominant player in Southern California sports, L.A. Arena Co. and its majority owners, Philip Anschutz and Ed Roski, have exercised an option to buy 25% of the Lakers. Terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed. The option was granted on June 14, 1996, in conjunction with the Lakers' agreeing to become a tenant in the new Staples Center, a $300-plus million, 20,000-seat downtown facility that will also house L.A.
June 3, 2004 |
A company controlled by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz has purchased Fox Entertainment Group's 40% interest in Staples Center, paving the way for work to begin on a massive $1-billion addition to the area surrounding the arena. The deal, estimated at about $200 million, gives Anschutz's entertainment and development company, AEG, greater control of the downtown arena and surrounding 28 acres. It plans to build a 4-million-square-foot development called L.A.
February 22, 2007 |
A Los Angeles jury received a primer on Hollywood backstabbing and deceit during testimony Wednesday in a breachof-contract trial between movie mogul Philip Anschutz and best-selling novelist Clive Cussler. Karen Baldwin, executive producer of the 2005 film "Sahara," testified that a former top executive at Paramount Pictures deliberately misled Cussler by saying the studio "loved" his screenplay when it did not.
February 16, 2007 |
The jury in a high-wattage Hollywood trial will take an unusual field trip to the historic Paramount Pictures studio lot today to watch the 2005 film "Sahara." Much appears to be riding on how the jury responds to the movie, which is based on one of the popular Dirk Pitt novels written by Clive Cussler.
December 14, 2002 |
A probe of Qwest Communications International Inc. was closed by a House panel after it found no evidence to link founder Philip Anschutz to an accounting scandal. The investigators' interview with Joseph Nacchio, Qwest's former chief executive, produced no evidence that Anschutz helped Qwest overstate revenue, a committee spokesman said. Anschutz has said he had only a ceremonial role at Qwest, the fourth-biggest U.S. local-telephone company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2002 |
Since Philip Anschutz let out that he may be planning to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, the Colorado billionaire has created a buzz about where he might put such a massive project. But many within the commercial real estate industry and in economic development agencies are skeptical that such a plan is financially or politically feasible, even if City Hall agrees to help.