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September 7, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Joel Silver, producer of movie franchises "The Matrix," "Lethal Weapon" and "Sherlock Holmes," has bought the former U.S. post office in Venice and plans to refashion it as the new home of his Silver Pictures. The red-tile-roofed 1939 Works Progress Administration building on Windward Circle has been a beloved fixture in Venice. The interior features a mural painted by Edward Biberman in 1941 with the coastal community's visionary developer Abbot Kinney at its center, surrounded by beachgoers in old-fashioned bathing suits, men in overalls and once-ubiquitous oil derricks.
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February 27, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
The latest Liam Neeson thriller and a New Testament retelling could finally knock over "The Lego Movie" during Oscar weekend as the 3-D animated hit continues to build on its big box office take.  "Lego Movie," the irreverent comedy from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, should generate an additional $20 million in ticket sales Friday through Sunday in the U.S. and Canada, which would push it past the $200-million mark domestically. "Lego" has dominated the multiplex over the last three weekends, but the No. 1 box office spot looks like a tossup with "Non-Stop" and "Son of God" poised for solid openings, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys.  PHOTOS: Box office top 10 of 2013 | Biggest flops of 2013 "Non-Stop" stars Neeson as a federal air marshal in a race against time to save an airliner on a transatlantic flight.
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September 26, 1992
A Santa Monica Superior Court judge has dismissed a screenwriter's complaint of sexual harassment against Silver Pictures president Michael Levy. In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, Wayne Ethan Mogilefsky, a former creative executive at Silver Pictures, accused Levy of promising him a promotion and salary increase in exchange for sexual favors.
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June 19, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar
The Silver Lake Picture Show is back again for its second summer, with a slate of free films to be shown outdoors on a patch of Sunset Boulevard real estate known as Sunset Triangle Plaza. Co-founder Nicholas Robbins says seven movies will be shown this summer, at sunset, every other Thursday. Movie lovers are encouraged to bring their own seating for a series of movies curated around an 1980s and '90s theme. Upcoming films are "Wet Hot American Summer" showing on June 27, "The Sandlot" on July 11, "Zoot Suit" on July 25, "Empire Records" on Aug. 8, "To Wong Foo" on Aug. 28 and "The Princess Bride" on Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1992
Another sexual harassment accusation surfaced in the entertainment business Thursday when a former employee at Silver Pictures filed a complaint with the state claiming that Michael Levy, the company's president, sexually harassed him. Wayne Ethan Mogilefsky said in the complaint filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing that Levy "sexually harassed me in his private (hotel) suite with verbal, sexual advances and request for physical sexual contact."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1992
We noticed you left out a few upcoming films in your "Sneaks '92" listings (Jan. 19): "Don't Tell Japan the Studio's Dead." Entertainment exec flies to Tokyo, leaving his zany hairdresser in charge. With Dudley Moore as Mr. Matsushita. (Columbia) "One Tough Mother." Jodie Foster is a single mom supporting her child the only way she knows how--in the brutal world of bare-knuckle boxing. (Touchstone) "The Human Bomb!" Any movie starring Bruce Willis. (Silver Pictures) "Stephen King's Grocery List."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
The latest Liam Neeson thriller and a New Testament retelling could finally knock over "The Lego Movie" during Oscar weekend as the 3-D animated hit continues to build on its big box office take.  "Lego Movie," the irreverent comedy from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, should generate an additional $20 million in ticket sales Friday through Sunday in the U.S. and Canada, which would push it past the $200-million mark domestically. "Lego" has dominated the multiplex over the last three weekends, but the No. 1 box office spot looks like a tossup with "Non-Stop" and "Son of God" poised for solid openings, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys.  PHOTOS: Box office top 10 of 2013 | Biggest flops of 2013 "Non-Stop" stars Neeson as a federal air marshal in a race against time to save an airliner on a transatlantic flight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Movie producer Joel Silver brought his Hollywood panache to Venice on Wednesday, unveiling plans for revamping the former Venice Post Office as the new headquarters of his Silver Pictures. With Tom Hanks putting in a cameo appearance, Silver and his design and construction team spoke to dozens of invited guests amid the exposed concrete and wires of the 1939 Works Progress Administration building that the producer of "The Matrix" and "Lethal Weapon" franchises recently bought from the downsizing U.S. Postal Service.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar
The Silver Lake Picture Show is back again for its second summer, with a slate of free films to be shown outdoors on a patch of Sunset Boulevard real estate known as Sunset Triangle Plaza. Co-founder Nicholas Robbins says seven movies will be shown this summer, at sunset, every other Thursday. Movie lovers are encouraged to bring their own seating for a series of movies curated around an 1980s and '90s theme. Upcoming films are "Wet Hot American Summer" showing on June 27, "The Sandlot" on July 11, "Zoot Suit" on July 25, "Empire Records" on Aug. 8, "To Wong Foo" on Aug. 28 and "The Princess Bride" on Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Movie producer Joel Silver brought his Hollywood panache to Venice on Wednesday, unveiling plans for revamping the former Venice Post Office as the new headquarters of his Silver Pictures. With Tom Hanks putting in a cameo appearance, Silver and his design and construction team spoke to dozens of invited guests amid the exposed concrete and wires of the 1939 Works Progress Administration building that the producer of "The Matrix" and "Lethal Weapon" franchises recently bought from the downsizing U.S. Postal Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Joel Silver, producer of movie franchises "The Matrix," "Lethal Weapon" and "Sherlock Holmes," has bought the former U.S. post office in Venice and plans to refashion it as the new home of his Silver Pictures. The red-tile-roofed 1939 Works Progress Administration building on Windward Circle has been a beloved fixture in Venice. The interior features a mural painted by Edward Biberman in 1941 with the coastal community's visionary developer Abbot Kinney at its center, surrounded by beachgoers in old-fashioned bathing suits, men in overalls and once-ubiquitous oil derricks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1992
A Santa Monica Superior Court judge has dismissed a screenwriter's complaint of sexual harassment against Silver Pictures president Michael Levy. In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, Wayne Ethan Mogilefsky, a former creative executive at Silver Pictures, accused Levy of promising him a promotion and salary increase in exchange for sexual favors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1992
Another sexual harassment accusation surfaced in the entertainment business Thursday when a former employee at Silver Pictures filed a complaint with the state claiming that Michael Levy, the company's president, sexually harassed him. Wayne Ethan Mogilefsky said in the complaint filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing that Levy "sexually harassed me in his private (hotel) suite with verbal, sexual advances and request for physical sexual contact."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1992
We noticed you left out a few upcoming films in your "Sneaks '92" listings (Jan. 19): "Don't Tell Japan the Studio's Dead." Entertainment exec flies to Tokyo, leaving his zany hairdresser in charge. With Dudley Moore as Mr. Matsushita. (Columbia) "One Tough Mother." Jodie Foster is a single mom supporting her child the only way she knows how--in the brutal world of bare-knuckle boxing. (Touchstone) "The Human Bomb!" Any movie starring Bruce Willis. (Silver Pictures) "Stephen King's Grocery List."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999
* James D. Brubaker has joined Shady Acres, a Universal Pictures production company headed by Tom Shadyac, said the Universal City-based company. Brubaker and Shadyac previously collaborated on the films "Liar Liar" and "The Nutty Professor." Brubaker most recently was executive producer on "Life" for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, which co-starred Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. * Susan Levin has been named vice president of production at Warner Bros.
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February 24, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Actress Halle Berry has announced that she and Atlanta Braves outfielder David Justice are divorcing after three years of marriage. Justice blamed the couple's split on the pressures of having a "bi-coastal" relationship. . . .
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