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August 15, 1995
Market trends: Microsoft Corp. was the volume leader in Monday's trading. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Entertainment said it has formed a joint venture with closely held Argos Communications Enterprises of Singapore to introduce a Hindi-language satellite TV channel in India. Sony Pictures is the California-based unit of Japan's Sony Corp.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A welder at the movie set of the upcoming comic book thriller "Spider-Man" was killed Tuesday morning in Downey when the arm of a crane toppled over, striking the worker in the head, authorities said. The man, who was in his 40s, had not been identified, Downey Assistant Fire Marshal Robert Rowe said. Investigators said the man and another welder were in a basket about 20 feet off the ground when the accident occurred about 9 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A welder at the movie set of the upcoming comic book thriller "Spider-Man" was killed Tuesday morning in Downey when the arm of a crane toppled over, striking the worker in the head, authorities said. The man, who was in his 40s, had not been identified, Downey Assistant Fire Marshal Robert Rowe said. Investigators said the man and another welder were in a basket about 20 feet off the ground when the accident occurred about 9 a.m.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1995
Market trends: Microsoft Corp. was the volume leader in Monday's trading. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Entertainment said it has formed a joint venture with closely held Argos Communications Enterprises of Singapore to introduce a Hindi-language satellite TV channel in India. Sony Pictures is the California-based unit of Japan's Sony Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1993 | STEVEN LINAN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
In Control: Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at Stage 18 on the Sony Pictures lot Friday, and no one was hurt. Don DeMesquita, a spokesman for Sony Pictures Entertainment Corp., said the fire may have been caused by an electrical malfunction beneath the stage. Sets for "Cops and Robbersons," a TriStar Pictures comedy starring Chevy Chase, were undamaged, and shooting was relocated to another sound stage.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1998 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Based on first-weekend results, Sony Pictures' mega-hyped "Godzilla" might be the franchise that wasn't. The big-budget, special-effects-driven version of the cheap Japanese monster grossed about $75 million in its opening week. Although it's a big number for a movie opening, the take is well below the exceptionally high expectations Sony created with its hype and well below any record. "Mission: Impossible" did better in 300 fewer theaters, and it played to an older audience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1994 | ED BOND
A deal that would bring the U.S. headquarters for a multinational insurance company to Burbank could be signed within days, a spokesman for the Allianz Insurance Co. said Monday. "We are very, very close," said John Kozero, spokesman for the company, which has offices on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles as well as in Woodland Hills and Glendale. However, he said, "The deal is not yet final."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1994 | ED BOND
The U.S. headquarters for a multinational insurance company and a Hollywood-based radio station are moving to Burbank in June, said city officials who, for the past year, have been running an active campaign to bring jobs to the city. Burbank offered $250,000 in tax rebates to Allianz Insurance--which is based in Germany and has offices in downtown Los Angeles, Woodland Hills and Glendale--and $50,000 to KIIS Radio, now on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
BUSINESS
October 20, 2004 | Kim Masters, Special to the Times
With Oscar campaigns getting underway, some of Hollywood's biggest movie studios say they will not send out specially encrypted DVDs intended to thwart piracy because the technology is still unproven. Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures, News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks cited delays in delivery of a machine that plays the encrypted movies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1994 | JIM CROGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In advertising you call it a tease or a come-on. Something to pique your interest, get the juices flowing and make you want more. At L.A. Works, a Hollywood-based nonprofit group founded by actor Richard Dreyfuss, public policy consultant Donna Bojarsky and attorney Bob Johnson, the hope is that their second annual volunteer day, "The Works '94," scheduled for Saturday, will entice Angelenos to take a shot at volunteering and keep them coming back for more.
NEWS
February 5, 1995 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Alexander Hamilton High School one recent morning, ninth-grade humanities students listened in rapt attention to a teacher's comments on Homer's "Odyssey," occasionally making thoughtful observations of their own. The scene was different one building away. There, several members of a ninth-grade Spanish class nodded off as their teacher and another student squared off in a shouting match.
BUSINESS
February 29, 2008 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Roll the credits on New Line Cinema, the 40-year-old studio behind such iconic movie franchises as "The Lord of the Rings," "Austin Powers" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street." The company will lay off hundreds of employees between its Los Angeles and New York facilities and be merged into its corporate sibling, Warner Bros. The consolidation marks the end of the line for the once scrappy producer that prided itself on taking creative risks that other studios wouldn't.
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