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November 27, 2002 | P.J. Huffstutter
Sony Pictures Digital and AT&T Wireless Services Inc. announced a joint venture that will let cell phone customers download video clips, ring tones, games and computer wallpaper from more than a dozen Sony movies and TV shows. The deal, which includes content from such recent hits as "XXX" and "Stuart Little 2," is part of a wave of content agreements between phone companies and Hollywood studios.
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November 27, 2002 | P.J. Huffstutter
Sony Pictures Digital and AT&T Wireless Services Inc. announced a joint venture that will let cell phone customers download video clips, ring tones, games and computer wallpaper from more than a dozen Sony movies and TV shows. The deal, which includes content from such recent hits as "XXX" and "Stuart Little 2," is part of a wave of content agreements between phone companies and Hollywood studios.
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BUSINESS
October 22, 2002 | Corie Brown
Sony Pictures Entertainment Co. formally announced its new management structure, and it looks a lot like the old management structure. The team that helped to create this summer's blockbuster "Spider-Man" will continue to run the studio.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2001 | Jon Healey
Hollywood-based Ifilm has changed its focus again, expanding its Web site from short films online to movies in general. The switch aims to broaden the audience for Ifilm, a privately held company whose backers include Yahoo Inc., Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment and former Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen. Although it draws more viewers than other sites dedicated to online films, Ifilm attracts far fewer visitors than the top sites for feature films, such as IMDB.com, Mr.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Entertainment said it has created a unit to develop online entertainment and games as it prepares content for users of high-speed Web connections and PlayStation 2. The new unit, called Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, will publish online entertainment based on the company's movies and TV shows as well as develop original games and programs. The unit also will oversee production of digital special effects for Sony's movies.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2000
* Michael Packard has been appointed president of Charles Dunn Co., a Los Angeles-based full-service brokerage and money management firm. Packard formerly was president and chief executive of Chaney, Brooks & Co., a property management and brokerage in Hawaii. * Maasdam Pow'R-Pull Inc., a Burbank-based maker of cable pullers and fence tools, has appointed Robert G. Adams president and chief executive.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2001
* Homestore.com Inc., a Web-based real estate site, has named Richard Sommer, former chief executive of MedChannel Inc., managing director and corporate senior vice president of international operations, a newly created position within the Westlake Village-based company. * DotTV Corp., a provider of Web identity services and the exclusive worldwide source for Web addresses ending in .tv, has tapped Chief Operating Officer Craig Frances to serve as both president and COO.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Locked in a financial dispute with Microsoft Corp., Sony Corp. has pulled the plug on two of the most popular interactive TV shows--the interactive versions of "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune." It's uncertain when or how the interactive aspects of these shows will be reinstated. The enhanced game shows worked primarily with Microsoft WebTV Plus set-top boxes, allowing viewers to play along with the contestants in the studio.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2002 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sony Pictures Entertainment is plunging into the feature animation business in hopes of cashing in on the kind of blockbuster success that rival studios have had with computer-generated family hits such as "Ice Age," "Monsters, Inc." and "Shrek."
BUSINESS
February 11, 2002
* James J. Walsh has been named president and chief executive of SCS Engineers, a Long Beach company specializing in solid waste management and environmental services. Walsh, a 28-year company veteran, succeeds Robert P. Stearns, SCS' co-founder and president and CEO for the last 25 years. Stearns will continue as chairman. * Gregg Mollins has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., a Los Angeles-based metals service center company.
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July 19, 2002 | CINDY CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Monica Beach early Wednesday is swarming with 50 pony-tailed girls of all shapes, sizes and ages. They await initiation rites: assault by foaming walls of water, endless trudging in heavy surf, repeated dunkings in cold saltwater. Their reward will be the sheer exhilaration of standing atop a powerful wave and riding it into shore. The girls--the youngest only 6, the oldest 16--are about to become surfers. They begin on the sand at 9 a.m.
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