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March 14, 1995 | KAREN KAPLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sunset-Gower Studios, the Hollywood establishment that was once home to legendary director Frank Capra and Columbia Pictures founder Harry Cohn, is branching out. The largest of Hollywood's three independent studios was once the exclusive domain of television and movie producers, who came to Sunset-Gower to film projects ranging from cinema classics ("It Happened One Night") to prime-time sitcoms ("Blossom").
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October 15, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
You can almost hear the clanging of the typewriters in the writers courtyard at Hollywood's Sunset Gower Studios, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Spanish-style courtyard of offices housed such scribes as Ben Hecht ("His Girl Friday") and Sidney Buchman ("Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") when the facility was home to Columbia Pictures. According to Brent M. Christo, sales and marketing coordinator for Sunset Gower and the neighboring Sunset Bronson Studios, one of the bungalows was the office of Oscar-winning producer-director Frank Capra ("It Happened One Night," "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town")
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October 15, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
You can almost hear the clanging of the typewriters in the writers courtyard at Hollywood's Sunset Gower Studios, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Spanish-style courtyard of offices housed such scribes as Ben Hecht ("His Girl Friday") and Sidney Buchman ("Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") when the facility was home to Columbia Pictures. According to Brent M. Christo, sales and marketing coordinator for Sunset Gower and the neighboring Sunset Bronson Studios, one of the bungalows was the office of Oscar-winning producer-director Frank Capra ("It Happened One Night," "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town")
BUSINESS
June 25, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
The stock of Hudson Pacific Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust founded by Los Angeles investor Victor Coleman, closed up 2.4% from its initial offering price in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company, based in West Los Angeles, said it priced its shares at $17 apiece and raised $210.5 million after fees in its initial public offering. Shares closed Thursday at $17.40. Hudson Pacific, which trades under the ticker symbol HPP, said it intends to use the proceeds to repay mortgage debt, to fund acquisitions and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2007 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The $200-million sale of one of Hollywood's most famous film lots, the former Columbia Pictures headquarters, has closed and is now in the hands of a new Los Angeles investment company. The 15-acre lot has one of the richest histories in the entertainment industry, dating to a tiny studio that tycoon Harry Cohn bought in 1920 on Sunset Boulevard between Gower Street and Beachwood Drive.
NEWS
December 14, 1986
A federal bankruptcy judge last week rejected an effort by owners of Laird International Studios in Culver City to block the sale of the historic studio. Judge William J. Lasarow overruled the objection to the sale filed recently by Kings Point Corp., which has owned the studio since 1977. The Culver City-based company has filed for Chapter 11 protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Curtis Danning, bankruptcy trustee for Kings Point, said he will sell the 14-acre studio at an auction Dec. 15.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
The stock of Hudson Pacific Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust founded by Los Angeles investor Victor Coleman, closed up 2.4% from its initial offering price in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company, based in West Los Angeles, said it priced its shares at $17 apiece and raised $210.5 million after fees in its initial public offering. Shares closed Thursday at $17.40. Hudson Pacific, which trades under the ticker symbol HPP, said it intends to use the proceeds to repay mortgage debt, to fund acquisitions and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
One of Hollywood's most storied film lots has been sold. The former Columbia Pictures headquarters, most recently known as Sunset-Gower Studios, was acquired by Menlo Park, Calif., private equity firm GI Partners. It landed the 17-acre property, which includes the Nickelodeon Theater, from Pick-Vanoff Co. at a price real estate industry sources put at $110 million.
NEWS
November 20, 1986 | JEFF BURBANK, Times Staff Writer
The Culver City Redevelopment Agency on Monday approved a draft redevelopment plan for Laird International Studios that requires any new owner of the facility to repair buildings, improve landscaping and provide additional off-street parking. A bankruptcy trustee for the studio's owner, Culver City-based Kings Point Corp., announced last month that the studio would be put up for auction Dec. 15 in West Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
February 5, 1990 | From United Press International
J. C. Penney Shopping Channel Sued Over Lease: The owners of the Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday against the J. C. Penney Television Shopping Channel Inc., claiming that the production company backed out of plans to rent the facility beginning Feb. 1. The suit seeks $1.95 million in damages for breach of contract for the building's owners, Pick-Vanoff Co., a limited partnership doing business as Sunset-Gower Studios. (Filed Jan. 30, 1990.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2007 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The $200-million sale of one of Hollywood's most famous film lots, the former Columbia Pictures headquarters, has closed and is now in the hands of a new Los Angeles investment company. The 15-acre lot has one of the richest histories in the entertainment industry, dating to a tiny studio that tycoon Harry Cohn bought in 1920 on Sunset Boulevard between Gower Street and Beachwood Drive.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
One of Hollywood's most storied film lots has been sold. The former Columbia Pictures headquarters, most recently known as Sunset-Gower Studios, was acquired by Menlo Park, Calif., private equity firm GI Partners. It landed the 17-acre property, which includes the Nickelodeon Theater, from Pick-Vanoff Co. at a price real estate industry sources put at $110 million.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1995 | KAREN KAPLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sunset-Gower Studios, the Hollywood establishment that was once home to legendary director Frank Capra and Columbia Pictures founder Harry Cohn, is branching out. The largest of Hollywood's three independent studios was once the exclusive domain of television and movie producers, who came to Sunset-Gower to film projects ranging from cinema classics ("It Happened One Night") to prime-time sitcoms ("Blossom").
NEWS
December 14, 1986
A federal bankruptcy judge last week rejected an effort by owners of Laird International Studios in Culver City to block the sale of the historic studio. Judge William J. Lasarow overruled the objection to the sale filed recently by Kings Point Corp., which has owned the studio since 1977. The Culver City-based company has filed for Chapter 11 protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Curtis Danning, bankruptcy trustee for Kings Point, said he will sell the 14-acre studio at an auction Dec. 15.
NEWS
November 20, 1986 | JEFF BURBANK, Times Staff Writer
The Culver City Redevelopment Agency on Monday approved a draft redevelopment plan for Laird International Studios that requires any new owner of the facility to repair buildings, improve landscaping and provide additional off-street parking. A bankruptcy trustee for the studio's owner, Culver City-based Kings Point Corp., announced last month that the studio would be put up for auction Dec. 15 in West Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2000
The cast of UPN's "The Parkers," including Mo'Nique and Dorien Wilson, will meet fans and sign autographs during a canned-food drive today , 10 a.m. to noon, at Hollywood's Sunset Gower Studios, 1438 N. Gower. The collected food will go to the West Angeles Homeless Shelter. Event organizers say the person donating the most canned goods will be invited to a taping of "The Parkers" and a private post-taping holiday party.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. bought a 60% share of the $342-million Pinnacle office complex in Burbank from M. David Paul & Associates/Worthe Real Estate Group, bringing together two of Southern California's biggest entertainment industry landlords as co-owners. The Pinnacle is made up of two office buildings on 4.3 acres near Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank Studios and Walt Disney Studios. Tenants include Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., KIIS-FM and Elektra Entertainment. Among properties owned by Hudson Pacific are Sunset Bronson Studios, Sunset Gower Studios and the Technicolor Building.
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