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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
Technicolor, the Camarillo-based movie film company, is continuing to expand into digital technology by buying a significant interest in a digital projection company, Real Image Digital. Technicolor announced last week that it paid $23 million to acquire 49% of Real Image Digital, a Los Angeles company that specializes in digital projection technology.
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BUSINESS
December 12, 2000 | Reuters
Britain's Carlton Communications said Monday that it had sold its film-processing arm Technicolor to Thomson Multimedia for $2.07 billion in a deal that also will see the two team up in an alliance. Television group Carlton said it would take a 5.5% stake in France's Thomson Multimedia, the world's fourth-largest consumer electronics maker, and pocket $1.35 billion in cash in return for Technicolor, the pioneer of color film in thex 1920s.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
JACK CARDIFF, one of the cinema's most treasured cinematographers, will be making two rare appearances in Los Angeles to discuss his work on the classic Technicolor films "Black Narcissus" (1947), for which he won the Academy Award, and 1951's "The African Queen." On Thursday, Cardiff, 91, will appear at the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater for a screening of the new digital restoration of "Black Narcissus" by Granada International and the British Film Institute.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2003 | Michael Hiltzik
It's hard to fault Thomson Multimedia's timing in buying Technicolor in early 2001 to spearhead its push out of the TV-manufacturing business and into digital technology. By the end of that year, the French company's consumer electronics business had started to crater, partially because of the lousy economic environment, especially in Europe, but largely because of the razor-thin profit margins it earned selling home electronics at retail.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Camarillo-based Technicolor and Nimbus CD International of Charlottesville, Va., have announced the completion of their merger. Technicolor's Optical Disc Division in Camarillo will incorporate Nimbus and operate under the name Technicolor/Nimbus. It will be the world's largest independent manufacturer of DVDs, as well as a leading supplier of all optical disc formats including CD audio and CD-ROM.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1999 | BARBARA MURPHY
Camarillo-based Technicolor said its alliance with Real Image Digital and its technology partner, Sarnoff Corp., will allow Technicolor to offer digital delivery of movies alongside its existing services. Technicolor, which brought color to motion pictures 80 years ago, recently acquired a significant interest in Real Image Digital, a developer of digital cinema.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1998
Carlton Communications Plc of the United Kingdom has announced a $10-million investment in the production and distribution of digital versatile discs by its wholly owned subsidiary, Technicolor Inc. of Camarillo. Technicolor produces prerecorded videocassettes and has a growing business in manufacturing DVDs and other disc-based formats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2001 | BARBARA MURPHY
Thomson Multimedia says its $2.1-billion acquisition of Carlton Communications' Technicolor unit in Camarillo will boost per-share earnings of the world's fourth-largest consumer electronics maker by 19% in 2001. The cash and share acquisition, which was completed this month, will also create $25 million in cost savings, said Thierry Breton, Thomson Multimedia's chief executive.
NEWS
December 19, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
In the latest casualty of Hollywood's march to digital technology, Technicolor Inc., the French-owned film processing and post-production company, has closed its film lab in Glendale less than three years after its opening. The 40,000-square-foot-facility adjacent to DreamWorks Animation on Flower Street shut down Thursday, an employee at the lab told Times. A spokeswoman for Technicolor did not returns call seeking comment. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Opened in 2011 , the facility replaced a much larger lab at Universal Studios that closed.
MAGAZINE
February 10, 2002 | GINNY CHIEN
Sometimes it takes a village--to make a quilt. Such is the case with the exquisite handiwork available at Entertaining Elephants, an eclectic home furnishings and children's boutique in Studio City. The colorful throws are hand-quilted by groups of women in rural southern Pakistan, where relatives and friends include them as part of a dowry, says store owner Ellen Massee. "It takes days, if not weeks," she says.
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