September 12, 2013 |
Muggles, rejoice: Warner Bros. is getting back into business with "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. More than two years after the last film in the eight-picture series about the iconic boy wizard hit theaters, Warner Bros. announced Thursday that it will release a "Harry Potter" spinoff of sorts. Rowling is set to pen her first screenplay, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” based on a 42-page book the author wrote in 2001 to accompany her "Harry Potter" series. In the first "Harry Potter" novel, the protagonist studied a textbook called "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" while at his Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
January 28, 2013 |
In a bold bet on the digital future of entertainment, Time Warner Inc. has selected its digital guru -- Kevin Tsujihara -- as the new chief executive of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes' selection of Tsujihara, currently president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, was something of a surprise. Bewkes on Monday passed over two seasoned executives who have been responsible for the Burbank studio's marquee businesses: Bruce Rosenblum, who is in charge of television production, and Jeff Robinov, who is head of Warner Bros.' prestigious movie studio.
October 1, 2013 |
A movie producer has sued Warner Bros. and Clint Eastwood's production company, claiming the movie studio and the Oscar-winning filmmaker stole the idea for their 2012 baseball movie “Trouble With the Curve.” In his 120-page copyright infringement complaint, filed Tuesday in federal court, Ryan A. Brooks alleges there was a vast conspiracy to deny him and his company, Gold Glove Productions, proper credit for the screenplay for the movie, which...
October 22, 2013 |
Whimsic Alley calls itself "a shopping haven for wizards of distinction," catering to "Harry Potter" fans with merchandise that includes wands, books, neckties and sweater vests for those looking to re-create the boy wizard's look. It even has a Hogwarts-style "Great Hall" that can be rented out for children's birthday parties and is reminiscent of a hall of the same name in the "Harry Potter" series' fictional boarding school for wizards. Now the Miracle Mile shop is the target of a lawsuit filed by Warner Bros., distributor of the "Harry Potter" movies and since 1998 the owner of the bulk of the "Potter" trademarks.
May 15, 2013 |
Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara has begun building his own team at the Burbank entertainment company, distributing power among a handful of key executives who have long toiled in the trenches. On Wednesday, Tsujihara announced a new management structure for the company's television, home entertainment and video games unit. "This is all about redesigning the company and how we do what we do," Tsujihara said in an interview with The Times. "One of the key goals we want to accomplish is running this company as one. We all work for Warner Bros.
November 10, 2012 |
Two years ago Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes created an Office of the President to inspire three ambitious executives into collegial competition for the top job at Warner Bros., Hollywood's largest film and television studio. "These three will work as a unit," Bewkes declared. But the effort has inspired distrust and disharmony inside Warner Bros., the studio known for Batman, Bugs Bunny and "The Big Bang Theory" as well as for its decades of management stability.