December 4, 2013 |
Whimsic Alley, the Miracle Mile shop that sells "Harry Potter" merchandise and was sued by Warner Bros. for trademark infringement, has reached a settlement with the studio that will allow the store to remain open, owner Stanley Goldin told The Times in an email. In March, Warner Bros., the distributor of the "Harry Potter" movies and since 1998 the owner of the bulk of the "Potter" trademarks, targeted the shop with a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that some fans feared would force the store to close.
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...
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.
January 28, 2013 |
Bruce Rosenblum, president of Warner Bros. Television Group, was surprised to learn over the weekend that he was not getting the top entertainment job at the legendary Burbank studio. Instead, the role is going to the studio's digital guru, Kevin Tsujihara. "Obviously, I'm disappointed, who wouldn't be?" Rosenblum said in a statement. "Warner Bros. is a unique and special place and I know it will be in good hands with Kevin at the helm. " On Monday, Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes picked Tsujihara to lead the film and television studio, underscoring the importance of digital entertainment to the company's future.
July 18, 2013 |
Reality television savant Mike Darnell is joining Warner Bros. Television Group as president of unscripted and alternative television. Considered one of the pioneers of the reality genre, Darnell has been a free agent since May when he resigned from Fox Broadcasting after almost two decades there. He has played a key part in the success of both wholesome shows such as "American Idol" as well as "When Animals Attack," "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance" and more lowbrow fare. At Warner Bros., Darnell will be reunited with Peter Roth, a former top executive at Fox who is now president and chief content officer of the Warner Bros.
July 25, 2012 |
"Gangster Squad," a Warner Bros. movie featuring a shootout at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, will not arrive in theaters in September as initially planned but instead will be released in January. Trailers for "Gangster Squad," which had been set for a Sept. 7 release, prominently featured the shootout. The 1940s period piece, centered on gangster Mickey Cohen's attempted takeover of Los Angeles, stars Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling and comes from "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer.