August 3, 2009
Jeff Junge has been promoted to senior vice president of business management at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, according to announcement from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group President Kevin Tsujihara. Junge will continue to drive mergers and acquisitions for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and unify strategic initiatives across all of the studio’s home entertainment divisions, which includes Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Warner Bros.
October 10, 2011
DC Comics' efforts to expand digital distribution of its graphic novels has gotten it caught in a battle between two book-selling giants. Barnes & Noble said Friday it will not stock physical copies of 100 of DC's graphic novels that the Warner Bros.-owned unit is making available exclusively on competitor Amazon.com's Kindle platform, including the upcoming Kindle Fire tablet. DC agreed to give Amazon exclusive digital distribution rights for the books, which include "Watchmen" and graphic novels featuring Batman and Superman, for four months starting with the launch of the Kindle Fire on Nov. 15. The deal gives DC's books, which are being made available digitally for the first time, the advantage of being part of Amazon's huge marketing push for the Kindle Fire.
November 4, 2010
Warner Bros. Studios parent Time Warner Inc. plans in the coming months to aggressively dive into digital sales of new movies and TV shows, pushing into a new arena as DVD sales tail off. On Wednesday, Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes discussed plans for "TV Everywhere" in announcing third-quarter results for the media giant, owner of HBO, Time Inc. and Burbank-based Warner Bros. Revenues were up 2% in the third quarter of 2010, reaching nearly $6.4 billion, largely due to a better television and print advertising market, according to the company.
June 10, 2009
BURBANK — Wardrobe, lighting and catering companies that serve studios across Burbank and Glendale reacted with cautious optimism Wednesday to the possibility of increased business after the Screen Actors Guild approved a new contract with film and prime-time television producers. The two-year contract ends a nearly yearlong standoff and gives union members an immediate 3% pay raise, with another 3.5% bump after one year. It also includes a bevy of benefits for actors working on material created for digital distribution, such as residual payments for ad-supported streaming of feature films and television programs.
June 13, 2009
CITY HALL City officials will continue to craft a citywide policy for residential wireless micro-cellular sites after the City Council on Tuesday moved to extend a moratorium on the equipment for another year. The moratorium was put in place to quell protests from north Glendale residents last year over a proposed T-Mobile antenna in the city’s right-of-way, and to allow time for revised regulations to be drafted. The ban was set to expire June 24, but city officials said they needed more time.