February 8, 2012
Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes touted his company's digital initiatives for television and film while also promising to invest more in content in 2012 as the media conglomerate reported improved results for the final quarter of 2011, slightly beating analysts' estimates. Revenue for the New York-based company was up 5% during the fourth quarter and 8% for the full year to $8.2 billion and $29 billion, respectively. Net income rose a fraction of a percent to $769 million for the quarter and $2.89 billion for the year.
November 2, 2011
Time Warner 's third-quarter earnings grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street expectations on Wednesday with a little help from Harry Potter and some hit network shows. July's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has made $1.3 billion in ticket revenues worldwide so far. The home video release on Nov. 11 will likely be one of the biggest of the year. "This was another terrific quarter for us, financially and strategically, putting us on pace to exceed our prior financial goals for the year," said Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes.
October 3, 2011
I have three words for Glendale Unified School District officials and those parents who seek to ban Truman Capote's masterpiece “In Cold Blood” from being added to the English curriculum. Get. Over. It. Yes, the novel depicts an almost unimaginable murder of an innocent Kansas farmer and his family by two hardened criminals. But it also seeks to delve into the minds of the perpetrators in order to define what motivates such horrific behavior. And ultimately, it shows the consequences of such criminal behavior.
August 4, 2011
Strong sales for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1" pushed up Warner Bros.' home video movie revenue by 29% amid an overall shrinking market, helping drive improved financial results for media conglomerate Time Warner during the second quarter ended June 30. The New York-based owner of Warner Bros., cable networks HBO, TNT and TBS, and the Time Inc. magazine group reported a 10% increase in revenue to $7 billion and a 14% rise in...
June 12, 2011
Families swarmed the lawn of the Americana at Brand on Saturday for the unbeatable combination of Lego toys and Harry Potter paraphernalia. The park at the center of the outdoor mall was the site of a Harry Potter Build-Off, a national competition in which Lego architects build sets inspired by J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter books and the mega-hit Warner Bros. movies. Families took pictures with a 9-foot-high Rubeus Hagrid, a benign giant from the series whose likeness was crafted out of Legos by an artist in the Czech Republic.
May 15, 2010
Instead of watching “Lord of the Rings,” “Chicago” or “Gladiator,” Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will re-create the films’ music with an 84-member orchestra. The orchestra’s spring concert “Lights! Camera! Music!” will be Sunday in Sexson Auditorium at Pasadena City College. The performance will feature music from film genres including action, historical adventures, space odysseys, comedies and musicals. The orchestra has a more than 50-year tradition for students in 10th grade through college.
December 20, 2009
GLENDALE — Sitting side by side at the Five-Star Saturday Glendale Stamp Show, the pair who call themselves the “muscle” and the “motivator” epitomize the future and past of the stamp-dealing business. There’s 23-year-old Garrett Williams, part of a generation chided by stamp collectors as having little interest in anything that can’t be plugged into an electrical socket. And then there’s his grandpa, Ralph West, whose decades in Southern California have done little to mask his Brooklyn accent.
December 15, 2009
If you want to see the best holiday pageant of the season, forget dropping $200 a pop at the Ahmanson Theatre for a touring production of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” For wit, heart, fun and generosity of spirit, go see Westminster Presbyterian Church’s “Nativity! The Musical,” a crazy hodgepodge of a pageant play that somehow manages to combine Borscht-belt one-liners, live ponies dressed like donkeys and pizza delivery boys with the classic Nativity tale.
June 29, 2009
Kyochon Chicken will open July 16 at the Glendale Galleria. The opening will mark the restaurant’s first mall location. Kyochon Chicken’s menu is influenced by the Korean culture. It accents their specialty wings entrees and side dishes with spicy hot, sweet and garlicky flavorings as well as using high quality canola oil. Throughout opening day, Kyochon chicken will offer free samples of its garlic soy wings, hot sweet wings, rice crispy chicken strips, spicy stir-fry chicken, soy sauce stir-fry chicken and steamed rice.
May 15, 2009
The summer blockbuster movie season is starting to heat up, with movies as “X-Men,” “Star Trek” and “Harry Potter” opening soon. What films, currently showing or not, do you recommend for people seeking “alternative” choices? Since Hollywood’s glory days, a smaller percentage of Americans are going to the movies. That’s why Hollywood long ago stopped reporting tickets sold and switched to dollars made per weekend.