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February 20, 2012
DreamWorks Animation on Friday announced plans to build a studio in Shanghai, in what the Glendale-based company billed as a landmark agreement with two state-owned Chinese media companies. The creator of the "Shrek" movies said it was forming Oriental DreamWorks, a joint venture with China Media Capital and Shanghai Media Group in concert with Shanghai Alliance Investment -- an investment arm of the Shanghai municipal government -- to establish a family entertainment company in China.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | February 24, 2011
Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation on Thursday reported strong fourth-quarter earnings, despite what Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg admitted was an “up-and-down” performance for the studio. DreamWorks revenues rose to $275.7 million, compared with $194 million in the same period a year earlier. Profits for the quarter came in at $85.2 million, nearly double the $43.6 million in the same quarter in 2009. The strong performance was led by home video sales for “How to Train Your Dragon,” which was also in theatrical release.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Don Waller | December 2, 2011
Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which - unlike most at-home recordings - include recent Grammy-winning albums by veteran troubadour Ramblin' Jack Elliott (2009's “A Stranger Here”) and string-band revivalists the Carolina Chocolate Drops (2010's “Genuine Negro Jig”). Even more unlikely, these discs - plus albums by such diverse artists as Mose Allison, Aaron Neville, Loudon Wainwright III, Rodney Crowell, Over the Rhine, Michelle N'degeOcello and Mary Gauthier - were all recorded in the basement of a home that's listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places as the Garfield House.
NEWS
April 3, 2012
Employees at the Walt Disney Co. campus near where Glendale police have a neighborhood on lockdown may leave, but some may find that they can't leave if their car is inside the search perimeter, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. ABC7 studios in West Glendale remains under a self-imposed lockdown out of fear that departing employees may be carjacked by the remaining at-large suspect, Lorenz added. Glendale police have arrested three of four men who allegedly engaged officers in a short car chase earlier today.
THE818NOW
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 6, 2011
If you've ever wanted to live in a television studio for a few days, Conan O'Brien has a deal for you. The late-night TV talk show host has listed his Burbank studio on airbnb.com, making it available to guests Oct. 10-13. Sleeping accommodations include a "celebrity-grazed sleeper sofa and additional air mattress (needs repair). " A spokesman for Conan O'Brien  confirmed Tuesday that the offer is legitimate and participants will be featured in a future segment on the show.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | June 14, 2011
Warner Bros. Studios is the latest to feel the loss of falling home video sales, laying off roughly 50 employees last week. All the workers were based in Burbank. Company officials declined to comment, but in a statement, the studio said it would be “undertaking limited staff reductions in our home entertainment and consumer products divisions.” The number of employees and positions impacted would be a “relatively small percentage” of the company’s domestic workforce, the studio added.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | February 3, 2011
An Americana at Brand representative said the mall’s owner, Caruso Affiliated, plans to appeal a court ruling that years of construction at the site forced a nearby recording studio to close. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Richard Rico on Wednesday found that Caruso and the city of Glendale effectively condemned Backroom Entertainment during construction of the 15.5-acre shopping center from 2005 to 2008. The studio, used by several rap artists and singers, operated at 230 S. Orange St. in a building now surrounded on three sides by the Americana.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2004
Art Studio C, a work and exhibition space for fine artists, is having a grand opening reception on Nov. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. On exhibit will be Art Studio C artists' work in the media of painting as well as AKA (Artists Known As) featuring artists and photographers whose jobs are in non art-related fields. The studio will be open to the public, and artwork is for sale. The exhibit continues through the weekend, Nov. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Studio C was founded by artists and mother-daughter team, Cathy Carter and Corisa Moreno, out of a desire to provide affordable studio space and to connect the vibrant artist community of Northeast Los Angeles.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | May 8, 2007
While her peers lounge on beach towels and rack up respite time this summer, Shannon McShane, of Glendale, will be working on the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Burbank, fulfilling an internship that comes with four years of entertainment industry experience and $10,000 of scholarship money. As part of the studio's two-year-old Youth Enrichment Program, McShane, an 18-year-old senior at Providence High School, is one of three Burbank students to be accepted into the scholarship and four-year internship program this year.
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By Andy Klein | January 3, 2014
Character actor Toby Jones (“The Hunger Games,” “The Girl”) stars as Gilderoy, a mousy, uptight British sound effects expert who arrives in Italy for postproduction on a feature entitled “The Equestrian Vortex.” Accustomed to nature films and promotional shorts, he is stunned when the film turns out to be scene after scene of seemingly pointless violence. When he expresses some dismay about working on a “horror film,” pompous director Giancarlo Santini takes offense, informing him that this is “not a horror film, but a Santini film!
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 23, 2013
If a major earthquake hits Glendale, one of the city's largest businesses, DreamWorks Animation, wants to get back to work as soon as possible - and has partnered with the city on a new program to make that happen. On Monday, officials from the city of Glendale and the animation studio announced the new partnership, called the "Back to Business" program, during a press conference on DreamWorks' campus on Flower Street. City Building Official Stuart Tom said the program allows businesses to pre-qualify to perform their own damage assessments with private engineers, who are 'deputized' on a case-by-case basis, in the wake of a disaster.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 5, 2013
William Moody, known most famously for his years with World Wrestling Entertainment as Paul Bearer, has passed away. Moody most recently worked under one of his original monikers, Percy Pringle III, for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, formerly NWA Hollywood, which has monthly television tapings in Glendale. “WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of William Moody, aka Paul Bearer,” a press release on WWE.com stated Tuesday night. “Moody made his WWE debut in 1991 as the manager of The Undertaker and went on to become a memorable part of WWE over the course of the next 20 years.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 14, 2013
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Thursday granted a temporary restraining order to block a two-day medicinal marijuana convention from operating this weekend in Glendale. Two days before the scheduled Medical Cannabis Cup - a trade show organized by High Times magazine that was expected to draw up to 3,000 people each day - was set to open at the sound and film production studio in the 1200 block of South Glendale Avenue, officials said event organizers still hadn't pulled permits to host the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Appleford, steve.appleford@latimes.com | January 18, 2013
In a small studio on the far edge of Glendale, a worldwide flow of music is in a moment of transition. On the turntable is a 45rpm disc of spectral, hypnotic sounds from 1980, as radio DJ Lee Joseph begins winding down his two-hour show on LuxuriaMusic.com . The record is “I'm Sorry,” a vinyl artifact of outsider music by the all-female art-punk band the Inflatable Boy Clams, a quartet as obscure as the music is exotic. Standing just outside the doorway is Kat Griffin, whose “Madly Cocktail” show is up next.
NEWS
January 8, 2013
Committing to the genre after years of fits and starts, Warner Bros. on Monday said it will produce one  animated movie per year beginning in 2014. Every other major studio in Hollywood has established an animation strategy in the past few years, with some such as 20th Century Fox , Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Studios making the movies in-house and others like Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures relying on outside companies with which it makes deals. While animated franchises like "Toy Story," "Ice Age" and "Despicable Me" have been among the industry's most profitable, Warner's approach has been more cautious.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
Now that the renovations of Brand Library and Studio are well underway, area residents anticipate the completion of this beautiful facility and the restoration of the “Nern Chimes.” The chimes were donated to the city of Glendale and installed at Brand Library in September 1962 by the Nern Family. Many citizens living in Northwest Glendale for years await hearing those beautiful chimes again. Gordon Barnwell Glendale
NEWS
September 19, 2012
The industry publication Variety is reporting that Marvel Studios is leaving Manhattan Beach for office space near the Walt Disney Creative Campus in Glendale -- bringing Spider-Man and Thor closer to their Mickey Mouse counterparts. Marvel Animation Studios, which is already located in Glendale, has reportedly been beefing up as the two studios begin work on new television projects. As many as 150 staffers will be affected by the company's move to Glendale, which is near some of its other division offices, according to Variety.
THE818NOW
September 9, 2012
A BMW sedan struck a tree and crashed into a Studio City pizzeria after the driver lost control early Sunday, killing three people including the driver and sparking a fire, authorities said. The car severed a gas line and was engulfed in flames shortly after it hit Reno's Pizzeria on Ventura Boulevard. About 50 Los Angeles firefighters responded to the blaze about 3:30 a.m. and fully extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  The driver and the two passengers, whose names were withheld pending notification of family, were declared dead at the scene, authorities said.
NEWS
By Richard Verrier and Chip Jacobs, Los Angeles Times | August 22, 2012
Federal and state regulators are investigating whether a vintage air conditioning system at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank played a role in contaminating groundwater with chromium 6, a cancer-causing heavy metal widely used in aerospace manufacturing and other industries. A consultant hired by the Environmental Protection Agency recently identified the Disney property among a list of facilities being “investigated as potential sources of chromium contamination in groundwater,” according to an April 2012 report recently posted on the agency's website.
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