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  • Casting directors ratify new three-year contract

    Hollywood's casting directors have ratified a new three-year contract. Teamsters Local 399 business agent Steve Dayan said the union's casting directors overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday that gives them modest increases in wages and...
  • Nickelodeon hopes for rescue by 'Ninja Turtles'

    Nickelodeon hopes for rescue by 'Ninja Turtles'
    The turtles are being unleashed in the nick of time. On Saturday morning, Nickelodeon will take the lid off a slicker, hipper version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The armed reptiles, a hugely popular cartoon franchise in the '80s and '90s, are...
  • L.A. Planning Commission gives OK to NBCUniversal expansion

    L.A. Planning Commission gives OK to NBCUniversal expansion
    The Los Angeles City Planning Commission recommended Thursday that NBCUniversal be allowed to move to the next stage of approval for a long-planned expansion at its San Fernando Valley site, after the company agreed to fund a bikeway and make other...
  • Burbank-based Bento Box takes a multi-platform approach to animation

    Burbank-based Bento Box takes a multi-platform approach to animation
    When singer-songwriter Alicia Keys wanted to create an animated children's television series about the exploration of music, she turned to Burbank animation firm Bento Box for ideas. Bento's producers suggested an alternative: Instead of a TV show,...
  • Roger Broggie Jr. dies at 73; audio-animatronics whiz for Disney

    Roger Broggie Jr. dies at 73; audio-animatronics whiz for Disney
    The son of Disney's original Imagineer, Roger Broggie Jr. began working for the man he called "Uncle Walt" as a boy in 1950 when he tended the backyard railway at the studio mogul's Holmby Hills home. Broggie was 11 when he and his younger brother,...
  • Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business

    Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business
    Long stuck in low gear, Walt Disney Co.’s video game division is aiming for infinity. The entertainment conglomerate on Tuesday unveiled plans for a high-stakes initiative called Disney Infinity that could determine the success or failure of its...
  • Head of Burbank teachers union clashes with Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Head of Burbank teachers union clashes with Assemblyman Mike Gatto
    A vote on delegates to the Democratic State Convention has led to some acrimony, with the head of the Burbank teachers union accusing Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silverlake) of using heavy-handed tactics to win. A slate of candidates endorsed by Gatto...
  • Governor signs high-speed rail conflict-of-interest measure

    Governor signs high-speed rail conflict-of-interest measure
    Gov. Jerry Brownhas signed a bill┬áthat requires state high-speed rail officials to disclose their financial investments and eliminates a loophole that created potential conflicts of interest for the project’s board members. The legislation by...
  • Original Batmobile leaves North Hollywood for auction in Arizona

    Original Batmobile leaves North Hollywood for auction in Arizona
    The iconic Batmobile from the 1960s television show is set for the auction block this weekend. The midnight-black and fluorescent-red-pinstriped car that Adam West's Batman used to battle villains in Gotham will be up for grabs Saturday at a Barrett-...
  • Berman attacks Sherman over (legal) loans practice

    Berman attacks Sherman over (legal) loans practice
    Rep. Howard Berman, trying to come from behind in his fight with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Shermanfor a San Fernando Valley congressional district seat, Monday slammed Sherman for having earned interest on loans he made to his campaigns over the years...
  • Universal Studios fire out at site of closed Terminator 2 ride

    A two-alarm blaze reported at the closed Terminator 2: 3D ride at Universal Studios Hollywood has been mostly extinguished, park officials said. The fire was reported about 1:15 p.m. Several dozen firefighters responded to the fire to help protect other...
  • Review: Walt Disney in fantasyland

    MADRID — Walt Disney was hardly a perfect American. He may have been the most famous and beloved American during his lifetime. But his private magic kingdom was not always the happiest place on Earth. Disney had his own private torments and is...