| Jun 7, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Netflix is joining Redbox in defying Walt Disney Studios' attempt to stop DVD rentals for four weeks after the discs go on sale.
Disney recently decided not to provide its discs to the nation's largest rental companies until 28 days after they hit...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Screenwriting jobs and wages in Hollywood declined for a second straight year, reflecting the broader pullback in production by the major film studios, according to the Writers Guild of America West.
The WGA, which represents about 12,000 writers,...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:25 PM
When touring Burbank’s central library a few months ago, I was shown many areas that “used to” be something.
“Over here used to be where we’d keep the archives for the Warner Bros. collection.” “This used to...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Walt Disney Co. has gotten on the Amazon gravy train.
Looking to acquire content for its video streaming service Prime Instant, Amazon has struck a deal with Disney's ABC broadcast network as well as its cable channels including Disney Channel, ABC...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Continuing to add more Hollywood talent to its executive ranks, Silicon Valley giant Netflix has hiredWarner Bros.' veteran Kelly Bennett as its chief marketing officer.
Bennett worked for nine years at the Burbank studio, most recently as vice president...
| Jul 14, 2010
A planned $53-million replacement of the Central Library inched closer this week after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced he had secured $100,000 for the project.
While officials acknowledged that it was a relatively small sum compared with the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Just in time for summer, the Supreme Court put the kibosh on Internet retransmission of television signals in American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. vs. Aereo, Inc. Despite Aereo’s absence from the La Cañada market, it’s time to reconsider live...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Still recovering from jet lag after a three-day trip to Australia, India and China, Jeffrey Katzenberg sat in a courtyard next to a duck pond at the Mediterranean-style campus dotted with oaks and olive trees.
The legendary Hollywood mogul, who...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Dish Network, its shares up 50% since March, soared to new highs on Wednesday just hours before its Blockbuster employees were showing up for work in the middle of the night for the opening day of the liquidation sale of DVDs and video games in the last...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Cemeteries aren't usually thought of as hotbeds of activity, but last Saturday night at the Forest Lawn Museum, atop the memorial park's Glendale grounds, proved the exception. As a blues band blared and colored lights splashed off the white walls of an...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
With the freshly-announced deals to produce animated television shows for Netflix and Germany's leading children's TV channel, DreamWorks Animation is well on the way to reinventing itself as a multifaceted media company.
That's the message Chief...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation has signed a multi-year deal to produce more than 300 hours of original programming for Netflix Inc.
Under the terms of the agreement, DreamWorks Animation, creator of "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar"...