| Aug 14, 2010
Glendale and Burbank are well represented this weekend as hundreds of wannabe Spielbergs gather in Hollywood for the 48 Hour Film Project, a yearlong contest that travels to more than 80 cities. The participants must make a six- to eight-minute movie,...
| Sep 4, 2010
Burbank produces magic for the entire world from its two major motion picture studios, Disney and Warner Bros., as well as through dozens of production facilities that remain, even in a recession, a major source of jobs for the area. So it seems only...
| Aug 25, 2010
Efforts to stop the years-long flight of film crews from California to faraway locations are gaining steam.
Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian has proposed new tax incentives to keep production crews filming in his city. The effort follows...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday is slated to consider raising rates for utilities, trash collection and sewer services as officials struggle with the increased cost of materials and doing business.
Ron Davis, general manager of Burbank...
| Jun 5, 2010
Glendale filmmaker Carly Lyn chose the unlikely pairing of genres — Western and science fiction — in her new film "A Foundling."
Lyn, 25, wrote and directed the film receiving its premiere at the Dances with Films festival next week in West...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops.
“It was a moment of truth,” said Feinstein, who had...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:26 PM
It's not many films that actually start with the happy ending, but that is seemingly the joyful place where "Love Is Strange" first takes us, as the couple Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are finally allowed to tie the knot in an idyllic...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:24 AM
This past week our hills (the San Gabriel Mountains) have been alive with music. It has been a beautiful musicscape, I might add.
Last Thursday, jazz artist Louie Beltran had the crowd clapping, singing and dancing at Descanso Gardens' Music on the Main...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:46 PM
“Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited” is one of the more cumbersome titles ever to grace a home video release. Parsing it requires a little history.
OK: as you may recall, Woodstock — the most...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:31 PM
It's obvious that a great deal of talent — one might even say genius — went into “The Expendables 3.” I refer, of course, to the work of the lawyers and agents who structured the deals and, even more, of the production people who...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:50 PM
DreamWorks Animation has appointed a new chief financial officer, in the latest in a series of management changes at the Glendale studio, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Fazal Merchant, a former executive at DirecTV and Barclays Capital, has been...