| Apr 20, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Before Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled L.A. detective Philip Marlowe and his vivid literary prose caught the public's attention, before Billy Wilder's towering position as one of Hollywood's greatest writer-directors, there was a James M. Cain novel...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Disney is shutting down its Disney Movies Online service, which failed to catch on with users.
The site let consumers buy or rent digital versions of Disney and Pixar films and watch the movies on their computers. It was designed to ease the family...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, November 9. Whole Foods is moving its regional headquarters to Glendale.
More than 140 employees will move in, reports the Glendale News-Press.
The porn industry is ready to fight L.A. County on a new law...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 2:46 PM
When Tim Burton was an eager young animator and filmmaker working at Disney Studios in the early 1980s, he made an inventive live-action short film inspired by his childhood in Burbank and the love of a family dog. That 1984 short, “Frankenweenie,&...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Dozens of healthcare workers from the Motion Picture & Television Fund rallied outside the charity's Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills and other locations around Los Angeles on Thursday to protest stalled contract talks with their employer.
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Employees of Keller Williams Realty offices in Burbank, Glendale and La Caņada Flintridge are enlisting in an effort to send donations to military personnel serving our country abroad.
The public is asked to bring donations such as personal-care items...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, October 22. Woodbury University in Burbank is now under new leadership.
Luis Calingo was officially installed as president of the university during an inauguration ceremony Saturday. Calingo replaces Kenneth...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Walt Disney Co. registered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' $2.02-billion stake in the company for possible sale, allowing the filmmaker to sell the stock at his discretion.
Lucas, 68, holds 37.1 million shares of Disney, a 2.1% stake, according to a...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:37 PM
It’s like the beginning of every joke you ever heard: A woodworker, two filmmakers and some painters are at a coffee shop. The filmmakers say, “Hey, there are enough of us here that we could really do something great if we combine our talents....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:06 AM
It has been a rough start to 2013 for a movie studio unaccustomed to taking one on the chin. And in this case, there has been more than one haymaker.
Warner Bros. has released five films in a row that have underperformed at the box office, including...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:29 PM
The Walt Disney Co. will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4.05 billion, according to an announcement released Tuesday.
The deal will make George Lucas -- who became a movie-making icon with his “Indiana Jones”...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Five soldiers dressed in camouflage and carrying machine guns took cover behind a stack of wooden pallets. One yelled “incoming” and a few seconds later a large explosion ignited behind them, setting off a ball of flame rising 30 feet high....