| 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,&...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Employees of Keller Williams Realty offices in Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada 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...
| 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....
| 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....
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:01 PM
As a part of the Burbank Public Library's continuing “Meet the Author” program, the library this past week gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with legendary nightclub owner and filmmaker Fred Weintraub.
Staged by Library...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:43 PM
When rock 'n' roll singer Jimmy Angel hits the stage at the Smoke House restaurant on Saturday, it will be just another stop along a decidedly tumultuous five-decade career path. Angel, who specializes in a mixture of retro-1950s big beat and fiery...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Walt Disney Studios has begun filming its live-action fairy tale "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie, in London.
Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic...
| Jul 29, 2012
William Friedkin has been directing films for roughly 45 years. You wouldn't know it to look at him. You'd likelier guess that he was born around the time his first feature — the 1967 Sonny and Cher vehicle “Good Times” — was made....
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:47 PM
This overly violent but otherwise frequently enjoyable film showed up briefly in theaters more than a year ago, to little notice. It may have suffered from comparison to “Red,” the Bruce Willis/Helen Mirren/Morgan Freeman/John Malkovich action...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
A 12-year-old girl crouches into a corner in an alley, talking on a cellphone. The tone of her voice, her body language and her facial expressions convey distress.
Nearby, another girl holds a boom microphone over her as other 10- to 13-year-olds look...