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UCLA Entertainment Symposium Tackles Paramount Issues With COO

Paramount Pictures COO Andrew Gumpert said it was a bad cold — not cold feet –that led Paramount chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos to bow out as Saturday's keynote speaker at the 42nd Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium at the university's Freud Playhouse. Gumpert joked that Gianopulos Friday evening call to his right-hand man did nothing to make him feel more confident about taking on questions about the direction of the troubled studio from Ken Ziffren, co-founder and… Read

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George Lucas’ L.A. Museum Breaks Ground For 2021 Completion

The official groundbreaking is underway for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will celebrate the art of visual storytelling in painting, illustration, comic art, photography, film, animation and digital art. Construction is commencing immediately and is anticipated to be completed by late 2021. Co-Founders George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, along with the Museum's Board of Directors, joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark… Read

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L.A. Entertainment Employment Soars In New Media And Digital Management

Employment for a jobs category that includes promoters, agents and managers has spurred major employment growth in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, according to a new report. The Center for a Competitive Workforce issued the report on Friday. It claimed entertainment industry employment grew 19.6% from 2007 to 2016, far outstripping the four percent growth across all industries during the same period. The Center for a Competitive Workforce is a partnership between… Read

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LA Weekly New Owners Apologize For Transition Snafus, Name Interim Editor

Amid threats of a boycott and anger over their secretive and awkward transition, the new owners of the LA Weekly have sent out an apology statement to the readership. “We have made numerous missteps in the transition of new leadership at L.A. Weekly,” said the letter from Semanal Media’s Brian Calle and David Welch, who have spearheaded what can only be described as a ham-handed first few weeks of owning the alternative publication. “We acknowledge it. We own it. We… Read

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Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency; Most Burbank Residents Return – Update

UPDATE Sunday 2:30 PM PST:  Governor Jerry Brown has issued a proclamation declaring a State of Emergency because of the La Tuna fire. A Federal Fire Management Assistance Grant has been requested and approved, the proclamation noted, and requires all state agencies to deploy additional personnel, equipment and facilities to help battle the fire. The blaze remains 10 percent contained as of this update. Burbank residents were no longer being advised to evacuate except for… Read

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Legendary Bay Theatre To Be Revived By Cinepolis USA & Real Estate Developer Rick Caruso In Palisades Village

The classic Pacific Palisades Bay Theatre is coming back. Designed in 1948 with a marquee by S. Charles Lee, the Bay Theatre closed in 1978 and soon was converted into a hardware store. However, Los Angeles real estate developer Rick Caruso announced today that exhibitor Cinépolis USA will be bringing the Bay Theatre back as a luxury cinema house in Caruso’s new shopping-lifestyle center Palisades Village on Swathmore Avenue, opening next summer. The newly redesigned Bay… Read