Friday, November 27, 2020

AN L.A. MAYOR FOR HOLLYWOOD?

May 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Eric Garcetti, a Los Angeles city councilman who represents the Hollywood area and has been an ardent advocate of studio interests during his 12 years on the council, has been elected mayor, defeating city controller Wendy Greuel, herself a onetime DreamWorks executive. Each candidate had received millions of dollars in political contributions from members of […]

PARAMOUNT TO RECEIVE $700-MILLION FACELIFT

September 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount, Hollywood’s oldest studio, is about to get a makeover. The studio, whose first home was an old barn where Samuel Goldwyn, Jesse L. Lasky, and Cecil B. DeMille produced The Squaw Man in 1914, will take over some adjacent properties and develop a new facility, which, when completed, will add 1.4 million square feet […]

COMCAST REJECTS WRITERS’ VOTE ON UNIONIZING

December 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast has rejected a secret-ballot vote by writers working on Comcast’s E!, Style, and G4 cable network shows that overwhelmingly favored union representation by the Writers Guild of America. Balloting was overseen by Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, a Comcast spokesperson described the vote as “a […]