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  • Disney animation studio undergoes Pixar-style renovation

    Disney animation studio undergoes Pixar-style renovation
    The story of how Don Hall and Chris Williams, codirectors of the Oscar-nominated animated hit "Big Hero 6," first came to work at Disney almost sounds like something out of a Disney movie. Growing up far removed from Hollywood — Hall in the...
  • FilmTrack software helps Hollywood keep tabs on content

    FilmTrack software helps Hollywood keep tabs on content
    Back in the 1990s, Jason Kassin was just another aspiring L.A. actor, surviving on a second job. But instead of waiting tables, he relied on his skills as a self-taught computer programmer. "I'd leave an audition, go home and code," said Kassin, 46....
  • Oscars 2015: Our predictions for animated, foreign and documentary films

    Three films considered surefire Oscar nominees — "The Lego Movie," "Life Itself" and "Force Majeure" — didn't find favor with the academy in, respectively, the animation, documentary and foreign-language categories. How do those races shake...
  • DreamWorks' shares fall as investors worry about financial issues

    DreamWorks' shares fall as investors worry about financial issues
    DreamWorks Animation's plans to lay off 500 people, overhaul management and release fewer movies was intended to reassure investors that the struggling Glendale studio was taking steps to right itself. But the moves had the opposite effect on Wall...
  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' wins Annie for best animated feature

    'How to Train Your Dragon 2' wins Annie for best animated feature
    DreamWorks Animation's  "How to Train Your Dragon 2" was named best animated film of 2014 at the 42nd Annie Awards on Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall. The sequel to the 2010 hit about a young Viking teenager and his pet dragon won a total of six...
  • Diversity can be seen and heard in animated films

    Diversity can be seen and heard in animated films
    Amid the complaints over the lack of ethnic diversity in the major Oscar categories, critics and defenders alike failed to notice that one nominee featured a cast that included two women (one of them Latina), an African American and an Asian American:...
  • DreamWorks Animation plans substantial layoffs

    DreamWorks Animation plans substantial layoffs
    Stung by a series of box office misfires and failed sale attempts, DreamWorks Animation plans a substantial number of layoffs, two people familiar with the matter said. In a move to cut operating costs, the Glendale studio intends to significantly reduce...
  • DreamWorks announces plan to cut 500 jobs

    DreamWorks announces plan to cut 500 jobs
    DreamWorks Animation announced Thursday that it would cut 500 jobs in the wake of a string of box-office disappointments, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Glendale studio also said it would take a $290-million charge in connection with the layoffs,...
  • SunTrust buys DreamWorks Animation property

    SunTrust buys DreamWorks Animation property
    An investment arm of SunTrust Banks Inc. has acquired DreamWorks Animation's plush, Tuscany-style campus in Glendale. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, DreamWorks Animation disclosed that SunTrust Equity Funding had signed an agreement earlier this...
  • Adam Goodman out as Paramount film president, offered production deal

    Adam Goodman out as Paramount film president, offered production deal
    Adam Goodman is leaving his job as the president of Paramount Pictures' film group, according to an internal memo from the studio's Chairman and Chief Executive Brad Grey.  In the note to staff obtained by The Times, Grey said Goodman is...
  • DreamWorks Animation to sell Glendale campus, then sign lease

    DreamWorks Animation to sell Glendale campus, then sign lease
    DreamWorks Animation has announced it sold its 13-acre campus in Glendale this week, only to lease it back from an undisclosed buyer as part of a financial restructuring effort. Top studio executives discussed the sale of the $185-million property during...