| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:30 AM
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....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:30 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:00 AM
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:...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:58 PM
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,...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:37 PM
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...