| May 30, 2014
| 9:13 AM
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas a prime lot near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the film director's planned cultural arts museum, according to a letter from the mayor obtained by The Tribune.
The 2.3 acre...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Walt Disney Studios has extended the contract of Chairman Alan Horn into 2018, the company said Thursday.
Horn, who previously was the longtime president of Warner Bros., joined Disney in 2012. He oversees worldwide operations for the studio, which...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:21 PM
How you approach a trip to Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios can make or break your experience, whether you are a casual or die-hard fan.
The first round of Star Wars Weekends is in the books, but there are still four more three-day...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:16 AM
The dollar amount is now on the record. Apple, Google and other tech giants accused of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach each other's talent have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by their employees for $324.5 million.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Animator Floyd Norman vividly recalled the first time he encountered Walt Disney.
In early 1956, Norman was one of a few young animators hired for a one-month tryout at the Disney studio in Burbank. A few weeks into its training, the group was told to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:48 AM
For too long moviegoers have had little exposure to the short films nominated each year for an Oscar, certainly not in the weeks prior to the ceremony. The awards for shorts — defined as shorter than 40 minutes and divided into three categories:...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Walt Disney Co. reported a 27% increase in net income for its fiscal second quarter, lifted by the strong performance of its film studio.
The Burbank company posted net income of $1.917 billion for the quarter that ended March 29, up from $1.513 billion...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Before the coffee. After getting through this Comcast hearing.
The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:35 AM
"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum's grandson. It's a derivative hash of grandpa's story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:24 AM
I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:22 PM
The World Cup tends to see plenty of artistry on the pitch. But this is also that quadrennial time when Madison Avenue reaches beyond its usual precincts and ensures we’re likely to see some dazzling creativity during commercial breaks too. Four...