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Univeral Studios Hollywood Will Go Forward With Expansion, Harry Potter

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I spent most of the 90s visiting Universal Studios Hollywood almost every month. In doing so, I really got to know the tightly packed acreage that made up Southern California’s second most popular themepark. It’s taken some doing, but they’ve finally gotten final approval to go forward with the next stage in the development of Universal Studios.

The first projects of NBCUniversal’s 25-year Evolution Plan with be tied to adding the much anticipated west coast version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The total plan represents a $1.6 billion investment in tourism and production in Southern California. This long-term investment in two industries that are vital to Los Angeles will create more than 30,000 jobs and generate $2 billion of economic activity during operations for the region.Read More »Univeral Studios Hollywood Will Go Forward With Expansion, Harry Potter

Should Disney sell the Touchstone Label

In the early 1980’s the Walt Disney Studios found it could make money with PG movies like Never Cry Wolf, Condorman, and Tron. The only problem was the heat they were taking for tarnishing the ‘Disney’ name with the more adult fare. So in 1984… Read More »Should Disney sell the Touchstone Label

Return of Animation to Florida?

Back when the Walt Disney Company built Disney-MGM Studios as its third theme park in Central Florida the feeling was that Hollywood East was becoming a reality. Alas, the last 20 years have not been kind to the concept. Nearly every major studio effort has… Read More »Return of Animation to Florida?