He promised to donate a $50 cash prize to each week’s winner. Mayor Peter Bober said he wasn’t too keen on tampering with what has become a popular event. “That event has blown up beyond what we ever thought it would be,” he said. “I don’t want to tinker with that event.
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Why Hollywood’s Biggest Films Are Leaving L.A. for London
The 75-year-old L.A. native lives half a block away from the restaurant, which is at Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road. The staff has affectionately dubbed him “Mr.
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Hugo’s West Hollywood patrons may recognize Phil Gittelman
The consumer device push comes at a critical time for Huawei’s telecommunication equipment business, which ranks behind Sweden’s Ericsson in terms of market share and faces greater scrutiny from governments worldwide. Just as Huawei tries to convince the West it’s a safe company to do business with, a British parliamentary committee report on Thursday slammed the way in which ministers were not fully informed about a multi-billion pound deal for Huawei to supply equipment to BT Group Plc in 2005. Huawei, founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former People’s Liberation Army officer, has repeatedly denied it has links with the Chinese government or military and has said it receives no financial support from the government. MAKING A SPLASH Huawei expects sales of its consumer devices to increase to $9 billion this year from $8 billion last year, and predicts it will ship around 60 million smartphones – double last year’s total, when the consumer business group brought in 22 percent of the group’s total 220 billion yuan ($36 billion)revenue. By 2017, almost all mobiles sold in China will be smartphones – about 460 million of them, according to research firm IDC said – as increasingly wealthy consumers opt for more feature-filled phones.
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Huawei smartphones: where Hollywood meets Silicon Valley
That has attracted interest from HBO and other players. “In the U.S. producers always worry that the laws for credits will change or that there won’t be any money left,” Joseph Chianese, a senior vice president at the production services company Entertainment Partners, told TheWrap. “But the U.K. has been consistent, and when and if the rules do change, they only change to improve and expand the incentives.” Los Angeles has tried to keep pace, beginning its own incentive program four years ago. The program hands out $100 million annually, but demand far exceeds supply.
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