Director Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” will open in China on May 12, about a month after the picture was pulled from theaters without explanation, distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment said.
Last month, the City Council of Culver City, California, gathered steps from where “The Wizard of Oz,” “Gone With the Wind” and other Hollywood classics were filmed, to declare a state of fiscal emergency and ask voters to raise the sales tax by half a cent for 10 years.
Josh Payne spent seven years in San Francisco, where a technology boom has pushed office rents to the highest level in a decade. He headed south to Los Angeles’s Venice area when starting his Internet firm, StackSocial Inc.
A red bicycle with an ice cream cooler mounted in front is parked in the middle of an empty room in an uninhabited mansion in the Santa Ynez Valley, about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles. On the back of the cooler, written in script, are the letters “MJJ.”