| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In an ironic way, toymaker Hasbro is helping Randall Emmett and George Furla grow up.
As film financiers, the producers have built a reputation for making mid-range-budgeted action films such as "2 Guns," "Righteous Kill" and the reboots of "Conan the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
1998 -- Emmett/Furla founded
October -- Release first film, Nickolas Perry's "Speedway Junky"
April -- 10-pic distribution and financing deal with Avi Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium Films
January -- Joe Carnahan's "Narc" (1) earns $10.5...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:25 AM
What began life as a toy has grown into a series of action movies and now a big-time attraction at Universal Studios.
Transformers: The Ride — 3D incorporates giant screens, moving platforms and special effects — including a secret...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 11:32 AM
The 13-year-old New Jersey girl who started a petition for boy-friendly Easy-Bake ovens will meet Monday with Hasbro, the company that makes the kitchen toy.
In a statement, Hasbro said it invited McKenna Pope and her family to make their case at its...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Lego’s sales and profits are soaring as the rest of the toy market struggles – and it has girls to thank.
Twice as many girl-centric Lego Friends sets were sold than expected in the first six months of the year, the Danish company said....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 11:44 AM
What to get a little boy for Christmas that isn’t the usual toy car set, video game or sports item? One fresh-faced activist suggests an Easy-Bake Oven.
McKenna, 13, is petitioning toy maker Hasbro to stop marketing the kitchen set only to young...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty.
Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Three new Lay's potato chip flavors will hit grocery stores next week.
Only one will prevail and be added as a new chip flavor to Lay's product line.
Frito-Lay launched a promotional campaign titled "Do Us a Flavor," in which consumers nominated...
| Oct 7, 2012
How do you make a serial killer likable?
One way is by having him sing, which is what the leading character does in the premiere of the “drop dead” musical comedy, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which begins...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Hasbro Inc., the country’s largest toymaker behind Southern California’s Mattel Inc., suffered a 16% slump in second-quarter profit as its boys category struggled to recoup last summer’s strength.
During the period, which ended June...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Skechers, the Manhattan Beach footwear maker, has a new line of shoes targeted at teen girls, retailing at stores such as DSW and Dillard’s.
Sounds normal, until this: The collection is called “Daddy’$ Money.” The sneakers have...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Days before Black Friday is a less than ideal time for Elmo, the inspiration for some of the most popular toys ever created, to have his name associated with allegations of sexual misconduct.
Depending on who’s being asked, the resignation of Elmo...