Cinescape, the Studio City-based magazine for hardcore cinema aficionados, has a new owner, editor and focus, the L.A. Business Journal's RiShawn Biddle reports this week. The owner is Mania Entertainment, whose principals include Chip Meyers, a New Media entrepreneur who was the founder of the website Fandom. The editor is Anthony Ferrante, and he's trying to appeal to a broader audience. Mania has also teamed up with studio vet Jeff Sagansky to launch Phenomena, a magazine about UFOs. The new LABJ also has a package on political reform and the recall, including a story by Amanda Bronstad on lawyers holding back their usual campaign contributions to Gray Davis.
There's also a story on the Perino's sale, but the paper unfortunately got hold of the wrong picture. It's of the long-gone building the restaurant left in 1949 (a former Brown Derby), not the famous site that just sold at Wilshire and Norton.