Inside Move: U’s security team in the doghouse

Studio to possibly build on-the-lot kennel

Universal Studios, Universal Pictures, and now … Universal Kennels?

All of Hollywood’s movie studios have beefed up security in the post-Sept. 11 world, sparing no expense to add concrete barricades, armed guards, X-ray machines for packages and even explosives-sniffing dogs.

But with the duration for the war on terrorism looking more and more like months or years, U has begun to look at ways to cut security costs: Insiders familiar with Universal’s plans say the dogs are “here to stay” and that the studio is planning to build an on-the-lot kennel to house the half-dozen currently rented canine patrolers.

A spokeswoman for the studio would not confirm the kennel plan but did say that “considering the long-range aspects of our security plans, we’re looking at all our options.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety

Loading