Saba Hamedy

Writer

Saba Hamedy no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she wrote about TV, the box office and digital entertainment. She also covered the Iranian community, national news and the business of Hollywood. Hamedy grew up in Santa Monica and graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science. 

Recent Articles

  • It's Groundhog Day: Here are 5 things to know

    It's Groundhog Day: Here are 5 things to know

    The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent has “predicted” six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Thursday. Phil’s forecast is a symbolic part of an annual celebration, which takes place in Punxsutawney, Pa., about 65 miles northeast...

  • After the hack: Sony Pictures' road to recovery

    After the hack: Sony Pictures' road to recovery

    Almost a year ago, hackers seized the computer systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Culver City movie studio behind the long-running "Spider-Man" series. Cyberterrorists -- the U.S. government blames North Korea -- wiped data from Sony servers, exposed the personal information of tens of...

  • Movies 'Truth' and 'Spotlight' reflect yesteryear journalism with hints at modern-day angst

    Movies 'Truth' and 'Spotlight' reflect yesteryear journalism with hints at modern-day angst

    Growing up, James Vanderbilt was a news junkie. The 39-year-old writer-director used to run outside of his Connecticut home in the morning to pick up the newspaper and divvy up the pages with his parents over breakfast. At night, he tuned in to news broadcasts anchored by iconic journalists Dan...

  • A shout-out to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a.k.a. 'Notorious RBG'

    A shout-out to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a.k.a. 'Notorious RBG'

    When Shana Knizhnik was in law school in summer 2013, she decided to create a blog dedicated to one of their inspirations: Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, 82, had been known as the Supreme Court's liberal leader and feminist pioneer — and thanks to Knizhnik and an eager audience of young feminists...

  • Mary Mapes describes seeing her 'Truth' on the big screen

    Mary Mapes describes seeing her 'Truth' on the big screen

    In director-writer James Vanderbilt's copy of "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power," author Mary Mapes had written him a message: "You have my life in your hands." It was back in 2006, not long after the book was published, recalled Mapes, a former CBS news producer...

  • YouTube launches subscription service for $9.99 a month

    YouTube launches subscription service for $9.99 a month

    Next Wednesday, YouTube will begin selling $9.99-a-month subscriptions that will allow U.S. customers to watch almost everything without ads, to download videos for viewing offline and to keep content playing on a smartphone or tablet even when using a different app. But those widely requested...

  • YouTube unveils ad-free subscription service, YouTube Red

    YouTube unveils ad-free subscription service, YouTube Red

    YouTube, the pioneer of free online videos, is jumping into the subscription streaming market with YouTube Red. The new service, which will be available for $9.99 per month beginning Oct. 28, will give paying users an ad-free experience with access to YouTube videos offline, Google Play music and a...

  • ABC gives 'Dr. Ken' a full season order

    ABC gives 'Dr. Ken' a full season order

    ABC said Tuesday it is giving freshman comedy "Dr. Ken" a full season order. The show stars Ken Jeong, who plays a physician, husband and easily irritated father of two. The comedian, known for his roles in "The Hangover" franchise and on the TV show "Community," also serves as a writer and executive...

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