LAT in 90 Seconds

josephb.jpgThe Great Pic-A-Nic Basket in the Sky: Joseph Barbera, dead at 95.

tvpitch.jpg$10,000 a Semester For This? UCLA has its students pitching TV show ideas to pros. Some people call it a living. These guys call it a midterm.

potc.jpgNothing Out of the Ordinary: Moviegoers, it seems, like the familiar. So anybody out there writing original, interesting movies, get thee to a Starbucks. You’re going to need the health benefits.