David Ng

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David Ng is an arts reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He has written investigative stories about some of the city’s largest cultural institutions and blogs frequently about everything arts-related. He graduated from the cultural reporting and criticism program at New York University’s journalism school.

Recent Articles

  • Paramount, Amazon productions qualify for California tax incentive

    Paramount, Amazon productions qualify for California tax incentive

    Movies from Paramount Pictures and Amazon Studios are among the 22 feature film projects that have qualified for $100 million in state-funded incentives that will shoot primarily in California. The unnamed Paramount project is expected to receive $22.4 million in tax credits, the largest award...

  • Emma Watts named vice chairman at 20th Century Fox Film

    Emma Watts named vice chairman at 20th Century Fox Film

    As president of production at 20th Century Fox, Emma Watts has overseen numerous movie releases during her tenure, including James Cameron’s “Avatar,” David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” and blockbuster franchises like “Planet of the Apes” and “X-Men.” Watts is now set to take on more duties and step higher...

  • Weinstein Co. sued over release dates for 'The Founder' and 'Gold'

    Weinstein Co. sued over release dates for 'The Founder' and 'Gold'

    Harvey Weinstein is currently basking in the awards glow of “Lion,” nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture. But his company’s Oscar-season celebration has been crashed by a new lawsuit related to its two January flops, “The Founder” and “Gold.” FilmNation Entertainment is suing...

  • SAG-AFTRA will phase out residual checks under new direct deposit system

    SAG-AFTRA will phase out residual checks under new direct deposit system

    As a voice and screen performer for more than 40 years, Susan Boyd Joyce knows how important residual income is for working actors in Hollywood. She also knows the annoyance of dealing with countless residual checks sent by traditional mail — even those that add up to a few pennies or less. “I...

  • Fox's quarterly earnings lifted by TV, but film revenue declines

    Fox's quarterly earnings lifted by TV, but film revenue declines

    Media conglomerate 21st Century Fox reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings boosted by the World Series and Fox News, but the stock was down slightly in after-hours trading Monday after the company whiffed on revenue due largely to weaker film results.  Fox posted fiscal second-quarter...

  • DGA names Russell Hollander as national executive director

    DGA names Russell Hollander as national executive director

    The Directors Guild of America has picked from within its own ranks a new national executive director to succeed Jay Roth, who is set to step down in May after more than two decades leading the union. Russell Hollander, who has worked at the DGA for 16 years, was unanimously voted to head the organization...

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