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  • Industry groups rally for film and TV tax-credit legislation

    Industry groups rally for film and TV tax-credit legislation
    A coalition of entertainment industry groups, politicians and community members rallied Saturday to support legislation that would extend and expand California’s film and TV tax credit, which is due to expire in 2017. Hundreds of people gathered...
  • Bob Thomas dies at 92; AP newsman saw it all on Hollywood beat

    Bob Thomas dies at 92; AP newsman saw it all on Hollywood beat
    Bob Thomas, a Los Angeles-based reporter and columnist who covered entertainment for the Associated Press for more than six decades, writing compelling, human and often humorous stories about Hollywood's glittering and glamorous, has died. He was 92....
  • U.S. movies help drive Chinese box office over $1 billion

    U.S. movies help drive Chinese box office over $1 billion
    BEIJING -- China’s box office has made its first $1 billion for the year, crossing the mark in the week that ended Sunday with some help from “Robocop.” Year-to-date box office receipts for the mainland -- the world’s second...
  • Report: Just 15% of lead characters in major movies are female

    Report: Just 15% of lead characters in major movies are female
    It’s a man’s world -- or at least that’s the way it appears on screen. According to a report released Tuesday by San Diego State University film professor Martha Lauzen, the top 100 grossing films of 2013 were overwhelmingly male. Just...
  • Crews stage large rally in Burbank to support film tax credit

    More than 1,000 entertainment industry workers gathered in Burbank on Saturday, launching a campaign to support an expansion of California's film and TV tax credit program. The rally, organized by a coalition of entertainment industry unions, drew an...
  • Oscar night no gala for film, TV workers hit by runaway production

    Oscar night no gala for film, TV workers hit by runaway production
    Tom Capizzi is going to Hollywood Sunday night for the 86th Academy Awards, but not in a limo or a tux. Instead, he will be protesting near the Dolby Theatre, hoisting a green sign saying "Chase Talent Not Subsidies." Capizzi will be among hundreds of...
  • Oscar-nominated films' unusual roots

    Oscar-nominated films' unusual roots
    There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them. On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...
  • British Columbia Premier Christy Clark visits Hollywood

    British Columbia Premier Christy Clark visits Hollywood
    British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, who has faced mounting pressure in her own province to do more to support the film industry, quietly paid a visit to Hollywood last week. During a trade mission to California, Clark stopped by the Hollywood...
  • Congress in middle of Hollywood copyright clash with Silicon Valley

    Congress in middle of Hollywood copyright clash with Silicon Valley
    WASHINGTON — The fight began as a lawsuit between two bloggers over a rude hand gesture, but when lawyers representing two of California's signature industries showed up in federal court in Boston, it became part of a growing battle between...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti's priority list includes people mover, 2024 Games

    Mayor Eric Garcetti's priority list includes people mover, 2024 Games
    Building "a people mover" to serve Los Angeles International Airport, providing more incentives to help the local film industry thrive and bidding for the 2024 Olympics were among the priorities outlined by Mayor Eric Garcetti during a Sunday morning talk...
  • Oscar best-picture nominees also boffo in public subsidies

    Oscar best-picture nominees also boffo in public subsidies
    The nine films nominated for best picture Oscars have more in common than just the accolades they've earned. Every one of them also scores high marks when it comes to garnering subsidies from the public. The libertarian Manhattan Institute reported...