| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2014
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....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:55 AM
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:14 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:47 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:33 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:40 PM
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...