| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:44 PM
SACRAMENTO — It just can't be, what they're saying about state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon — that he took $60,000 in bribes during an FBI sting operation. Nobody these days could be that stupid.
Pocketing the money from essentially a...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs.
“Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In April, when DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg rebutted accusations of political motivations behind the company's decision to co-produce with the China Film Group an animated feature, "Tibet Code," he was telling the truth. But...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:46 PM
The international arm of the Motion Picture Assn. of America will host filmmakers and representatives from the American and Chinese film industries in Los Angeles this week for the third annual China International Co-Production Film Screenings....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
At least one prominent state senator is throwing cold water on the idea of expanding California's film tax credit.
“I’m not a fan of tax credits in general," Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis), chair of the Senate committee on governance and finance,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the first "Die Hard" and "Terminator" movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated.
Critics have blasted Hollywood's movie...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"I always feel like a vague failure in L.A.," said Greta Gerwig, sitting in a movie theater in the heart of Hollywood.
The actress, 30, had flown from her home in New York to partake in the Los Angeles Times' Young Hollywood round table at AFI Fest last...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Wang Jianlin is the wealthiest man in China, owns the biggest theater chain in the world and wants to create the world's largest movie studio in his home country.
Hollywood is taking the billionaire chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Corp. seriously, but...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
KARACHI, Pakistan — The first Pakistani film up for Oscar consideration in half a century faces 75 foreign-language rivals from around the world, many made with much larger budgets and far slicker marketing campaigns. It must survive the Academy...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Iranians have been portrayed on the big screen as pre-Revolution radicals in “Argo,” scary, bare-chested villains in “300” and video game characters come to life in “Prince of Persia.”
While these depictions can be...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Airing Monday night on HBO, "Seduced and Abandoned" is a meta-documentary in which actor Alec Baldwin and his filmmaker pal James Toback take a look at the arbitrary deal-making process behind today's movie business.
Toback and Baldwin roamed the Cannes...