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  • Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'

     Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'
    It would be easy for Feng Xiaogang to rest on his laurels. After all, the Chinese film director has churned out a string of wildly popular comedies, made China's first Imax movie, "Aftershock," and is now in the Oscar hunt for the second time with the...
  • John Sayles does indie hustle again with 'Go for Sisters'

    John Sayles does indie hustle again with 'Go for Sisters'
    Some jobs — catching fastballs, singing pop songs, dancing en pointe — are a lot easier when you're young. Add to that list directing independent movies, where it's not the physical demands that wear out many filmmakers but the financial...
  • 5 of Hollywood's rising young stars: Fame, and a lot of nerves

    5 of Hollywood's rising young stars: Fame, and a lot of nerves
    "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...
  • Gun violence explodes in PG-13 films

     Gun violence explodes in PG-13 films
    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...
  • California state senator skeptical on expansion of film tax credit

    California state senator skeptical on expansion of film tax credit
    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,...
  • MPAA begins week-long event to highlight China-U.S. films

    MPAA begins week-long event to highlight China-U.S. films
    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....
  • Hollywood powerhouses meet a sleeping giant

     Hollywood powerhouses meet a sleeping giant
    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...
  • TV's cool factor overtakes that of movies

    TV's cool factor overtakes that of movies
    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...
  • Echoes of a long-ago sting operation

    Echoes of a long-ago sting operation
    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. Right? Pocketing the money from essentially a...
  • State Sen. Lieu said he's cooperating with federal probe as witness

    State Sen. Lieu said he's cooperating with federal probe as witness
    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) said Thursday that he has been interviewed by federal investigators who are undertaking a public corruption investigation at the Capitol but said he was assured he is a witness in the building case, not...
  • Will Calderon scandal delay film tax credit bill?

    Will Calderon scandal delay film tax credit bill?
    Will the federal probe into the activities of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon delay or derail efforts to expand California's film tax credit program? That's the question many in the film industry were privately asking after reports emerged that federal...