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  • 'Fast & Furious 7' shutdown is a loss for Georgia film business

    'Fast & Furious 7' shutdown is a loss for Georgia film business
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Universal Pictures' decision Wednesday to shut down production of "Fast & Furious 7" following the death of star Paul Walker is a blow to Georgia's burgeoning film industry. "Fast &...
  • Porn performer tests positive for HIV; industry group seeks shutdown

    Porn performer tests positive for HIV; industry group seeks shutdown
    The porn film industry faces another shutdown after it was announced Friday that a performer had tested positive for HIV. The name and gender of the performer were not released. Officials with the Free Speech Coalition, an adult-film industry trade...
  • Princess of Thailand courts Hollywood studios

    Princess of Thailand courts Hollywood studios
    The coming of age of horror cinema in Thailand might seem like an odd subject for the Princess of Thailand to address. But it was Halloween night, after all, and Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya had good reason to single out the Southeast Asian nation's...
  • FBI looking at Sen. Calderon film tax-credit proposal

    FBI looking at Sen. Calderon film tax-credit proposal
    SACRAMENTO -- Federal investigators probing the activities of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) have asked other lawmakers about proposals he made to expand tax credits for the film industry, officials said Wednesday. Calderon pushed to...
  • ABC sells out Oscars. 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff in works.

    ABC sells out Oscars. 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff in works.
    After the coffee. Before waiting for the Great Pumpkin.  The Skinny: My Miley Cyrus costume didn't arrive in time so I guess I'll just have to stay home this Halloween and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" unless one of my loyal readers...
  • Gary Shusett dies at 72; co-founder of Sherwood Oaks film school

    Gary Shusett dies at 72; co-founder of Sherwood Oaks film school
    Hollywood had a hard time saying "no" to Gary Shusett. In the early 1970s, he co-founded Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, a professional school devoted to the craft of filmmaking, and kept it going for the rest of his life by brandishing a trait...
  • MPAA's Dodd calls for more robust California film and TV tax credit

    MPAA's Dodd calls for more robust California film and TV tax credit
    California needs a new and improved film tax credit program to prevent more productions from leaving the state, the industry's chief lobbyist said Friday. Speaking at a luncheon in Burbank hosted by the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., Chris Dodd,...
  • Location filming in L.A. shows modest increase in third quarter

    Location filming in L.A. shows modest increase in third quarter
    Location filming in Los Angeles rose 9% in the third quarter powered by increases in shoots for feature films and commercials. The increase marks the third consecutive quarter of growth this year in location filming, according to data released Tuesday...
  • Spring Street's less-green bike lane: It's road-test worthy

    Spring Street's less-green bike lane: It's road-test worthy
    The fluorescent green Spring Street bike lane that bicyclists and downtown residents loved but film location scouts and production managers hated has been stripped off the street. It’s been repainted a darker shade of green. In fact, it looks more...
  • Entertainment execs ask lawmakers to bolster state film tax credit

    Entertainment execs ask lawmakers to bolster state film tax credit
    A group of entertainment industry executives and labor leaders called on state lawmakers to beef up California's film incentives -- or risk losing a homegrown industry to rivals. At a state committee hearing held at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles,...
  • Ray Dolby dies at 80; engineer's sound system eliminated underlying noise

    Ray Dolby dies at 80; engineer's sound system eliminated underlying noise
    Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss. The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...