Entertainment & Arts


Hollywood reopening

Film and TV shoots have been slow to resume in the L.A. area. But California’s recently relaunched tax incentive program continues to lure productions from other states even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

For months, Hollywood productions were effectively wiped out because of restrictions to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus. But a recent surge in outbreaks has renewed concerns about onset health dangers.

This marks the first round of new tax credits under the extended California film and television tax credit program, which runs through 2025. Production restart remains ‘slow and steady.’

In the coronavirus era musicians, longing to connect with friends and neighbors, and eager to practice their art, have taken to their porches, patios, driveways and yards to play for passersby.

In a lengthy Instagram post, “Girls” mastermind Lena Dunham talked about what she said was her experience battling COVID-19.

‘Breaking Bad’ actor Bryan Cranston posted a video documenting his COVID-19 journey and his experience donating his plasma to UCLA.

The ESPN broadcaster predicts ‘a chance to win one of the most celebrated championships of all time,’ on the eve of his call of Lakers-Clippers game.

The San Francisco theater led by Pam MacKinnon schedules a slate of digital offerings until “The Headlands” can come to the stage in late May.

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