| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Five soldiers dressed in camouflage and carrying machine guns took cover behind a stack of wooden pallets. One yelled “incoming” and a few seconds later a large explosion ignited behind them, setting off a ball of flame rising 30 feet high....
| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:54 PM
California's film tax credit program has helped to stem the flight of movies and TV shows since it was enacted in 2009, but would be more effective with more funding and fewer restrictions on the types of projects that can qualify, a new study concludes....
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Walt Disney Studios has begun filming its live-action fairy tale "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie, in London.
Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Robert Kleinhenz, chief economist with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., recently spoke with The Times about a new report on the entertainment industry’s effect on the L.A. County economy.
What was the purpose of the study?
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:43 AM
Despite a near-record number of pilots made here this year, Los Angeles is still struggling to keep television production in town.
Out of 186 television pilots this season, 96 were produced in the Los Angeles region, the second-largest annual tally in...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Hollywood's job market dimmed last month.
After three consecutive months of year-over-year job gains, the entertainment industry posted a nearly 4% decline in jobs in May, state employment figures show.
The motion picture and sound recording...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:50 AM
When singer-songwriter Alicia Keys wanted to create an animated children's television series about the exploration of music, she turned to Burbank animation firm Bento Box for ideas.
Bento's producers suggested an alternative: Instead of a TV show,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Dozens of healthcare workers from the Motion Picture & Television Fund rallied outside the charity's Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills and other locations around Los Angeles on Thursday to protest stalled contract talks with their employer.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:20 AM
A sprawling Santa Clarita Valley landscape that Walt Disney selected decades ago to be the backdrop for his movies and television shows will be transformed into one of the largest new studio developments in more than a decade under a plan approved Tuesday...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:53 AM
The nation's second-largest theater chain, AMC Entertainment, has stopped selling advance tickets for the upcoming movie "Iron Man 3" because of a dispute with Walt Disney Studios.
At an industry convention intended to showcase the close relations...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:01 AM
The fight between the nation's largest theater chains and Walt Disney Studios over the upcoming release of "Iron Man 3" escalated on Thursday, when AMC Chief Executive Gerry Lopez took the studio to task for taking what he described as an unusually hard...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Hollywood's jobs picture has brightened considerably over the last two months.
The film, television and music industries in Los Angeles County generated 131,600 jobs in March, up 7.9% from February and 12.6% from the same month a year ago, according...