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  • Casting directors ratify new three-year contract

    Hollywood's casting directors have ratified a new three-year contract. Teamsters Local 399 business agent Steve Dayan said the union's casting directors overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday that gives them modest increases in wages and...
  • Citing Disney dispute, AMC stops selling advance tickets for 'Iron Man 3'

    Citing Disney dispute, AMC stops selling advance tickets for 'Iron Man 3'
    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...
  • AMC's Gerry Lopez speaks out on 'Iron Man 3' dispute with Disney

    AMC's Gerry Lopez speaks out on 'Iron Man 3' dispute with Disney
    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...
  • Employment picture for entertainment industry weakens in January

    Employment picture for entertainment industry weakens in January
    Like the sluggish box office, the jobs picture in Hollywood isn't looking pretty so far this year. Employment in the motion picture, television and sound recording category fell 7.3% to 114,700 jobs in January, compared with the same period a year ago,...
  • Entertainment industry pours $47 billion into L.A., economist says

    Entertainment industry pours $47 billion into L.A., economist says
    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? We...
  • Milken Institute study: Strengths, weakness in California film tax credits

    Milken Institute study: Strengths, weakness in California film tax credits
    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....
  • Disney starts production of "Maleficent" in London

    Disney starts production of "Maleficent" in London
    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...
  • Water board wraps chromium 6 investigation at Walt Disney Studios

    Water board wraps chromium 6 investigation at Walt Disney Studios
    The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has concluded an investigation into contamination on the site of the Walt Disney Studios, a senior board official said. The agency’s decision comes a day after The Times reported the board, along...
  • Senate votes to extend state film tax credit

    Senate votes to extend state film tax credit
    The state Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill to continue funding California's film and television tax credit. The Senate vote last week was 32 to 2 in favor of extending two more years of funding for the tax credit. California sets aside $100...
  • Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies

    Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies
    Bob Lambert, a widely respected entertainment industry executive who played a pivotal role in the advent of computer animation, died of undisclosed causes Friday at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55. Lambert served as...
  • Report: California lost $3 billion in film crew wages from 2004 to 2011

    Report: California lost $3 billion in film crew wages from 2004 to 2011
    California lost $3 billion in wages from 2004 to 2011 because of film and TV production flocking to other states and countries, a new study concludes. Burbank-based Entertainment Partners, the industry’s largest payroll service company, which...
  • Warner Bros. is a big spender in L.A. County: $4 billion a year

    Warner Bros. is a big spender in L.A. County: $4 billion a year
    On a typical day, Kun Lee, owner of Bake It Again Sam, prepares 360 bagels and 240 muffins for his famous customer across the street. And that's not counting the scrambled eggs, sandwiches, quesadillas, cookies and specialty order birthday cakes he...