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  • Region's entertainment industry records fewer jobs in May

    Region's entertainment industry records fewer jobs in May
    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...
  • Motion Picture & Television Fund workers protest stalled talks

    Motion Picture & Television Fund workers protest stalled talks
    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. The...
  • Burbank-based Bento Box takes a multi-platform approach to animation

    Burbank-based Bento Box takes a multi-platform approach to animation
    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,...
  • Region's film and TV jobs jump 8% in April over last year

    Region's film and TV jobs jump 8% in April over last year
    Hollywood had another good month, at least when it comes to producing local jobs. Although the number of jobs dipped from March by 2%, reflecting a typical seasonal slowdown in employment, the county added 9,700 jobs from the same time a year ago,...
  • Region's entertainment job market shows new strength

    Region's entertainment job market shows new strength
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Producer for Disney's 'Lone Ranger' fined over crew member's death

    Producer for Disney's 'Lone Ranger' fined over crew member's death
    State regulators have fined a producer of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie “The Lone Ranger” more than $60,000, citing numerous safety violations in connection with a crew member who died at a movie ranch in Acton. A 48-year-old diver...
  • Firefighters get a primer on movie pyrotechnics in Burbank

    Firefighters get a primer on movie pyrotechnics in Burbank
    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....
  • 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...