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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Local TV production being lost to other states

    Local TV production being lost to other states
    The five broadcast television networks will be rolling out 23 new one-hour dramas for the upcoming season. That would normally be good business for Hollywood's hometown industry — with bookings for soundstages and plenty of work for the costumers,...
  • California Assembly approves state film, TV tax credit extension

    California Assembly approves state film, TV tax credit extension
    The California Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill that would preserve funding for the state's film and television tax credit. The Assembly voted 70-4 in favor of the bill, which extends funding for the program another two years, according to The...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...