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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark

    DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark
    Still recovering from jet lag after a three-day trip to Australia, India and China, Jeffrey Katzenberg sat in a courtyard next to a duck pond at the Mediterranean-style campus dotted with oaks and olive trees. The legendary Hollywood mogul, who...
  • DreamWorks Animation partners with Fuhu on new tablet

    DreamWorks Animation SKG is premiering its first computer tablet, one that will teach kids how to be their own animators, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Glendale-based creator of the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies has...
  • DreamWorks Animation, Netflix sign deal for original TV programs

    DreamWorks Animation, Netflix sign deal for original TV programs
    Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation has signed a multi-year deal to produce more than 300 hours of original programming for Netflix Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, DreamWorks Animation, creator of "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar"...
  • Entertainment industry jobs grow 3.7%

    Entertainment industry jobs grow 3.7%
    The Hollywood jobs picture continued to improve last year. Employment in Los Angeles' entertainment industry climbed nearly 4% in 2012, reflecting an upswing in feature film production in the fourth quarter and a surge in commercial shoots, which climbed...
  • DreamWorks Animation pushes 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' to March 2014

    DreamWorks Animation pushes 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' to March 2014
    DreamWorks Animation said Tuesday night that it is pushing back the release date for its animated movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" by four months. The Glendale studio said it was changing the release date for the film from Nov. 1 to March 7, 2014, at the...
  • Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation plans staff cuts

    Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation plans staff cuts
    DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the Glendale-based entertainment company led by Hollywood film veteran Jeffrey Katzenberg, is expected to lay off up to 20% of its 2,200-employee workforce, following a decision to shelve production of the movie "Me and My...
  • DreamWorks Animation licenses characters for Russia theme parks

    DreamWorks Animation licenses characters for Russia theme parks
    DreamWorks Animation SKG is licensing its movie characters for various theme parks being developed in Russia, an increasingly important market for the Glendale-based studio. The creator of the "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises said it...
  • Griffith Park was the most popular film location again in 2012

    Griffith Park was the most popular film location again in 2012
    Griffith Park, Point Dume, the 6th Street Bridge near downtown L.A. and a former community hospital in Boyle Heights reputed to be haunted ranked among the most popular film locations in 2012, according to a new survey. Eight of the top 10 sites for...
  • DreamWorks Animation takes $87 million write-down on 'Guardians'

    DreamWorks Animation takes $87 million write-down on 'Guardians'
    DreamWorks Animation SKG said it would take an $87-million charge on last year's holiday movie "Rise of the Guardians," marking the largest write-down the studio has ever taken for one of its own movies. Analysts had estimated that the studio would take...
  • Analyst predicts $96-million write-down on 'Rise of the Guardians'

    Analyst predicts $96-million write-down on 'Rise of the Guardians'
    DreamWorks Animation may end up losing nearly $100 million on its recent holiday release "Rise of the Guardians." That's the sobering prediction of Lazard Capital Markets analyst Barton Crockett.  In a research note on Wednesday, Crockett said he expects...