| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:53 AM
A group of California visual effects artists is mounting a long-shot campaign to dismantle foreign film tax credits, contending that they hurt U.S. workers and violate international trade agreements.
More than 150 visual effects workers in the last...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:17 AM
DreamWorks Animation is placing another bet in China.
The Glendale studio is partnering with one of Asia's largest resort operators to bring its characters to Macao.
Dreamworks has signed a deal with Sands China, a subsidiary of the company that...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
DreamWorks Animation posted a nearly 40% drop in profit in the first quarter while revenue remained virtually flat. For the three months ended March 31, the Glendale studio posted net income of $5.6 million, or 7 cents a share, on revenue of $135 million....
| 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 22, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Filmmakers doing business in China are often advised to avoid the three Ts, as in Taiwan, Tibet and Tiananmen Square.
But that warning doesn't apply if you happen to be Jeffrey Katzenberg, the animation mogul who has been at the forefront of Hollywood's...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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,...
| 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?
| Nov 26, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Shares of DreamWorks Animation took a hit in the wake of a poor box office debut for "Rise of the Guardians."
DreamWorks' stock fell as much as 5.8% on Monday after some analysts warned that the Glendale-based studio could be forced to take a...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 10:10 AM
The film and television industry in Los Angeles County has lost more than 16,000 jobs since 2004, mostly due to work migrating out of state, a new report revealed.
Last year, the entertainment business generated 102,100 jobs in the county, down 14% from...