| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Lawmakers gave a preliminary thumbs up to a two-year extension of California's film tax credit, a mixed result for Hollywood backers who had pressed for a five-year extension but were relieved to get more money given the state's budget crunch.
By a 5-1...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:02 AM
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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:57 AM
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...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale-based studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movies, is buying Classic Media, a company that owns the rights to "Casper the Friendly Ghost," "Lassie," "The Lone Ranger" and other iconic entertainment characters,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:11 AM
A new Chinese joint venture said Monday that the third installment of DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda" will be made in China as a co-production, the first for any major Hollywood animated feature film.
"Kung Fu Panda 3," set for worldwide release...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 2:57 PM
DreamWorks Animation and China's largest media companies plan to invest more than $3 billion to build a sprawling entertainment, dining and shopping district in Shanghai.
A new joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks announced Monday that the company...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:31 AM
It could become Shanghai's version of the Broadway theater district in New York or the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
At least that's the grand vision of Oriental DreamWorks, the joint venture between Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation and China's largest...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:25 PM
With just three weeks to go until a self-imposed Labor Day deadline, DreamWorks Animation is coming down to the wire in talks for a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox or Sony Pictures.
Those two studios are now the top candidates to replace...