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  • Gatto launches crowd-sourced 'Wiki Bill'

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is giving the ordinary Joe — and Jane — an opportunity to help craft legislation without having to run for office. Gatto, whose district includes Glendale, Burbank, La CaƱada Flintridge and Montrose, has...
  • City Lights: Documentary provides change from American obsession

    City Lights: Documentary provides change from American obsession
    When I saw the ads for "American Hustle," the new Jennifer Lawrence movie that's fast racking up Oscar buzz, I realized I had reached a breaking point of sorts. It's easy, after all, for a tried-and-true property to cross the line into media saturation....
  • Congress in middle of Hollywood copyright clash with Silicon Valley

    WASHINGTON — The fight began as a lawsuit between two bloggers over a rude hand gesture, but when lawyers representing two of California's signature industries showed up in federal court in Boston, it became part of a growing battle between...
  • I Think I Can, I Think I Can!

    I Think I Can, I Think I Can!
    I knew from the start when I had this idea that I’d use the classic Little Golden Book cover of “The Little Engine That Could.” I went online for reference and was surprised to read about the book's complex history and see how many cover...
  • Industry Coalition Rebrands As CreativeFuture to Mobilize Against Online Piracy

    The industry coalition Creative America, set up by studios and guilds to combat piracy, is renaming itself CreativeFuture following the hire of Ruth Vitale as its executive director. The org will highlight the value of creative content as well as the...
  • Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics

    Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics
    Maya Angelou may have said "there is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic," but in today's world, it is difficult to grow up as anything otherwise. At school, we learn about ecosystems and the fragile interaction of species; how the greenhouse effect...
  • Obama's mortifying embrace of checkbook diplomacy

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador? I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
  • 'House of Cards' Searches on Google Turn Up Pirate Links as Top Results

    Netflix's "House of Cards" season 2 has already been pilfered by Internet pirates -- and Google searches for the buzzy political thriller currently surface links to illicit streaming websites, before a link to Netflix's own website. In a Google search...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    For most viewers, Olympic figure skating can be a subjective and murky sport, the difference between medals and also-ran status found in small gradations not visible to the naked eye. But in Wednesday night’s prime-time short skate from Sochi,...
  • Digital Stats Foretold Which New Movies Would Fall Flat

    2013 was not only an all-time record year for domestic and global box office, it was also a big year for digital marketing and social media in Hollywood. We have seen some of the biggest viral campaigns in 2013, and YouTube and Facebook have finally...
  • Bulwer-Lytton Last Chance

     
    I find it always takes a couple of weeks to get blog readers back after a vacation. They get out of the habit of checking your space every day. So I decided to use today's post to follow up on......