| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
NBCUniversal is shaking up the ranks of its movie studio, with longtime head Ron Meyer transitioning into a corporate advisory role.
In a surprise move, Jeff Shell, a longtime Comcast Corp. television executive who spent the last two years in London,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As a teenager Jeff Shell was determined to earn a spot on the elite basketball team at West Los Angeles' University High School.
Despite being considered a long shot, he spent hours in his backyard practicing his jump shot and working on his moves until...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss.
The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Mike Gatto is a clever fellow. But like a lot of smart guys, he's sometimes too clever for his own good.
A case in point came a week ago when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced the assemblyman as "a pornographer's best friend" for blocking...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
An adult film industry trade group announced that shooting can begin again Friday after a two-week moratorium prompted by HIV cases in the industry.
The industry also said it would revise its sexually transmitted disease testing protocols to require...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Even before he took office, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed to name a film czar to serve as an industry advocate in City Hall and to help stop runaway production.
But nearly three months later, Garcetti is still searching for someone to fill the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Several current and former adult film performers who have tested positive for HIV spoke out Wednesday about working conditions in the industry.
Cameron Bay, the actress whose positive HIV test result prompted a weeklong moratorium on filming last month,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:32 AM
The owner of a porn studio involved in allegations that it puts actors at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases accused the AIDS Healthcare Foundation of playing "loose with the facts" to "generate hysteria around HIV."
The statement from...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The spectacular 22-year partnership of Walt Disney Co. and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will come to an end next year, signaling the Burbank company's changing priorities and how the shifting sands of the movie business are affecting A-list producers.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Wang Jianlin is the wealthiest man in China, owns the biggest theater chain in the world and wants to create the world's largest movie studio in his home country.
Hollywood is taking the billionaire chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Corp. seriously, but...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Location manager Brian O'Neill needed a location to film a wedding scene for the upcoming move "The Wedding Ringer," and he knew just the place: Hollywood United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin and North Highland avenues.
With its Gothic...