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  • A blistering analysis of California's Hollywood tax giveaway

    One thing Hollywood has been very good at over the last few years is extracting tax incentives from states to move production around the country. But another thing has always been clear about these incentives: They don't pay for themselves. In state...
  • 'Godzilla's' Gareth Edwards to Direct 'Star Wars' Spinoff

    "Godzilla" director Gareth Edwards has been tapped to direct Lucasfilm's first standalone "Star Wars" film -- not related to the next planned trilogy -- that Disney has dated for release on Dec. 16, 2016. Gary Whitta ("The Book of Eli") will write the...
  • China's Mature Dealmaking at Cannes Proves It's a Player on the World Stage

    Seeing Gong Li on the Croisette for Zhang Yimou's "Coming Home" was a reminder of the last time she trod the carpet at Cannes for a Zhang film -- in 1995 for "Shanghai Triad." And while that wasn't so long ago, it seems like eons considering the great...
  • General Assembly approves nearly $39 billion budget for Maryland

    General Assembly approves nearly $39 billion budget for Maryland
    The General Assembly fulfilled its state constitutional duty Saturday by wrapping up action on Gov. Martin O'Malley's nearly $39 billion operating budget. Final approval came as the House and Senate approved the agreement rreached by negotiators for the...
  • Lawsuit challenges a Hollywood pillar: Unpaid internships

    Lawsuit challenges a Hollywood pillar: Unpaid internships
    Melvin Mar's entrée to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for "Platoon" producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss' lunch of matzo ball soup every day. Mar calculated to the minute how long it would take to...
  • Industry groups rally for film and TV tax-credit legislation

    Industry groups rally for film and TV tax-credit legislation
    A coalition of entertainment industry groups, politicians and community members rallied Saturday to support legislation that would extend and expand California’s film and TV tax credit, which is due to expire in 2017. Hundreds of people gathered...
  • Hollywood Vendors Rally for Improved Tax Credits

    Show business vendors have rallied in the San Fernando Valley in the middle of a warm weekend with promises to support legislation to sweeten California's film tax credit program. Organizers said more than 600 attendees came to the rally at prop house...
  • Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again

    Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again
    Julius R. Nasso made a name for himself as the business partner of Steven Seagal, producing some of the ponytailed martial arts expert's best-known films. That was before Nasso's own life began to resemble a Hollywood mafia saga and he landed in prison....
  • U.S. movies help drive Chinese box office over $1 billion

    U.S. movies help drive Chinese box office over $1 billion
    BEIJING -- China’s box office has made its first $1 billion for the year, crossing the mark in the week that ended Sunday with some help from “Robocop.” Year-to-date box office receipts for the mainland -- the world’s second...
  • Robert Wagner's 'You Must Remember This' recalls Hollywood golden era

    Robert Wagner's 'You Must Remember This' recalls Hollywood golden era
    Robert Wagner is in a reflective mood. "Movies last forever," noted the veteran actor ("Broken Lance," "The Pink Panther," the "Austin Powers" series),  but the Hollywood he once knew has all but disappeared. "I turned around, and it was all gone,"...
  • Paramount, China Film Group Corp. to Produce 3D 'Marco Polo'

    BEIJING -- China Film Group Corp. and Paramount Pictures have struck a deal to produce the 3D sci-fi action film "Marco Polo." The companies signed the deal Friday at the Beijing International Film Festival with a traditional hand-printing ceremony....