| May 3, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) responded this week to a report about the state’s filming industry that suggests new tax incentives might help keep movie and television studios shooting in California.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For Kerry Brougher, newly named director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' planned film museum, the bubble may be nothing compared with the spaceship.
Brougher comes to the academy from the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C., where one of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:29 PM
New York City has a new film commissioner.
Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Cynthia Lopez as the new head of the city's Office of Media and Entertainment.
Lopez, formerly an executive vice president of PBS' award-winning "POV" (Point of View)...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:33 PM
The death of Tom Sherak, the respected Hollywood executive and recently appointed film czar for Los Angeles, is a blow to the city's film industry.
Sherak, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Tuesday at his home...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was deeply saddened Tuesday over the death of his friend and newly-appointed film czar Tom Sherak.
"Everybody feels a strong sense of loss,'' Garcetti said in an interview. "He was a public servant long before he became a...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Moss Adams, one of the nation's largest accounting firms, has launched an online exchange for trading film and other tax credits. Called the Moss Adams Tax Credit Exchange, the marketplace allows film producers and other companies with tax credits to...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:52 PM
In the latest sign of California's declining movie market share, director James Cameron announced he will shoot the three sequels to his Oscar-winning blockbuster "Avatar" in New Zealand.
Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment will do the performance-...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Harvey and Bob Weinstein are getting the reunion they've long sought — and moviegoers could end up getting sequels to such older favorites as "Shakespeare in Love," "Swingers" and "Rounders."
The brothers' film company, Weinstein Co., has struck a...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — Ric Reitz makes movies. He helped bankroll the Matt Damon thriller "Contagion," Clint Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" and the Robert Downey comedy "Due Date."
Reitz, an energetic 58-year-old, doesn't hang out at the Polo Lounge, red-...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:01 AM
The holidays are a time when family-friendly films pack in audiences like the Dallas Cowboys pack-in last-minute turnovers. But even in a season when the G and PG films come with a built-in head start, it's hard not to be impressed by what "Frozen" has...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Hollywood stakeholders are calling on California to bolster its film and TV tax credit to keep its homegrown industry from permanently leaving the state.
Film industry and union officials are mobilizing to back legislation this year that would...