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  • DreamWorks films looks to TV industry for CEO

    DreamWorks films looks to TV industry for CEO
    The next chief executive of Steven Spielberg's film company, DreamWorks Studios, is coming from the TV industry. Departing Turner Broadcasting executive Michael Wright will join the film studio at the beginning of next year. He will succeed CEO and Co-...
  • Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood

    Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood
    This post has been updated. See correction below. In the trailer for the current Screen Gems movie "Think Like a Man Too," actor Kevin Hart is shown dancing in his underwear and socks, sliding across the marble floor of the opulent Constantine villa...
  • Hungary's Movie Renaissance Continues as Pix Win Laurels, Incentives Rise, and Hungarian Film Week Returns

    The Hungarian film biz is on a roll, and keen to maintain its momentum. Variety spoke to Agnes Havas, head of the Hungarian National Film Fund, who is attending the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival this week, about the three Hungarian features playing...
  • Karlovy Vary Jury Prexy Ahmet Boyacioglu on Turkey's Blossoming Film Scene

    Prominent Turkish film industry multi-hyphenate (fest programmer, producer, director, promoter) Ahmet Boyacioglu is this year's chairman of the East of the West jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which recently added Turkey and Greece to its core...
  • Youku Tudou CEO Victor Koo Talks Streaming Company's Cross-Platform Plans

    Youku Tudou, China's leading online video platform, is expanding into financing and screening of original content. Last year, it backed Andy Lau actioner "Firestorm," while this month it is launching 20 new TV series. On Aug. 28, it announced the...
  • Hollywood's summer slate elicits a collective yawn from filmgoers

    Hollywood's summer slate elicits a collective yawn from filmgoers
    Not even superheroes could save Hollywood this summer. The movie industry suffered its worst May-to-Labor Day season since 1997, after adjusting for inflation. U.S. ticket sales dropped 15% compared with last summer. It was a disappointment for an...
  • MPAA's Chris Dodd invites film commissioners to summit on incentives

    MPAA's Chris Dodd invites film commissioners to summit on incentives
    As California legislators worked toward a landmark deal that would more than triple annual funding for California’s film and TV tax credit program, Hollywood’s chief lobbyist invited film commissioners around the country to attend “an...
  • California film tax credit is money well spent

    To the editor: The otherwise fine article on the debate about film tax rebates perpetuates one important misconception about the situation in California. ("Are film tax credits cost effective?," Aug. 30) The legislative analyst's office did indeed...
  • North Carolina cutting film tax credit program

    Even as California looks to substantially boost funding for its film tax credit, North Carolina may be exiting the Hollywood stage. North Carolina was among the first states to offer film tax credits. The state's incentives, low labor costs and varied...
  • Governor, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On California Movie and TV Tax Credit

    California legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown announced a deal on Wednesday to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its size to $330 million annually. "Proud to announce a deal with Dem and Rep leg. leaders...
  • California to hike film tax credits

    California to hike film tax credits
    It's been a slow summer at the box office, but Hollywood got a genuine blockbuster Wednesday — a $330-million deal that will help subsidize film and TV production in California for the next five years. In a last-minute compromise reached...