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  • Downtown Film Festival L.A. celebrates indie film and urban renewal

    Downtown Film Festival L.A. celebrates indie film and urban renewal
    Downtown Los Angeles has a long history with the movies, dating back to the days when Harold Lloyd dangled from a clock tower in "Safety Last!" and neon-lighted movie palaces lined Broadway. Much has changed since then — for the neighborhood and...
  • 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...
  • California film tax credit bill moves closer to passage

    California lawmakers could soon take action to stem the flight of television and movie productions to other states and foreign countries. Legislation to renew and possibly expand a 5-year-old state income-tax break for shooting in the Golden State...
  • Allen J. Schwalb, Longtime Film Financier, Dies at 76

    Allen J. Schwalb, a financier of major motion pictures including "Dirty Harry," "Rocky," "Rambo" and "Rain Man," died on July 14. He was 76. Most recently, in late 2013, Schwalb's Star Partners Inc. and Nashville-based Hummingbird Productions and its...
  • Congressional Democrats Urge California to Expand Production Credit

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits. AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
  • Sequel or reboot? Paramount plays it both ways with new 'Transformers'

    Big-budget summer movies these days tend to fall into two categories. There's the slate-wiping reboot that deletes all that came before ("Godzilla" and its ilk) and the keep-the-mojo-going sequel that hopes to build (and build and build) on existing...
  • Hollywood's paymaster

    Hollywood's paymaster
    The gig: Mark Goldstein, 48, is chief executive and president of Burbank company Entertainment Partners, one of the industry's leading payroll services firms. The company processes residual checks and advises studios through the labyrinth of tax credits...
  • Crowdfunders Pozible and Thomas Mai Reach Out to Film Industry

    HONG KONG - Leading crowd-funding platform Pozible has launched a special initiative for experienced film-makers. Dubbed as 'Mission: Pozible,' the initiative is an open call to the film industry to find five film projects that are each trying to raise a...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction': How big a hit is it?

    On Monday morning, before the official numbers came in, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" had reached a benchmark — studio estimates had the film scoring a $100-million opening weekend. Exactly $100 million, in fact. This is significant for at...
  • Women Prevailing Despite Sexism in Slowly-Changing Below-the-Line Industry

    When Rita Lundin was working as a driver on "Men in Black 3," the message from her Teamsters coordinator was blunt: We don't like to work with women. "He told me he wouldn't be able to sleep, thinking I wasn't going to make it to the set and that I...
  • What We Learned From Comic-Con: Movies Were an Afterthought

    By Lucas Shaw July 28 (Reuters) - Gale Ann Hurd rose to the pinnacle of Hollywood by producing some of the biggest and brashest films in history, none more so than "The Terminator," directed by her then-husband James Cameron. Yet when thinking about...