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  • Netflix executive Ted Sarandos riles theater owners with speech

    Netflix executive Ted Sarandos riles theater owners with speech
    Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, might want to bring his own popcorn and soda the next time he goes to the movies or think about hiring a food taster if he decides to try his luck at the concession stand. During a speech at the 2013...
  • In L.A., trying to woo film business from L.A.

    In L.A., trying to woo film business from L.A.
    Standing next to a large flat-screen TV showing an image of a toucan, Claudia Trujillo was doing her best sales pitch, rattling off all the reasons to consider Costa Rica a prime film location. Costa Rica doesn't have a film incentive, she explained,...
  • Alec Baldwin chats: MSNBC show and his 'Seduced and Abandoned' film

    Alec Baldwin chats: MSNBC show and his 'Seduced and Abandoned' film
    Airing Monday night on HBO, "Seduced and Abandoned" is a meta-documentary in which actor Alec Baldwin and his filmmaker pal James Toback take a look at the arbitrary deal-making process behind today's movie business. Toback and Baldwin roamed the Cannes...
  • Halloween fans can get their fix 365 days a year at Burbank shop

    Halloween fans can get their fix 365 days a year at Burbank shop
    Although temporary Halloween shops pop up in neighboring cities each autumn to hawk their haunted wares for a couple months, Burbank's connection to the film industry makes it a hot spot for costume shoppers year-round. At It's A Wrap, located on...
  • FBI looking at Sen. Calderon film tax-credit proposal

    FBI looking at Sen. Calderon film tax-credit proposal
    SACRAMENTO -- Federal investigators probing the activities of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) have asked other lawmakers about proposals he made to expand tax credits for the film industry, officials said Wednesday. Calderon pushed to...
  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood welcomes Bollywood figures

    Madame Tussauds Hollywood welcomes Bollywood figures
    They may not be as well known as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, but the top stars of India's film industry are coming to Hollywood -- in wax form. Madame Tussauds Hollywood will unveil five new figures Thursday in its traveling exhibit focusing on...
  • In Iran, a cultural clash over shuttered film institute

     In Iran, a cultural clash over shuttered film institute
    TEHRAN — A spat over the possible reopening of a shuttered film institute is pitting Iran's culture overseers against an alliance of moviemakers and cinema buffs emboldened by the victory of moderate Hassan Rouhani in June's presidential balloting....
  • 'Breaking Bad' has been good to Albuquerque, New Mexico

    'Breaking Bad' has been good to Albuquerque, New Mexico
    At the Candy Lady shop in Albuquerque, customers can chose from 20 flavors of fudge, a wall of licorice, handmade chocolates and bags of blue-tinged crystals made of rock candy. Owner Debbie Ball calls it "Breaking Bad Candy" after the show that,...
  • 'Kick-Ass' sequel is ready to give rival films the boot

    'Kick-Ass' sequel is ready to give rival films the boot
    Matthew Vaughn was shocked to learn early last year that Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., the domestic distributor of his 2010 superhero movie "Kick-Ass," wasn't interested in a sequel. The quirky, R-rated "Kick-Ass" had grossed $101 million worldwide...
  • Gary Shusett dies at 72; co-founder of Sherwood Oaks film school

    Hollywood had a hard time saying "no" to Gary Shusett. In the early 1970s, he co-founded Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, a professional school devoted to the craft of filmmaking, and kept it going for the rest of his life by brandishing a trait...
  • 'The Dallas Buyers Club,' the AIDS film no one wanted to make

    METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...