| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The California Film Commission recently found that 83% of projects that apply for, and don't receive, its tax credit incentive decide to film outside California.
Among those that stay, only a few are major studio releases. Indeed, much of the shooting in...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Even after 21st Century Fox withdrew its $80-billion bid for Time Warner, Wall Street wondered whether Rupert Murdoch was just playing possum, only to spring back to make another run at his rival.
Murdoch, and his chief deputy, on Wednesday tried to...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Vincent Kartheiser of "Mad Men" has listed his tiny Hollywood bungalow at $808,000.
At the center of a walled and gated lot of 2,325 square feet is a vintage bungalow that was built in 1912 and has been reworked into an open-concept pied-a-terre. The...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Zach Galifianakis, who often plays characters who could be considered basket cases in such films as "The Hangover" and "Due Date," has a new show called "Baskets" -- and he's carrying it to FX.
The comedy will star the comedian, who co-created the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes said the entertainment giant is not lacking anything and that bigger is not always better.
Speaking to Wall Street analysts a day after Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox withdrew its unsolicited and unwelcome...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Nevada is a good bet for productions. Films benefiting from the state's incentive include "Ocean's Eleven," "Transformers," "The Hangover," "21" and "Godzilla. "Coming up: "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2."
Massive tax credits for Tesla's proposed battery...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Given that he hasn’t had a good joke since Eisenhower was in the White House, Jerry Lewis probably shouldn’t have complained that he doesn’t find female comedians funny.
At a Cannes Film Festival news conference to tout his new film,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The critically lambasted Adam Sandler comedy "Grown-Ups 2" dominated the nominations for the 34th Razzie Awards on Wednesday morning, receiving eight, including worst picture, worst actor, worst supporting actor and worst director.
Johnny Depp ("The...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the expectations for Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel"!
The Superman picture comes at a crucial time for the studio. With the completion of the "Dark Knight" trilogy last year, Warner Bros. needs a new...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Cars and Southern California go together like, well, the Beach Boys and surfing, or Hollywood and movies, or Hef and the Playboy Mansion. You really can’t have one without the other.
Which is why the fact that the Petersen Automotive Museum is...