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  • Region's entertainment job market shows new strength

    Region's entertainment job market shows new strength
    Hollywood's jobs picture has brightened considerably over the last two months. The film, television and music industries in Los Angeles County generated 131,600 jobs in March, up 7.9% from February and 12.6% from the same month a year ago, according...
  • DreamWorks Animation sends its characters to Macao

    DreamWorks Animation sends its characters to Macao
    DreamWorks Animation is placing another bet in China. The Glendale studio is partnering with one of Asia's largest resort operators to bring its characters to  Macao. Dreamworks has signed a deal with Sands China, a subsidiary of the company that...
  • DreamWorks Animation beats expectations despite 40% profit drop

    DreamWorks Animation beats expectations despite 40% profit drop
    DreamWorks Animation posted a nearly 40% drop in profit in the first quarter while revenue remained virtually flat. For the three months ended March 31, the Glendale studio posted net income of $5.6 million, or 7 cents a share, on revenue of $135 million....
  • Citing Disney dispute, AMC stops selling advance tickets for 'Iron Man 3'

    Citing Disney dispute, AMC stops selling advance tickets for 'Iron Man 3'
    The nation's second-largest theater chain, AMC Entertainment, has stopped selling advance tickets for the upcoming movie "Iron Man 3" because of a dispute with Walt Disney Studios. At an industry convention intended to showcase the close relations...
  • AMC's Gerry Lopez speaks out on 'Iron Man 3' dispute with Disney

    AMC's Gerry Lopez speaks out on 'Iron Man 3' dispute with Disney
    The fight between the nation's largest theater chains and Walt Disney Studios over the upcoming release of "Iron Man 3" escalated on Thursday, when AMC Chief Executive Gerry Lopez took the studio to task for taking what he described as an unusually hard...
  • Oriental DreamWorks and Chinese partners announce Tibet movie

    Oriental DreamWorks and Chinese partners announce Tibet movie
    Filmmakers doing business in China are often advised to avoid the three Ts, as in Taiwan, Tibet and Tiananmen Square. But that warning doesn't apply if you happen to be Jeffrey Katzenberg, the animation mogul who has been at the forefront of Hollywood's...
  • Employment picture for entertainment industry weakens in January

    Employment picture for entertainment industry weakens in January
    Like the sluggish box office, the jobs picture in Hollywood isn't looking pretty so far this year. Employment in the motion picture, television and sound recording category fell 7.3% to 114,700 jobs in January, compared with the same period a year ago,...
  • Entertainment industry pours $47 billion into L.A., economist says

    Entertainment industry pours $47 billion into L.A., economist says
    Robert Kleinhenz, chief economist with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., recently spoke with The Times about a new report on the entertainment industry’s effect on the L.A. County economy. What was the purpose of the study? We...
  • DreamWorks Animation shares fall after 'Rise of the Guardians' poor debut

    DreamWorks Animation shares fall after 'Rise of the Guardians' poor debut
    Shares of DreamWorks Animation took a hit in the wake of a poor box office debut for "Rise of the Guardians." DreamWorks' stock fell as much as 5.8% on Monday after some analysts warned that the Glendale-based studio could be forced to take a...
  • Region's film, TV industry lost 16,100 jobs in 7 years, study finds

    Region's film, TV industry lost 16,100 jobs in 7 years, study finds
    The film and television industry in Los Angeles County has lost more than 16,000 jobs since 2004, mostly due to work migrating out of state, a new report revealed. Last year, the entertainment business generated 102,100 jobs in the county, down 14% from...
  • Fandango names ex-Disney executive Paul Yanover as new president

    Fandango names ex-Disney executive Paul Yanover as new president
    Fandango, the fast-growing online movie ticket company based in Los Angeles, has named former Disney digital executive Paul Yanover to the newly created position of president. Yanover will report to Nick Lehman, president of digital for NBCUniversal...
  • DreamWorks founders give $90 million to Motion Picture & Television Fund

    DreamWorks founders give $90 million to Motion Picture & Television Fund
    DreamWorks SKG founders Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen are each donating $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, giving a major boost to the fundraising campaign for one of Hollywood's oldest charities. The total...