| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:02 AM
California lost $3 billion in wages from 2004 to 2011 because of film and TV production flocking to other states and countries, a new study concludes.
Burbank-based Entertainment Partners, the industry’s largest payroll service company, which...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Hollywood's casting directors have ratified a new three-year contract.
Teamsters Local 399 business agent Steve Dayan said the union's casting directors overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday that gives them modest increases in wages and...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale-based studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movies, is buying Classic Media, a company that owns the rights to "Casper the Friendly Ghost," "Lassie," "The Lone Ranger" and other iconic entertainment characters,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
On a typical day, Kun Lee, owner of Bake It Again Sam, prepares 360 bagels and 240 muffins for his famous customer across the street. And that's not counting the scrambled eggs, sandwiches, quesadillas, cookies and specialty order birthday cakes he...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:11 AM
A new Chinese joint venture said Monday that the third installment of DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda" will be made in China as a co-production, the first for any major Hollywood animated feature film.
"Kung Fu Panda 3," set for worldwide release...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 2:57 PM
DreamWorks Animation and China's largest media companies plan to invest more than $3 billion to build a sprawling entertainment, dining and shopping district in Shanghai.
A new joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks announced Monday that the company...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:31 AM
It could become Shanghai's version of the Broadway theater district in New York or the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
At least that's the grand vision of Oriental DreamWorks, the joint venture between Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation and China's largest...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:25 PM
With just three weeks to go until a self-imposed Labor Day deadline, DreamWorks Animation is coming down to the wire in talks for a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox or Sony Pictures.
Those two studios are now the top candidates to replace...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:14 AM
The five broadcast television networks will be rolling out 23 new one-hour dramas for the upcoming season. That would normally be good business for Hollywood's hometown industry — with bookings for soundstages and plenty of work for the costumers,...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 11:33 AM
The California Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill that would preserve funding for the state's film and television tax credit.
The Assembly voted 70-4 in favor of the bill, which extends funding for the program another two years, according to The...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Shrek and Po have found a new home.
DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale studio behind such hit animated franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," has signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox, which will distribute its movies...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:37 AM
DreamWorks Animation SKG said it would take an $87-million charge on last year's holiday movie "Rise of the Guardians," marking the largest write-down the studio has ever taken for one of its own movies.
Analysts had estimated that the studio would take...