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  • '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...
  • State Sen. Lieu said he's cooperating with federal probe as witness

    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) said Thursday that he has been interviewed by federal investigators who are undertaking a public corruption investigation at the Capitol but said he was assured he is a witness in the building case, not...
  • Will Calderon scandal delay film tax credit bill?

    Will the federal probe into the activities of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon delay or derail efforts to expand California's film tax credit program? That's the question many in the film industry were privately asking after reports emerged that federal...
  • Will an FBI Sting Stymie Efforts to Supersize California's Production Tax Incentives?

    As Sacramento was shaken by news of an "Argo"-esque FBI sting operation aimed at State Sen. Ron Calderon's support for film tax incentives, it raised concerns that it will make a planned push to expand the California credits all the more difficult....
  • Dutch Government Greenlights $27-million Cash Rebate

    The Dutch government has greenlit the country's first film incentive: a cash rebate of 20 million Euros ($27 million) available to local and foreign productions. The rebate was advocated by the ministers of finance, economic affairs and education,...
  • Catherine Hardwicke: Despite 'Twilight' Success, It Hasn't Been an Easy Road

    When Catherine Hardwicke, the brash darling of indie films like "Thirteen," landed the job to direct the adaptation of 2008's "Twilight," it was an important crack in Hollywood's glass ceiling. The first chapter of the vampire saga went on to gross nearly...
  • The Problem With Film Tracking

    Marshall McLuhan famously wrote, "The medium is the message." And while the phrase is well-known, what comes immediately after it in McLuhan's 1964 work is not: "This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium … result from...
  • China's Overdue Payments to Hollywood Could Happen This Week (EXCLUSIVE)

    HONG KONG -- Hollywood studios expect to be paid every penny of revenue that has been earned in China, which is currently held up by a payment dispute. Studio sources suggest that an announcement will be made by the Motion Picture Assn. and the Chinese...
  • Porn group lifts moratorium on filming but orders extra HIV/STD tests

    Porn group lifts moratorium on filming but orders extra HIV/STD tests
    An adult film industry trade group announced that shooting can begin again Friday after a two-week moratorium prompted by HIV cases in the industry. The industry also said it would revise its sexually transmitted disease testing protocols to require...
  • As it challenges 'Hobbit,' 'Frozen' proves a bracing blast

    The holidays are a time when family-friendly films pack in audiences like the Dallas Cowboys pack-in last-minute turnovers. But even in a season when the G and PG films come with a built-in head start, it's hard not to be impressed by what "Frozen" has...
  • Hollywood seeks to bolster California film and TV tax credit

    Hollywood seeks to bolster California film and TV tax credit
    Hollywood stakeholders are calling on California to bolster its film and TV tax credit to keep its homegrown industry from permanently leaving the state. Film industry and union officials are mobilizing to back legislation this year that would...