| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The United Kingdom, already a leading international hub for filming, is doing even more to roll out the red carpet. The UK government on Thursday said it would strengthen tax credits for the film industry and offer new inducements to lure more visual...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:46 PM
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Universal Pictures' decision Wednesday to shut down production of "Fast & Furious 7" following the death of star Paul Walker is a blow to Georgia's burgeoning film industry.
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:23 AM
The porn film industry faces another shutdown after it was announced Friday that a performer had tested positive for HIV.
The name and gender of the performer were not released. Officials with the Free Speech Coalition, an adult-film industry trade...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Entertainment journalist Alexandra Cheney has joined Variety as a senior film reporter covering all aspects of the movie business.
She will report and write about industry trends and the endeavors of the Hollywood's major studios, focusing on financing...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Volunteers are working “frantically,” putting in long hours, six days a week to construct the Media City-inspired float for the 125th annual Rose Parade, according to Burbank organizers.
The city’s float, with the theme “Dreams Do...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The coming of age of horror cinema in Thailand might seem like an odd subject for the Princess of Thailand to address.
But it was Halloween night, after all, and Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya had good reason to single out the Southeast Asian nation's...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Paramount's Will Ferrell comedy "Daddy's Home," New Line's "Mean Moms" and CBS Films' D.B. Cooper tale "Skyjack" are on board to receive allocations from the California Film Tax Credit program.
The trio of projects have been moved from the state film...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Researchers have discovered that the amount of gun violence in some PG-13 movies is now greater than in R-rated films.
PG-13 movies are “the ones that target children, and the violence that is shown contains guns,” according to Brad Bushman,...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs.
“Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The fluorescent green Spring Street bike lane that bicyclists and downtown residents loved but film location scouts and production managers hated has been stripped off the street. It’s been repainted a darker shade of green. In fact, it looks more...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:31 PM
A group of entertainment industry executives and labor leaders called on state lawmakers to beef up California's film incentives -- or risk losing a homegrown industry to rivals. At a state committee hearing held at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
BUSAN - Taiwan may impose a 5% tax on all cinema tickets sold in the island territory. The proceeds will be channeled into a fund to help support the local movie industry.
The proposal was put forward Wednesday by the Ministry of Culture at a meeting...