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  • L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April

    L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April
    In a surprising plot twist, Hollywood's overall jobs picture continues to improve despite the long-term effects of production flight and studio cost cutting. Employment in Los Angeles County's motion picture and sound recording sector grew to 126,400...
  • On the Town: Boys & Girls Club presents annual fundraiser

    On the Town: Boys & Girls Club presents annual fundraiser
    For the past 19 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley has been making a profound difference in the lives of thousands of area young people and their families. To reflect on the dedicated work of the club's staff, board...
  • Disneyland, the happiest, most crowded, most fleecing park on Earth

    Disneyland, the happiest, most crowded, most fleecing park on Earth
    They don't call Disneyland the Magic Kingdom for nothing: It takes a lot of hocus pocus to make an expansive outdoor space sicken people with claustrophobia. Even more magical is that people continue to show up in record numbers, even as they're being...
  • Disney: 'We Actually See Growth in the Motion Picture Business'

    Add Bob Iger to the list of high-ranking Hollywood executives who still see the film industry as a growing business for their media companies. "We actually see growth in the motion pictures business," said the Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO during a...
  • 'Neighbors' to battle 'Spider-Man'; Congress grills Comcast

    'Neighbors' to battle 'Spider-Man'; Congress grills Comcast
    After the coffee. Before figuring out why I wasn't a first round pick. The Skinny: I was watching the NFL draft Thursday night when it hit me that the networks should announce show pickups and fall schedules the way teams select players. CBS Chief...
  • Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV

    Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV
    A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition. Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...
  • The Disney way of making you pay

    The Disney way of making you pay
    Walt Disney Co.'s decision to raise admission prices to Disneyland and California Adventure by 4% is one more example of a family tradition fading quickly. ("Disney park crowding reveals options: Hike rates or expand," Business, May 21) As a lifetime...
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' depicts the early days of the PC revolution

     'Halt and Catch Fire' depicts the early days of the PC revolution
    In a stark Studio City office building in February, a team of six writers was huddled around a conference table breaking the season finale script of what AMC hopes to be its baton-carrying, zeitgeisty drama — "Halt and Catch Fire." The freshman...
  • 'GMA' meteorologist celebrates Fantasyland

    'GMA' meteorologist celebrates Fantasyland
    ABC's "Good Morning America" helped promote the Festival of Fantasy Parade and Walt Disney World in a big way Friday morning. Meteorologist Ginger Zee dressed as a Cha Cha Bingo Girl from the new parade at Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. Her...
  • Shanghai Disney Resort's financers kick in an additional $800 million

    Shanghai Disney Resort's financers kick in an additional $800 million
    To expand capacity of a proposed Shanghai Disney Resort, Walt Disney Co. and its partners in China have agreed to add an extra $800 million to the park's $4-billion price tag. The project, slated to open Dec. 31, 2015, was already expected to be Disney'...
  • Angelina Jolie takes the vile out of villain in 'Maleficent'

    Angelina Jolie takes the vile out of villain in 'Maleficent'
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie, in taking her first major acting role in years, wanted something "crazy and silly" to counter the more serious parts of her life and her idea of fun was to play a baddie who looks pretty darn scary to children....
  • Bill to penalize high chief executive pay falls short in Calif. Senate

    The California Senate on Wednesday could not muster the votes to pass a measure that would have penalized high chief executive salaries with higher corporate taxes. Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said his bill would have provided corporations with a...