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  • Governor's Cup: BYC to battle for third

    NEWPORT BEACH — The best host Balboa Yacht Club can do is third place, after falling to a boat from Australia in the semifinals Saturday at the 47th Governor's Cup yacht race north of the Newport Pier. Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club of Perth,...
  • Royal Freshwater Bay wins Governor's Cup

    Royal Freshwater Bay wins Governor's Cup
    NEWPORT BEACH — While losing the first race in a best-of-five final of the 47th Governor's Cup, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club of Perth, Australia found a way to flip the script against Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Sunday. It might have...
  • New Zealand quake: Homes, bridge damaged, no injuries reported

    New Zealand quake: Homes, bridge damaged, no injuries reported
    A strong earthquake has shaken the area around Wellington, New Zealand, but initial indications were that damage was minor and no serious injuries were reported. The quake struck just after 2:30 p.m. local time Friday (7:30 p.m. Thursday PDT). The U.S....
  • Foreign Incentives Help Crush Once-Booming F/X Biz in U.S.

    At the recent Siggraph conference in Anaheim, there were not one but two panels on the state of the vfx industry. Word on the street was that feature effects production is dead in L.A., so at times those sessions felt like a public inquest to a murder....
  • From The Boathouse: Closing in on September Showdown

    Ahoy! Emirates Team New Zealand was declared the winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup final races held in San Francisco Bay. The Kiwis almost had a clean sweep in the series against the Italian team, Luna Rossa Challenge, with the final 7-1 score. The...
  • 'Austenland' features unlikely pair, unlikely film

    'Austenland' features unlikely pair, unlikely film
    It may not seem like your typical rom-com duo: Keri Russell, known as a clandestine Russian spy in FX's retro thriller “The Americans,” and Bret McKenzie of New Zealand's comic-music duo, “Flight of the Conchords.” Put them both in...
  • Emmys 2013: Benedict Cumberbatch on 'Parade's End,' 'Sherlock' return

    Benedict Cumberbatch got an early birthday surprise Thursday morning. Following some time in New Zealand working on the next “Hobbit” film, the British actor, who turns 37 Friday, was on his way from a “Star Trek: Into Darkness”...
  • Russell Crowe Eyes Starring Role in 'Water Diviner'

    HONG KONG -- Russell Crowe is now heading towards production on "The Water Diviner," a war-drama that will mark the Australian-based superstar's feature directing debut. "If you haven't picked up on what's up I am in pre-pre-production on a film called...
  • Runaways Welcome: Countries Offer Incentives to Lure Productions Fleeing Hollywood

    One man's loss is another's gain. While Hollywood producers lament the lack of local production, territories around the world are benefitting from the exodus, as a raft of factors -- tax incentives, a filmmaker-friendly infrastructure, co-funding and...
  • The Funny Or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Features Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords and more

    The Funny Or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Features Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords and more
    Few people who caught an episode during the two-season HBO run of Flight of the Conchords, a show about New Zealand's second-best-known rock group (only a duo) playing gigs in American airport bars and such, will ever forget it. Bret McKenzie (right)...
  • From the Boathouse: From Frisco to Honolulu, the races are on

    Ahoy! This is the summer of exciting sailing races with the now-underway America’s Cup challenge in San Francisco Bay and the Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac), which began off Point Fermin in San Pedro and is currently finishing off Honolulu&...
  • Italy wins first race in America's Cup challenger semifinal

    Italy wins first race in America's Cup challenger semifinal
    SAN FRANCISCO — After months of missteps, bickering and tragedy, the America’s Cup got down to some real┬áracing Tuesday. As expected, Luna Rossa Challenge from Italy defeated Artemis Racing of Sweden in the first race of a best-of-seven...