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Christopher Dodd

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  • Gun Control Groups Urge Cancellation of Hollywood Fundraiser for Mark Begich and Mark Pryor

    Almost a year ago, in the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a number of entertainment industry activists decried a vote that prevented the Senate from moving forward background check legislation. Some vowed to withhold support from Democrats...
  • MPAA's Chris Dodd earned $3.3 million in 2012

    MPAA's Chris Dodd earned $3.3 million in 2012
    It was a rough year for the Motion Picture Assn. of America in 2012, but not for its chief executive. Even as Hollywood's chief lobbying group saw its losses widen in 2012, MPAA Chairman and former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd's compensation totaled $3.3...
  • Obama to Meet with Studio Chiefs, Other Industry Reps At DreamWorks Animation

    Update President Obama's schedule on Tuesday includes a meeting with studio executives and other entertainment industry representatives at DreamWorks Animation, where economic issues specific to Hollywood are expected to be discussed, sources said on...
  • Obama praises job growth in entertainment industry

    Obama praises job growth in entertainment industry
    President Barack Obama put the klieg light on Hollywood Tuesday, crediting the motion picture and television industry for being an engine of growth and a bright spot in a recovering economy. "Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy,"...
  • Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort

    Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort
    Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen. Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
  • 'This Town' by Mark Leibovich explores the power and politics of Washington D.C.

    'This Town' by Mark Leibovich explores the power and politics of Washington D.C.
    Many years ago, I convinced the now-shuttered Chicago Daily News to send me from Chicago to Washington to join the paper's D.C. bureau. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...
  • California Production Tax Credit Legislation Gains Momentum

    In a move to pave the way for sweetening California's production tax credit program, a pair of legislative panels have scheduled an Oct. 9 oversight hearing on crafting a new bill. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a two-year $200 million extension of the...
  • Studio Chiefs Set Jerry Brown Fundraiser, And Perhaps A Chance to Pitch Production Tax Incentives

    As Hollywood figures call for an expansion of California's tax incentive program to curb runaway production, studio chiefs will undoubtedly have a chance to make a pitch next month when they hold a fundraiser for Gov. Jerry Brown. On Nov. 21, Disney's...
  • Advocates of Tax Credits Talk of Hurdles to Expanding California's Incentive Program

    Supporters of boosting California's film and TV production tax credit are grappling with how to convince lawmakers in Sacramento to expand the program. Los Angeles Councilman Felipe Fuentes, a key champion of the tax incentives when he was an assemblyman...
  • MPAA wins ruling in Hotfile anti-piracy case

    MPAA wins ruling in Hotfile anti-piracy case
    In a victory for Hollywood's anti-piracy efforts, the trade group representing the major studios has won a legal fight against Hotfile, one of the largest file sharing sites on the Internet. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida...
  • Save Plum Island From Development

    Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off. Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
  • Central issues of Election 2012

    Central issues of Election 2012
    Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...