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Richard Verrier

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  • State film tax credit extension clears a hurdle but is scaled back

    Lawmakers gave a preliminary thumbs up to a two-year extension of California's film tax credit, a mixed result for Hollywood backers who had pressed for a five-year extension but were relieved to get more money given the state's budget crunch. By a 5-1...
  • DreamWorks Animation buys "Casper," "Lassie" parent Classic Media

    DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale-based studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movies, is buying Classic Media, a company that owns the rights to "Casper the Friendly Ghost," "Lassie," "The Lone Ranger" and other iconic entertainment characters,...
  • Region's film, TV industry lost 16,100 jobs in 7 years, study finds

    Region's film, TV industry lost 16,100 jobs in 7 years, study finds
    The film and television industry in Los Angeles County has lost more than 16,000 jobs since 2004, mostly due to work migrating out of state, a new report revealed. Last year, the entertainment business generated 102,100 jobs in the county, down 14% from...
  • DreamWorks Animation shares fall after 'Rise of the Guardians' poor debut

    DreamWorks Animation shares fall after 'Rise of the Guardians' poor debut
    Shares of DreamWorks Animation took a hit in the wake of a poor box office debut for "Rise of the Guardians." DreamWorks' stock fell as much as 5.8% on Monday after some analysts warned that the Glendale-based studio could be forced to take a...
  • DreamWorks Animation, Netflix sign deal for original TV programs

    DreamWorks Animation, Netflix sign deal for original TV programs
    Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation has signed a multi-year deal to produce more than 300 hours of original programming for Netflix Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, DreamWorks Animation, creator of "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar"...
  • Griffith Park was the most popular film location again in 2012

    Griffith Park was the most popular film location again in 2012
    Griffith Park, Point Dume, the 6th Street Bridge near downtown L.A. and a former community hospital in Boyle Heights reputed to be haunted ranked among the most popular film locations in 2012, according to a new survey. Eight of the top 10 sites for...
  • Analyst predicts $96-million write-down on 'Rise of the Guardians'

    Analyst predicts $96-million write-down on 'Rise of the Guardians'
    DreamWorks Animation may end up losing nearly $100 million on its recent holiday release "Rise of the Guardians." That's the sobering prediction of Lazard Capital Markets analyst Barton Crockett.  In a research note on Wednesday, Crockett said he expects...
  • DreamWorks Animation ranked 12th best company to work for in U.S.

    DreamWorks Animation ranked 12th best company to work for in U.S.
    Hollywood studios aren't known as easy places to work. But DreamWorks Animation once again has made Fortune magazine's list of the 100 best employers. The Glendale studio behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies ranked 12th in the...
  • DreamWorks' WikiLeaks movie 'The Fifth Estate' starts production

    DreamWorks' WikiLeaks movie 'The Fifth Estate' starts production
    DreamWorks Studios has begun filming the “The Fifth Estate,” a movie about the controversial founder of WikiLeaks. The film, which will be released in the U.S. on Nov. 15 through Disney's Touchstone label, began principal photography last week...
  • Entertainment industry jobs grow 3.7%

    Entertainment industry jobs grow 3.7%
    The Hollywood jobs picture continued to improve last year. Employment in Los Angeles' entertainment industry climbed nearly 4% in 2012, reflecting an upswing in feature film production in the fourth quarter and a surge in commercial shoots, which climbed...
  • DreamWorks Animation pushes 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' to March 2014

    DreamWorks Animation pushes 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' to March 2014
    DreamWorks Animation said Tuesday night that it is pushing back the release date for its animated movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" by four months. The Glendale studio said it was changing the release date for the film from Nov. 1 to March 7, 2014, at the...
  • Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation plans staff cuts

    Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation plans staff cuts
    DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the Glendale-based entertainment company led by Hollywood film veteran Jeffrey Katzenberg, is expected to lay off up to 20% of its 2,200-employee workforce, following a decision to shelve production of the movie "Me and My...