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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 founders give $90 million to Motion Picture & Television Fund

    DreamWorks founders give $90 million to Motion Picture & Television Fund
    DreamWorks SKG founders Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen are each donating $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, giving a major boost to the fundraising campaign for one of Hollywood's oldest charities. The total...
  • DreamWorks Animation Chairman Roger Enrico resigns from board

    DreamWorks Animation Chairman Roger Enrico resigns from board
    DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the Glendale studio behind the "Shrek" and “Madagascar” movies, announced that Chairman Roger Enrico resigned from the board. Current board member Mellody Hobson will succeed Enrico, according to a statement...
  • 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 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,...
  • DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda 3' to be China co-production

    DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda 3' to be China co-production
    A new Chinese joint venture said Monday that the third installment of DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda" will be made in China as a co-production, the first for any major Hollywood animated feature film. "Kung Fu Panda 3," set for worldwide release...
  • DreamWorks Animation plans entertainment district in Shanghai

    DreamWorks Animation plans entertainment district in Shanghai
    DreamWorks Animation and China's largest media companies plan to invest more than $3 billion to build a sprawling entertainment, dining and shopping district in Shanghai. A new joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks announced Monday that the company...
  • Oriental DreamWorks offers glimpse of 'Dream Center' in Shanghai

    Oriental DreamWorks offers glimpse of 'Dream Center' in Shanghai
    It could become Shanghai's version of the Broadway theater district in New York or the Champs-Elysees in Paris. At least that's the grand vision of Oriental DreamWorks, the joint venture between Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation and China's largest...
  • DreamWorks Animation down to the wire in talks with Sony and Fox

    DreamWorks Animation down to the wire in talks with Sony and Fox
    With just three weeks to go until a self-imposed Labor Day deadline, DreamWorks Animation is coming down to the wire in talks for a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox or Sony Pictures. Those two studios are now the top candidates to replace...
  • DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox

    DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox
    Shrek and Po have found a new home. DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale studio behind such hit animated franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," has signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox, which will distribute its movies...
  • DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg discusses new Fox deal

    In a Monday news conference, DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg discussed his company's just-completed distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox, and praised Fox chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman for building a “world-...