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  • 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...
  • DreamWorks Animation licenses characters for Russia theme parks

    DreamWorks Animation licenses characters for Russia theme parks
    DreamWorks Animation SKG is licensing its movie characters for various theme parks being developed in Russia, an increasingly important market for the Glendale-based studio. The creator of the "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises said it...
  • DreamWorks Animation takes $87 million write-down on 'Guardians'

    DreamWorks Animation takes $87 million write-down on 'Guardians'
    DreamWorks Animation SKG said it would take an $87-million charge on last year's holiday movie "Rise of the Guardians," marking the largest write-down the studio has ever taken for one of its own movies. Analysts had estimated that the studio would take...
  • Oriental DreamWorks and Chinese partners announce Tibet movie

    Oriental DreamWorks and Chinese partners announce Tibet movie
    Filmmakers doing business in China are often advised to avoid the three Ts, as in Taiwan, Tibet and Tiananmen Square. But that warning doesn't apply if you happen to be Jeffrey Katzenberg, the animation mogul who has been at the forefront of Hollywood's...
  • DreamWorks Animation sends its characters to Macao

    DreamWorks Animation sends its characters to Macao
    DreamWorks Animation is placing another bet in China. The Glendale studio is partnering with one of Asia's largest resort operators to bring its characters to  Macao. Dreamworks has signed a deal with Sands China, a subsidiary of the company that...
  • DreamWorks Animation beats expectations despite 40% profit drop

    DreamWorks Animation beats expectations despite 40% profit drop
    DreamWorks Animation posted a nearly 40% drop in profit in the first quarter while revenue remained virtually flat. For the three months ended March 31, the Glendale studio posted net income of $5.6 million, or 7 cents a share, on revenue of $135 million....
  • DreamWorks Animation's 'The Croods' pulled from theaters in China

    DreamWorks Animation's 'The Croods' pulled from theaters in China
    Even as DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg was in China this week crowing about the box office success of "The Croods",  Chinese theater owners were ordered by regulators to end the movie's theatrical run two weeks earlier than...
  • Burbank film insurer's goal is to keep cameras rolling

    Burbank film insurer's goal is to keep cameras rolling
    Filming on the next installment of "The Hunger Games" won't begin for another month, but Paul Holehouse already is assessing the risks. Holehouse will fly to Atlanta this week to check for asbestos in an old warehouse — one among many sites that...
  • Local TV production being lost to other states

    Local TV production being lost to other states
    The five broadcast television networks will be rolling out 23 new one-hour dramas for the upcoming season. That would normally be good business for Hollywood's hometown industry — with bookings for soundstages and plenty of work for the costumers,...
  • California Assembly approves state film, TV tax credit extension

    California Assembly approves state film, TV tax credit extension
    The California Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill that would preserve funding for the state's film and television tax credit. The Assembly voted 70-4 in favor of the bill, which extends funding for the program another two years, according to The...