| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:14 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:35 AM
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-...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:00 AM
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has concluded an investigation into contamination on the site of the Walt Disney Studios, a senior board official said.
The agency’s decision comes a day after the Los Angeles Times reported that...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
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,...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:11 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:31 AM
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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 1:39 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:49 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Hollywood's job market dimmed last month.
After three consecutive months of year-over-year job gains, the entertainment industry posted a nearly 4% decline in jobs in May, state employment figures show.
The motion picture and sound recording...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Hollywood had another good month, at least when it comes to producing local jobs.
Although the number of jobs dipped from March by 2%, reflecting a typical seasonal slowdown in employment, the county added 9,700 jobs from the same time a year ago,...